About Kim Day

Around the time I was five, my favorite babysitter began to tell me bedtime stories about his time stationed in India during WWII. I was lulled to sleep with tales of lush, green jungles, the cackles of hyena, the echoing roars of tigers on the prowl and tales of colonial politics. These stories were the first hint I had that there a bigger world outside the small Midwestern town in which I was raised. The arrival of a pair of Cambodian refugees to my grade school in the early 1980s only peaked my interest in other cultures. By the time I was in high school I had a poster of the Eiffel tower plastered to my wall and I had a list of countries longer than my arm of places I wanted to visit. 

 My travels have encompassed various locales in North America, Europe, and Africa (Kenya).  I hope to add Cambodia, India and Morocco to the list in the near future.

As I waited for my bank account to catch up with my travel dreams, I began to develop a keen interest in photography and capturing the world I saw around me on film. Both photography and travel have changed the way I view the world around me. While photographing rock concerts kick-started my love of photography, it has morphed into a focus on travel and nature. The site is the result of the
intersection of my love of writing, travel and photography.

I hope you enjoy the lens through which I look at the world.


Photography really isn’t about the equipment that you use; it is about how you make art with the tools you have. I’ve found I can get stellar shots from a point and shoot just as easily as I can with my DSLR. At the end of the day it’s all about the skill and the eye of the artist. However, I know there are gear heads out there that want to know about the equipment. For those of you who are interested in the technical details, here is the equipment that I use:

  • Canon 7D
    • Canon EF-S 10-22mm
    • Canon EF-S 18-55 IS
    • Canon EF-S 18-135 IS
    • Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS
    • Canon EF 50 f/1.8
  • Canon Xsi
  • Canon G6
  • Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
  • MacBook Pro
  • Lightroom 4.0
  • Nik Software Suite (HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex 2, Viveza 2, Color Efex 4, Dfine 3, and Sharpen Pro 3)
  • Photoshop 6.0