While the focus of my photography is the landscape of the United States, I am certainly not going to pass up a nice trip overseas. So, after talking about it for 12 years, my parents and I went to Scotland for 2 weeks, and my brother even joined us for a week. We mostly stayed in small towns in the Highlands. It rained a lot, but I enjoyed the fascinating landscape, and getting a good change of scenery for a while. I took a lot of photos that I want to share, so there are a few here, and I have more on another page.
I spent a week doing an amazing customized tour in Costa Rica from Outdoor Adventures. After almost a full week of rain, we finally had a bright sunny day.
I loved the juxtaposition of the curve of the road and the curve of the sky. This was before I seriously studied photo composition theory, and at the time, it was my favorite photo I’d ever taken.
Long before I was seriously into taking my own photos, I looked at other peoples’ photos, and I discovered an inarguable truth…that truth is that hay bales make good foreground objects. Finding a hay bale was the problem. While vacationing in Tuscany in Italy, and staying in Siena, I was cruising around the hills on a motor scooter, and I turned down a dirt path and saw a bunch of hay bales, and I knew what I had to do. I’m glad it was a good time of day to take the photo, because I am not sure if I could have found this place again.