I know it looks like I've only been hanging out at the beach all summer long, but the truth is far from it.Read More
Until this year, I've only set foot in California twice; once for business (Los Angeles area many years ago), and once while driving down the coast (visiting San Francisco for half a day...also many, many years ago). After spending a week in San Diego, it's easy to understand why so many people dream of the California coastline, and a sun-drenched lifestyle—for the record, Colorado has a ton of sunny days too.
Even though my ideal vacation doesn't include water-based activities, even I have to admit...the ocean is hypnotic and calming. I didn't take many photography while on vacation, not because inspiration was missing, or lacking. I was more interested in soaking up the sun, breathing in the sea air, and relaxing. But I had to bring home at least one "photographic" memory.
My family and I spent most of one day in and around La Jolla. We enjoyed it so much, we came back after dinner, and watched the sunset. It wasn't an amazing cloudscape bursting with pastel colors, it was a simple, peaceful sunset. A relaxing end to a perfect day with my family. Thanks for the memories, California. I hope to see you again...sooner, rather than later.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved maps. Globes, atlases, origami-nightmares (a.k.a. gas station maps). An unwavering attachment to our 3D world, re-imagined onto a 2D piece of paper.
With modern technology it seems almost impossible to get lost. I can open my phone and tell it where I want to go, or punch in an address on my car’s onboard navigation.
Before cell phones were in everyone's pockets, or what my daughter calls “the dark ages”, a map was your best friend. Printed out directions for getting from this place or that. Portable, organized, and perfect for weekend trip, or cross-country expedition. I still keep a Colorado Gazetteer in my truck...in case my GPS signal disappears, which never, ever happens.Read More
Mother Nature doesn’t always like my plans. Back in 2014, my family and I, were making our first epic road trip; Colorado to Montana. I had always wanted to visit Glacier National Park, and it was finally happening. I studied maps, pondered over possible campsites, marveled at breathtaking photographs. It was going to be the best road trip...ever.Read More