Trip to Louisville

We took a family trip to Louisville, Ky. It’s so nice to see how much the city has improved over the years. Louisville is a wonderful city and has a lot to offer. Some of my favorite spots are:

  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

  • Churchill Downs

  • The Bourbon Trail

  • Big Four Pedestrian Bridge

  • Fourth Street Live!

  • Louisville Zoo

  • Belle of Louisville

There really is something for everyone.

Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Cherry Blossoms

Photographing the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin is usually a case of hit-and-miss with some luck thrown in. The place is swarming with photographers. And this year, we had some strong wind gusts that made capturing the blossoms’ beauty more difficult. Still, I enjoy the challenge of searching for interesting perspectives.

Early Morning in D.C.

I love photographing Washington, D.C., in the early morning. I challenge myself to find different perspectives each time I go. The cherry blossoms have not peaked yet, but it was good to go to the Tidal Basin for some intelligence gathering. I just hope I can get a good spot next week.


One year ago, I was preparing for my photo trip to the Arctic Circle. I found a great workshop leader and photo guide in David Shaw ( I flew to Fairbanks, then we drove several hours north to Wiseman. It’s a small village of about 13 people. It was so nice to get away from the D.C. area and enjoy some quiet time. While we were walking around the village, I would stop and listen to the silence. No traffic. No people. No wind. Dead silence. Relaxing! I saw lots of birds and a couple of snowshoe hares. On the way back to Fairbanks, I finally saw some moose. One was in the middle of the road looking for an escape route back into the woods. The trip was such a great experience. I hope to return to Alaska someday.