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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon-Iceland

We went back to the Glacial Lagoon for night number 2 and scored an amazing sunset that lasted for hours! The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is Magical! I’ve also started to add more photos to my Iceland 2014 gallery on my Smugmug Page…. There are even a few more shots from the Glacial Lagoon that I may blog… Continue Reading

I’m a Fan of Lightroom 5 Smart Previews

Adobe Lightroom 5 Smart Previews make fairly large jpegs of all your RAW files. If you don’t care about Smart Previews then just scroll down to see one of my favorite images from the Glacial Lagoon and Beach. I just recently started using Lightroom having transitioned from Apple’s Aperture, when Apple decided to stop development… Continue Reading

River Below Oxararfoss-Iceland

This is the separation of the North American and European Tectonic plates… It’s a lovely walk and Waterfall!   This is the first stop on the Golden Circle tour that leaves from Reykjavik, Iceland. The separation in the basalt is split between the North American and European tectonic plates. The right side is North America… Continue Reading

Fun with the Olloclip in Iceland!

Fun with the Olloclip in Iceland!

This is the inside looking up at the ceiling of the Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, Iceland. I took this with the Fisheye Olloclip on the iPhone 5S It’s a bit grainy but cool in that you can see the large pipe organ and the front of the church in one photo!07-01-2014 I purchased the Olloclip… Continue Reading

Gold Rush on McGee Creek

Gold Rush on McGee Creek

Aspen aglow over McGee Creek Early last month, some photographers friends, my son, and I met up near Mammoth Lakes, California in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. Just after sunrise, we ventured over to nearby McGee Creek just in time to catch the aspen trees, glowing neon-yellow, in the morning light.   [Photo caption:] Yellow aspen trees glow…

Family Get Together Photo Tips

Family Get Together Photo Tips

Q: “With the holiday season coming up, what are some tips to take better indoor photos of my family and friends?”   A: Although you may be tempted to try to fit every last family member in one elaborate photo, you’ll end up with better images, if you simply take several close-ups of individual friends and…

Ask Doug: Do you have any special tricks for photographing flowers and gardens?

Q: Do you have any special tricks for photographing flowers and gardens? My garden is starting to wind down, but I still want to get some close-up shots of my squash blossoms, interesting butterfly visitors, and that sort of thing.  Above-Left: This water lily image is a great depth-of-field-example. Above-right: Floral close-ups are best shot…

Orange Beach Glow

Carlsbad Sunset Almost Missed For every gorgeous sunset, I have been lucky enough to capture on film there are scores of others that get away from me. Sometimes I’m a few minutes too late. Sometimes too many clouds muscle in, obscuring my view. And, sometimes, admittedly, a particular sunset just doesn’t look as spectacular when…

Why You Should Make Prints of your Photos and How

Q: I take a lot of digital photos, but I think I’d like to convert some of them into physical prints. What are some good options for printing my photos?   A: With a smartphone in nearly every pocket, it seems as if we are all taking more photos than ever before. Even so, many…

Sandstone X Marking the Spot!

Sandstone X Marking the Spot!

X Does Mark the Spot Try as I might, I couldn’t capture the grandeur of White Pocket right away. I would have to head back to this special spot again and again at various times to watch the textures and colors that made up this sedimentary “X” shift in the light.   White Pocket is…

Spring Clouds Over Red Rock

Spring Clouds Art Prints Available A friend of mine was visiting from out of town recently, so we hatched a plan to catch a desert sunrise. I was a little hesitant to go, as I was all set to fly out for a family trip later that afternoon, but I figured I could squeeze in…

Best Camera for A Family Vacation?

Q: What’s the Best Camera to Take on Our Family Vacation? Want to get this content first? Join my monthly Newsletter!  A: This may seem counterintuitive, but you don’t need to haul a lot of fancy photography equipment with you, in order to take beautiful pictures on your next vacation. Instead, the answer today is almost…

Gargoyles in the Desert

Gargoyles in the Desert

Fun exploring the Gargoyles made of Sandstone PURCHASE THIS PRINT Little Finland is a unique spot on the Gold Butte of Southern Nevada. It’s a bit of a dusty ride through the desert in a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There are many unique compositions to consider, here’s a gallery of various images from the area. I…

Sunrise Canmore

Beautiful Canmore! Purchase a print of Canmore Sunrise!

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