Sunday, April 19, 2015

Carmona flysite, Philippines

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time.
Herman Hesse
Yesterday, just as the sun went down, the sky turned into a lovely orange. Soft rather than fiery. The winds calmed down enough for one last flight of the day. I am always fascinated by this gradual changing of colors in the sky and how the surrounding mountains seem to glow.

April 2015

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon, France

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. — Ralph H. Blum

Sunday, March 29, 2015

More wine please...

Beaune in France is a walled city on a plain by the hills of the Cote d'Or. It is the wine capital of Burgundy. I have always wanted to visit this region because it has quite an offering of gourmet food .... and of course the wine!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What are you grateful for today?

Every morning I wake up with an overwhelming gratitude of being alive and well. I never want to take that for granted. 

My favorite time of the day to shoot is right after sunset. There is this magical light that happens. A golden glow in the sky. In whatever part of the world I have ever been it is always the same. This marvelous light. I saw it again tonight. My son Christian and I trekked Land's ends trail and then stopped at the Sutro Baths near the Cliff House where i set up for this photograph. He puts up with me when I take my time and shoot. Patiently waiting while I take forever putting my filters together and taking picture after picture hoping to have that one photograph that would capture “that” moment.
And I am grateful that he is there with me. That I am able to imortalize this moment in a photograph. With him by my side.

Monday, February 2, 2015


February 2015

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

- I shall not fear anyone on Earth. 
- I shall fear only God. 
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Canon 5d Mark III, Canon 70-300mm f4