Travel Photo Thursday

Travel Photo Thursday: “Shooting” Europe

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In you are headed to Hungary, be aware that in mid-March that country imposed a law requiring photographers (presumably that includes tourists) from taking anyone’s photo, even in public, without permission. You shouldn’t face that problem elsewhere in Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can or should poke your lens in someone else’s face or […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Overly Complicated Cameras

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I’ve been taking photos for more than a half-century. When I was in high school, my grandmother gave me my first 35-mm camera, an “Auto S” rangefinder model made by the Japanese firm, Konica. I would later use it to shoot images for a photography class while pursuing a degree at the University of Washington. […]

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A Monument to “Selfies”

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A “selfie” is a photo one takes of one’s self. Back in the days of film cameras, we put a camera on a tripod or balanced it on a level surface, and then rushed to strike a pose before camera’s built-in timer had counted down 10 seconds, engaged the shutter, and captured our self-portrait. Today, […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: The Problem with People in Photos

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In  “Travel Photo Thursday: ‘People-ing’ Your Trip Photos” I stressed the importance of having people appear in the photos that you take when traveling. And in “Travel Photo Thursday: ‘Scaling’ Your Shots with People” I showed you how having people appear in a photo can help the viewer visualize the size of hills, trees, and […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Topping Out

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Moro Rock is one of the most prominent natural features in Sequoia National Park. It’s a bit like Yosemite’s Half Dome: Everyone wants to climb it. You don’t need technical mountaineer skills to climb Half Dome, just a permit and the willingness to risk your life hanging in a long line with a multitude of […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Perspectives

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Merriam-Webster offers the following definitions of “perspective”: The technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically :  representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance. A […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Storytelling With Photos

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Around 30,000 years ago, the “French” developed a way of telling a story visually. But over thousands of years, we became less skilled at combining multiple images into a story. Then in this century, we came up with imaginative ways to create and share visual stories. Republish This Article

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Travel Photo Thursday: Lassen, A Hidden Gem of a Park

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While growing up in Seattle, I made my first visit to a national park: Mount Rainier. In winter, we’d go sledding by the Paradise Inn. During one summer after college was out for the year, I climbed part way up the mountain from Paradise with a fraternity brother and we skied back down to the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: 150 Years of Yosemite

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With the stroke of a pen, President Abraham Lincoln singed the “Yosemite Grant Act” on June 30, 1864, protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove. Twenty-six years later, on October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was born. And seventy-eight years after that, I’d make the first of many visits to Yosemite. A good way to […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Yellow-Bellied Varmints

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“Go ahead, make my day. “See what happens if you bite that radiator hose. “Just try gnawing on my car’s wiring. “Go ahead, make my day, you yellow-bellied varmint!” Those lines could have been spoken by Clint Eastwood if he had starred in a movie filmed in a Western U.S national park, playing a character […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting Panoramas

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According to Wikipedia, “Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. The term has also been applied to a photograph that is cropped to a relatively wide aspect ratio.” One of the most dramatic “panos” […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Spring Snow in the Sierra

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May. Snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range should be melting, not falling. But as I discovered last week when I walked from my room to my car the morning after arriving at Sequoia National Park, Mother Nature can be very fickle when deciding if winter should end once and for all and spring begin. […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Sea Lion Hangouts

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Our story “Seeing Seals Saved By The Seashore” described how The Marine Mammal Center near Sausalito, California rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals back into their wild ocean environment. And “Travel Photo Thursday: Seeing Seals by The Seashore” focused on hiking to places within Point Reyes National Seashore where one species of marine mammal, the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Upon a Rocky Shore

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Last week’s “Travel Photo Thursday: A Picture-Perfect Bridge” demonstrated how sunshine can create eye-catching views of the Central California coastline between Carmel and Cambria. Ah, but that sunshine can be so elusive! The following photos, taken a few miles up the coast at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve just two to three hours before the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: A Picture-Perfect Bridge

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The Big Sur Coast of California is one of the most scenic pieces of “ocean-front property” in the Golden State. Each year, countless numbers of tourists drive all or part of the 100-mile stretch of California Highway 1 between Carmel and Cambria. Along the way, they are likely to pull over to the shoulder of […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting at Libraries

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At home, a library is place to borrow books. On the road, such as in Seattle during a two-night stopover on the way to Southeast Alaska, a public library can present a compelling “photo op.” And while wandering the streets of Carmel-By-The-Sea on Monday morning, looking for places that might have existed when I lived […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: “Southeast”

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A mere 75,000 humans are scattered across 35,000 square miles of the Alaska Panhandle, living in widely dispersed pockets of civilization unconnected to each other by road. In summer, their ranks temporarily swell by a million or more souls who arrive by ferry, plane, but mainly on cruise ships, to marvel at and photograph the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Lake in A Rain Barrel

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Nearly 8,000 years ago, Mount Mazama, in what is today the State of Oregon, “did a Mount St. Helens.” Like its cousin to the north in the Cascade mountains which “blew its top” in 1980, Mount Mazama sent huge chunks of itself flying into the sky in a cataclysmic eruption. But while Mount St. Helens […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: A Desert’s “Sense of Place”

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On Tuesday I wrote about the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and oasis of sorts for arid-land plants. And that set me to thinking about plants as defining a desert, giving it “a sense of place.” And in, turn, that thought prompted me to look back at photos that I had shot during past trips to Arizona’s […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Classic Railroad Hotels

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Many hotels today are simply boxes made of concrete, glass and steel. There’s nothing eye-catching or memorable about their architecture. But a few classic hotels built by railroads still welcome guests seeking lodgings with an enduring style. Republish This Article

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Travel Photo Thursday: Going to Church

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No matter where you travel, there’s usually one type of building that you’re likely to encounter: A church. Some churches are immense and ornate. Others are small and simply decorated. Some are open to all to enter. Others are closed unless a service is taking place. Here are a few that I’ve run across during […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: How Now, Moo Cow?

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Two weeks ago, “Travel Photo Thursday” featured “Seeing Seals by The Seashore.” Last week it was “Seagulls by The Seashore.” The week it’s “Moo Cows in The Meadow.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Dick Jordan Republish This Article

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