What a year this was - this graphic borrowed from the internet says it all. A great time to be still and review, but no journeys, no flights, only the new adventure of slowing down and enjoying what we have.
Zombies! Pittsburgh's very own George Romero invented an entire genre - as well as giving psychiatry a brand new anxiety to treat - with the "Night of the Living Dead." The Evans City Cemetery, 15 miles from your photographer's home, was the location of the exterior cemetery shots: www.visitbutlercounty.com/attractions/evans-city-cemetery (Apple iPhone 7+)
Recently visited the Pima Air Museum in Tucson. Although it was exciting to see almost all of the types of planes I had worked on, flown on, or piloted during my days in the USAF, it is still sobering to see that everything you worked on as a young man is now in a museum! (Leica D109)
Back to Israel after six years, an opportunity to get to know this city that never sleeps. Tel Aviv was developed in the early 20th century and its buildings were heavily influenced by the Bauhaus School of Design, which also influenced much of modern Europe.
The landscape of the American West is unique in the variety it contains within its vast area. The Painted Desert not only is incredible in its own right, but it contains a meteor crater as well as the petrified forest. (Sony ⍺7ii)
The Galápagos Islands have to be seen to be believed: a week there was not enough to even begin to see all the interesting sites. From iguanas, to tortoises, to finches, to sandy beaches, to snorkeling - on and on it goes!
Tierra del Fuego - Land of Fire, for the fires of the indigenous peoples visible as the early mariners skirted this lowest point of the six populated continents. It's the point of departure for those heading to Antarctica (Sony ⍺6000, Leica D109)
Argentina, much to the surprise of many, is home to some of the most impressive glaciers on the planet. This gallery is a handful of some of my favorite images from this hauntingly beautiful part of the world! (Sony ⍺6000, Leica D109)
I arrived in Denver at 5400', where my wonderful friends Tom and Linda met me and drove to Loveland Pass at 11990', then we strapped on snowshoes and hiked to the summit of Mt Sniktau at 13240'. All within twelve hours of leaving Pittsburgh at 1240'. Not bad for someone who was about to become an 'older American' at 60. [Kodak V550]
I was very upset when I first saw Petra in the Indiana Jones movie - I couldn't understand how such an incredible place could exist with me knowing about it. Eventually, I was able to do something about it...
Sacramento del Colonia is a World Heritage site - much to our surprise. We took the ferry across the Rio de la Plata expecting an ordinary small time and were very pleasantly surprised by this gem of a town.
In the 1990's I represented the major semiconductor manufacturers - all of whom were based in Silicon Valley. This meant regular trips to California. Sadly these were the lean years for my photography so I hadn't learned to really work a scene yet. However, I did capture a few images I'm pleased with. (Olympus OM-2S, Kodachrome)
Long ago and far away, my friends and I spent much of our time exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire. These images are updated from TIFF scans of the original Kodachrome slides from so long ago... (Olympus OM-2S, Ektachrome)
October 1977 found the USAF exchanging squadrons with the Norwegian Air Force. We brought our F4s north of the Arctic Circle to Bodø, and the Norwegians headed south to Germany with their F104s. Northern Norway in October was, as you would expect, dark and gloomy. (Olympus OM-1, Ektachrome)