Author archives: Chris Smith

  • Costa Rica

  • Prior to this trip to Costa Rica, had you asked me of all the places we've traveled, which one was my favorite, I would have said Ireland without hesitation. Funny how things change. If you only get to visit one foreign country in your lifetime, I would hate for you to miss Costa Rica! It's such a b[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • We stayed at the Peace Lodge, on the edge of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. We chose this location because it was centrally located at the base of Poas Volcano, and situated within hiking distance of a section of the rain forest that had no less than five gorgeous waterfalls within hiking distance. T[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • We took several day-trips out from the Peace Lodge to visit other sights and indulge in some fun activities. On the way to Pozo Azul (where we went horse-back riding through the jungle and did a zip-line excursion through the jungle canopy, sometimes hanging 80 feet in the air) we had to stop for r[...]
  • Costa Rica

  • Well, out of over a THOUSAND images, I don't know how in the world I'm supposed to pick a favorite. But I must say, this one would certainly be in contention. I just love how the green on the frog matches the green on the plant, and the red on his eyes matches the red on the plant. :-) As you can im[...]
  • We Must Begin with the Children

  • It's early. It's still dark out. Cami & I are getting ready to fly to Costa Rica for the week. We're staying at the Peace Lodge at LaPaz Waterfall Gardens. So I wanted to share with you a quote from a very wise man. Mahatma Gandhi once said "If we wish to create a LASTING PEACE we must begin wi[...]
  • NEW Family Circle Cup Banner

  • I am SO EXCITED! I just talked to Mike Saia, the Communications Manager at the Family Circle Cup. He informed me that this year's NEW BANNER of last year's champion, Nadia Petrova, will feature an image I photographed of her. Here it is!!!If you don't already know, I'm one of the Official Photograph[...]
  • Gone Fishin'

  • Cami & I drove to Hilton Head to spend the weekend with her parents. They were having a Super Bowl party - which was as good an excuse as any to go visit! As most of you know, I hardly go ANYWHERE without my camera...even when I'm "off". :-) So while everyone was taking a nap Sunday afternoon, I[...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • As many of you know, I'm not one of the Official Photographers of the Family Circle Cup professional tennis tournament just because it's a great assignment. I enjoy shooting it because I'm also a tennis player and a fan! One of the local tennis teams I play on actually WON our State Championships a [...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • Here's a shot of our fearless leader! Todd, the team captain, was ALWAYS on the phone in between matches trying to get scores and stats about the teams we would be playing next. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication in getting our team this far, Todd!
  • Tennis Championships

  • Saturday night we had our Player's Party at the Old State Capitol. Often referred to as "the old gray castle", it's one of the most distinguished examples of Gothic architecture in the United States today. It sits on a high hill overlooking the great Mississippi. I found out the capitol of Louisiana[...]
  • Tennis Championships

  • Jeff Young is on our team. However, he was unable to play because he suffered a stroke many months ago. It was touch-and-go for a while, but he's made INCREDIBLE strides towards recovery. His daughter, Kristen, is on one of the Charleston women's teams that made it to the Championships. And his [...]