wick is me
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. -Mark Twain
Sunset in the Thar Desert re edited for maximum visual enjoyment.


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There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. -Mark Twain
Sunset in the Thar Desert re edited for maximum visual enjoyment.


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There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.Mark TwainThar Desert, Pakistan*Best Viewed LargeBefore leaving Jaisalmer we spent a day out in the desert. This involved a drive with some detours not all prepared and a camel ride to here for sunset and a campfire feast! Along the way we stopped at our drivers village and spent some time with his family and he kids. I brought pens and candy to pass out as if I have learned anything about small villages in India every kid wants/needs a school pen. Plus, what kid does not want some candy? Really. Along the way we were flagged down by two men with a flat tire on their motorbike. We couldn’t leave them stranded so we loaded the bike as far into the jeep as it would go and brought them with us until we reached their village where we enjoyed some delicious chai as thanks! Eventually we arrived at the Camels and a young lad named Ganesh led us fearlessly into the vast desert. Once we hit the dunes photographed here it was time for a quick location hunt. After filling my shoes with sand and dodging giant black beetles I decided this was the place. What happens next was sad. Almost life damaging. Let me back up slightly. So we were not the only people there. A group of French students happened to be playing games and drinking down the dune from us. Well, ten minutes before this photo was taken one of them thought to walk across the dunes rather than down to go pee. She did right through this shots second dune. After some cloning and working on the lines I got it together but man. That was stressful And yes, that is Pakistan just beyond the dunes. Does that make me a bad American? I’m on my way to Delhi to begin my trek back to the US. I have a lot of photos coming up and a few essays from this trip. I look forward to sharing them with you and hearing your feedback. Thanks to +Formatt-Hitech  for making the best filters available! In this photo I used a 6-stop INDR and .6 graduated filterhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6FP5

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
Mark Twain
Thar Desert, Pakistan

*Best Viewed Large

Before leaving Jaisalmer we spent a day out in the desert. This involved a drive with some detours not all prepared and a camel ride to here for sunset and a campfire feast! 
Along the way we stopped at our drivers village and spent some time with his family and he kids. I brought pens and candy to pass out as if I have learned anything about small villages in India every kid wants/needs a school pen. Plus, what kid does not want some candy? Really. 
Along the way we were flagged down by two men with a flat tire on their motorbike. We couldn’t leave them stranded so we loaded the bike as far into the jeep as it would go and brought them with us until we reached their village where we enjoyed some delicious chai as thanks! 
Eventually we arrived at the Camels and a young lad named Ganesh led us fearlessly into the vast desert. Once we hit the dunes photographed here it was time for a quick location hunt. 
After filling my shoes with sand and dodging giant black beetles I decided this was the place. 
What happens next was sad. Almost life damaging. Let me back up slightly. 
So we were not the only people there. A group of French students happened to be playing games and drinking down the dune from us. Well, ten minutes before this photo was taken one of them thought to walk across the dunes rather than down to go pee. She did right through this shots second dune. After some cloning and working on the lines I got it together but man. That was stressful 
And yes, that is Pakistan just beyond the dunes. Does that make me a bad American? 
I’m on my way to Delhi to begin my trek back to the US. I have a lot of photos coming up and a few essays from this trip. I look forward to sharing them with you and hearing your feedback. Thanks to +Formatt-Hitech  for making the best filters available! In this photo I used a 6-stop INDR and .6 graduated filter

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6FP5

Utrecht by Night
#talesfromtheroad #utrecht #netherlands #travel #netherlands #blue

Utrecht by Night
#talesfromtheroad #utrecht #netherlands #travel #netherlands #blue

Check out the sunrise in Hampi, India on 500px!  This is where the village bathes every morning! :)

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A Family of Three

#mushrooms #woods #talesfromtheroad #miniaturelandscape #landscapephotography #travelnetherlands #netherlands #cute

A Family of Three

#mushrooms #woods #talesfromtheroad #miniaturelandscape #landscapephotography #travelnetherlands #netherlands #cute

*Reality Is But A Dream*
Hampi, India

*Best Viewed Large*

One morning in Hampi we went to try and cross the river for sunrise.  Unfortunately the normal boats decided to run late because nobody wanted to pay for the much more expensive private ones (that you get soaked in).  I took this photo sitting on the bank of the river waiting for the boats to run.  I actually was really happy to capture the residents bathing in the river in the morning to such a beautiful sunrise.  Crossed the bridge shortly after and walked my way up a mountain!

 #ಹಂಪೆ   #hampi   #कर्नाटक   #karnataka   #भारत   #india   #holybath   #travelphotography   #talesfromtheroad   +Travel Photography  #travelindia  

*Reality Is But A Dream*
Hampi, India

*Best Viewed Large*

One morning in Hampi we went to try and cross the river for sunrise.  Unfortunately the normal boats decided to run late because nobody wanted to pay for the much more expensive private ones (that you get soaked in).  I took this photo sitting on the bank of the river waiting for the boats to run.  I actually was really happy to capture the residents bathing in the river in the morning to such a beautiful sunrise.  Crossed the bridge shortly after and walked my way up a mountain!

