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In An Icy National Park: Glacier Bay

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According to the Glacier Bay National Park Website, “When Captain George Vancouver charted adjacent waters of Icy Strait in 1794, he and his crew described what we now call Glacier Bay as just a small five-mile indent in a gigantic glacier that stretched off to the horizon. That massive glacier was more than 4,000 feet […]

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Photographing Coastal National Parks

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In June of this year, while touring New England, I plan to spend some time in a U.S. National Park that I’ve long known about, but never visited, let alone photographed: Acadia. Located along Maine’s coast, the scenery should produce plenty of “photo ops.” But although that coastline will be new to me, shooting photos […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Yosemite at Christmas

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Snow falling in the Sierra Nevada mountains brings to mind a trip to Yosemite National Park on a Christmas past. If you are lucky, as I was on this visit to California’s most famous national park, the highways will be free of snow, but the mountains and meadows will be dusted with a light coat […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Let It Snow!

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California lives on snow. Snow that falls in the Sierra Nevada mountains in winter becomes a life-giving reservoir of water that sustains for much of the Golden State’s population as the snowpack melts from late Spring into Fall. After a prolonged drought, this weeks storms have Californian’s yelling “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Move Back to the SLR?

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Nearly two years ago in “Travel Photo Thursday: Junk Your Camera!” I suggested that most leisure travelers could ditch their stand-alone digital point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras and simply use their smartphones to take trip photos. And since I wrote that story camera sales have dropped rather dramatically. But sales of point-and-shoot cameras appear to have […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: At The Berlin Wall

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This past Sunday Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall and Tales Told From The Road featured that event in two stories published on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Five years ago, and nearly two decades after The Wall began to crumble, I was in Germany’s once and present […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Favorite Shots

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Usually “Travel Photo Thursday” involves advice on how to get the best shot in some situation, or presents a photo essay, or commentary on photo gear. But today I ask just this simple question? What’s your favorite shot out of photos that you’ve taken, either recently, or all-time? Post your answer in a comment below […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: All Hail The Queen!

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The Queen Mary made her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York in May of 1936. Her final summer of service was in 1967. The days of sailing the seas aboard this majestic ocean liner may have come and gone, but you can still enjoy the elegance of those long-past days of transoceanic travel, […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Take Me Out to The Ball Game

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It’s the time of year when leaves are changing color and Americans are getting ready to carve Halloween Pumpkins. And that means that, like Reggie Jackson, I’m “Mr. October.” No, you won’t see me slugging homers over the fence during the World Series, but after largely ignoring what was happening during the 162-game regular season, […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Turning Your Photos Into “Wall Art”

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Several years ago I framed 8 x 10 prints of vacation photos and hung them in a hallway and family room of my home. Gradually, those photos were replaced by photos or family or ones taken by a local professional photographer. I was intrigued by “wall sized” photos that custom photo labs near my home […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: The “RAW” Truth

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Ever since I bought my first digital point-and-shoot camera several years ago, professional photographers have been urging me to record my digital images in “RAW” rather than JPEG format. Their argument was that RAW photo files contained more “information” and, therefore, would produce much better final images. Better photos sounds, well, better than no-as-good-as photos. […]

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