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Corrected Light

Photo shoots involving other people usually need to be coordinated and scheduled in advance. This means that things like weather and lighting can’t be well known in advance, and concessions might have to be made. If you’re shooting indoors, maybe these things don’t factor in, but in this particular case, they did. I was on…

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The Buerbreen glacier

Some times, you’re out in a particular spot, and you’re going to take some photos, but the rest of the world isn’t cooperating with you. Everyone, including me, likes dramatic photos, and usually this means stormy skies, bleak days, and moody atmosphere. Occasionally, you might take a shot and be really underwhelmed with what you…

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Buerbreen Glacier Climb

The Buerbreen glacier

One of the main goals for Norway was to get out onto a glacier and ice climb. The western part of Norway has this amazing national park called Folgefonna, with a large glacier in it that has several arms reaching down towards towns that make getting out on the glacier possible. Near Odda, there is…

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Returned from Norway

So, I’m back, and still recovering both mentally and physically from what turned into a pretty amazing trip. I hit my big goals. Despite being pretty nervous about hiking with a bad knee, that turned into a bit of a non issue in the end. I’ve started sorting through photos and making backups, but so…

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Intimate Paris

I recently spent some time in Paris, enjoying the Spring and the Parisian lifestyle for a bit.  I was struck by how dense the city is, with so much to see and do nearly everywhere.  My travelling companion pointed out that it was nearly overwhelming, with little time to actually reflect and catch your breath …

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Rio Celeste Waterfall

The water fall along the Rio Celeste river in Costa Rica’s Tenorio Volcano National Park is easily accessible to anyone who wishes to travel out of La Fortuna for a few hours.  It gets its name from the colour of the water, due to the mixing of sulfur and calcium carbonate.  The spectacular display is just…

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Iceland Memorial Cairn

Along the Laugavegurinn hiking trail in Iceland, there are many places where you climb high enough to be snowbound, even in the summer.  In July 2013, I hiked this trail and was lucky enough to have wonderful weather the whole time.   In one of the snowy regions, I passed by the cairn featured in this…

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Vietnamese Lanterns

My travels in Vietnam a few years ago eventually led me to Hoi An, a community renowned worldwide for its fabrics, tailors, and seamstresses.   I was struck by not just how good the quality of the product was, but also by how versatile and how quickly things could be made for you.  One of my…

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The Character on the Concrete

The photo above this post was taken in San Jose, Costa Rica, when I was there in the spring of 2013.  If you’ve never been to San Jose, the entire city is covered with really great graffiti.  Like, top notch work.   Work that I’d be proud to have in my own neighborhood.   The subject of…