Siltcoos Lake Pier

This image was the result of a slight detour where we found ourselves at a boat launch at a beautiful  cascade lake with crystal clear waters. I love the contrast between the browns and the blues, how the sky and the water match, and the the dock that seems to go on forever.

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Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Manarola del Mare

(Manarola by the Sea)

The small town of Manarola is in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists and a picturesque subject that oozes northern coastal Italy. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible “modern” development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Settlers’ Camp

This image was taken outside of Buena Vista, CO off Highway 285.  Barren cottonwood trees, a frozen stream, and snow blowing off the crusted Collegiate peaks create the perfect backdrop for this dilapidated barn and stone wall.  This photograph allows your imagination to wander to the hardships endured by the settlers that worked so hard (sometimes in vain) to tame the rocky mountain west.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Bandon Coast

On the southern Oregon coast is the small town of Bandon, a picturesque Pacific Northwest coastal town nestled against the cliffs.  Probably best known for Bandon Dunes; widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in America.  Bandon is blessed with rugged coastlines and picturesque sea stacks. The spring blesses the coastal hillsides with brilliant yellow wildflowers making the coast a surreal and beautiful photographic setting.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Vigneto di Chianti

(Vinyard of Chianti)

The picturesque rolling hillsides of Tuscany are a sight to behold.  Perfect rows of grape vines, quaint farmhouses, tall cypress trees and olive groves are captured perfectly here in the late day Tuscan sun.

 The wine of the Chianti Region is a specific blend of grapes devised in the mid 19th century (70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia Bianca). In order to use the black rooster logo synonymous with Chianti Classico, vintners must follow precise standards.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Mattina della Toscana

 

(Tuscan Sunrise)

High above the agricultural hillsides of the Tuscan countryside sits San Gimignano; an ancient walled city from the 1200’s virtually untouched by time.  I happened to wake early one morning and was greeted by the magical image of the sunrise burning through the morning mists of Tuscany. 

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Colosseo durante la Notte

(The Coliseum at Night)

Completed in 80 A.D. and capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.  The coliseum was used for gladiatorial contests, public spectacles, and dramas based on classical mythology. A marvel of ancient engineering, mock sea battles were even staged (the coliseum had a vast aqueduct system allowing the arena to be flooded).

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Rovine Romane

(Ruins of Rome)

The forum, just across from the coliseum is the largest piece of ancient Rome left (somewhat) standing.  These columns are in the middle of the forum; not far from where the ashes of Julius Cesar are entombed. This shot was a right place right time shot.  While touring the forum ruins, I walked past these columns right when the sun was behind them.  Creating magical contrast of light and sky that is best showcased in black and white.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Strade di Murano

(Strade di Murano)

The incessant crowds of the main stream tourist attractions wear on the travellers’ soul.  After a day of walking Venice, we took the Vaporetto (water buses in Venice) to Murano Island to explore the outskirts.  We were greeted by colorful scenes devoid of tourists; a pleasant respite in a vigorous travel schedule.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Faro di Murano

 

 (Lighthouse of Murano)

Venetian glass is revered worldwide for its vibrant colors, delicate and elegant designs. What many don’t know is that in 1291, the Venetian Republic, overwhelmed by the danger of the glass kilns in a wooden city, ordered the glass foundries to the island of Murano; where the majority of all Venetian glassmaking continues to this day

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.