A long exposure from the top of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy! The original color photo wasn’t anything to write home about, but when I applied my B&W preset to the photo, it was magic. It highlighted the streaks of light (from a passing boat), and they became the focal point of the photo. … Continue reading Streaking

SuperMoon Rises

This year’s final supermoon 1 was supposed to become full this morning at 3.45 am pacific time. But it appeared large and bright to me last night. According to, May’s full moon has many nicknames, such as the Flower Moon. I was standing outside after an early dinner and saw the moon rise. I took … Continue reading SuperMoon Rises


Today, I was supposed to be somewhere close to Ny-Ålesund, a tiny little city on an island in the Arctic north from Svalbard. I was going to be part of a photo expedition led by my dear friend Chris Michel, who first took me there in 2017. Three years ago was a time of self-discovery … Continue reading Snowstorm