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Photo of the Day: Art Pavilion in Zagreb

During the Croatia leg of my month in Europe back in 2011, I spent one gloomy November day in the capital city of Zagreb before heading down to Split and Dubrovnik. Zagreb is a very interesting city, with a mixture

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Photo of the Day: Cascading Falls at Krka National Park

Croatia has some beautiful national parks. Plitvice Lakes is the most famous, but it was too far away for us to visit on our one free day in Split, so we “settled” for Krka National Park; quite a nice consolation

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Photo of the Day: Dubrovnik – Outside the Wall

This photo zooms in on a portion of the spectacular medieval wall that surrounds the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Taken from the nearby Fort Lovrijenac, it’s a bit dark due to the overcast sky and zoomed-in focal length, but

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Photo of the Day: Split, Croatia

Split was the most pleasant surprise of my 2011 Eurotrip. Our primary reason for visiting Croatia had been to see Dubrovnik. We knew we would visit other places along the way but did not have anything specific in mind. A

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Photo of the Day: Dubrovnik in the Sky

In honor of this Sunday’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, here’s a bird’s-eye view of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. King’s Landing. This photo was taken from the top of Srd Hill. To the right of the walled city you can see

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Photo of the Day: Fantasy Scene at Krka National Park

I took this photo in November during the Croatia leg of my 2011 Eurotrip. This building, located above the main falls at Krka National Park, reminded me of something you might see in a fantasy film, the way it seemed

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 13: One More Day in Dubrovnik and the Long Journey Home

November 8, 2011: Our final non-travel day in Europe featured summer weather and a cool cable car ride to the top of a mountain to see Dubrovnik in all its glory. But first we visited the impressive Fort Lovrijenac, which sits

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 12: Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik

This installment covers Day 25 of my 2011 trip to Europe… November 7, 2011: The morning after our introduction to Dubrovnik we were eager to get back into town and head up to the medieval walls that surround the old city–walls so

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 11: Gettin’ Medieval in Dubrovnik

This installment covers Day 24 of my 2011 trip to Europe… November 6, 2011: On our last day in Split we headed down to the bus station to catch an early four-hour ride down to Dubrovnik. The majority of the bus ride took

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 10: Chasing Waterfalls in Krka National Park

This installment covers Day 23 of my 2011 trip to Europe… November 5, 2011: After spending a couple of days exploring Split, we decided to take an excursion outside the city. We had wanted to see Croatia’s famous Plitvice Lakes National

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. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 A humpback whale tail. The whale in the next few photos I'll be sharing was the only significant marine life I saw on my 3.5-hour whale watching cruise, but it was a good one. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
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. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 This is my favorite photo from the batch I shot at Sun Point in Glacier National Park. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunpoint
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. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The light and shadow of this photo from Luray Caverns creates the illusion of a ghostly figure walking in the distance--at least that's how I see it. :-) #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The next few photos I'll be sharing are from Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The stalagmites and stalactites of the caverns create remarkable landscapes that look like scenes from an Alien film. I only wish I’d had my new wide-angle fast lens with me at the time (these were shot with a 50mm prime lens, which was great for the low-light conditions but limited in how much of the landscape it could capture in one photo). #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
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