Bikes on the Rhine River

When I travel to Europe, I love the bikes. Every color, style. Parked on narrow streets. Not locked. Here’s a short video of a few bikes I saw when on a river cruise on the Rhine River last month.

I used Adobe Spark to make this video. I’m still learning how to use it, so I may edit this when I figure out a few thing!

Rhine Getaway First Look

I just went on the Rhine Getaway from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam in eight days. The first few days were cold, wet (even snow) and very cloudy. The last few days were gorgeous! I came home with a souvenir I didn’t buy – a bad respiratory virus and bronchitis. So I’m a bit slow editing my images with my new camera. I got a mirrorless, lighter weight professional camera, to save the load on my wrists, thumbs and knees. I chose a Sony a7IIIr and I learned even more about how to use it, and I also struggled with how to make it do what I wanted.

These images are from my iPhone 7. They are edited in Snapseed and the logo was added with a new iPhone app, Union. My technical workflow is not quite what I would want and took way too long!

Enjoy the first look at our Rhine Getaway Cruise on the Einar, Viking River Cruise’s newest longship.

Image from Paris wins award on ViewBug

Telescope atop the Eiffel Tower at night, with bokeh effect, Paris France, August 2016

I entered this image in a photo challenge on ViewBug. I am pleased to say that it won the People’s Choice Award for the “Bokeh-licious Night! Photo Challenge!” 

Preview of Cities of Light River Cruise


Over 2,000 images in 12 days! I just got back from a Viking River Cruise on the Main, Rhine and Mosel Rivers. Using the JPEG versions of a little over 100 images, I made iPad edits using Snapseed. So this is just a preview. Enjoy!