Notes From Down Under
My wife, Marci, holds reasonably still for a 30-second-long time exposure on my iPhone, kinda/sorta secured to a selfie stick with a plastic tripod bottom. That’s the Milky Way as seen from Down Under in Collingwood, NZ.
“My dad would’ve LOVED these views.”
That’s one of the thoughts, emotions really, that ran through my head each time I looked up at the New Zealand heavens.
Notes From Down Under
Be afraid; be very afraid!
If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. Likewise, if you go into a cave with a photographer, he’s going to ask you to pose. And you’ll likely be trapped underground indefinitely.
Notes from Down Under
After snapping this photo, I went up to the family who were wondering why I was taking pictures of a puddle on the beach. They loved the photo and I happily emailed it to them. A week later, this beach town was devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The joke goes something like this, no matter where we go in New Zealand, chaos soon follows.
My daughter got married in a Scottish castle. I know, right?! Those words are still kind of hard to comprehend. We had a once-in-a-lifetime week’s-stay at Winton Castle, thanks to Sir Francis Ogilvy, his incredible family and unbelievably kind & gracious staff. But it never would’ve happened without our new in-laws, The Gardiner Family. I have shared fun photos of the event elsewhere on social media. But here are some of my other favorite photos from our epic 2½ week journey.
On one of our last nights in Scotland, I managed to stick my iPhone a few inches out of my hotel window and snap this dramatic picture of the sun setting over Inverness, reflected in the hotel window.
For a professional photographer, having a granddaughter is like a chef discovering an all-new ingredient.
My baby daughter delivered a baby daughter, who immediately became my favorite person to read to, photograph and love. I’ve been updating this page every week or two, whenever a new, fun, cute, cool photo or video pops onto my pixels.
It was great seeing old friends and photographing new ones at a candidates forum in the park. One of my favorite ways to help contribute to the Blue Wave is by using my decades of experience in journalism to effect positive change. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the event.
U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens tells the enthusiastic crowd she’ll do everything she can to protect a woman’s right to choose.