April, 2011 Archives

Lombok Sunset

April 20th, 2011 Permalink

Sunset at Sengiggi.

Lombok Sunset

February 2010

The stunning view west from Sengiggi, Lombok, Indonesia.

Luna Park, Melbourne

April 19th, 2011 Permalink

Luna Park is the “face” of St Kilda, Melbourne’s beach-happy southern suburb.

Luna Park, Melbourne

October 2009

Luna Park is one of Melbourne’s most famous free tourist traps.

Yosemite Valley in October

April 18th, 2011 Permalink

Hiking the Yosemite Valley floor, heading west.

Yosemite Valley in October

October 2005

A snapshot from my first trip to Yosemite in late 2005, during a dry period when most of the waterfalls were completely dried up.

Honolulu View

April 17th, 2011 Permalink

A view from the Maile Sky Court in Honolulu.

Honolulu View

July 2009

You can almost taste that warm, tropical summer air.

Stewart Island, New Zealand

April 16th, 2011 Permalink

New Zealand’s third-largest island is made up of some beautiful but extremely rugged rain forest.

Stewart Island New Zealand

December 2009

One of the many scenic bays that pock the northeast corner of SI.

Thai New Year, Day 3: Elephants on Parade

April 15th, 2011 Permalink

It’s the final day of the Thai New Year’s Songkran festival, and you know what that means: more elephants!

Thai New Year Day 3 Elephants on Parade

April 2010

Last year, just days before the Thai New Year, Bangkok was the scene of some violent protests during which a number of people lost their lives. My friend and I, fresh from hopping around on the southern islands at the time, considered chaning our travel plans, which had us spending the Thai New Year in Bangkok’s most lively tourist district, the Khao San Road.

But, since our flights departed from Bangkok in just a few days, we had little choice but to follow through and head there. So we hoped for the best and grabbed an overnight bus to the Thai capital. And we ended up having an absolute blast — tensions were put aside for three days as the tourists and locals of Khao San Road erupted in a giant water fight party. Elephants included!

Happy Songkran!

Thai New Year, Day 2: Scenes From a Water Fight

April 14th, 2011 Permalink

Some highlights from last year’s Thai New Year water fight on Khao San Road.

Thai New Year Day 2 Scenes From a Water Fight

April 2010

Hanging out on Khao San road during Songkran festival means you’re gonna get wet. And smeared with paste. And probably drunk.

Happy Thai New Year!

April 13th, 2011 Permalink

The three-day Thai New Year celebration, the Songkran, begins today.

Happy Thai New Year

April 2010

Elephants in the streets of Bangkok! The Songkran is a giant water fight, and the elephants mix it up with everyone else.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

April 12th, 2011 Permalink

Joshua Tree National Park, California, U.S.A.

Joshua Tree National Park California

October 2006

Between the San Bernardino Mountains and the Mojave Desert in Southeastern California.

Yosemite Sequoia Collage

April 11th, 2011 Permalink

Scopin’ trees on the Alder Creek Trail, Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Sequoia Collage

February 2011

An attempt to merge two photos to capture the majesty of a California Sequoia is thwarted somewhat by the power of perspective.