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The Backside of Vernazza

This is not the most famous view of Vernazza.  If you look up Vernazza (the 4th town of Cinque Terre in Italy), the view you usually get is the other side with the picture-perfect harbor.  Trust me, I’ve got that shot too.  This one was taken as we were leaving Vernazza on the trail to […]

The Old Fence at the Farm

This shot has a lot of nostalgia in it since it was taken at my grandfather’s farm where my brother now lives.  The skyline is different now than I remember – the old barn would have been in the scene in the background on the right.  This photo is a three-shot HDR bracketed at +/- […]

The Edge of Assisi

This photo was taken during a self-guided walking tour of Assisi courtesy of Rick Steves.  As we were walking along the edge of the city, the old stone houses in front of the Umbrian countryside made a great vista to photograph.  Though this ultimately turned into a high dynamic range photo (HDR), I didn’t shoot […]

Night canals in Venice

This picture was taken during my November, 2007 trip to Italy with my family.  Once the rest of my family turned in for the evening, I went out with my gear to get some night canal shots in Venice.  It was probably around 35 degrees F when I took this shot – so my hands […]

A Misty Morning on Gillis Lake

This one was taken just moments after dawn in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota on Gillis Lake.  It was probably around 40 degrees – and my wife went swimming about 15 minutes after this shot was taken. Vital Stats: Canon Rebel XT w/Canon 17-85mm lens @41mm  ISO400, f/9.0, 1/500 sec

The Venice of the North

Brugge (pronounced either BROOZH or BREW-GUH depending on whether you are Flemish or not) is often called the Venice of the North due to the canal system in the city.  This shot was a quick stop on my way back to dinner after forgetting my mini tripod at the B&B.  Though it’s a point-n-shoot photo, […]

The Flavian Ampitheater – HDR Style

Most people know of this place as the Colosseum, though it’s official name is the Flavian Ampitheater.  This was shot at high noon in November in Rome – so a normal exposure was impossible.  The left side of the picture was blown out, the right side was blackness.  To solve, I shot three exposures from […]

The Black Tusk

The Black Tusk behind Whistler Mountain – the basalt core of an extinct volcano.  The photo was taken from near the peak of Whistler Mountain with an Olympus Digital Stylus – a 5MP point and shoot!  Heavy post-processing was done with Photoshop to convert to B&W and boost the contrast. Vital Stats: Olympus Stylus u400D […]