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Bucket List Item Checked
Night descends on Mount Laurel in California's Eastern Sierra Mountains.

Bucket List Item Checked

The Story Behind "Night Falls" Roughly four years ago, I saw an image by a photographer I know named Marc Adamus that was of a landscape that seemed to be…

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Autumn Blues
Late autumn leaves, fog and a Great Blue Heron make for a scene reminiscent of a Japanese garden.

Autumn Blues

The Story Behind "Japanese Garden" Pre-dawn fog along the James River near downtown Richmond, Virginia can take on many forms. There's the pea-soup type fog that hides everything in a…

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Photography with Intent
Walking through the scene during a 10 second exposure, a person leaves behind only footprints, but even those will soon be gone.

Photography with Intent

The Story Behind the Image Impermanence Every summer, my family likes to spend a week or so at a beach somewhere. We try to mix things up and not go…

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The Imperfect Mirror of an Ice-Covered Pool
Cracks and pressure ridges in thin ice create a painterly abstract.

The Imperfect Mirror of an Ice-Covered Pool

I had been living in Northern Virginia for a little over two years when I happened to discover a park I had never heard about that provided access to a…

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Amargosa Blues (Always Look Behind You)
Varying shades of blue formed by distant mountains, the rising sun, haze and dust near Death Valley National Park.

Amargosa Blues (Always Look Behind You)

"Always Look Behind You" is advice many advanced photographers give to those just starting out. This is the story of why that's a good idea.

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The Clouds Below
A 2-minute exposure of beach surf from a high vantage point creates a cirrus cloud effect where the waves break upon the shore.

The Clouds Below

One of my favorite photography-related quotes is credited to Minor White: "One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are." [...]

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Sea-foam Dreams

I traveled with my family to the beach recently and had a single type of image in mind to try: long-exposure scenes of the surf at the shoreline. It is…

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