Britain 1998
North Wales
The Lake District
Scottish Highlands
Isle of Skye
Monaco 1999
Genéve, Suisse
Chamonix-Mont Blanc
Monte Carlo
Kauai 2000
Waimea Canyon
Wailua River
Opaekaa Falls
East shore beaches
London 2000
Hyde Park
St Paul's Cathedral
Trafalgar Square
Lloyd's of London
Scandinavia 1999, 2001
Norge: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Hammerfest,
Rømsdallen, Geirangerfjord, Jostedalsbreen, Lofoten
Sverige: Stockholm Gamla Stan, Sigtuna, Gripsholm
Firenze 2000
Galleria Uffizi
Ponte Vecchio
Italia Nord 2000
Scandinavia 2003
Norge: Oslo, Lofoten, Nordkapp
Sverige: Abisko
Suomi: Lappland
Schweiz Suisse
Svizzeria 2002, 2003
Basel, Bern, Zürich
Australia 2001, 2004
Victoria: The Grampians, The Great Ocean Road
Southern Australia: The Coorong, Kangaroo Island
Northern Territory: Uluru and Kata Tjuta
New Zealand 2002, 2004
North Island: Auckland, Waiotapu, Taupo, Hutt Valley
South Island: Marlborough Sounds, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, Catlins Forest, Milford Sound, Kepler Track



Politico / AP

Here's something you might have heard before: A modest proposal to hold presidential primaries and caucuses in all fifty states and territories on the same day, and to amend the constitution so that the president is directly elected by a pluraity of the popular vote in the general election.

Reuters / Finbarr O'Reilley
Now that the US and its allies are in Iraq, they have no choice but to deal with the long-suppressed hostilities amongst the Shia, the Sunnis and the Kurds. They may as well make up for their neglect of Rwanda ten years ago, when they did nothing to stop the massacre of 800,000 people by Hutu extremists in just 100 days.
 A Traveler's Life

My Journal: 2002 to 2004
Here is an excerpt of my handwritten journal, covering trips to Switzerland, northern Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand between 2002 and 2004. The text, transcribed for legibility, is unedited except for spelling (with some British affectations intact). Some photographs here do not appear in the gallery.

   Landscape composition techniques
A landscape photographer establishes a sense of place by interpreting the sight of mountains, lakes, forests and buildings as a composition of vectored lines, scaled proportions and tonal contrasts confined to a two-dimensional space.  Some basic techniques are demonstrated here.

   Digital image processing
Almost every one of the hundreds of photographs appearing in this web site has been digitally processed in some way. Here is a brief demonstration.

   Planning a trip
This is my modus operandi for do-it-yourself adventuring: I am my own travel agent, guide and chauffeur.
They may not be state-of-the-art or provide the most performance for my money, but I like them just fine.

Not just another homemade meal -- Even here, in the Asian culinary mecca that is Los Angeles, a truly respectable serving of classic nigiri sushi is as rare as it is costly. If you can find a market that offers the requisite ultra-fresh ocean fish, you may as well make them yourself.

For this ten-piece set, I spent $14 on about 1 lb of sashimi-quality fatty tuna and king salmon filets, which I rinsed thoroughly with filtered water. Steamed rice, at room temperature, is mixed with rice vinegar and furikake (finely-particulate mixture of dried fish meat, roe, sesame and seaweed, commonly tossed over rice) before it is shaped into thumb-sized rolls by hand. A small wad of wasabi (horseradish) is applied to each roll before it is dressed with a generous cut of fish. Chopped green onions and more furikake are sprinkled over the sushi prior to a light dousing of soy sauce. Finally, this fabulous course is served with green tea and thin slices of pickled sweet ginger. 

Photo on left was taken with a Nikon D100 and a f/2.8 20mm D lens; photo on right was taken with the same camera and a f/2.8 60mm D lens.


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