Thursday, August 30, 2012


I have lived my entire life on the East Coast of the US--first in New York City, and now in Connecticut.  When I travel out west, especially to the vast places that used to be prairie and onto the high plains, I feel a beautiful but also unsettling emptiness. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Tamron 18-270 lens  Processing: PSE

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Victoria Glacier beyond Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Morning clouds shroud two of the Three Sisters in Canmore, Alberta.

Monday, August 27, 2012


We just spent the weekend camping and kayaking in Maine.  Saturday evening, there was a lobster bake at the campground.  Lobsters, steamers and corn are steamed in a huge bed of fresh seaweed over a fire.  this imparts to them an indescribable flavor--pure gustatory bliss.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Lensbaby Muse   Processing: minor adjustments with PSE

Thursday, August 23, 2012


No matter where people are, many of them seem to be so addicted to their devices that they neglect to notice the world beyond them.

Camera: iPhone 4s, Hueless app Processing: PhotoToaster

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The harbor at Mackinac Island, Michigan. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


To me, there is no greater masterpiece than a sunset.  It is God's masterpiece, and  no photo can do it justice.  This one was on the southern shore of Lake Superior.

Camera: Canon EOD T3, Tamron 18-270 lens  Processing: PSE

Monday, August 20, 2012


A gull makes its presence known on Mackinac Island. 

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Tamron 18-270 lens  Processing: minor adjustments in PSE

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Panorama: St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park

This is Wild Goat Island in the middle of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.  We were lucky to be able to see glaciers--it is anticipated that they will all have been melted by 2020, just eight years from now. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012


The gulls that swooped overhead on Mackinac Island were fast--I can't tell you how many blurred shots and missed shots I have--but I did nail this one. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vistas: Badlands after a rain

I am WAY behind on everything--after the trip, had to adapt to Real Life again...but I think I'm back on track now.  This is the badlands of North Dakota, right after a rain. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tranquility: Spray Lake, Alberta, Canada

On the advice of a woman in the office of our campground in Canmore, we took a gravel road into the Canadian Rockies--the high point of our trip.  This is a view across Spray Lake.

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Tamron 18-270 lens   Processing: minimal adjustments in PSE

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Water: Last day out

We are back home after our nearly month long odyssey. For most of the trip, we had zero or next to it in terms of phone or wifi connection--and to be honest, on the rare occasion we did, we were just so absorbed with Being There that virtual life fell by the wayside. This is a shot of the Delaware River at the Delaware Water Gap. We camped there last night, our last shot before we went home.
Camera: iPhone, Hueless app