01-15-14 A Good Start

Cappuccino, a morning coffee drink “invented” in Italy, is generally served in an 8 ounce cup and consists of 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 milk foam. In Italy it is a social blunder to order a cappuccino after 10am. And, generally speaking, cappuccino is a drink you sip, not gulp. In America, where…

09-26-12 One Particular Harbor

My friend Scott P. and I spent a couple nights in an apartment in this little village on the island of Hvar (Croatia). English wasn’t spoken by the people we dealt with, though we were able to communicate, in part because the the lady who owned the apartment spoke some German and so did Scott….

09-08-12 Magical (HDR)

Generally, I use HDR tools very carefully when I work on photos. I’d like you to see a broad range of darks and lights in my HDR photos rather than an exaggerated HDR effect. I’m pleased that Joe Farace commented on this when he wrote about this blog in the October issue of Shutterbug. So…

01-28-12 Dubrovnik’s Stradun

I have several photos I took in and around Durbrovnik, Croatia, and when I post them here, I wonder how many tens of thousands of other tourists have photos from the same location. But anyone who has wondered the same thing knows that there is something special about having your own pictures. It is perhaps…