Landscape Photography

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Turning a Landscape into a Portrait: When a Person Makes the Picture

IMG_0032This morning the five of us who were in Siem Reap early for my Cambodia and Burma photo safari decided to get a head start with a sunrise shoot at one of the royal reservoirs.

Captivated! by Moose’s Magnum Opus of Wildlife Photography

There is no more accomplished photographer of North American wildlife than Moose Peterson. Fortunately for all of us there is also no other photographer as generous at sharing their hard won knowledge as Moose.

Photographing Joshua Tree National Park

Pl_JoshuaTreeNP_0225htaI’d driven around and nearly through Joshua Tree National Park many times and photographed the iconic Joshua Trees in the Mojave in the past, but this week I finally made the time to spend a couple quality days in Joshua Tree itself and I’m really glad I did. If you’re a fan of these crazy trees or of equally crazy boulder formations read on to get some idas of how to make the most of your visit there…

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No Clouds at Sunrise? Turn your Back

Almost every sunrise and sunset photo published has clouds, fog or something of interest in the sky. But for those of us graced with months of dry weather stretching hundreds of miles—like that found in much of California for much of the Spring through Fall—what do you do when you get to your favorite scene bright and early before the Sun only to see the makings of a gorgeous but frankly boring blue sky. Read on to find one solutions (we’ll give you a hint, the answer is not to go back to bed!)…

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Fathers’ Day: A Walk in the Park (Avenue)

A walk down Park Avenue in New York would be a lot of fun anytime, especially Fathers’ Day, but a walk down Park Avenue Canyon in Arches National Park was a great treat. Annie and I braved the 105 degree temps (but it was a dry heat:-)) to be amazed by the stunning vistas and tiny critters that make up the canyon….

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