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Monday, August 24, 2015

Letchworth State Park, Genesee Region, New York

Classic Upstate New York weather consists of four seasons.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Journey To Cape Solitude

A 30-mile walk for a photo of an inspirational and endangered vista

One afternoon and for most of a night I walked 30 miles roundtrip so I could shoot a landscape photo in the Grand Canyon.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stanley Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho

Snow can linger into early or mid-May, and the first snowstorms often begin in mid-September.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Next Display

New opportunities on the horizon for photographers

The advent of digital photography forever changed how we capture and develop our images, and made it possible to share photographs with the world via the Internet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains are located in the heart of the southern Appalachians along the border between western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Koessler Lake, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana

Koessler Lake is a 15-mile hike from the trailhead at Holland Lake and is nestled in a stunning glacier-carved cirque at the foot of Ptarmigan Mountain.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, California

Moro Rock is located inside Sequoia National Park, east of Three Rivers, California.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Waiting Game

The cat called cougar thrives throughout the Americas, from boreal forests in Alaska to the steppes of Patagonia, and it lives in deserts, jungles and mountains in between.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Interpretation Vs. Description

Always be working toward your long-term artistic goals

We've all seen beautiful photographs that are nice, but don't move us emotionally.

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