the pantheon entry, looking back out at the piazza. 4am. Alone. Silent. Intense.
Somebody's own little oasis on the Nile.
Smooth as Butter
(Lake Buttermere, England. 2006)
cliffside Kecak Dance at the mind-blowing Ulu Watu Temple.
(Lombok, Indonesia 2008)
The Morning Glory Pool...I've never seen anything like it.
Fur Seals seeking shelter from the turbulent Tasman Sea near the mouth of Doubtful Sound
I've never seen El Capitan looking as potent as it was when we pulled into the park on this day. Was one of those "wow!" moments for me. The clouds and lighting were fleeting. Fortunately, I got the image in time.
Monteriggioni after dark
LaTorre's facebook cover photo
(Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. 2006)
Streak the Thames
(London, England. 2006)
(Bali, Indonesia. 2008)
roasting coffee beans
Exiting the mouth of the Doubtful Sound into a stormy Tasman Sea aboard a small ship. This was an incredible moment...turbulent, wet, and jaw-droppingly beautiful. I could barely stand upright long enough to capture this image
Smile on The Nile
The colorful facades of a Nubian village.
Dan surveys the view from the top of the grandest temple at Caracol, Caana. We are 140 feet up from the jungle floor.
(Baja California, Mexico 2008)
The phenomenal Kecak Dance
(Bali, Indonesia. 2008)
Mono Lake - 20 second exposure.
Joey opts for a great spice-drops shingle look.
"Bruno Haunting" This statue of Giordano Bruno was erected at Campo de' Fiori in 1889.
I love this scene. A classic Nile River setting. Children playing futball, awaiting the ball's return from high in the sky. Onlookers include donkeys and camels.
In the extreme darkness, Poncho led us carefully to this spot, and then dramatically illuminated this stunning object on the floor - the skull of a sacrificial victim.
Our first evening was spent at the justifiably famous Jimbaran Bay Beach Seafood BBQ.
Muslim girls studying outside the village classroom.
greatest statue ever
During our return layover in Tapei, we went to the top of the tallest building in the world...Taipei 101, an engineering marvel.
The students at tiny Lee Vining High School were celebrating their annual Homecoming Bonfire.
One of the many charming streets of Siena.
...into the eyes of a stranger...
Within the Citadel walls, a slow-shutter image inside the Mohammed Ali Mosque...also known as the Alabaster Mosque. Mohammed Ali came to power in 1805 as a reformist ruler and is considered to be the founder of Modern Egypt.
Our "rice fields walk" guide in Tetebatu was more than happy to share his face with the local spiders.