Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Taste of the Madness

Just a few shots from around home...

The 'Rho House' boys on a fine day at the beach.

My favorite sisters!

Shredding wave in the summer! Nothing better.

My 'Rho House' boys! Best guys ever.

Approach to diving the Mesquite in the Keweenaw.

Ice diving in Superior with Big John!


Camping in Marquette with Doc Brown!

Camping knows no season!

Sleeping in is easy with no light in the morning!

My buddy McGurn on the

Flying. My favorite past time.

The prolonged sort of flying. Paragliding off of dunes at Charlevoix.

President's Ball shot. Photography by Richer Image of Marquette MI.

Kayaking at Upper Harbor. Marquette, MI

Lower Falls at Dead River. Marquette, MI

Climbing (and wielding machetes) with my buddies.

The 'Rho House' crew. My favorite people ever. The lovely Stephanie Peck, Man of many talents Ian McGurn, Nick 'Doc' Brown, the charismatic Jessi Hamill, the uber-smart Tony Schindler, the talented Breanna McGurn, and Pete.

Hard summer work on Lake Charlevoix, MI.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

"The Continent"

Edinburgh & Roslin, Scotland
London, England
Paris & Normandy, France

(soon to come: Belfast, Italy)


Outside Edinburgh

Secondary school in Edinburgh

Roslin Chapel
Roslin, Scotland

Murder and mystery during 1800's in the winding back alleyways or 'closes' of Edinburgh...
Fisherman's Close
Edinburgh, Scotland

Outside of Roslin
Roslin, Scotland


A shot of Big Ben and the London Eye from one of the many bridges crossing the Thames. Shot at night walking from the metro station to Ian Rios' apartment.

Tower Bridge
London, UK

This shot is of me wandering the streets of London, shot by Ian Rios, my benefactor during the London excursion.


Sacre Cour, Monte Marte
Paris, France

Sacre Cour at night
Paris, France

Normandy, France


Shot for my buddy Mike Castiglione.

The highlight of my entire year: Flying a paper airplane off of the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Flight time (nearest I can tell): 3:35
Landing Zone (LZ): Tree in park nearby.

Study Abroad: Ireland

A post-trip report and pictures from my year in Ireland studying in Galway. I attended the National University of Ireland, Galway, and studied physics and math, as well as rain, Guinness, sheep, and the infinity that is the color green.

The National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

A blue sky day in Ireland. Few, but amazing. Blackhead in the distance across Galway Bay.
Galway, Ireland

Night in the city center around Christmas.
Galway, Ireland

St. Patty's Day Parade
Galway, Ireland

Spanish flatmates at Dunaras, Miguel and Manuel. Great guys!

Galway, Ireland

Jamie performing an unorthodox entry into the ocean at St. John's point.
St. John's Point

The signal at St. John's Point

300 foot drops into the North Atlantic, and noone but sheep to see it.
The Cliffs of Moher
County Claire, Ireland

One of many ruins scattered around Ireland.
County Galway, Ireland

Just a few blocks from my flat: the diving tower at Blackrocks. Author airborne. Nice shooting Elizabeth.
Galway/Sandhill Ireland

Bivy in the dark on the Aran Islands
Inismore, Ireland

I knew I was close to the water when I set the bivy up in the dark. I did not know how close...

...nor how substantial the cliff was.

Ross Erilly Friary
County Claire, Ireland

The friary is a maze of stone walls, tombs, staircases... I would've loved to see it working. You can still see ovens, fireplaces, second floor layouts, etc... Amazing.
Ross Erilly Friary
County Claire, Ireland

Hiking in the Connemara
Recess, Ireland