Motorcycle Tour and Travel Writer Photographer Ohio River Indiana
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Motorcycle Tour and Travel Writer Photographer Ohio River Indiana

"So speaking about journeys…today’s has turned out quite nice after Mother Nature took her best shots at me earlier in the day. My travels took me south through Indiana to the banks of the Ohio River…again! Funny; I never really looked at the Ohio River on a map before. It seems like I can’t get away from it no matter how far I travel. In actuality it originates near Pittsburgh, PA at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. It then flows in a southwesterly direction and ultimately joins the mighty Mississippi River in Illinois. This afternoon I rode south along its bank to the small town of Patriot, Indiana. How can you not visit a town that goes by that name? Leaving Patriot I continued south and west on Route 156 enjoying wide open roads and beautiful scenic views of the river."

-Excerpt from "Road Work: Images and Insights of a Modern Day Explorer"

The excerpt above is from my Amazon #1 best selling road travel book which is available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon as well as on Apple Books. If you love motorcycle travelogues give this one a read. As the author I may be just a little bit biased, but I happen to think it’s a great one.

This picture was captured somewhere along the banks of The Ohio River using a Nikon Z6II mirrorless camera and a Nikkor zoom lens which I carry everywhere in the top case of my BMW Sport-Touring motorcycle. The original RAW digital image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer, which also travels everywhere with me. As a photographer, author, writer, long distance motorcycle rider, educator and adventurer I am blessed to travel all throughout the United States and Canada; yet, oddly, this was the first time in nearly four decades of riding that I had the pleasure of riding in the state of Ohio. On this trip, in early spring of 2021 I also traveled through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey before returning to my home on Long Island, New York. Quite a journey, indeed. These kinds of long distance adventures are what I live for. My photographic images and written words have graced the pages of many fine magazines and popular online portals in the photographic, motorcycle, motorsports, travel and hospitality industries. The images you see here on my web site represents just a fraction of my body of stock photography work, all of which is available for commercial sale or lease. I am available to discuss and undertake any creative project assignment that you may have in mind…preferably ones that can be reached on two wheels. I’m always looking for any excuse to ride, you understand?