A photographer, a blogger, a world traveler living in New York City…
Well quasi New York City. I also live in Scottsdale, Arizona
and spend quite a bit of time on the farm in my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia too.
I love sharing my city and my adventures with people around the world*!
So how did I get into photography after 30 years in the corporate world? Well it all started with realizing a life long dream of living in New York City. It started with “just one year in the city” and that has now turned into seven years! Like so many others…I started this little blog to document and share with my friends and family why NYC was so special and why on earth I would want to live there! At the same time I was trying to find my identity. After 30 years in the corporate world, I was not longer a corporate executive. Who am I? Along that same time my daddy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I also used photography to escape and to help cope with losing someone who had been my best friend throughout my entire life. He passed away in 2014. My love of photography continues to grow and have found that it’s my daily meditation…I get lost in the process…and it’s in those moments of constant looking and seeing and finding beauty even in the old and the worn…that I find peace, solitude and meaning in my life. I enjoy sharing places and culture with others that may not be so fortunate to travel…to share images that will educate and perhaps help someone in need. I may not be able to “change the world” but it all starts with “one person at a time…” Right?
Photography brings me great joy and purpose in my life…
…and as a amateur photographer…I love learning more and more every day.
This blog is my personal journal…and it brings me pleasure to share it with you as well.
Thanks for visiting!
*Countries visited so far…I’ve been so fortunate to travel…
Argentina – Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, Los Glaciares (Mt. Fitz Roy) Los Cuernos, Perito Moreno Glacier
Belgium – Antwerp, Brugge
Cambodia – Angkor, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Tonle Sap
Canada – Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec City, Montreal, Lake Louise, Banff, Prince Edward Island
Chile – Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales
Ecuador – Quito, Cotopaxi National Park, Banos, Otavalo (lago San Pablo)
Finland – Aland
France – Paris, Reims, Nantes, Cholet, Loire Valley, Bourges, Lourdes, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Cannes, Bordeaux, Avignon, Lyon, Chartres, San Tropez, Pont du Gard
India – New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad
Ireland – Dublin
Italy – Venice, Stresa, Bologna, Florence, Sienna, Portofino, Genoa, Como, Pienza, Volterra, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano
Laos, Luang Prabang
Mexico – Saltillo, Mexico City, Alcapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Taxco, Cabo san Lucas, Alamos, Monterrey, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Morelia, Capula, Quiroga, Tzintzuntzan, Santa Rosa, Dolores Hidalgo, Romita, Atotonilco, Patzcuaro
Morocco – Marrakech, Essaouira, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Khouribga, Boujad, Oued Zem, Chefchaouen
Myanmar – Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yangon, Kalaw
Netherlands – Amsterdam, Hoorn, Gorinchem, Arkel, Culemborg, Wijk bij Duurstede
New Zealand – Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt. Cook National Park, Nelson, Wellington, Milford Sound
Nicaragua – Managua, Jinotega, Wiwili, indigenous villages along the Rio Coco
Peru – Lima, Cusco, Yucay, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientas, Urubamba, Chinchero, Pisaq
Portugal – Lisbon, Cascais, Fatima, Obidos, Sintra
Puerto Rico – San Juan, Rincon
Sweden – Stockholm, Uppsala
Switzerland – Grindlewald, Zermatt, Interlocken, Berner Oberland
Thailand – Bangkok
Turkey – Istanbul
Uruguay – Colonia
Vietnam – Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pa Co