BACKSTORY: FRA Drops

My flight from Dublin was 90 minutes landing in Frankfurt. I sprinted from one end of the terminal to the other in order to make the connection to Beijing as no courtesy golf cart assistance available. Easily a 2km sprint with all my stuff. Included enduring a thorough and maddening random search. Made it to […]

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BACKSTORY: Ballyquin Beach

I developed a love of photographing beaches and coastlines while living in Ireland. Since it is an island nation, it features nearly 2000 miles (3200km) of varied and mostly spectacular coastline.  The waters are pure in most spots, the beaches unspoiled, and you never feel like there is a crowd. There were several times we’d head to a favorite beach and would […]

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BACKSTORY: Cortona Sun

Cortona is a small wine-producing town in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. While living in Ireland for 5 years we had the opportunity to visit this area a few times between 2010 and 2013, and always in the summer. As we were on holiday and based ourselves in nearby Lucignano, each day around noon my wife and I would look at each […]

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BACKSTORY: Welcome

It’s not easy to get to Cofete, but it’s one of my favorite landscape photo locations in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.  It is situated in a nature reserve (Parque Natural de Jandía) in the western part of the Jandia peninsula. Fuerteventura itself was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Another reason I like to visit this place. […]

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BACKSTORY: Youghal

This is the first of backstories re photos in my galleries that I’ll be writing on occasion and posting to this blog. If a photo has a backstory you will see a “Backstory” link below it. Youghal is one half medieval walled town and one half Victorian beach resort. It is the place where Walter Raleigh first […]

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