DSC_8370About the Location:  The Philippines holds a special place in my heart.  The people, with their remarkable kindness and hospitality, are my favorite thing about the 7,640-island nation.  Here we were on our way to the trailhead leading to Mt. Pinatubo, an active volcano whose latest eruption in 1991 caused significant damage in this area, north of Manila. Continue reading “Arman”

Peace Be With You II

DSCF0914About the Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal is a wonderful place to explore by foot if you are up for an adventure.  There is a lot going on all of the time.  On this day, I visited a temple that was performing final rights including funeral pyres for those that are passing from this world. Cremation is considered by Hindus to be the most auspicious way to release the soul from the body. Continue reading “Peace Be With You II”

Lagen Island

DSC_7970About the Location:  The Philippines is a nation comprising 7,640 islands.  It is a remarkable place with too many places to explore in one lifetime.  With villas set within a protected cove and in front of a stunning backdrop on just one small island, there are endless opportunities to watch the sun rise or to watch the stars rotate through the night skies. Continue reading “Lagen Island”

Tokyo Timewarp

DSC_3845About the Location:  “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  For the first time visitor, Tokyo can be overwhelming.  And rightly so!  The pace, the lights, the alleys, the people, the food…it is endless.  If I’ve ever made an image that truly captures the essence of a place, it is this. Continue reading “Tokyo Timewarp”

Under the Stars

DSC_6187About the Location:  The small city of Leh, India is nestled into the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, it sits at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level.  From there, a 1.5-hour drive will get you into the mountains near a small village called Rumbak, accessible only by foot.  We camped about an hour’s hike from Rumbak in sub-freezing temperatures at about 14,000 feet.  The terrain was rough and unforgiving.  The rewards were unmatched. continue…

Night Market

dsc_0044About the Location:  This is the infamous Temple Street Night Market of Hong Kong.  Located just south of Mong Kok, the most densely populated neighborhood on earth, this market is a thriving part of the Kowloon experience.  You can find a wide assortment of items here from souvenirs to travel accessories, but it is dominated by men’s apparel (the Ladies Market isn’t far away).

About the Shot:  I had come to this street earlier in the day with a friend who thought this location continue…