Finland in Winter

Once again, we joined Hector Astorga in Finland, this time during the coldest times. Our quarry – golden eagles and assorted other feathered beasts. This workshop would also include some landscape opportunities – and hopefully the Northern Lights. Sunday, January 28 We arrived a day early in Oulu on Saturday, and then got started on…

Cruising with a Friend

This January my friend, Helaine, and I took a cruise together to the western Caribbean. As in Italy last October, I played “tourist” and didn’t take my photography gear, opting instead for photos using my iPhone. Friday, January 5 After parking the car and making note of where it was parked, I waited for the…

India

Earlier in the year, we had been looking for a trip to photograph tigers. When we got an email that Art Wolfe was running a trip to India in November, we jumped at the chance. The trip did not originally include going to Agra and the Taj Mahal. We asked if it was possible to…

Lake Como, Italy

Monday, October 23Today is another travel day, we are headed to Lake Como. We took a boat taxi to Venice’s bus station where we were picked up by our driver who drove us to Como, about a 3.5 hour drive. The hotel is a small luxury boutique hotel and one of the finest we’ve ever…

Venice, Italy

Friday, October 20Today is another travel day, we are being driven to the train station in Florence and from there we are taking the train to Venice, about 2.5 hours. When we arrived in Venice, our guide was nowhere to be found so I contacted Tasneem and she informed me that an assistant would take…

Tuscany, Italy

Monday, October 16Another travel day today, we are being driven to Tuscany wine lands, about 1.5 hour drive. We are just gonna take it easy. We had dinner in the regular restaurant here at the resort. Alan and Edie ordered from the 1st Mains menu; veal for Alan and ravioli for Edie. I ordered a…