Pennsylvania Camping, pffft! I will start out this post by saying that I am really a hotel kinda guy. I love the outdoors, as well exploring some of the most dark, moldy, disgusting places on earth. But, when I lay my head down, I prefer
The Catskills are an abandoned paradise, literally. So much history, so much good times, so much gone. Oh, many of the structures remain, and some of the history. For those that care to remember and retell it. That too is fading I am afraid. The place I show you today is
On a recent exploration located deep in the Catskills, NY region. A group of friends and I came upon an old pool table hidden in one of the rooms in this old hospital. It was pretty cool and at the time I took a few shots but didn’t think much of it. A great time was had by all (featured in an upcoming blog), and that was that. When I returned home I
I have to admit, I used to laugh when I saw people lugging these things around to charge their phones. I personally had never had a reason to have to charge on the go. Right up until I took my first non-stop flight across the US from Philly to San Francisco this past September. I did some research and found out that there was no power for the 5.5hour flight. My concern was to keep my iPad charged so I could play Lego Lord of the Rings for the
Located in the middle of nowhere just beyond Mono Lake, California outside of Yosemite National park is Bodie Ghost Town, or what is officially known as Bodie State Historical Park. Bodie became an official State Park in 1962 and is not administered by the Bodie Foundation which uses the tagline “Protecting Bodie’s Future by Preserving its Past”. And it’s a great tagline too. It certainly got my attention as it
During a recent trip to the San Francisco area, I was tasked with setting up a short hike and landscape photo shoot with some friends. I love planning things like this but usually it’s based around a location or site I have been to before or know a lot about. We’d be staying at a cool place called
Well Hello there!
Well, better late than never I guess. While the rest of the world was out shooting with their Sony a7rII cameras, I was sitting home waiting on the delivery man. I finally got it and have been shooting here and there with it now for about a week. As I stated in the opener Review page, this will not be an overly technical review. I will dip here
So hopefully you have read my other Joshua Tree Pilgrimage posts. If not, please check out the four-part series here on the blog. So the whole premise of the trip was learning and teaching with my apprentices from the Arcanum. And even though we really didn’t hit on it directly, it seemed to be successful. Maybe more successful because we just went at it as a bunch of friends having and adventure. Less structure, and pressure to
The Trip Grand Finale
Next stop is Flagstaff for the night and up early for sunrise at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Erin is along for the ride to Flagstaff from Techatticup, Nevada. She’ll be grabbing a rental and parting ways after our sunrise rendezvous. On the way out of Eldorado Canyon we see a sight that is just to gorgeous to resist. We make a quick stop for some shots.
Leaving the White Sands National Monument and Missile Range in our dust, Murray and I headed off for the nights stay in Hobbs, NM. On our way out we took our chances at the edge of the range and pulled over to grab this shot…
Let The Adventure Begin ~ New York to Harrisonburg, VA
I have been an Master/Mentor in The Arcanum for roughly 12 months now. Many of my apprentices have graduated from my cohort and moved on. While they are looking forward to leveling up with other masters and sphere’s, they will always have a place in my community. Late in 2014, one of those apprentices, Lisa Speakman suggested that she would like to do a meet-up in Joshua Tree National Park with some of the other apprentices on the West Coast. After much thought and consideration, I decided that I was overdue for another road trip out west and