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Orvieto Hillside

The hill town of Orvieto is between Rome and Tuscany in central Italy.  These towns are built on plateaus – presumably for security in ancient times.  Orvieto was frequently used as a refuge by the Pope when the going got rough.  This shot is of some medieval ruins near the funicular station. Vital Stats: Canon […]

Print Sale – The Edge of Assisi

This shot is from the village of Assisi – home of St. Francis. I’m trying something new today.  I’m offering one of my best prints for sale.  This is one that is hanging in my house – and I think it’ll look great in yours. If interested.. click here to open the sale window, then […]


This is my friend Heidi.  We had just finished shooting family pictures and I wanted to try a new lightset for shooting headshots.   I love how it turned out – very dramatic.  It doesn’t hurt that you can’t take a bad picture of Heidi either! Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ […]

Manarola Harbor

Another post from the Cinque Terre area – this time it’s town #2, Manarola.  This shot was actually taken from the town cemetary perched high above the town and the sea below.  I gotta say – it would be quite a place to spend eternity!  We briefly stopped here for a little pizza and wine […]

Night in Vernazza

I love taking night shots – it’s a technical challenge and good ones really look impressive.  The best ones are taken about an hour after dusk when there is still some color in the sky.  Since it was a family trip rather than a photography trip – I was deep into a bowl of seafood […]

Check Out My Pink Dress!

The last time I tried shooting my kids in the studio, it was Christmas.  With my daughter’s upcoming first birthday, it was high time to try again.  Elizabeth had just woken up from her nap, but was in a pretty good mood.  All that changed when we put her in the rocking chair that my […]

The First Rule of Warclub is..

The first rule of Warclub.. is that there IS NO WARCLUB. Lake – that is.  This is just off Warclub Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near the end of the Gunflint Trail.  This isn’t the easiest area to get into – and it would be mighty tough if we were fully loaded.  As […]

Lake of the Dead

Sorry Charlie – I can’t remember exactly what lake this is.  I do know that it’s very near Flying Lake just off the Gunflint Trail.  I seriously think a swamp wraith lives in there someplace.  Heather and I were on our way in for 5 days of canoeing with our friends the Tufvanders when we […]

Chamundeswari Temple

This was my first real temple experience in India.  This is Chamundeswari Temple on top of Chalmundi Hill near Mysore in Southern India.  Before going there, I was warned by my driver not to buy anything and not to take anything.  Before I made it 10 feet from the car, I had two handfuls of […]

Under the Bridge One Time

This bridge is just south of Mankato on the way to Rapidan.  It’s now a very nice bike trail that we took advantage of to get in one last ride before the winter hit.  It was a beautiful late-October day and we got in about 15 miles of riding with the entire family.  This bridge […]