Buon anno!

One of my fondest New Years’ memories is from 1 January 2011 in Venice.  I was living in Ireland at the time, and made the quick trip down to Italy with my girlfriend (now wife) to celebrate the occasion. I remember is was very cold, but a lovely time to visit. It was relatively uncrowded […]

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Day Trip: Smithville, Texas

Renovated, affordable, and gorgeous homes with front porches, rocking chairs, in a tree-shaded historical district lining the usually sleepy Colorado River, barely 45 minutes from Austin’s Bergstrom Airport. From the lovely neighborhood one can walk to downtown where new restaurants, refreshing beverage and loungy establishments, galleries, antique and bric-a-brac shops, coffee shops, bakeries, and what-not are popping up. Sophistimakated craft cocktails, […]

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China from my phone cam

    Since 1999 I’ve made 30+ visits to China, and more than I can count to Hong Kong and Macau. All business related. With the exception of down time over some weekends and evenings, I’ve never had much time to devote to just wandering around and really spending some quality time taking pictures on my own. That is […]

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Shootin’ in Big Bend

Taking a little time off this week and shooting some new material in the Big Bend region of west Texas. It’s hot as hell here.  109F/43C yesterday. Late afternoon storms helped bring the temp down a bit to 92F/33C. Actually in the evening it is dry with lovely warm breezes. Perfect for sitting outside with a refreshing beverage […]

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