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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: 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: Venice at Night

This is a long exposure shot of the Grand Canal in Venice taken during my 2011 Eurotrip. It was the first time I had traveled anywhere in a foreign country alone (the rest of my group were doing other things

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Venice in HDR

Lately I’ve been messing around with HDR photography. Normally that involves merging multiple versions of the same photo taken at different exposures, but I’ve also read that you can create a pretty good approximation of an HDR photo from a

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Eurotrip 2011: The Video

I thought I’d kick off the new Videos section of this blog with the very first video I made from one of my trips.  This video covers most of my month in Europe in 2011, including visits to Italy, Switzerland,

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 4: Ah, Venice

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 9–11 of my 2011 trip to Europe… After returning to Florence from my three-night trip to Rome, there was little time to rest as I had to turn right around the next morning

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. Letchworth State Park, New York - September, 2015 A high-vantage-point view, gazing upriver toward the Middle and Upper Falls in Letchworth. #geneseeriver #hiking #landscapes #LetchworthStatePark #nature #NewYork #NorthAmerica #Photography #rivers #roadtrips #scenery #Travel #UnitedStates #waterfalls #gorges
. San Francisco, California - October, 2014 San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. #bays #California #cities #landscapes #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #SanFrancisco #SanFranciscoBay #Travel #UnitedStates #goldengatebridge #bridges #ships
. San Francisco, California - October, 2014 Alcatraz Island (shot at full zoom from the shore along San Francisco Bay). . . #Alcatraz #bays #California #cities #landscapes #NorthAmerica #pacificcoast #Photography #SanFrancisco #SanFranciscoBay #Travel #UnitedStates
. 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
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