Some of the best images in my collection – and I am betting this is true of every photographer – are due to sheer luck. Not to say that we don’t plan – plan for bad weather (not a joke), good sunrises or sunsets, difficult locations, appropriate seasons, and the like – but sometimes its […]

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Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

The case for a little weight

The best guidebooks on Europe stress traveling light as the only way to enjoy Europe. Add to that two kids in Brownian motion, and you get the 11th Commandment – thou shalt pack less in thy backpack. Even so, I ended up packing two camera bodies (the 50D and the 6D) and a whole variety […]

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Rialto Bridge, Venice

  For some surreal images of this well-known icon, I placed a tabletop tripod on the gondola we were on, and snapped away at exposures of 3-5 seconds in length, rendering the boat super-sharp and making the Rialto dance to the shake of the gondola. It’s not the fast lenses, nor the full-frame camera body […]

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Cast Iron and Glass

  Outdoor markets started getting converted to permanent housing made out of cast iron starting around the 1850s through the early 1920s, like the Burroughs Market in London which was built between 1851-1860 with additions all the way through 1932. The Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain, was built in 1916, and though not […]

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Of dark buffaloes and gorey log near Sanchi Stupa

So the story goes something like this – While driving towards the famed Sanchi Stupa, we came across this vast dusty bowl packed with buffaloes, and people. A little digging, and our driver revealed that this was a buffalo market. Not the beef Harris Ranch kind, but for fat, glistening, milk-producing water buffaloes. We decided […]

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Shore mist on a typical windy day at Point Reyes

Point Reyes National Seashore

Possibly the best time to visit Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco, California, is during Spring (March – May). If you are early, and visit in March, you have a very high probability of sighting the gray whales as they make their way back from Baja, Mexico to the freezing Alaskan waters. If […]

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