Chimera: Tea Plantations Exposed in the Foreground

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in. – Ricky Fitts, American Beauty The same image as yesterday, but this was better exposed for the tea plantation in the foreground. I think I like this version much better. I hope to make a 40cm x 60cm print of this later in the week if all goes well. I feel like so much of my time hereRead more


A volcanic journey only hours from my home in Indonesia. The fading sunlight provided only a moment to capture these rays before they gave up the struggle to night. Near Bandung, Indonesia – on the other side of the volcano: Tankuban Perahu. Another couple went with us for a quick escape from the madness of Jakarta; something I highly recommend even on a ‘normal’ weekend. With the worlds’ eyes focusing on Mount Merapi, I’d like to make note that althoughRead more

Moonlight At Noon

I just returned from three days in the volcanic region above Bandung – a city about 80 miles east of Jakarta. The fresh, cool air is amazingly clean after breathing Jakarta’s gunk. Spent some time at the volcano named Tangkuban Perahu – still very much active, but equally beautiful. This is taken from the rim of the crater looking away from the volcano into the land below. Breathtaking doesn’t remotely begin to describe the visuals found here. Highly recommended toRead more