U Is For Traveling In The Western United States

The United states is a large country, but I have mostly traveled in the western half of it. I have been as far west as Hawaii, and far east as Missouri. Growing up a lot of our vacations were spent on road trips in California, which is my native state. Back in April of 1993 we went on a road trip to Death Valley, and camped out at Schwab Ghost Town for a couple of days. At the time I was not excited about going, but twenty years later I am so happy I took these photos of all the sites in and around Death Valley.

T Is For Travel Photography

Travel photography is an ideal way to document trips, but a photographer does not have to travel far from home to indulge in this pass-time. If you know a lot about your local area then you might even want to start a travel photography site about it.  The photographs posted on this site would appeal to tourists or people moving to the area, and a local would know what is interesting to visit and photograph. Here are a few video slide shows I have created of the photography of the San Bernardino Mountains.



H Is For Hawaii

Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach in the morning.

 

Today’ post is about Hawaii because I love this state, and it is my favorite one to visit.  Hawaii also inspires a lot of my artwork.  Perhaps Hawaii is my muse, and I can definitely say palm trees are a muse of sorts.

Dinner cruise off the coast of Waikiki Beach.
Dinner cruise off the coast of Waikiki Beach.

 

View of the hotels that dot Waikiki Beach.
View of the hotels that dot Waikiki Beach.

 

The spectacular view of Diamond Head, as seen from a dinner cruise.
The spectacular view of Diamond Head, as seen from a dinner cruise.

 

My colored pencil drawing of Diamond Head, which is based on my photograph from a dinner cruise I went on in 2002.
My colored pencil drawing of Diamond Head, which is based on my photograph from a dinner cruise I went on in 2002.

 

Another view of Waikiki Beach from the dinner cruise.
Another view of Waikiki Beach from the dinner cruise.

 

The Hawaii sunset painting that I created in April of 2009.
The Hawaii sunset painting that I created in April of 2009.