Category Archive: nature

Scotland: Revisited

Many years ago, when I was still single… I decided to take a very unconventional trip. I knew the time was right to visit my family’s country of origin… Lebanon. I was half-Lebanese,… Continue reading

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Summer: A Season For Work

As the Byrds and the Good Book say, there is a season for everything. Turn, turn, turn. And as much as I’ve been conditioned in modern life to believe that Summer is the… Continue reading

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BRAZOS BEND | Working to Relax

Nowadays, at least in the U.S., we’re all expected to work more and more. The saying used to be “working 9 to 5”, but not too long ago it became 8 to 5…… Continue reading

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Silence, In Black and White

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”  ~ Ansel Adams     Storm and Colorado River, South Rim, Grand Canyon NP,… Continue reading

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Welcome To The New

I had a new design concept for my workshops and the new site last week… and on a wild hair, I completely redid my slatonworkshops.com website in just a few days.  And I absolutely… Continue reading

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Hurry Up And Wait

I remember this old adage being used frequently when I was an assistant to several commercial photographers in Dallas and Austin in my younger days. “Today will be a lot of ‘hurry up and… Continue reading

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The Great BIG Bend Giveaway

How would you like to join me on my new Big Bend Workshop in April…. FOR FREE?? Well, you could be the lucky one to win The Great BIG Bend Giveaway, and receive free tuition… Continue reading

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A New Day Dawns

As the year 2014 is just dawning… and the dew is still wet and sweet beneath our toes… I am struck with thankfulness.  Today is a new day, and this year is quite… Continue reading

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everglades // non-traditional fall colors

Color!  This time of year I start to think in terms of reds, oranges, and yellows.  But unfortunately, I will not be spending my autumn in the mountains in 2013. However, it was… Continue reading

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Friday Flora

The Everglades ecosystem is about as diverse as they come. And the plant-life is a large part of that diversity. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite flora related photographs… Continue reading

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the river of grass

They call the Everglades “the river of grass”, and a few weeks ago, I witnessed why. Now just to clarify, the Everglades is not just limited to Everglades National Park.  The area is… Continue reading

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PINS selects

Elle and I traveled to Padre Island National Seashore this weekend to enjoy the ocean. Beach camping proved a bit more difficult than our usual locations… but it was great prep for the… Continue reading

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flashback | everglades

It was thirteen years ago…. I sat at a crappy, college-student computer, playing around on a new website called “Priceline”. Back then, all you could do was bid on flights. And so it… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the plan

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein Once I’ve made a decision on the destination, the real planning begins… I chose my route… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the destination

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller  The first thing, and sometimes one of the toughest to determine when planning a road trip… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // intro

It is said that “the road goes on forever”, but I prefer to think of it as having both a beginning and an end. And the place to start and finish is always… Continue reading

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guadalupe mountains // an overnighter

Another quick stop I made on the road trip was Guadalupe Mountains National Park, on the border of Texas and New Mexico. Yet another first for me.  I mean, I’ve passed this park… Continue reading

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petrified forest + painted desert

A really great spot we happened upon was Petrified Forest National Park. You probably won’t want to spend a week there, but it’s a fascinating and beautiful day trip at least. They do… Continue reading

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canyon de chelly // a disappearing act

When I was in college, I worked for a man who frequently raved about Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. But I’m rarely passing through Arizona unfortunately, so it doesn’t often pop into… Continue reading

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canon 24 f/1.4L II // field review

Another lens I’ve coveted from a distance for the last few months is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II (US $1749). This super fast wide angle prime lens is supposed to be one of the… Continue reading

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telluride // a few shots

By the time we got to Telluride, I was ready for a much needed break. I had been working night and day for nearly 10 days in the park, not getting much sleep… Continue reading

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