Newquay Surfer Prints

Cornwall Photo - Surfer heading out into the waters of Newquay

Newquay is a an awesome little coastal town in Cornwall.  There has been human activity here since prehistoric times and a fishing village as far back as medieval times.  It’s lovely location and accessible sandy beaches have made it a tourist destination in Britain for more than a century now.  In more recent times, it’s become a favorite of surfers.  The official population of Newquay is around 22,000 people, but in the summer it can grow to more than 100,000!  Even during my visit in September, on a decent afternoon, … Continue reading

Avebury Stone Circle

Landscape Photo of the Idyllic English Country Vilalge of Avebury

On my first trip to England in April, 2004, my only day out of London was spent on a tour of, among other stops, Stonehenge – my main destination that day.  At the time, I had never heard of Avebury.  When I saw it on the itinerary for my second visit in 2008, there were no complaints. This gives you an idea of what to expect in Avebury.  This, in my mind anyway, is quintessential English countryside.  Green grass and sheep and pigs (you’d have to see it larger to … Continue reading

Stonehenge On The Plains

Photo of Stonehenge with dramatic skies - Taken in early Autumn

On my last trip to the UK, there was some repeat stops.  Since this was my 5th visit to Britain, this should not be a surprise, however.  The truth was, that my last visit to Stonehenge had been over 4 years earlier and before I bought a digital SLR and truly got into photography seriously, so it was time to return. The second time through, I skipped the audio tour.  They may well have updated it in the past four years, but I really just wanted to wander around and … Continue reading

Red Sea Camp

Egypt Beach Photo - The Red Sea

An amazing part of our trip was two days relaxing on the Red Sea at the Sawa Camp near Nuweiba. We literally stayed in straw huts a few steps from the waters.  Here you can see an early morning shot of the beach and huts with a mountain range as a backdrop.  After over a week of being on the move, this was a great place to just relax.  Some in the group went scuba diving and their was a wealth of options like that, but this was my chill … Continue reading

Saint Catherine’s Monastery

Picture of the Walls of Saint Katherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt

There was one part of the journey that I felt I only walked away with one shot I really liked.  I’ll explain that in a minute, but first, that one shot. This photo was taken outside the walls of Saint Catherine’s Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage SIte on the Sinai Peninsula.  Inside the walls is a bush revered to be the original burning bush from biblical history.  It’s also the site of the oldest working Christian monastery in the world, founded  in the 6th century by Helena, mother of Constantine … Continue reading

Karnak Temple Prints

Picture of one of the massive Columns in the ruins of Karnak Temple near Luxor

Karnak Temple was the last of the ancient temple ruins we visited on our tour of Egypt.  It was definitely the largest complex we visited, although I’d be torn to pick a best.  We were told that the Nile had flooded these temples and knocked down most of the columns and walls.  What we see today is the result of close to a 100 years of restoration (and correct me if I’m wrong, principally French assisted).  But righting these columns and walls has also given a lot of insight into … Continue reading