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New photos of the Amazon basin

Jungle insect, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, Orellana, Ecuador

One of the joys of photo editing is reliving adventures after the photography is done. I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days editing images that I shot last year while we were staying at La Selva Jungle Eco Lodge on the Rio Napo in Ecuador. What an amazing place that I’m sure […]

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There’s more to Jasper than a dark sky

moose

I’m presently in Jasper, Alberta attending the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. For those that don’t know what his festival is all about, here’s a briefing. Jasper is located in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies. What this means is that it’s dark unlike our modern cities with way too much light pollution. The Royal […]

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Carrie Furnaces in Black and White, Rankin, Pennsylvania

Blast furnace, Carrie Furnaces, Rankin, Pennsylvania

The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and operated until 1982 as pat of the Homestead Steel Works. Located in the town of Rankin, Pennsylvania, these derelict blast furnace are one of those run down areas that any visitor to the Pittsburgh area with an interest in history should visit. During the peak production period, […]

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Galápagos marine iguana

Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos marine iguana may not be the prettiest creature on the planet but it definitely ranks way up there in the very cool department. I had the opportunity to photograph these iguanas at a number of locations in the Galapagos Islands on my recent visit to Ecuador osta viagra. These guys are very mellow […]

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More night photography in Jasper

Night sky at Lake Annette,Jasper, Alberta

I was asked about using live view to focus on the stars after mentioning the issues I was having getting good focus the first night. Yuichi Takasaka mentioned using live view during a talk he gave at the Jasper Dark Star Festival and it certainly makes sense. Here’s what I ran into however. When I switched […]

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The Bight at Norman Island

Cliffs above the reef at The Bight, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Norman Island is largely an uninhabited island with only one small resort located at the end of The Bight. While anchoring in this bay is possible, most boats take advantage of the 120 or so mooring bouys. We arrived before noon and were quite surprised at how many of these balls were available, perhaps too […]

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We arrive at West End, Tortola, BVI

Loading the Native Sons ferry at Red Hook, US Virgin Islands

Like many Islands the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands rely on ferries and the locals seemed to be running to get them before the last ferry would leave for their destination. We found the ferry schedule a little confusing at first but once you know what terminal you’re at it makes sense. Preplanning helps, I didn’t even […]

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On to the U.S. Virgin Islands

The view of Red Hook from our B&B, U.S. Virgin Islands

Our flight from Florida headed first to Puerto Rico where we would be switching to another Jet Blue 737 for the short hop down to Charlotte Amelia on Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was just a brief stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico but for airplane junkies like me the 1 hour […]

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The Journey Begins

Blue Margarita

Any trip involving air travel can be an experience. In our case we were travelling smoothly, fully loaded on our American Airlines MD-80 and heading out to the flight line in Seattle when the pilot announced that a tornado and high winds were hitting the Dallas/Fort Worth area and we were going to be delayed a […]

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British Virgin Islands – What’s in my Camera Bag?

LowePro filled with gear

It’s amazing how much equipment you can cram into a camera bag when you travel. That being said, it’s almost impossible to actually use your gear when this much equipment is stacked up so this is more of a travelling to your destination set-up. Lowepro Mini Trekker backpack : Nikon D800 body Nikon D300 body […]

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Photos of HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty, Tall Ships Victoria 2008, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

I was fortunate to spend some time on the HMS Bounty a few years back courtesy of captain Robin Walbridge. What an experience! So sad to hear about the loss of the ship and especially the death of Claudene Christian and the unknown fate of captain Walbridge.

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Thank you! New Brunswick

Riding the giant lobster in Chediac

I just returned from a fabulous 2 week trip to New Brunswick. The primary reason for the trip was to attend the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) annual conference which was 3 full days of meetings with Industry members, personal development sessions and countless opportunities to meet other Canadian media members. For this reason […]

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Sukhothai Wat – Do you recognize this wat in Thailand?

Sculpture at an unknown wat near Sukhothai, Thailand

A few years back (2005) while I was travelling in Thailand we spent some time in the wonderful town of Sukhothai. While staying there we hired a tuk-tuk to take us down to the incredible wats located within the Sukhothai Historical Park. While returning to the main town our driver figured a photographer would perhaps […]

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Rabari – Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich

The Rabari - Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe

Ebook review: Rabari – Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich Mitchell Kanashkevich embarked on a fascinating 4 month journey to photograph the Rabari, a nomadic group of Indian cattle herders. As with so many cultures in today’s fast paced and ever changing world, the Rabari’s culture is quickly changing and Mitchell’s objective with […]

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Revisiting Costa Rica

Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica

I had the opportunity to revisit the wonderful country of Costa Rica a few weeks ago not as a tourist, but as a photo editor. I’ve written about this before, the experience of looking at one’s photographs months or even years after the initial shooting and the joy that comes form the revisit. Great memories, […]

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Cork Trees in Andalucia, Spain

The finished product somewhere in Paris

Yesterdays post about Fine Wines in Sancerre, France got me thinking about the cork that is used to stopper the wine bottles. Part of the excitement when travelling is discovering tidbits of information about something that we take for granted; cork for instance. I have always known that cork was a renewable bark and stoppered […]

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The Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The view of Granada from the Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

When travelling in southern Spain there is one site that likely everyone is aiming for, the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex dating originally to the mid 14th century and constructed by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. The fortress occupies the top of the hill of the […]

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Out of the office

Cycling in the Kettle Valley, British Columbia, Canada

I like to believe that I don’t spend my whole life in front of a computer although when I’m not travelling it sometimes seems this way. Something I’ve discovered is that shooting photographs for 5 weeks on the road translates into about 8 weeks of computer time once I get back home. Doing the math, […]

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Parador de Ronda, Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

Parador Hotel Ronda, Ronda, Spain

While most of Ronda is an ancient city the Parador Hotel Ronda entrance is about as modern as you can get. Amazingly; in some strange ways the canopy actually works although I expect the locals weren’t thrilled when it was first built. The second photograph is the other side of the building, the former town […]

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Heading South into Northern California

The sun setting just north of Yreka, California

After a few pleasant days in Oregon City (the Portland area) we are finally heading south to warm weather and the amazing scenery that is located in Arizona and New Mexico. Serious photography is likely 3 or 4 days away as the drive from Vancouver Island to southern Arizona is a huge distance. In the […]

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Fishing on the Willamette River, Oregon

Fishing on the Willamette River, Oregon

A few days away from the photo a day, I guess I’ll have to rewrite the rules a little! Cherie, Sima and I have hit the road after long days of putting projects to sleep and crazily attempting to finish up a few photography projects. Presently I am down in Oregon City while I slowly work my […]

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Travelling up the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

Our friendly hosts, Laos

I am heading to the archives for a few days due to a lack of time for photography as well as horrible weather. Time to take up studio shooting again. Cherie and I spent an amazing week in Luang Prabang, Laos a few years ago and had the opportunity to travel up the Mekong River […]

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Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett – Ebook Review

Winter in the Canadian Rockies - Darwin Wiggett

Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett Darwin Wiggett has been a photographer that I have had my eye on for a long time. I’m not sure why this is exactly but it likely gets down to “I can relate to what he does”. I spent eight years living in Calgary with trips to […]

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Car Rentals in Spain – Don’t dent the roof!

My New Car, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Having spent a few days wandering around Barcelona, Cherie and I boarded a flight to Malaga on a wonderful budget airline, Vueling, and were picked up by the folks at the car rental agency I had contacted a few weeks prior. Not being located at the airport, the cost of renting out little Fiat was […]

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