For the past few days, I have enjoyed walking the streets of Tomsk, Russia. The wooden lace architecture fills them with both colour and a feeling of rustic beauty — and some with a worry of whether or not the building is about to fall onto itself at any moment!
I will always be American no matter where I am in the world. But, after 3 years in Australia, and 3 years of being with an Aussie guy, I don’t really flinch when people ask me, “How ya going?” I’m in a weird place, and that’s kind of what I wanted to portray in the LAST ROUND of the Canon Island Blogger Competition.
Kyrgyzstan is a country with a unique landscape. It is composed of 94% mountains while the rest of it can sometimes resemble the steppe or even Mars. Here are some photos I took while on a ride out towards Lake Issyk-Kul.
Not too long ago, I was approached by Easy Canvas Prints who were offering a free print in return for a review on my site. Instead of taking the free Easy Canvas Print for myself, I thought I'd give it to one of you!
Yesterday, I blogged about the new travel photography ebook from Beers and Beans — and I ranted and raved about it. For $9.99, I honestly think you can’t get a better starter photography book than this, and one that has the traveler in mind, as well.
To further prove my point, I decided to put some of the food photo… Read more
Do you ever look at your travel photos and then look at someone else’s and think, “Wow, I am really behind in this photography thing!”
I still very much feel this way, but you should have seen my shots years ago – centered subjects, poor lighting, no framing and definitely no rule of thirds considered. I would say I’ve come… Read more
On the way home from our usual weekend stop at the Little Gem Cafe in Gordon, Pat and I stopped off at Harvey Norman to pick up some ink cartridges for the printer. Inside, I got to looking at the camera section because I’ve been feeling really frustrated with my camera options — well, actually for quite some time.
In… Read more
Day 71 was not St. Patty’s day, but I went to a party that was all about celebrating it on a weekend evening. It was a killer party, and everyone was wearing green — my favorite color. Since I am lacking photo evidence of my own from the gathering, I thought… Read more
At this point in my life, I’ve done my fair share of travels. I’ve done a bit of everything: worked as an archaeologist on my Spain holidays, studied Spanish on my Guatemala holidays, took a long stab at Russian in Kyrgyzstan and became a teacher for a while in Ukraine. My life has been blessed with experiences and memories… Read more
You travel. You meet people. You leave. You leave new friends.
A little over a week ago, I received a Facebook message from a girl I taught with in Ukraine. The message was also addressed to many other teachers that had come and gone the same route as we had. She brought up an interesting idea — to all take… Read more