Monthly Archives: May 2012

Photo Essay : Northern Wales

Posted by on May 31, 2012

Last November I had the pleasure of visiting Northern Wales as a guest of Visit Wales. I had never been to Wales before and it wasn’t high on my list of places to visit. It is so often overshadowed by England that it doesn’t usually get the attention it deserves. As you can see from my photos, I found Wales to be a pleasantly surprising place with its own rich language, culture and landscape. I visited two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Northern Wales: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal and The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd. You can see photos of both below.

You will also notice the sign at the train station in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch. My guide for the area could pronounce it flawlessly in Welsh!

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Up to My Ears in Penguin Photos

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Rockhopper Penguin in the Falkland Islands

Rockhopper Penguin in the Falkland Islands

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States. It is the day which traditionally marks the beginning of summer as it is around this time when kids get out of school and people begin planning their vacations.

I spent all of this weekend in a dark basement trying to get through the photos I took during the first half of 2012. So far I’ve gotten through about 4,000 images and I still have about 6,000 more to go. I’ve been rather quiet on social media and blogging this last week just because most of my effort has been on the photography front.

There are two positive things I have to say about this process: 1) processing wildlife photos goes quickly because you delete so many of them. 2) Editing photos is like getting a second trip back to the places you original visited. (more…)