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Revisiting Past Images

One of the beauties of photography as an artistic medium is the ability to revisit your work with new tools, and new eyes, and recreate your image without revisiting the original scene.  I have read and followed the sound advice … Continue reading

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32 bit processing: The Landscape Photographer’s HDR

    Anyone familiar with modern photography, even simple magazine image appreciation, has seen HDR (high dynamic range) images.  Various shooting and processing techniques push the boundaries of “regular” processing and can create surrealistic imagery.  This works effectively, or horribly, … Continue reading

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Reinterpreting Slot Canyons in Monochrome

Filled with vibrant, ever changing hues, with light bouncing off the multifaceted rock formations, the slot canyons evoke visions of kaleidoscopic color patterns, and most images reflect this color palette. I recently “revisited” my latest set of images captured in … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Obelisks of Rome

The ancient Egyptian Obelisk, an early religious symbol to the sun god Ra, fascinates visitors to Rome, which contains more Egyptian obelisks than any other single location and hosts nearly as many as the entire country of Egypt today! Only … Continue reading

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Walking the Streets of Rome with the Fuji x100

  I always enjoy taking long, aimless walks through the foreign cities I get to visit.  There is no way better to get a real feel for a city, and to immerse oneself in the experience.  In Rome, that sensation … Continue reading

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The Unofficial Guide to Exploring Lower Antelope Canyon

Some locations in the American Southwest inspire awe for their natural beauty, others amazement and wonder at the forces behind their creation, and still others dazzle the senses with their almost other-worldliness. From your first encounter from within the depths … Continue reading

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Moorish Architecture in Southern Spain

Just returning from a trip to Andalusia and a marvelous tour through souther Spain (Andalusia).  The Moorish architecture is breathtaking!  So many things to write about, including the travel plan, using HDR to bring out the best in indoor images, … Continue reading

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My Ideal Black & White Photography Workflow

Black & White: The Medium of Masterpieces Many of us have a sense of awe when we see a great monotone image, as it accentuates elements of the scene not as readily visible when colors are present, and the stripped … Continue reading

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Exploring the Mayan Yucatan (Part 1)

With 2012 finally here, and all the “end of the world” folks looking to the Mayan calendar for their predictions, there will likely enhanced interest in the Maya Lands on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.  I have been fortunate enough … Continue reading

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Shooting during the Golden Hour and the Blue Hour: What you really need to know (and the books don’t tell you) WITH UPDATES!

Anyone becoming excited about photography, especially landscape photography, will soon here about the “Golden hour” and how all of their outdoor shots must be taken during this crucial time due to the lighting advantages it infers.  Soon, in fact, you … Continue reading

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