Category Archives: Travel

Virginia Key

Virginia Key Pano 3WEBView from Virginia Key looking toward Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami. Shot with Phantom Vision+ and post processed in Photoshop CC 2015 using Topaz and Nik plugins

Dusk – Moorea, French Polynesia

moorea-morning-huts-2015WEBMist at Dawn, Mo’orea, French Polynesia.

Shot in 2005 with a EOS Rebel and post processed in 2015 with Topaz Adjust and Nik Color EFX.

The Foc’sle – Provincetown, MA

Photo of the Foc’sle on Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA.

Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Topaz and NIK software plugins.

The Red Inn – Provincetown, MA

The historic Red Inn at the tip of Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA.

Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5. Post Processed with Topaz, OnOne and Nik plugins.

Doorway of Number 224, Savannah, GA

Came across the lovely doorway while doing a walking tour of old Savannah, GA, one of the most fascinating and photogenic cities in the South. It is a paradise of historic 18th and 19th century architecture, filled with lush squares, historic locations and ancient trees draped with Spanish moss.

Shot with Nikon D5100, Nikkor 35-120mm lens. Post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Sunset – Key Largo, FL

View of the sunset on Key Largo, FL, looking west from the beach at  the Marriott Resort towards Key Largo Bay.

The Florida Keys are famous for their breathtaking sunsets. On any given day, the beaches are filled with people watching for the “green flash” – the moment when the sun disappears completely below the horizon.

Shot with Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza, OnOne PhotoFrames Pro and French Kiss Textures by Leslie Nicole.

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Located on Meeting Street in Charleston, the Circular Church houses one of the oldest continuous worship communities in the South. It has a long and colorful history, having withstood fire, hurricanes and other calamities over its long history.

Shot with Nikon D5100 and 28-135 Nikkor lens. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

 

Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was founded in September, 1565, making it the oldest parish in the US and Canada. It sits in the center of historic St. Augustine, America’s oldest city. It underwent major renovation on its 400th anniversary in 1965 but still retains the authentic flavor of the Spanish Franciscans who founded the parish.

Shot with Lumix LX-5, processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and French Kiss Textures, printed in black and white on archival 100% cotton rag paper then hand colored with pastels.

Courtyard at the High Battery, Charleston, SC

Shot on my trip last weekend to Charleston, SC at the foot of the city in the historic High Battery. I was walking along the waterfront promenade and caught a glimpse of this lovely courtyard with a real gas lantern in the archway, like those that burn outside most of the historic homes around this part of Charleston.

Shot with Nikon D5100 and 28-135 Nikkor lens. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Adjust and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

On the Patio, Cherokee Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA

Shot on the Patio of the Cherokee Cottage in the Historic District on Jekyll Island, GA. Many people are not aware of the beauty of Jekyll Island and the other Sea Islands of Coastal Georgia. Jekyll Island was a playground for some of the wealthiest families of the early 20th century and the Cottages built by these families were later preserved as an Historic District.  It is a piece of living history and definitely worth a stop on your way down I95.

Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA

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Photo of a slave cottage on the grounds of Gasgoigne Park, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

There is a particular feeling that I experienced when you visit the slave cottages in the South. It is the same feeling I had when I visited the ruins of the concentration camp at Dachau. First it is eerie, then it is sad, then comes the recognition of the human lives that lived this reality, then finally gratitude that the site has been preserved for everyone to remember what occurred and never let it happen again.

Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Photo of a small Cottage at Epworth-by-the-Sea Methodist Center, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with Topaz Bundle, Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

The Casa del Sol – Northampton, MA

Found this shot from a trip to Northampton in 2010. It was a funky little shop on Main Street called the Casa del Sol that I missed the first time around. The building was bright red and the clothes were fun and colorful so the whole thing set up just perfectly! There were so many cool little businesses in that town. It was great to see that “Main Street Culture” is still alive and well in towns like Northampton!

French Polynesia…remembering my trip

Overwater Bugalows - Moorea, French PolynesiaIf you have one place that you must go in your lifetime, make it French Polynesia. When I landed there, I felt like I had left this planet. It is unworldly. I felt no connection whatsoever back to the rest of the world. It was peaceful and serene, the people had a gentle, childlike quality and everywhere I went, it smelled like flowers. The water was impossibly clear and blue and loaded with rainbow colored fish and coral.

I regret that at the time, I did not take more photos, but I have a few good shots to play with so will post them in the days ahead