Title: Dolomites

Story: On my way to Venice, Italy, every now and then I would peek out the window to see what was out there. As we were approaching our destination, I glanced out and saw these amazing mountain peaks that looked like miniature toy mountains. I was compelled to capture this moment.

Title: Cloudy Skies on the Canale

This photo was taken on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. I was fascinated by the clouds in the sky and the way light was diffused through them. I also like the balance of the water and sky in this photo.  

Title: Boneyard Beach

Story: After an extensive walk, an amazing expanse of beach blossomed into view. I was awestruck. As we walked down the beach, there were many remnants of trees, some of which become submerged during high tide. Walking along this amazingly beautiful hidden beach opened my eyes to how much we can miss out on if…

Brooklyn Navy Yard Photography Tour

If you’re like me, when you see an interesting restricted area, your first thought is “how can I gain access to this area without potentially being arrested?” Add a decaying structure to that restricted area and I am all for doing some amateur sleuthing. Along the waterfront in Wallabout Basin area in Brooklyn, NY sits…

2015 Year in Review

As I reflect on how my life has changed in the past year, I’ve come to realize that 2015 was a year of adventure, cooking, traveling, eating delicious meals and trying new things.  After 2014, a year where I focused on cleaning up my finances by paying off all my credit card debt, I realized…

Italy: Grotte di Castellana and Masseria Papaperta

History of the Grotte di Castellana The Grotte di Castellana is a series of caves in the Itria Valley that began to form over 90 million years ago. During the Cretaceous period, the valley was submerged by an ancient sea. For millions of years the lifeforms (shellfish and marine plants) left their carcasses on the…

Bari: A Castle, the Old Town, Pasta, a Basilica and a Promenade

Bari is the capital city of the Apulia region.  It is on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea.  It is known as a port and university city and the city of Saint Nicholas. Bari is also known for it seafood, its handmade pasta, and its notable wines, which includes a delicious primitivo. This very well…

Italy: Barletta

After our morning exploring Monte Sant’Angelo and Gargano, we made our way back to coastal city of Barletta. The City Barletta is located on the Adriatic with a very long, sandy coast stretching to both the east and the west. Along the coast, there are various attractive beaches with trees to the west. The main…

Italy: Benevento

Italian Countryside Traveling around the Italian countryside is one thing that I would recommend doing if finances permit. For this trip, we were driven around the countryside by a private coach bus driven by a really nice Italian man named Pasquale. This was surprisingly was very comfortable and it allowed me to see and photograph…

Charleston, SC: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house and garden that was founded in 1676. The plantation’s the first house was built in 1676 by the original owners, Thomas and Ann Drayton. This house and the second house built on the site was destroyed by fire. The current home, a one-and-a-half stucco construction with a…