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Photo of the Day: Colosseum from Palatine Hill

Looking down on the Colosseum from the Palatine Hill above the Roman Forum. From here you can get a sense of how much it once towered over the rest of the city (to a large extent it still does). You

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Photo of the Day: Venice Grand Canal, Revisited

This is a photo of the Grand Canal in Venice from my 2011 Eurotrip. I had previously posted it as a pseudo-HDR experiment (i.e., HDR from a single image), but as my photo-processing skills have improved in the two years

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Photo of the Day: Florence Cathedral Dome

This is a view of the Florence Cathedral’s dome as seen from the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower), overlooking the beautiful city of Florence and out toward the hills beyond. Somewhere in those hills stands the villa

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Photo of the Day: The Pantheon in Rome

This is a shot from inside the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. It is one of the best preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, and its dome is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. Because of the Pantheon’s size and circular

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Photo of the Day: Looking Toward the Madonna dell’Orto

It’s been a while since I’ve revisited Italy. Here’s a shot from Venice looking down a canal toward the Madonna dell’Orto church. This photo also features my reflection in the water as I snapped the photo from a bridge, and

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Photo of the Day: Rome Night Traffic

I took this long-exposure photo from the balcony of my hotel room in Rome, Italy. Related Posts: Eurotrip 2011, Part 3: When in Rome You can view more featured photos at my Photo of the Day Collection.

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Photo of the Day: Lucca, Italy

Lucca is a charming Tuscan city still surrounded by medieval walls and featuring several towers that you can climb to get a bird’s-eye view. This photo was taken from the top of one of those towers. You can view more

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Photo of the Day: Pisa Cathedral

This is the cathedral at the heart of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Italy, taken during my 2011 Eurotrip. My favorite feature of this photo is the tiled walkway. Behind the cathedral sits the famous Leaning Tower, but I’ll

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Photo of the Day: Arno River in Pisa

I was heading back to Florence from Cinque Terre when my train stopped in Pisa for a short layover. There was just enough time to make the 30-minute walk to see the Leaning Tower, so I ventured out. On the

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Photo of the Day: Beautiful Florence

This was taken during my 2011 Eurotrip after my long climb to the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower) in Florence, Italy. Once at the top, you are rewarded with a splendid 360-degree view of this historic city,

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. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 One final shot of the humpback whale with a boat in the background to provide a sense of scale as to its size. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife #boats
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 It may be hard to see but there's a bald eagle perched in the tree toward the center of the photo. I shot this at full zoom from a boat at some distance, so I'm pleased it came out as steady as it did. #eagles #baldeagles #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #wildlife #birds
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 The best view I got of the humpback whale during my cruise. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
. San Juan Islands, Washington - September, 2019 A humpback spewing a plume of water from its blowhole. #humpbackwhales #marinelife #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #sanjuanislands #Travel #UnitedStates #WashingtonState #whalewatching #whales #wildlife
. 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
. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 Sun Point. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunpoint
. 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
. Glacier National Park, Montana - September, 2019 The next few photos are from Sun Point in Glacier National Park, overlooking Saint Mary Lake. #GlacierNationalPark #hiking #lakes #landscapes #Montana #mountains #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #SaintMaryLake #Travel #UnitedStates #sunsets #sunpoint
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 Luray Caverns #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia
. Luray, Virginia - October, 2018 The Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the stalactites of the cavern as pipes. When played it sounds similar to a xylophone. #caves #landscapes #Luray #LurayCaverns #nature #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #ShenandoahValley #stalactites #stalagmites #Travel #UnitedStates #Virginia #GreatStalacpipeOrgan
. 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
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 Just before ascending the Queen's Garden trail. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 Faces in the rock. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah #facesinthings
. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 After spending a couple of days in Angel Canyon at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the next leg of my southern Utah tour sent me north to stunning Bryce Canyon National Park. The next few photos I will be sharing were shot upon reaching the floor of Bryce Canyon after descending the Wall Street arm of the Navajo Loop and before ascending back up to the rim via the Queen’s Garden trail. The entire loop is nearly three miles, with the floor portion of the trail taking you through a pine forest. It rained a bit when I reached the bottom with some thunder in the distance, but most of the hike was pleasantly sunny and took about three hours, counting photo/lunch stops. #americansouthwest #brycecanyon #canyons #hiking #hoodoos #landscapes #nationalparks #navajoloop #NorthAmerica #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #utah
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