You Be the Judge

One of my favorite shots from Death Valley. Definitely worth reposting. 

The redesign is more complete now. I've added an Australia gallery which is some of my earliest photography from before I tried to be slightly more serious about taking photos (I'm still not that serious, for the record). The home page has been changed, and I've been going through each gallery and getting rid of all the old watermarked stuff and generally trying to pick better photos and doing a little better editing on them. 

I'm also trying a different way of presenting each gallery. Go check it out and leave a comment about whether or not it's aesthetically interesting. 

Sin City

Oh what a glitzy and glamorous place Las Vegas is. One might even call it Paradise. 

Also, I've finally posted my gallery of shots from India! They aren't the best quality because I was travelling very lightly and only used my phone to take pictures. 

You can find the new gallery here:

I'm also reworking my other galleries to cut out the junk and re-edit almost everything, as well as cutting some galleries and changing the design. Keep an eye out for that soon!

The Power of Scheduled Posts

Making it easier to be consistent. 

This is from Death Valley in 2013.

More fun news, I'm working on yet another redesign! This one will include fancy new subscriber emails and hopefully a better-looking blog update email. Also, new subscribers will get a 40% off coupon to order any photo from this site (or even Instagram -- just paste a link from wherever you find my photos on the internet when you select that option in my online store).

Best of 2014 - 2016 Part 1

At the end of 2013 I compiled my favorite photos from that year. My life became much busier after that and I haven't been able to find the time to keep this website updated as much as I'd have liked. In the time since my last compilation, I've traveled to 5 different countries, covered protests, and taken a cross-country road trip to move to a new state. 

I now have a slightly more regular schedule that I've more or less adjusted to, which means it's time for a new compilation of my travels and adventures in the last 3 years. Enjoy, and perhaps be reminded of some pleasant nostalgia. 

To Pittsburgh

Over a month later, I'm finishing the story of my cross-country road trip, continuing the standard of excellence I've established in regards to post frequency on this website. This post contains the least interesting photos of this series because the terrain ended up being pretty much the same after Badlands National Park ‒ flat and grassy.

Not much to see here

The point at which it occurred to us to check to oil level.

After Badlands, we made maybe another hour before the car started overheating again. This meant jumping from rest stop to rest stop and letting the car cool off for a while before continuing. At the rest stop in the above photo, it occurred to us to check the oil. It turns out, there was none, and I didn't have any extra oil in the car (foolish, I know). Along we went, hopping between rest stops until we got to Sioux Falls where we picked up some oil and considered a number of other options o make it the final 1000 miles without having to stop every 20 minutes. 


After adding oil, we kept trying to push along but continued overheating. We made it from Sioux Falls, SD to Worthington, MN, but were still overheating and it was past 9, so we stayed the night in Worthington. The next day, we kept pushing along, stopping every 30 or so minutes. At one point, we went through a pretty big lightning storm, and there were no rest stops. At one point, the rain was so heavy that everyone was pulling off to the side of the road, so we took that opportunity to give the car a break and add coolant which was still leaking out pretty rapidly. Fun fact, adding coolant to your overheating car in a massive downpour with lightning striking all around you is great. When I was almost finished, there was a strike no more than a hundred yards away. I jumped about a foot off the ground and knocked the radiator cap down onto the drip pan. Fortunately, it wasn't in the worst place and I was able to reach it. After that, we didn't overheat for the rest of the trip. I'm still not sure why.                                                                                                                                                                             We managed to make it all the way to South Bend, Indiana that day. We passed through Chicago on the way, and I never realized the skyline was so expansive. I know photos never convey a good sense of scale, but I just couldn't have imagined how truly massive it is. The Illinois tollway is also fairly impressive for a road. It's well paved, well lit, and has plenty of nice looking rest stops along the way. The difference between the road in Illinois and Indiana was incredibly stark. Once across the border, the interstate was shockingly dusty and filled with potholes. Good job, Mike Pence. 

After spending the night in South Bend, we continued on. Pictured below is Ohio, which had gigantic rest stops, pavement even lousier than California's, and not much else. 

Shockingly large rest stop with a food court. 

Beyond the cars is pretty much everything we saw driving through Ohio. No mountains, no lakes, few trees. Just lots of grass and corn. 

And that's it. I didn't take any pictures beyond this point because I did the final leg of driving, but there wasn't anything interesting to see anyway. A few hours later, we arrived in Pittsburgh and promptly got semi-lost downtown because I took the wrong exit, a consequence of not being able to see out of the back of the car and not being able to change lanes. 

The End. 

I'll be posting some of my photos from Pittsburgh at some point, but if history is any sort of indicator, it'll probably be at least another month.