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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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Morning Fog in Slovenia

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Finally, we had some days without rain – but seriously, some of the most beautiful images we made on this tour were during the rain and during the breaks in between when clouds rose up the hillsides and added mood to the autumn day. It challenged us to work out a system of holding umbrellas while composing and setting our exposures, and watching our front elements Continue reading »

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Light, Color and Design in Arizona Desert

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I know that it’s the ‘dead of winter’ in many parts of the USA, but in Arizona, spring is just around the corner! Spring begins in mid to late February and runs through April, with a succession of events involving everything from birds and baby wildlife to unusual plants in bloom, and in a good year, carpets of wildflowers. By early March, the desert is a-buzz with life. I’ll be there with MISA and an enthusiastic group of students to photograph the wonderful dramatic light, to seek out and photograph nature’s built-in design of textures, patterns and shapes, and more. Join us, and you’ll have opportunities to explore and create images that express the essence of the desert. We’ll be visiting many different locations that will provide wonderful opportunities to work on your techniques of wide-angle landscapes, macro, and telephoto views. Please check out the Madeline Island School of Arts (MISA) link below for more information and join us for a fun, intensive learning experience in the deserts of our own beautiful USA!

MISA PHOTO WORKSHOP – ARIZONA

 

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Recap on Cuba Photo Tour

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Our photo tour to Cuba in early January was, as always, great! It was terrific to return and find people who recognized me, and it was pure photographic fun. We had wonderful moments such as this one where the story unfolded before our eyes. The little boy was sitting there, watching us, and he leaned on the door, and that cracked it open enough that the dog stuck its head out, saw interesting new people, and decided to come out and investigate. That’s when it got fun – the little boy first pet the dog and then put his arms around it. It was a wonderful moment and he (the boy) was such a cutie!!

We are going back later this year – for a different season with different light. Check out the dates and info here and then join us in October!

 

Meanwhile, other news – you may have noticed a new look to the site. I’ve been hard at work designing a fresh look and have uploaded many galleries of photographs – many new to the site/scene, combined with some favorites.

Thanks for visiting and sharing this post with your friends.

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