Cartagena, Colombia

Pano

Here are some more shots from last year’s trip to Colombia, this time from the colonial city of Cartagena. While it is a lovely, picturesque town, Cartagena was my least favorite part of our trip. It was extremely touristy, and lacked some of the warmth that I experienced elsewhere in the country. That being said, it did not lack for photo opportunities.

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Views from Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Convento La Popa de la Galera

Our Hotel – Casa La Fe

A nice hotel, aside from shockingly rude owner whom we had the displeasure of communicating with via e-mail.

Casa La Fe

Casa La Fe

Casa La Fe

Streets of Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Cartagena

Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Streets of Cartagena

Torre del Reloj

Torre Del Reloj

Wall Around The City

Wall

Wall

The Pets

Hi everyone, and welcome to my first blog post of 2015. Last year was not a good one for this blog, nor for my photography in general. I seemed to neglect it, rarely carrying my camera with me. This resulted in a laughably low THREE blog posts for all of 2014, down from a high of 99 in 2010. I fully intend to change that this year. I hope to return to photographing regularly, as well as share a great deal of work that has never made it to this blog. I thought an appropriate way to turn this new leaf would be to post some pictures of some of my most photographed subjects – the pets.

Tucker

Tucker

Tucker

Winston

Winston

Winston

Dog Walk

Ashley and Dogs

Kosmo

Kosmo

Kosmo

Antioquia, Colombia

Horse

After yet another lengthy absence from my neglected blog, I felt inspired to post something new. In February, Ashley and I headed south to Colombia for our annual trip abroad. Our first stop was the city of Medellín, the once incredibly violent, but recently transformed capital of the department of Antioquia. As part of our stay here, we took a guided tour through the coffee region of Antioquia. What follows are photos of one of the most beautiful, lush landscapes I have ever seen.

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Mountain Views

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horse

Guide, Andres

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We toured a coffee farm, where we got to see the coffee process from start to finish

Growing Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

Beans heading to be washed

Coffee Beans

Coffee farmer, also named Andres, tending his coffee beans that are drying in the sun

Drying Beans

Bags for the Beans – each can hold almost 90lbs

Coffee Bag

Alma Del Café – Soul of CoffeeAlma Del Cafe

Guacamole y Patacones

Guacamole y Patacones

After the horseback ride, we took a short drive to the picturesque town of Jardín

Jardín

Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Conception

Church

Church

Church

Blue Cruise on the Turkish Riviera – Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley

These photos are from Butterfly Valley, another stop on our cruise along Turkey’s “Turquoise Coast”.

Butterfly Valley

Beach

Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley

Flowers

Sign

Tents as far as the eye can see

Campers

Valley

Flower

Sailing Away

Sailing

Sailing

Blue Cruise on the Turkish Riviera – Kaş

Kaş

After a hiatus of a little more than four (!!!) months, I’m finally updating this blog. These photos are from Kaş, Turkey, the first stop on our Blue Cruise along Turkey’s southern coast.

Approaching Kaş

Approaching Kaş

Mast

Kaş

Murals

Mural

Mural

Mural

Mural

Setting Sun

Kaş

Kaş by Moonlight

Kaş by Moonlight

Olympos

Mount Olympos

More photos from our brief stop in Olympos, this time featuring a trek around some ancient ruins.

Emergency Room – I’m glad I had no emergencies.

Emergency Room

Hostel Guest

Hostel Guest

Walking Down the Road

Walking Down the Road

Walking Down the Road

Ancient Lycian Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Snake in the Ruins

Snake

Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Ruins

Water

Water

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

After five days in Istanbul, a brief flight and three separate buses, our trip to Turkey took a turn towards tranquility as Ashley and I found ourselves in the town of Olympos. What was once an ancient Lycian city and is now a backpacker’s paradise, it boasts a beautiful beach and stunning views of the Mediterranean.

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

One of the best ways to take in the beauty of these surroundings is to climb a hill of ancient ruins that  rewards the climber with quite the panoramic view.

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

Olympos Beach

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