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Produce Vendor, Baracoa, Eastern Cuba

How can it be MAY already? The blog title, from a Judy Collins song, says it best!

Here’s the latest news in a nutshell:

• I’m growing more excited with each day about my latest book, Expressive Nature Photography, that will hit the shelves July 25th!! Use the links (non-affiliate) below for fast ordering at your favorite bookstore. 

• My monthly newsletter just went out! If you’re not on the list, subscribe here – to get the latest schedule of events and some photo tips, too. Highlights include some favorites and some new trips for 2018 – Tuscany in May, Wonders of Namibia in July, Tanzania in September, Slovenia in October, and Cuba East/West in early December. You will find the listings on the workshop/tour calendar page, and details will be coming soon on most of those events!

• I will be the photography leader on board for three coastal Alaska cruises for Lindblad/NatGeo Expeditions in June – it will be great to be up there for three straight weeks and I’m looking forward to working with all the guests on these top-notch adventures.

• Those of you that follow my twitter feed have noticed I’ve been promoting my photographs on FineArtAmerica.com, as well as the art of others. Click on the link to see my collection of images available for purchase there. 

• Oh, and the vegetable garden is in great shape, ready to start producing now (about the time I’ll be away, lol!) The post image is from eastern Cuba – this guy is pretty happy about his squash! If mine grow as big, I’ll be inviting the neighborhood to dinner!

 

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Refuge in the Dolomites of Italy

Sunrise lights up the rugged mountain of Monte Cristallo.

Late June, I attended a tour to the Dolomites so that I could get to great spots for sunrise and sunset without having to do all the research, as I was crunched for time working on my new book. I hadn’t take someone else’s tour in a long time, and it was fun not to be working! We had unsettled weather most of the tour, which in fact produced some of the more exciting images. I darn near killed myself, Continue reading »

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Under Amazing Tuscan Skies

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I love clouds! And I love Tuscany! Put the two together and you have a magical experience for me. I also love these little trees, the cipressi and umbrella pines, that line this roadway. They’re not really little, but I made them appear to be by including so much sky.

This might be breaking the rules of thirds, but it’s a great example of WHY you want to do that more often than simply sticking by the rule. The clouds were the real story, but the trees and land anchor those billowing clouds and express how wonderful afternoon storms can be in Tuscany in summer. Continue reading »

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The Lock Mystery

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The Lock

I just discovered this image from a tour in Venice that I lead last Fall – a year ago! Too many things going on, not enough time to review and process, but it’s nice to have surprises like this pop up in Lightroom unexpectedly!

I remember when I made the image that I was thinking ‘laundry again’ and laughing about that, because for some reason many of us are drawn to photograph the laundry of other cultures – and why? Perhaps because it gives us a little insight to who lives there, what they might be like (secretly or otherwise). But this image was different. It doesn’t reveal much about the people living there, by the clothing, but the lock, now that was something different. What does that lock do? What would be locked up there, typically? Why did they feel they needed to lock something up at some point? I liked that we don’t really know, and I liked also the color palette of this image. I also liked the ‘three’ items hanging on the line – those odd numbers make it more interesting, and the color contrast of the one piece that just somehow ended up in close to the rule of thirds position! 🙂 I believe that all of that was playing through my subconscious as I stopped to a)take notice and b) deem it worthy of a photograph.

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