Nature and Travel Photography
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Santorini had been on my bucket list for many years, and this year was the time to finally visit. I knew that Santorini had become a hotspot for the tourist and Instagram crowd, especially for that famed sunset view from Oia, but I decided that I want
The charm of Bruges became evident as I walked, charming medieval buildings, fronting narrow cobblestone streets, with narrow sidewalks. My intended path would take me down several streets, through alleyways, the Markt and finally over the canal.
It was cold and rainy when I arrived in Vienna in mid-October. The skies were overcast and I wasn't feeling like there was much hope for the photography I had envisioned on this trip.
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Roof Tiles, Sydney Opera House
When I lived in Hawaii, I made yearly visits to Australia. Although, I've travelled all my life, it was in Australia where I first began to love the experience of travel. The people of Australia are warm and friendly, and always seemed to be willing to talk and share a bit of their experiences.
Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Notes and Tips
On Photography and Travel
Photo Tip: Signs of Ancient Times
The American desert southwest is a treasure trove of rock art. Tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs have been discovered in a variety of settings. The designs can be bold and prominently situated, or they can be tiny and concealed. My imagination has long been stirred by these captivating markings.
When photographing rock art I first make sure that I can photograph them without causing damage the rock art itself or the surroundings. Then I'll consider other factors. Has the shape of the rock been incorporated into the design? Have several markings been made on a single surface and if so, how do they overlap? Have designs been reworked? These questions, among others, help determine the focus of the composition.
Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.- John Muir