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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Free Tip Tuesday // Panning

Some common questions… How do you stop motion in your photograph?  A fast shutter speed.  How do you show motion?  A slow shutter speed. Well then, you might be asking, how do you… Continue reading

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One Shot Monday // A Primal Fear

If I had just one shot today to hold your attention, would this do it? This image can illicit a great deal of fear for a great many people.  The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake… Continue reading

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A Dusk at the Beach

Near the end of my trip, I needed a little beach time. I found Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, and it was perfect… just what I needed. I spent the afternoon and evening… 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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planning an epic road trip // equipped

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” Ansel Adams   Equipment It cannot be said enough… the equipment is only as good as the photographer using… 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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big bend // revisited… part 2

Once again, I woke up before the sun… And witnessed a spectacular sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert, with both Texas and Mexico in view. Everything in the desert seems to want to hurt… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited

It didn’t take long to get back into the rhythm of Big Bend. After all, it had only been 18 or so months. But this lesser-known National Park, in the middle-of-freaking-nowehere on the… 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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a look back // nyc

I woke up this morning with New York on my mind. Not sure why.  Perhaps a dream I can’t remember? But then, while morning interweb surfing, I came across Jay Maisel workshops…. I… 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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canon 500 f/4L IS II // field review

I have been itching to get my hands on the new Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM(US $10,499). I’ve shot several times with the version one 500 f/4 and 600 f/4, and loved… Continue reading

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rocky mountain np // motion

For fun, I decided to make a short video of some of my time-lapses and motion captures from the trip. And yes, I just had to sneak some marmots in for a cameo… Continue reading

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