Posts By rrutan55

Stockholm June 2018

I flew from Newark to Stockholm in mid June.  After a 2 hour nap, I grabbed my camera and headed out.  It was a gorgeous summer day! The skies were partly cloudy with the temperature in the mid 70’s; a little windy though with gusts up to 30 mph.

Shannon – Limerick, Ireland June 2018

I flew from Newark, NJ to Shannon Ireland in early June. After a 45 minute drive to our layover hotel in Limerick, I grabbed my camera, climbed in a cab and headed to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.  The picture displayed above is the garden as viewed from the Bunratty House.

Reykjavic Iceland, June 2018

Just returned from a trip to Reykjavic, Iceland.  Arrived early on June 1st and booked Viator’s “Golden Circle Express Tour” departing at 1:00pm.  After a short nap, I grabbed my camera gear and headed out.

Sarasota, FL – August 2017


I was in Sarasota, FL recently to photograph sunsets and storms. I didn’t capture many sunsets or storms, but I did discover the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Lightning – Paynes Prairie, FL August 2017

I recently purchased a “Lightning Trigger IV” from Stepping Stone Products, LLC Lightning Trigger Store and was eager to try it out.

San Francisco – Hiking the Lands End Trail

I had a long layover in San Francisco a few months ago and needed some exercise to help me sleep in preparation for the all-nighter back to Newark.

I had hiked part of the Lands End Trail on a previous layover and thought it would be a perfect day activity to hike the entire trail.  

Dublin, Ireland June 4, 2017 Walking the Cliff Trail from Bray to Bridgestones

I left Newark 10:30 pm on June 3rd and arrived in Dublin, Ireland the next morning at 9:45.  It was a beautiful cloudless sky in Dublin and I had already decided that sleep could wait; I wanted to hike the Cliff Trail from Bray to Greystones.

Driftwood – Big Talbot Island, FL – Jan 2017


It took over two years, but I finally made it back to capture driftwood photos on Big Talbot Island, FL. Here is the rest of the story.

Key West – October 2016


I just returned from a week in the Florida Keys and took a lot of pictures of the gorgeous scenery.  Here are a few:

The Canals of Birmingham and Manchester, UK

birmingham canal

I’ve had quite a few layovers in Birmingham and Manchester, UK in the last few months.  Whenever the weather permits, I head out and take pictures of the canals.  Here are a few of the pictures.