a teatray in the sky


the author

me.  a quarter century old.  an architect by day and photographer by night.  people always ask what I design – the brutal honest fact is that, most decent architects can design anything they want to.  it’s a question of what you like to design.  in architecture, as in photography, I am a generalist.  I try to see as much as I can see, I try to enjoy as much as I can enjoy.

I love: my family (which just expanded since I got married to Tina), traveling, and getting together with old friends.  photography is beautiful because it allows me to record these moments.  architecture is beautiful because it is the grand backdrop to our lives.

I’m sure we’ll get to know each other better.

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  1. Anne Pieterse - Author said, on September 18, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Like your Blog and Pictures…..amazing

  2. Paul Bennett said, on September 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for a great Blog – we are doing pretty much the same trip (also the same boat – the g6) for our Honeymoon. It looks amazing. If you have any tips or advice for us in this regard it would be great to hear from you.

    Thanks again

    Paul and Christie

    • firthefirst said, on September 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      just remember to bring lots and lots of memory cards (or a laptop to download photos to) because you will want to take lots and lots of photos. definitely invest in a cheap underwater point & shoot because you will sorely regret not doing so when you are there and snorkeling with all the beautiful creatures.

  3. cscooks said, on September 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    What camera do you use to shoot with? Great shots from Equador! http://www.couchsurfingcook.com.

  4. steven said, on September 19, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I too enjoyed reading about your honeymoon, and of course, the photos are wonderful. You might enjoy checking out my travels as well.

    Congratulations, and Peace.


  5. Mariska said, on September 19, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Hi John, I recently started to do some photography. I have been wanting to do that for quite some years, being a young woman who travels a lot, finding the money for a good camera wasn’t that easy! Unfortunatly so, most of the beautiful destinations I have been to I had to capture with a regular point-and-shoot-camera. Now finally I have my new camera and starting to learn real photography.
    I really enjoy your site, I’ve marked it as one of my favorites and will come take a look once in a while.
    Keep up the good work.
    Greetings from a dutch girl in France (at the moment!)

    • firthefirst said, on September 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      happy to hear you’re pursuing your photography hobby! I enjoyed browsing through your blog as well. thanks for stopping by.

  6. James Bridgeford said, on September 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Amazing photography and cool story. I think what you are doing is awesome!
    My name is James and I own a travel agency. Photo Tours and Travel.
    We would love to feature a few of your shots from Ecuador in our gallery Let me know if you are interested.

    Feel free to contact me directly at james@phototoursandtravel.com

    In exchange for the use of your pictures I will give you a travel voucher to use on a trip of your choice to any of our destinations. We cover all of Latin America…from Mexico to Antarctica and everywhere in between…so to say the least there are many cool places to chose from!

    I look forward to hearing from you and maybe our paths will cross soon!
    happy travels!


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