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Colors of Yellowstone - Near Failure and Redemption

Destination Yellowstone<p>Yellowstone National Park was the first major photography destination for me shortly after I started this amazing journey in …

Yellowstone National Park

Kure Beach, NC Photo Excursion

Over a 4-day weekend from March 17-20, my wife Bonnie and I traveled with three of our Asheville NC photography friends to the small coastal town of …

Landscape Photography

Working for Macphun

First off, Who is Macphun?<p>Well, as the name implies they are about Macs, photography, and fun. You put that together and you get Macphun. Kind of …

Software

Niagara Falls - A Photograph, 43 Years in the Making

Niagara Falls the early years<p>Ah good ole Niagara Falls. I think anyone who has had the ability to travel has probably been there. And if not, they …

Niagara Falls

Air Mobility Command Museum

While this post is mostly about the Air Mobility Command Museum, the whole story really starts in 2015 in Washington, DC. I had been working for a …

New Zealand Part 10: Steampunk HQ

The town of Oamaru was full of surprises. Halley and I had no idea that this was the location of a place called Steampunk HQ, but once we heard about …

Low-Key Peonies at The Arb

Peonies at Nichols Arboretum<p>Every spring the Nichols Arboretum Peony garden bursts into bloom. Over the years, I’ve gone to this garden to photograph …

Flowers

9 Free Premium Lightroom Preset Packs from On1

On1, the makers of <b>Photo RAW 2017</b> and <b>Effects 10</b> are giving away 9 premium Lightroom Preset packs from some really awesome photographers. I have used …

Creative Commons

219Gaming.com Sniper Elite 4 Co-Op LIVESTREAM 6/29/2017 @ 4p EDT

Will be streaming Sniper Elite 4 with my good buddy Jay from Twisted Inc today @ around 4p EDT. You can watch two streams…and here is where:<p>If you …

Livestream

Oatman Arizona's Ghost Town

Oatman Arizona Ghost Town<p>If you’ve never been to Oatman Arizona, then pack your bags and hop in the car for an amazing road trip! From the image …

Road Trips

Bird Photography - Travel Photography Tips

Bird photography is popular, but it’s not as easy as some of the other types of photography that you can do while traveling. The first problem isthe …

Photography

Gibbs Garden in Spring

“She turned to the sunlight<br>And shook her yellow head,<br>And whispered to her neighbor:<br>“Winter is dead.”<br>― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young<p>Spring is an …

Idaho Highway 93 - The Road Less Traveled

I finally made it to the south-eastern part of Idaho last month. I went on an adventure with my daughter to be a part of a tour of White-Knob ghost …

Tips for Better Backyard Photos

Even better, backyard photos will never be as exciting as Art Wolfe’s <i>Travels to the Edge.</i> But with a bit of strategic landscaping and gardening, you …

Boca Grande, Florida - Seeing Beyond the Labels

In mid-January, my wife Bonnie and I traveled to Florida for a 3-day workshop on “The Art of Seeing” with photographers Les Saucier and Janet …

Circle B Bar Reserve - Revisited - Lakeland, Florida

One of the rules of travel/landscape/bird/nature photography is go back more than once. Go back for different lighting, seasons, weather. Just go …

My Latest Dam Adventure Blog - Owyhee Dam, Eastern Oregon

So….I couldn’t resist the “Dad Joke” in the title. Sorry about that, but not really. I’ve been looking forward to using that joke since I went to …

Eastern Oregon

New Zealand Part 9: Oamaru

The coastal town of Oamaru is best known for its little blue penguins. These tiny birds march up the beach each day at dusk to the delight of …

Travel

New Zealand Part 8: Moeraki Boulders

One of the places I definitely wanted to visit in New Zealand was on the South Island at a much photographed beach known for its Moeraki Boulders. I …

Panorama Post-Processing for that wide angle look - Part 2

Ok, for the rest of the story, er process… I created a video that shows 3 panorama post-processing methods I use on my image(s) to end up with that …

Photographing Around Town

Many times I am itching to travel to take pictures. However, sometimes I just need to stay close to home. Whether I am traveling or near home, I feel …

Virginia City, Montana - A step back in time

I love Virginia City and it’s close neighbor, Nevada City. Virginia City is an old gold mining town, turnedtourist and history lover town. It’s just …

Travel

New Zealand Part 7: Aoraki/Mount Cook

Our second (and last) day at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was packed full of activities. My daughter Halley and I wanted to see as much as …

Panorama Shooting Techniques - Travel Photography Tip - Part 1

When traveling in areas where there are wide vistas or just a lot of something spread out in front of me, the panorama is my favorite shooting …

New Zealand Part 6: Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier

My daughter Halley and I set out early from Christchurch heading more or less south toward Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. We had a Tasman Glacier …

Smokin' Utah Powder: Too Busy Skiing For Ski Photos!

No REALLY. I couldn’t hold <i>myself</i> back let alone any of my ski buddies long enough to photograph the AMAZing powder we were skiing. Here we thought …

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

I discovered the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden by accident and now marvel at how often all those years ago I drove right past it while commuting …

Video Galleries | Double Exposure Look with Scott Davenport

Double Exposure Look with Scott Davenport<p>Double Exposure Look with Scott Davenport<p>Sign in to watch the full video<p>You must be signed into the Macphun …

Camping on Capers Island, SC

“Never while anything is left of me shall this… camp be forgotten. It has fairly grown into me, not merely as memory pictures, but as part and parcel …