Here is a small collection of the photographs I
have taken over the years. Most are from my travels, and are
taken as if they are used in a travel log. Others are from areas
near my home that I find especially appealing. I hope that you
enjoy them. As I add more photographs, I will place them at the
top to make it easier to notice the new photos. To see any of
these pictures in a larger format, just click on the image.
Just a reminder, all images are Copyright Jeffrey
D. Ollis and all rights are reserved.
This page was last modified on January 21, 1997.
This was our sunrise balloon ride over the Napa Valley
A Sonoma vineyard.
This is a garden at the Honolulu airport. You can
see an aircraft in the background.
Diamondhead Crater on Oahu from Waikiki.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. My wife's grandfather
stayed here as a member of the US Olympic Team on their way to
the Melbourne games. He arrived wearing his swim suit under his
clothes. He took off his outer clothing in the lobby, left them
in a corner, and went directly to the beach.
Hawai'i is known for its beauty. This waterfall
is found on the road to Hana. This road is legendary on Maui. It
was only a 60 mile trip, but took us over 4 hours. The road has
over 600 curves (many of them hairpin), and over 50 one lane
bridges. Many people (most of whom sell tickets for helicopter
rides) try to dissuade visitors from taking the trip, but it was
This is the chanter at the lu'au we went to in
Lahaina. This lu'au is considered the most authentic of the
Sunrise at Haleakala, Maui. Everyone says that
this is one site that is a must see. Not wanting to be the only
ones missing out, we made the trek. We got up at 2:00 AM to make
the drive to the 10,000 foot summit in time for sunrise. The
temperature dropped at least 30 degrees and the winds were very
strong. But the site was worth it. Afterwards we learned that the
sunsets are just as good, and a whole lot easier on your sleep.
The Haleakala crater shortly after sunrise. The
Apollo astronauts trained here for the moon landings because of
its similarities to the moon surface. Looking at it it does seem
like a different world.
This is all just one tree
in Lahaina, Maui. It is a banyon tree that was planted in the
1870's and now shades about 3/4 acre.
This is a picture of the view outside of
Cheeseburger In Paradise in the town of Lahaina on Maui. There is
a web camera here so you can see a current
picture of the sceen any time you want.
The Grand Canyon. I don't think I can add to what so many have
already said about this sight, except maybe you really should see
Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell, in Utah and
Arizona. This is the largest natural bridge in the world. Now
that Lake Powell was created, it is accessible by boat.
This is a rock formation in Northern Arizona. After years of
wind, interesting patterns are formed.
This is a picture of some kind of model shoot in
New York City. I was waiting for a Visa to be issued for a trip
and was killing time outside the United Nations. They were
setting up this shoot, and I decided to take a picture. Someone
noticed I was taking a picture, and they actually moved out of
the way. And people say that New Yorkers are all indifferent to
This was taken right before a storm hit in
Annapolis, MD. What is that they say about calmest before the
This was taken right after the one above.
This was taken during the US Pro Cycling Championship in
This was taken in Singapore. What a great country.
Ferrari is probably the most famous name in auto
racing in the world. And it is no wonder after hearing and seeing
them in action. A still picture, or even TV coverage, does them
Singapore is a country of contrasts: Old and
Modern; European, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern; Elegant and
Simple. I think this picture shows some of these contrasts.
This photograph was also taken in Singapore. In
this area of the city, cars are restricted, so bikes are not
uncommon. There was still something about this man on the bicycle
that intrigued me.
This is a mosaic mural in downtown Singapore. I
was fascinated by both its beauty and pristine appearance. It was
a couple of months later that a news story hit the papers here at
home that made it clear how the people of Singapore feel about
One of the most famous spots in American racing;
the finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You can see
the bricks left from past years when the entire track was paved
in bricks, giving it its name "The Brickyard". I wish I
could say that this picture was a perfect execution, but I have
several frames where all you can see is the man and the track.
Not even a part of the car made it into those pictures. But I
think that this one made all of those worth it.
This was taken at a state park near where I lived
several years ago. Just 15 miles or so from Philadelphia, but it
seemed so far away.
This was taken at Zion National Park in
Southern Utah. This is one of my favorite National Parks. Unlike
the Grand Canyon and nearby Bryce Canyon, you enter the park at
the base of the canyon. I feel that this gives you a feeling of
being part of the park and not just an observer.