Seattle, WA street photography Spring 2023

Seattle, WA USA street photography Spring 2023. I hadn’t been to downtown Seattle, WA during the day for a few years and I was surprised by the high amount of homelessness and drug use that I witnessed. I don’t normally photograph homeless people but I did include a few here to give a feel of what I saw as I walked the Seattle streets of King Station, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.

Camera used was a Sony Ay iv and lenses included Sony GM 14mm, Sony GM 35mm and Tamron 70-180mm. Full gallery of Seattle street photographs below:

Continue reading “Seattle, WA street photography Spring 2023”

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023

Skagit County Tulip Festival 2023 in Mount Vernon, WA USA. Many people say this is the most beautiful time of the year in my hometown of Mount Vernon, WA. Truly breathtaking views of our tulip fields and local agriculture in Skagit County, WA.

Most photos taken with Sony A7 iv camera and Sony GM 14mm lens (I love this new lens for landscape photography!)

Continue reading “Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023”

Hamburg, Germany photos

Hamburg, Germany photos from our last city of the 2022-2023 Cirque du Soleil European tour of the show Crystal. What a wonderful city! The city felt like being in a virtual steampunk world. I visited the Indra music club there the Beatles first performed in Hamburg, the underground tunnel, Miniature World, Reeperbahn and walked the streets for hours enjoying the architecture and graffiti of the city.

Photos with a Sony A7 iv camera and Sony GM 35mm lens

Continue reading “Hamburg, Germany photos”

Oslo, Norway photos

Photos from my week in Oslo, Norway in March 2023. I was there performing with the Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal” at the Spektrum Arena and also was able to visit many of my relatives living in and around Oslo. Highlights for me were the National Theater, Metro trains and the Oslo Opera House. I also saw a demonstration about the current war in Ukraine that was very moving.

Photos using a Sony A7 iv camera, and Sony GM 35mm and 24-70mm lenses

Continue reading “Oslo, Norway photos”

AI Just Said “Everything Will Be Okay” – What Happened Next?

This is the first of a series of videos I have created as part of my latest project called “Discuss AI”

Over the last several weeks I’ve been learning about and working with artificial intelligence platforms like ChatGTP, BrainTrust AI, Google Bard and Typecast AI. I created several simple videos while learning about it; videos on my YouTube channel that are overviews of the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. I knew that I wanted to do something with AI and that those videos were just a vehicle to learn more about it.

Continue reading “AI Just Said “Everything Will Be Okay” – What Happened Next?”

Palma de Mallorca, Spain photos


Photos from my tour break vacation to the island of Mallorca, Spain. Most of these photographs are from the city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. As usual, I like street photography, architecture, graffiti and interesting perspectives with lines and shapes.

This was the last of my photography workshop learning sessions as I was able to meet with two professional photographers at the local amusement park fair Fira del Ram (Fair of the Ram) for some unique perspectives with the rides. I learned that street photography is technically illegal in Spain due to privacy laws so very few of these photographs have people in them.

Besides hanging out with the local professional photographers, I also met some excellent street musicians including one of the best accordion players I’ve heard who goes by “Tony Mallorca”. You can see several videos of him playing on my YouTube channel in the “Short Video” section at:

Also got to experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride and that was a little scary to take photos from so high up but you’ll see a few below. Another highlight was visiting the Frederic Chopin and George Sand Museum in Valdemossa on the island of Mallorca, Spain. (Chopin wrote some of his piano pieces on the island of Mallorca)

These photos were taken with my Sony A7 iv camera and two lenses: a Sony GM 35mm (my favorite) and a Sony GM 35-70mm. See below for some of the photos

Continue reading “Palma de Mallorca, Spain photos”

Disneyland Paris photos

Here are photos I took at Disneyland Paris with a Sony A7 iv camera and alternating lenses of Sony GM 35mm f1.4 and Sony GM 24-70mm f2.8. (I keep going back to the 35mm for it’s clarity and great video ability in low light)

On tour break I had the awesome opportunity to spend four days at Disneyland Paris. It was so much fun! My favorite is always the Disneyland park but I also enjoyed the Walt Disney Studios lot (in California that would be the “California Adventure” lot). I got my Premier Access pass and whizzed through the lines and THAT was fun too.

Continue reading “Disneyland Paris photos”

Antwerp, Belgium photos

I was lucky to have 4 days off in Antwerp, Belgium before we started performing our Cirque du Soleil shows. The central old town is absolutely beautiful. On a private historical walking tour I learned how Antwerp used to have canals but they were covered up long ago (which provides for interesting, winding street patterns.

Here are some photos I took while in Antwerp, Belgium. Street photography style with a Sony A7 iv and two different lenses: a Sony GM 35mm f1.4 and a Sony GM 24-70mm f2.8 zoom. I’m really partial to my fixed 35mm for street photography but it was nice to get some wider shots with the zoom down at 24mm

Continue reading “Antwerp, Belgium photos”