Iceland, Part 2: Reykjavik

In Iceland, five days were spent in Reykjavik.  The first day was before driving around the country and the second, third, fourth, and fifth days were after Zach and I got back. DAY 1 We drove to Reykjavik from the airport and did a quick exploration of the city center.  I would classify Reykjavik more as a…

Iceland, Part 1: Road Trip

About a year and a half ago, I did a random Google search while at work of different places I might want to visit.  I don’t know why Iceland came to mind but the images that came up were insanely beautiful.   After that, I added Iceland to my list of places I want to go to. My…

California Fun

I spent the week in California because I had a few errands that I needed to take care of in San Diego.  I also spent some time in Los Angeles visiting friends because life is too short and it’s important to make the most of everything you have.  It ended up being a busy week with little down…

Honolulu Short Trip

I had a couple of work meetings in Honolulu that I had to attend and I was due for a staycation on Oahu anyway, so I made a short weekend trip to Honolulu before my work meetings the following Monday morning. After landing in Honolulu, I took public transportation to Waikiki and checked in to…

Southern California

Back in the late 2000s, I spent some time living in southern California.  It has so much to offer and I had a great time when I was there.  I was due for a visit since it had been over two years since the last time I went.  I had a lot planned and I spent a…

This Is What It Feels Like

While in Australia with Dan and Dave, a song started playing in the car that caught my attention while we were somewhere between Sarina Beach and Brisbane.  Dave was driving at the time it started playing so I’m guessing it was after we got to the other side of Gladstone.  I had never heard this song before…

Australia, Part 3: Sydney

Sydney was actually the first place I flew into when I landed in Australia.  I had an eighteen hour layover before flying to MacKay to meet Dan and Dave.  After they dropped me off at the Airport in Brisbane, I flew back to Sydney for two days. It was dark already when I landed in…

Australia, Part 2: Brisbane/Gold Coast

After several days of driving, Dan, Dave and I arrived in Brisbane from MacKay.  The next few days were spent hanging around the Brisbane and Gold Coast area.   DAY 1 They dropped me off in the city after I found out that Brooks, a guy I know from Honolulu, happened to be in Brisbane.  After…

Australia, Part 1: Road Trip

I had been communicating with some friends from Toronto for quite some time about the possibility of taking a group trip somewhere.  After some years, we were finally able to meet up in Australia.  This was the first time I travelled with anyone other than myself since my friend Elvis in early 2010.  I was a little…

Retro…..Toronto 2014

I spent some years living in Toronto and loved every minute of it.  But my feelings when I think about when I lived there are bitter sweet due to the way some things turned out and the circumstances surrounding my having to leave.  When I got my current job in Hawaii, I was only given several…

Holidays on Oahu

I got lucky this year in that I got four days off work during the holiday weekend.  Rather than stay in Kona, I decided to fly over to Oahu for my four days since airfare to the US mainland was expensive.  I lived on Oahu for a while a few years ago and I go…

My Gear

From time to time, I get asked what kind of camera I use to capture the images I capture and what techniques I use capture them.   Though I do try selling my artwork online and I do get an occasional paid gig, I don’t consider myself a professional photographer, and I’m sure that I still have a lot…