The Lookout: El Mirador

The first snake I saw on this “snake-infested” trek was a False Coral Snake or maybe a Coral Snake or maybe a Milk Snake.  The only thing certain about this tiny, 1/2 diameter x 12″ long juvenile snake was it was a serpent (though I think it was a “plant”). The night before, as I walked…

Into the jungle, El Peten, Guatemala

I’ve dreamed for many years about visiting El Mirador deep in the Guatemalan jungle. But dreams without action stay dreams so I decided to act on my BIG DREAM. I  SET a GOAL, made a plan, and TOOK ACTION. There are three ways to visit El Mirador: 1. Fly 45 minutes in a helicopter from Flores…

Art Talks – January 20 & February 8, 2018

Join Bert Jenkins and me from 2 – 4 pm Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2018 and from 5:30 – 7:30 Thursday evening, February 8, 2018 to learn about traveling the world.  

Passing through

Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

Time to spare, go by air -Death Valley

  Day 2, Sunday: No communication from Air Canada.The AC rep had informed Mom that FedEx didn’t work on Sunday, but promised to request permission for same day service with an alternate delivery service for Sunday or same day service FedEx service on Monday. Mom emphasized that she’d only be at Death Valley for four days,…

Time to spare, go by air – Toronto

“Hey mister, over here. Are you blind? Help! Aidez-moi! Why can’t the security cameras identify me? Mayday-Mayday-Mayday.” I’ve been spinning around this carousel for hours, loop after loop. I should have been airborne two hours ago. Instead, I’m stuck on the ground at this damn airport. If I get any dizzier I’m gonna’ decorate the…

SPARK 2017

Thanks Allen Rothwell for the HP Printer! And thanks to Randy Romano (left) and Robert Boudreau (right) and the entire organizing committee of SPARK Photo Festival 2017

…and the WINNER is…

Yesterday, 2017 Lett Architects, 138 Simcoe Street, Peterborough launched the fifth annual SPARK Photo Festival 2017.  https://www.sparkphotofestival.org Rick Bell and Charles van den Ouden, jurors certified by the Canadian Professional Photographers Association, chose 30 images by 22 photographers from an unprecedented number of submissions that best represented this year’s theme FRAMED. I was ecstatic to…

SPARK 2017 Photo Festival

I was delighted to learn that one (or more) of my three submitted images was selected for SPARK 2017.  Rick Bell and Charles van den Ouden, jurors certified by the Canadian Professional Photographers Association, chose 30 images by 22 photographers from an unprecedented number of submissions that best represented this year’s theme FRAMED. The winners…

Fire and Ice. Sand and Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 14: IN PATAGONIA Day 8: Punta Arenas Just as in Santiago, we arranged for no one to meet us at the Punta Arenas Airport. Sometimes it’s much easier just to hail a cab – as we soon would discover. I’d enjoyed…