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Sailing the British Virgin Islands aboard Arabella

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I’ll never forget the look on my friends face when she said she was leaving the company we both worked for and was taking a position on a yacht to be a deck hand and steward.  It was the same look I get when I start planning my next photography adventure – only this was that glimmer a hundred times over.  She was, to put it lightly, floating on air.  And soon she’d be floating on the ocean – aboard the gorgeous 3-masted schooner Arabella.  As she gushed over the …

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Dallas from the Trinity River

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In recent years, there has been a lot of efforts to revitalize the Trinity River area, with new developments, and more specifically the building of a number of new signature bridges along its length through Dallas. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is currently the only completed bridge, and I had wanted to drive down to the Oak Cliff side of the bridge to photograph the bridge with the skyline beyond. The month of May saw historic levels of rain across most of the state of Texas, bring about a rather …

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The PNW Chronicles – Seattle Cityscapes

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Seattle is a photographer’s paradise, within a short drive of SeaTac airport, one can find everything from stunning cityscapes, epic mountain landscapes, beautiful gardens, tranquil island hideaways, commercial fishing docks, the list is endless.  While I have not had the opportunity to do more than scratch the surface for what this city has to offer, I have had the luck to shoot from some its most iconic locations and find a few unique ones as well along the way. One of the great aspects about the city of Seattle is …

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Thistles in Monochrome

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Flowers are not usually the first subject one would think about converting to black & white or another monochrome look.  I mean, they are full of color, bursting with beautiful hues of red and yellows, purples, blues, almost any color under the sun.  So why would you ever strip away the color.  Simply because without the color, it becomes the lines and shapes of the flower that now becomes the art.  Often suggested as a way to help improve a photographer’s composition skills, but I like to take to the monochrome options …

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is best known as a wildlife destination.  It’s seasonal migrations of birds ranging from thousands of snow geese to flights of song birds are the real reason the Refuge exists.  And for a wildlife photographer in the North Texas area, it is one of the best locations to shoot.  I’ll be the first to admit that I am not much of a wildlife photographer, not that I won’t try when the opportunity comes up, but it is by far not my primary focus nor an area …

Friends of Hagerman Photographer of the Month – Feb. 2015

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Wow where has the last month and a half gone?  I very much intended to post this back in February and here it is nearly the end of March.  So, without further adieu – In February I was honored by the Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve as their February Photographer of the Month.  Joining the ranks of some spectacular wildlife and nature photographers throughout the North Texas (and likely Oklahoma) area, I was invited to submit 12 of my photos taken at Hagerman for inclusion in their online gallery …

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The PNW Chronicles: Waterfalls (Part II)

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In the last post, Waterfalls Part I, I centered the conversation around the challenges that come with photographing the unique beauty of waterfalls.  In this part I will go into more detail on the specific waterfalls I visited during my 2014 trip to the Pacific Northwest, why I chose those falls, and information on those specific locations.  While my trip started out in Seattle, the majority of my time was spent in Oregon and that is where all the waterfalls I visited are located.  While Washington has its own share of beautiful …