Smoky Mountain Woman

Novita and I visited the Smoky Mountains today, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She’s been enjoying the 40D that I surprised her with last month almost as much as I’m enjoying my new 35mm 1.4L. I very well may turn into a bokeh whore soon with this new glass. Absolutely loving it. Canon 5D | 35mm f/1.4L | @f/1.4 | 1/125Read more

Going to Bali for the week and summer plans

I’ll be in Bali for the week. The days are packed full, but I hope to at least take some shots (I know, like I have a shortage of Bali material, right?) Be based in Ubud, but will be covering much of the island. May will be a killer month for me in regards to workload, but the finish line is approaching – for the first time since 2004, I’m going home! (I arrived in 2002, but every summer hasRead more


We’ve been in Siem Reap for the past few days, enjoying the temples, the town, and the food. The contrast to Bangkok and Jakarta is astonishing. I haven’t seen land this flat in many years, nor sky this blue. I’ve taken hundreds of photos yet again, but this time it’s more for my own personal enjoyment; I know that these sites and temples are heavily photographed and there’s not much new I’ll be able to capture. I’m trying to concentrateRead more

Traveling to Thailand and Cambodia (and maybe Laos)

After so many years spent having Christmas in Bali (or with Dengue Fever last year) Novita and I have decided to spend two weeks traveling around Thailand and Cambodia. We leave tomorrow for Bangkok. She’s never been, so it should be interesting. I am excited to capture a completely new destination through the lens. We plan to spend a few days in Siem Ream, Cambodia, exploring Angkor Wat (the world’s largest religious monument – build in the 12th century) andRead more