Amsterdam February 2016


My recent trip to Amsterdam left Newark around 5:30 pm, Feb 4th, 2016 and arrived in Amsterdam the next morning at 6:30am.

Berlin December 2015


I left Newark Christmas day at 6:10 PM and arrived in Berlin at 7:45 AM the following morning. It was an overcast and drizzly day with the temperature in the low 50s and southwesterly winds gusting to 35 mph.

Apalachicola November 2014 Motorcycle Ride

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Skeet, Conrad, and I planned on riding the “Gauntlet” in northern Georgia in November, 2014.  However, a snow storm moving through north Georgia that weekend caused us to change our plans. We rode from Gainesville – Tallahassee – Port St Joe – Apalachicola – Gainesville instead.

Madrid December 2015

Buen Retiro Park

I left Newark December 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM Eastern time and arrived in Madrid at 9:40 AM local time. It was a beautiful winter day with clear skies and the temperature in the mid-50s.

Zurich October 2015


I left Newark at 6:30 PM on October 3, 2015 and arrived in Zürich at 8:41 am on October 4th.  It was a beautiful partly cloudy day with the temperatures in the low 60’s.

Amsterdam September 2015


I left Chicago 6:25 pm August 2, 2015 and arrived in Amsterdam 9:49 am local time. The weather was clear with the temperature in the low 60’s.

I took a nap as soon as I got to the hotel. After waking, I grabbed my camera gear and backpack and headed out.

Paris September 2014

DSC01306I left Chicago September 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm central time and arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle at 9:31 Paris time on the morning of September 17, 2014.

On the flight over, I couldn’t help but notice the full moon. When I got to my room, I glanced at the “LightTrac” app on my Ipad and noticed that the moon would be aligned with the Jardins du Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower around 10:00 pm that night.  A plan began forming and I knew I wanted to be at the Trocadero in time to get set up by 10:00. I then took a nap.

I woke up around 3:00 pm and gathered my camera, tripod, spare batteries, and maps into my backpack and headed out.

London August 2014

towerlondon3I haven’t made any posts in awhile, so I’m going to start posting details from layovers where I take photographs.  I’m starting with this trip to London in August, 2014.

Some of the maps are small, so just click on the map, or any photo for that matter, to see a full size version.

I departed Newark at 6:30 pm on August 13, 2014 and arrived in London near 7:00 am the following morning.

North Carolina Leaves, October 8 – 10, 2013

The purpose of this trip was to capture Fall colors in North Carolina. We were hoping to capitalize on our scouting trip earlier in the year (see “Asheville, North Carolina May 4 – May 8, 2013”).  The “leaves” reports from North Carolina indicated we might be a few days early, but due to scheduling constraints we went anyway.

Return to Marathon, Fl September 17 – 20, 2013


This is a continuation of our February trip to Marathon. If you read that post, then you know that our first trip was inhibited by clouds and rain and we never really did get the sunrise and sunset photos we wanted.