Even More Hot Air – Ballooning Part 2
Aug26

Even More Hot Air – Ballooning Part 2

Today’s Post by John Larsen After the initial awe of witnessing crews assemble, inflate and launch their balloons wears off you will begin to notice smaller details, instead of their magnitude and bright colors. That’s when you will uncover interesting subjects at any ballooning event. They could be people, shadows, patterns or even a unique chase vehicle. To make these shots my favorite lens is an 18-135mm zoom as it allows me to...

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A Visit to Denmark
Aug09

A Visit to Denmark

Today’s Post by John Larsen Recently my partner and I visited family throughout my homeland, Denmark. While I’ve visited previously, our 20-day schedule was filled with numerous events in various parts of the country including two birthdays, a confirmation in perhaps the most historic Cathedral of Denmark, and a “Golden” anniversary for my Aunt and Uncle. I actually attended their wedding fifty years ago! As we prepared for this trip...

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After a Trip: Keeping it Clean
Jul15

After a Trip: Keeping it Clean

My philosophy about photo gear is simple: If you take care of it and it will take care of you. That’s why whenever I return from a trip or location shoot, I clean my equipment immediately. Why? Because that way I’ll always know that the next time I pick up my equipment —even if it’s a spur of the moment event—that it’s clean and ready to go. Having just returned from a three-day photo shoot where my gear was used in several outdoor...

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What’s in My Travel Backpack?
Jul14

What’s in My Travel Backpack?

It’s been my experience that, for the professional photographer, there is little difference between personal or business travel. This, one of my best selling stock photographs, and was made on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Too many miles in too many airplane seats and too much time spent in too many airports has left me with a fondness for traveling with as few pieces of photo gear as possible. This was brought home to me many...

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Wordy Wednesday #218 “Las Manos de la Hermandad”
Jul13

Wordy Wednesday #218 “Las Manos de la Hermandad”

La Capilla de la Paz (The Chapel of Peace) overlooks the southern end of Acapulco Bay and is the highest point in Acapulco. It’s dominated by a large white cross that is visible from almost anywhere in the city. The chapel itself understated fulfilling its goal of proving a peaceful environment. The church is open every day from 10 AM to 1 PM and from 4 to 6 PM, but you are welcome to explore the grounds throughout the entire day....

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Kickin’ Back in Old Town
Jul12

Kickin’ Back in Old Town

One of my favorite cities to visit with Mary when she’s traveling for business is Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whenever I visit, one of the first places I head for lunch or dinner is the legendary Frontier Restaurant for great food and a friendly home-style environment. And did I mention its affordable and the food is great. After The Frontier my next stop is Old Town. It’s a historic district dating back to the founding of the city by...

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It’s Travel Week on the Blog…
Jul11

It’s Travel Week on the Blog…

While I’m far from the world traveler that I once was, I still enjoy travel photography with a small “T.” This week we’ll travel hither and yon and show you some of the images that I made along the way along with some travel tips about places to go (and eat) that I’ve encountered during my wanderings… If you only learn one new thing from this post and the rest this week is that you should not...

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