We got back from a week-long trip to the Dominican Republic recently, and while the photos I got from my phone turned out well, I particularly liked the video from the DJI Mavic Pro. See if you agree…
This is a photo of me and Kath with the mountaintop fortress/town of Erice behind us. It was taken by Iolanda, proprietress of Al Frantoio (“The Crusher,” in English), the B&B we stayed in in Valderice, a larger town just down the hill from Erice. For some reason, this one of the only pictures we have of […]
I just got back to Memphis tonight after yet another wonderful Memorial Day weekend at the Parker Lakehouse. (Thank you, Parker Family, for the fun, fellowship, and food!) Anyway, when we were getting ready to leave, I randomly got the idea to post a week of photos of Jeff Parker. The first one covers a […]
We visited a crocodile farm near Victoria Falls, which was actually pretty boring, but I did get to simulate what it would be like on the business end of one of these things. In short, I didn’t even like putting my head in the mouth of a stuffed one of these monsters. We got a […]
The scale of Victoria Falls is difficult to convey. Those little dots over my right shoulder are people on the opposite side from the falls. When the wind is blowing, the mist lifts up and shrouds the entire canyon.
We went to an elephant sanctuary near Knysna, South Africa, in 1999 and got up close with a few of them. Most of the elephants we saw were only babies. Sweet, pushy, 1-ton babies…
Kath took this photo of me while we were kayaking around a bay in the Southern Ocean, off the coast of Cintsa, South Africa, in 1999. This was before I watched the various great white shark specials on the Discovery Channel. This area has around the highest number of reported attacks in the world, per […]
Along the southern coast of South Africa, many of the hostels have this great tradition, called a sundowner. Basically, it involves buying a few boxes of wine, taking out the bags from the boxes, tying a rope to two corners of the wine bag (making it easier to sling over your shoulder), grabbing some cups […]
Another photo from our South Africa trip in 1999. (I’m really seeing these for the first time in over 10 years, as I’ve just scanned them in from negatives as a part of converting all of my photos to a digital format for long-term preservation.) We took every chance we could to ride horses on […]
Kath took this picture of me in Camps Bay, on the western side of Cape Town, in August 1999. We left a hot New York City and found ourselves in the middle of a chilly and windy southern hemisphere winter.
I’m wrapping up a personal project of digitizing all of my photos, mostly going back to scanning the negatives, and in these dark days of winter, I thought I would share a few of the better ones that I’ve come across. The photo above was taken on our honeymoon in August 1997, while we were […]
Haw Creek Falls is a beautiful place to wake up in the fall, with leaves turning colors seemingly before your eyes and misting water cascading over rocks providing a gentle roar all night long. Several large creeks surround the campground, but there are only a few that line the side of the creek, so get […]
I just got home from a fantastic motorcycle ride this weekend through the Ozark National Forest. Scottie, David, and I made the most of our time, riding Friday afternoon, all day on Saturday, and then a good part of Sunday. We climbed up and down rocky ravines, zoomed down gravel forest roads with yellow and […]