Here are my photo journals of my travels, divided by state or country or region. As you know, I like to caption stuff, so a lot of the narrative will accompany the lightbox displayed images.
Things a little closer to home here in San Diego, especially if there are a lot of photos. Smaller ones will be merged into a miscellaneous gallery. Repeat visits to similar places may be merged to a single gallery.
In March-April 2011, I went to New Mexico for a much-needed retreat. The trip encompassed about 1,800 miles of driving, with exactly half that done on the drive home in one day! In a larger way, it was a trip that encapsulated the extremes of the human experience in a vast cosmological sweep: the pastoral life of tending to sheep, the first domesticated animals and the basis of the agricultural life that paved the way for civilization. And at the other end, my travels took me to the site where the first nuclear explosion was conducted, the moment after which human life would never be the same. Those two extremes were impressive enough, but I also had time to get to the Very Large Array, a field of radio telescopes that partially inspired my CD, Receiving. Thematically, I consider this an extension of the human experience continuum, into a realm of humanity's attentiveness to the cosmos, optimally causing us to get a larger view of things and to live from that realization.
A photo record of travels in my home state that encompasses some interesting diversity of geography running the gamut, with beaches, forests, agricultural land, mountain peaks, below-sea level salt pans, and deserts.
Includes the NorCal honeymoon trip, The Treehugger Tour, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and other locations along the way.