Black, White & Blue

Black, White & Blue

The only color to be found on this foggy morning at Jökulsárlón's black sand beach was the blue ice.

Karlův most (Charles Bridge)

Karlův most (Charles Bridge)

The historic Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn.

San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn.

Venice is easily one of my favorite cities in Europe. Its narrow winding walkways, numerous bridges and maze of canals make it a truly unique place to visit. This view, looking out over the Grand Canal to the iconic Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, has been photographed countless times…and it is easy to understand why.

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain)

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain)

This is Kirkjufell, one of the most famous mountains in Iceland. It is situated on the coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, near Grundarfjörður, a small village in western Iceland of about 900 residents. It may also be the most photogenic mountain in Iceland as it can be photographed from many different angles. This is not the most popular view of Kirkjufell, but I love it though as the symmetry of the landscape is almost perfect.

Manarola

Manarola

The beautiful hamlet of Manarola, Italy during the blue hour.

Thirsty Rhino

Thirsty Rhino

Once the plug of a volcano, Hvitserkur rises nearly 50 feet from the sea. Over the years the craters surrounding the rock plug gave way to the pounding Atlantic Ocean leaving only this unusual outcropping behind. According to Icelandic legend, the rock was a troll who forgot to retreat from the light and was turned to stone in the sunrise. From this angle it resembles a rhinocerious drinking from the water.

Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar

One of the many small waterfalls that make up Hraunfossar.

Dreamland

Dreamland

Jökulsárlón lagoon about an hour before sunset. The clouds were layered high and low with light sneaking though creating this crazy golden lighting effect. It didn't last long though, two minutes later the low clouds blanketed the sky and all light was lost.

Bád Eddie

Bád Eddie

Bád Eddie - A shipwreck that ran ashore on Magheraclogher Beach (County Donegal, Ireland) in the early 1970's. The boat is known as Bád Eddie. Bád in Gaelic is "boat", so basically it is Eddie's boat.

Low Country Sunrise

Low Country Sunrise

Sunrise over the Calibogue Sound near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Sólfar - The Sun Voyager

Sólfar - The Sun Voyager

Sun Voyager - a steel sculpture by Jon Gunnar Arnason resembling a Viking ship, but is in fact an ode to the sun.

Misty Morning in the Val d'Orcia

Misty Morning in the Val d'Orcia

One of my favorite places in Italy is the Val d'Orcia. It is a beautiful valley in Tuscany that features rolling hills, fields, vineyards, olive groves, those great cypress trees and, of course Medieval castles. In certain spots you have magnificent “big” 360 degree views on the countryside that never fail to impress. It is no wonder that UNESCO included this area on the World Heritage List in 2004.

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang

The majestic Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A Hvítá Runs Through It

A Hvítá Runs Through It

One of the three Hvítá rivers in Iceland.

Bád Eddie (Angle)

Bád Eddie (Angle)

Bád Eddie - A shipwreck that ran ashore on Magheraclogher Beach (County Donegal, Ireland) in the early 1970's. The boat is known as Bád Eddie. Bád in Gaelic is "boat", so basically it is Eddie's boat.

The Troll at Skógafoss

The Troll at Skógafoss

Speicherstadt

Speicherstadt

View of Wandrahmsfleet in the Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany

The Neue Wache Pietà

The Neue Wache Pietà

The sculpture "Mother with her Dead Son" by Käthe Kollwitz. Found in the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny. Placed directly under an oculus in the ceiling, the statue is exposed to the rain, snow and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.

The Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders

The Moeraki Boulders are a group of very large spherical boulders scattered along Koekohe Beach on the South Island of New Zealand. According to local Maori legend, the boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked upon landfall in New Zealand hundreds of years ago.