Crater Lake

On the drive from Atlanta to the Oregon coast, we stopped at Crater Lake in south-central Oregon for an early morning visit. We beat the traffic and long line at the entrance. The air was chilled and refreshing. The views were gorgeous! With a depth of 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the… Continue reading

Midlife Crisis?

A few weeks ago we decided to up the value of our masculinity card memberships: we bought a pickup truck. Can you believe it?! Here these liberal, electric-car-loving nerds who have never owned a pickup truck before in our lives go all out gas guzzling yeehaw on you!1 I’ve taken to walking with a bit of a swagger and spitting… Continue reading

Chillin’ on the CO River, the El Dorado Ghost Town, and the Valley of Fire

We recently took a short trip out west (at the end of 2018). One of these days I’ll post a photo/video album from the trip. We both really enjoyed it, but we both really enjoy the unique beauty found in the American desert. El Dorado Ghost Town This first photo is comprised of two pictures stitched together into one. I… Continue reading

The Current State of Phoneography

When it comes to the current state of iPhoneography, the Moment lens system is a game changer. Now the photographer can choose their field of view with a smartphone and get a good quality image. Moment also has a camera app that really works well with their lenses. The Moment phone case with a built in battery is also sweet!… Continue reading

My First New Zealand Video Short

The sheer beauty of New Zealand is staggering. This New Zealand Video Short project presents two areas of that country: the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on the North Island, and Milford Sound, from Glenorchy to the Tasman Sea, on the South Island. Waimangu Volcanic Valley On July 2, 2017, we hiked down the Volcanic Valley shooting photos and video with our… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 3: Queenstown & The Matakauri Lodge)

We so enjoyed Queenstown and staying at the Matakauri Lodge from our first visit to New Zealand, we scheduled an extended return at the end of our vacation. We highly recommend the Matakauri Lodge. Their service is impeccable, and the views from the room are magnificent. The lodge sits on Lake Wakatipu, which is unusually long, deep (averages 900 feet… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 2: Abel Tasman National Park & The Waters)

About halfway through the trip we took the ferry from Wellington (the North Island) down to Picton (the South Island) and drove from there to our hotel, The Waters, in Tasman. The Waters served as home base for our explorations of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Kiwi fellow seated in this photo (below) taking in the tranquil vista joking… Continue reading

NZ Partial Panos (Part 1: Waiheke Island)

The Project Goal It’s been over a month since our last trip to New Zealand, and I’ve been working feverishly on the 2,500 photos and videos I shot during the trip. My goal is to post my travel journal for each day, which I wrote during the trip, along with the now-completed photos. I also want to create a video… Continue reading