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
Views from Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
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.
Streets of Cartagena
Torre del Reloj
Wall Around The City
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.
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.
We toured a coffee farm, where we got to see the coffee process from start to finish
Growing Coffee Beans
Beans heading to be washed
Coffee farmer, also named Andres, tending his coffee beans that are drying in the sun
Bags for the Beans – each can hold almost 90lbs
Guacamole y Patacones
After the horseback ride, we took a short drive to the picturesque town of Jardín
Basilica Menor de la Inmaculada Conception
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.
Kaş by Moonlight
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.
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.