#ಹಂಪೆ   #hampi   #कर्नाटक   #karnataka   #भारत   #india   #holybath   #travelphotography   #talesfromtheroad   +Travel Photography  #travelindia  

Reality Is But A DreamHampi, IndiaBest Viewed LargeOne morning in Hampi we went to try and cross the river for sunrise.  Unfortunately the normal boats decided to run late because nobody wanted to pay for the much more expensive private ones (that you get soaked in).  I took this photo sitting on the bank of the river waiting for the boats to run.  I actually was really happy to capture the residents bathing in the river in the morning to such a beautiful sunrise.  Crossed the bridge shortly after and walked my way up a mountain!#ಹಂಪೆ   #hampi   #कर्नाटक   #karnataka   #भारत   #india   #holybath   #travelphotography   #talesfromtheroad   +Travel Photography  #travelindia   #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman  #10000photographers  +Robert SKREINER +Gemma Costa  #breakfastclub  +Breakfast Club +Mirrors and Reflectionshttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6E4b

Reality Is But A Dream
Hampi, India

Best Viewed Large

One morning in Hampi we went to try and cross the river for sunrise.  Unfortunately the normal boats decided to run late because nobody wanted to pay for the much more expensive private ones (that you get soaked in).  I took this photo sitting on the bank of the river waiting for the boats to run.  I actually was really happy to capture the residents bathing in the river in the morning to such a beautiful sunrise.  Crossed the bridge shortly after and walked my way up a mountain!

#ಹಂಪೆ   #hampi   #कर्नाटक   #karnataka   #भारत   #india   #holybath   #travelphotography   #talesfromtheroad   +Travel Photography  #travelindia   #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman  #10000photographers  +Robert SKREINER +Gemma Costa  #breakfastclub  +Breakfast Club +Mirrors and Reflections

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One More Selfie At My Favorite TreeMyers Flat, CaliforniaI am always happy to stop here!  What better selfie to take on my favorite perch in the redwoods than one with a big green smile on it!  Thanks,  +SmugMug for letting me spread a smile all over the world with this fabulous hoodie (I’m totally beating this thing to pieces ;))!#talesfromtheroad #selfie #selfy #smugmug #smuggy #travelphotography #redwoods #sequoia #smallthingtoagianthttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6DQe

One More Selfie At My Favorite Tree
Myers Flat, California

I am always happy to stop here! What better selfie to take on my favorite perch in the redwoods than one with a big green smile on it! Thanks, +SmugMug for letting me spread a smile all over the world with this fabulous hoodie (I’m totally beating this thing to pieces ;))!

#talesfromtheroad #selfie #selfy #smugmug #smuggy #travelphotography #redwoods #sequoia #smallthingtoagiant

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The San Francisco Treat

I’m about due for a visit although this time i am hoping to not have my car experience a hit and run while taking this photo ;)

#sanfransisco #baybridge #sunset #talesfromtheroad #sunsetphotography #travelphotography #treasureisland

The San Francisco Treat

I’m about due for a visit although this time i am hoping to not have my car experience a hit and run while taking this photo ;)

#sanfransisco #baybridge #sunset #talesfromtheroad #sunsetphotography #travelphotography #treasureisland

The San Francisco TreatI’m about due for a visit although this time i am hoping to not have my car experience a hit and run while taking this photo ;)#sanfransisco #baybridge #sunset #talesfromtheroad #sunsetphotography #travelphotography #treasureisland +Travel Photography #travelcalifornia #promotephotography +Promote Photographyhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6DiW

The San Francisco Treat

I’m about due for a visit although this time i am hoping to not have my car experience a hit and run while taking this photo ;)

#sanfransisco #baybridge #sunset #talesfromtheroad #sunsetphotography #travelphotography #treasureisland +Travel Photography #travelcalifornia #promotephotography +Promote Photography

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*The Osaka Castle*
Osaka, Japan

Here is a fun little image of the Osaka Castle rising out of some cherry blossoms I captured a little over a year ago.  I can’t wait to head back to Japan next year to photograph the sakura bloom again!

#talesfromtheroad #osaka #japan #traveljapan #osakacastle #大阪 #大坂城 #日本 #桜 #stormyweather

*The Osaka Castle*
Osaka, Japan

Here is a fun little image of the Osaka Castle rising out of some cherry blossoms I captured a little over a year ago. I can’t wait to head back to Japan next year to photograph the sakura bloom again!

#talesfromtheroad #osaka #japan #traveljapan #osakacastle #大阪 #大坂城 #日本 #桜 #stormyweather