Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Banana Pursuit

Flat surf conditions on an overcast Montauk summer morning leave five travelers and a banana exploring the end of Long Island.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

NGSE Monterey Bay

I spent three weeks at the University of California Monterey Bay teaching a Travel Digital Photography course for National Geographic Student Expeditions. This was my second course taught for Nat Geo, the last being a three week course in India. Monterey Bay was amazing, some of the highlights of which where finally seeing a breaching Humpback Whale, a behind the scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a moonlight tour of the Big Sur lighthouse, the sprawling artichoke farms of Central California, a ferry ride from San Francisco to Sausalito, and finally meeting the founder of Save The Whales, Maris Sidenstecker. Through the efforts of Kip Evens we were able to pair up with Google Earth & NOAA, so myself and students are now able to upload and donate content for Google Ocean in an effort to educate and preserve oceanic awareness.

Thanks: Tierney Thys. Kip Evens, Deb Harris, Putney Student Travel, National Geographic, my co-leader Peter Robbins, Briana, Jamie, Steven Brown, Kim, all Students, Save The Whales, NOAA, Google Earth, and Charolette Wick

The images posted are from a series titled 'How To Take Photos That Make You Look Like a Tourist', and are the meals served at USCMB. They are intended invoke nostalgia of adolescence and a comedic look on my dietary decisions.