In early February 2011, I returned to Maui and Molokai to gather additional material for what was rapidly becoming one of my niche stock portfolio.

George Murphy Beach ParkGeorge Murphy Beach Park Black Sand BeachBlack Sand Beach Tuscany on MauiTuscany on Maui
In May, I partnered with Ron Flickinger to shoot Santorini Island in the Agean Sea.
For 5 days I walked up and down the steep alleyways of Oia Village, hauling my heavy camera bag and tripod.

We flew back to Athens, then Rome and caught a train to La Spezia to spend 5 days in Cinque Terre

In June, Patricia and I flew to Montreal for a cousin's wedding. We then drove to Maine and spent a couple of nights in Bar Harbor, exploring Acadia N.P.

In July, I had a productive trip with partner Charles Wood, researching and shooting locations for future editions of my books Navajo Mountain pre-dawnNavajo Mountain pre-dawn

In September, I spent two weeks on my own on a highly productive trip to Europe.
I worked extremely hard on this trip, which required a lot of focus and effort, as well as a lot of driving. I began in France, covering Normandy, Giverny, Alsace and Annecy.

Colmar QuayColmar Quay

Moving on to Italy, I covered Lake Como and South Tyrol (Alto Adige).

then it was on to Slovenia

followed by Austria

finishing in Bavaria

In early October, I spent a bit of time along the coast in La Jolla.

In late October, I spent some time in and around zion, visiting or revisiting locations.
One of the most enjoyable experience of the trip was a nighttime hike to Observation Point to catch sunrise.

I also shot the White Domes of Canaan Mountain on an exhilarating daytrip with Charles Wood.

Finishing with the Vortex near St.George 

In November, Absolute Maui was released. A wonderful coffee table book on the island, including two double spreads of mine

In December, I shot in Manhattan Beach

Then in Tucson

and I finished the year in Palm Desert

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