Leaving the Camera Behind (again!)

The Palmer House Hilton – A Historic Hotel in Chicago

The last couple of days I was downtown Chicago for work. I stayed at the Palmer House Hilton for the first time.  I’ve been inside the lobby area and the street level elevator area but that’s it. I always knew it was gorgeous, has a wonderful history and that at some point I wanted to take the time to shoot there. This was not that time.  Continue reading “Leaving the Camera Behind (again!)”

2017 – Focus, Intent & Stories

No, this is not a New Year’s Resolution post, not really.

Thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on in my head the last month or so. It’s not that scary, I promise.

I tend to get involved in too much, I like being involved until it becomes a distraction and veers me off my path.  Sometimes I do things thinking they are part of my path, how else do you find out if they are or not if you don’t try?  Then I become overwhelmed and hardly anything gets done. I know I’m not the only one who does this.

Continue reading “2017 – Focus, Intent & Stories”

Leaving the Camera Behind (gasp!)

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Airport Opportunities

There are reasons. Honest there are! Continue reading “Leaving the Camera Behind (gasp!)”

Overall, I feel 2016 was…

Overall I feel 2016 was amazing

While so many have written off 2016 as “the worst”, “horrible”, “negative”, etc.  I tend to disagree (as usual!) Continue reading “Overall, I feel 2016 was…”

Doing the Work

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Lots of thoughts in my head lately (laugh, go ahead), more than usual which is scary.  Scary and making me crazy! Continue reading “Doing the Work”

Arctic Adventure In The Svalbard Islands

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Image by Ron Clifford

Read more about my Arctic Adventure!

Honored to be a guest blogger for Ugo Cei Photography.

Arctic Adventure In The Svalbard Islands

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

What do you do when your mentor is telling you about this amazing, once in a lifetime adventure he’s going on when he says, “you should go!”?  If you’re me, you immediately start looking at the dates, air fare and if it’s at all possible to make it happen. Then you make it happen.

That’s how it all started, me going to the Arctic on a scientific explorer ship for a photography symposium. Up until then I had never heard of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole.  I highly recommend it!

Read the full story here:  Arctic Adventure In The Svalbard Islands

Is there something about the trip you’d like to hear about? Questions?  Please ask in the comments below!