Siem Reap Travel Tips and Takeaways

Tourists getting a fish massage for an article on Siem Reap travel tips

Siem Reap is the Las Vegas of Southeast Asia. As opposed to quieter destinations in this part of the world, Siem Reap is all about neon lights, loud noise, and sensory overload. If the temples of Angkor Wat are on your list of must-see destinations, then this town is a necessary evil as there is […]

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Death Valley in Black and White

Photos of Death Valley in black and white

Don’t get me wrong, I love the colors of the rock formations and mountains in Death Valley.  But that said, the lunar landscape of the area offers wonderful opportunities to explore texture once the color has been removed. Here are a few highlights from my trip to Death Valley as seen in black and white.

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Death Valley Travel Tips

Tourist at Badwater for an article on Death Valley travel tips

I am always in search of new adventures, and there are few places I would venture to twice. Top of my list of exceptions, however, is Death Valley. The lunar landscape of the desert is unlike almost anything on earth, and I came back from my trip with some spectacular photos as well as a […]

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Coney Island Street Photography Tips

Coney Island street photography of lovers taking a selfie on the boardwalk

Coney Island is a street photographers paradise. The colors, action, and people get photographers of every genre something to shoot. Here are a few tips for your Coney Island street photography if you are planning a trip to the Brooklyn shore. 

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Ode to Summer: A Final North Carolina Photo

Yard art in Dillsboro, North Carolina

Happy Labor Day! Is summer really over? A final photo from my July trip to North Carolina. This was a spontaneous stop just outside Dillsboro, as I was driving on my way to Cherokee for the annual pow wow. I saw these sculptures and assumed it was an old graveyard. Turns out this is simply […]

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My Fellow Tourists: The Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate tourists

It’s been, what, a month and a half since I returned from vacation in North Carolina?  Well, it’s a beautiful day out and of course I’m inside editing photos.  The good news is that I have finally finished editing my photos from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.  These photos were taken as part of a […]

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New York City Through a Prism

NYC street photography using a prism

Today I took a walk through the city, but with a different view.  A few weeks ago, I had ordered a set of prisms online.  Wedding photographers have started using prisms to add an abstract edge to their photos and enhancing the bokeh.  While I tried the look at my last wedding, the small prism […]

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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Street scenes from the 2017 NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

I was really tired this morning, and did not want to get up for today’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. I’m glad I made it however. It’s been about two years since my last Easter day parade, and I think the crowds were bigger than ever. In case you’ve never been, the parade is more […]

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Coney Island Opening Day

An amusement ride on Coney Island opening day 2017

Yesterday I took a trip to Coney Island.  It had been about a year since my last visit, and I assumed the amusement parks would all be closed.  I was wrong.  Yesterday was, in fact, opening day at Coney Island.  The weather was beautiful, and the crowds were plentiful.  It was as if all of […]

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The Statue of Liberty: Through the Eyes of a NYC Resident

Statue of Liberty gift shop

I’m in the process of going through a lot of my past work towards the goal of creating a larger photo series on tourists and exploring the concept of how people react to a given environment.  The plan is to tackle several iconic tourist destinations and look at these locations with the eyes of a […]

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