Europe, here I come!
It is hard to believe I will be finally going on my bucket list trip to Europe. This is a trip I started to book the summer of 2019 with the intent on traveling the summer of 2020. Thanks to Covid this trip has been canceled and rebooked numerous times, to the point when I was starting to think this was more of a fantasy vacation. But the Covid news hasn't been all bad as I tested positive about two weeks ago. Even though I did not exactly feel like tap dancing on tables when I got sick, I was pretty happy to catch Covid when I did because now, I have super immunity. The other day I could finally taste food again and I have recovered enough strength to feel my normal tired old self!
Tomorrow, I head for Zagreb, Croatia. Be prepared to be barraged with photos from Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Austria and the Dolomite region of Italy, My trip was originally planned for a little less than three weeks, but after several cancelations, plenty of time to watch YouTube travel videos due to lockdowns (discovering more places to visit), and extra time to save money I have managed to stretch this into a six week trip. Hopefully you will not get bored viewing the many photos I will post.
Getting There-Hawaii preview
Slowly but surely this website may come to life. My intent is to do more than just share photos. For now showing photos will have to do. My next step will be to provide some content about the photos and where they were taken. Click the link below for a slideshow of one of my favorite places to visit - Hawaii.
What's the Point!
My last post was September of 2018. I promised I would not overdo it with posts, clearly I have kept that promise! I admit one reason I have not done anything with this website is because I am my worse critic. If my photos are not gallery worthy then I feel they are not worth sharing. After spending the last month organizing and redoing many of my pictures I have come to the conclusion I am wasting my time if I can't share them with anyone. Today I am going to post a couple of shots I took 10 years ago when my wife when we stayed in Sedona a few nights. I am starting with these shots because I discovered these pictures in a portable hard drive I have not touched in years.
I have been retired a few years and kept wanting to organize my photos but could never get started, probably because I felt it was an overwhelming project. I was having a tough time figuring out how to categorize my pictures. If you go to my Photo Galleries page you will see the categories I came up with, the photos above are in the Mountains and Valleys category - click the button to go to the gallery.
As my author mini bio states I love to travel, I love photography, and I love to write. This website allows me to do all three with a purpose. My objective is to provide content that may brighten up your day a bit while at the very least provide some interesting and/or useful information. Many of my blog posts will be about trips I have been on years ago, so narrative may be limited and slightly inaccurate due to a sketchy memory. Many blogs will be a series of posts about one trip or one destination I have visited many times, such as my trips to Hawaii and Colorado. The slide show below will give you a hint about the places I will write about in future posts.
I will most likely include articles about photography, such as how to shoot sports or how to figure out what camera to buy. I subscribe to the "how the spirit moves me" philosophy of writing which means I will cover a variety of topics related to creation, which could include many forms of art and music. In order to keep this website interesting and entertaining I will try and keep my blogs short (this will be a challenge for me) and I will post no more than one post per week with a minimum goal of posting at least once a month. I will use social media to inform many of new posts. Since many do not use social media or do not use it often, I am in the process of creating an email list. If you have the slightest interest in my future blogs I encourage you to go to the contact page and subscribe to my emails. I promise you will not be barraged with emails, it is simply an effective way of informing you when there is a new post.
I confess for me creating this website is a great excuse to share the many photos I have taken over the years. I am going to try very hard to keep my sharing from being boring by providing some useful narrative. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
Gary Stepic - Just someone who loves to travel, loves photography, and loves to write.