Surreal Sailing

Not sure what I did to get this color when taking a picture of the boat on the Zugersee in Zug Switzerland. I do like the surreal feeling of the picture especially the cloud banks resting between the hills. Camera: Canon Powershot SX200 IS Lens: Integrated @ 33.8 mm Shutter Speed: 1/2000 Aperture: F5.6 Exposure:…

Bone Collection

      Somewhere in Turkey, we came upon a building and looked into it’s depths and saw these bones. I have no idea if they were human or animal. Still they left me with an eerie feeling. Camera: Canon Powershot SX200 IS Lens: Integrated @ 12.8 mm Shutter Speed: 1/60 Aperture: F4 Exposure: 0ev

Bird of Prey

My favorite hotel in Pune, India is Le Meridien. In the past, whenever I visited Pune for business, I made sure my stay was booked at Le Meridien. The service is fantastic, it’s a relatively short ride to the office, and it has a very nice roof top pool with restaurant and bar. Many is…

Abuyog Rice Farmers

One of my favorite jaunts while in the Philippines was an off the beaten path visit to a working rice farm. We were transported in a trike, motorcycle with side car/cage, to this relatively remote location first over streets then, after a ferry crossing, on rutted dirt ‘roads’ and countless puddles. We had farm cooked…

Prayer Wall

Shortly after landing in Izmir, we were taken to the House of the Virgin Mary in Selçuk, Turkey by Mustafa and Selma. We reached there during a torrential downpour so Selma purchased some pullover rain protection and a couple of umbrellas so we could stay somewhat dry on the short walk from the entrance to the shrine. This shrine…

Aegean Storms

Turkey is home to spectacular ruins dating before the time of Christ and to some gorgeous beaches. Mustafa, a local and the cousin of a colleague,  an affable fellow with a near permanent smile, took us for a tour of Guzelcamli National Park just South of the town of Güzelçamlı, Turkey. I was able to capture…

Auntie

On the way out of a farm in Abuyog, Philippines, we stopped to see Auntie at her home. Auntie has lived the challenging life of a rice farmer – an existence that rises or falls in accordances with the fickleness of the weather. Her home is austere. It’s made of cinderblock with a dirt floor…