Photo Essay : Northern Wales

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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3 Photos I Took Just Seconds After Getting Out of Bed

Most photographers will tell you about the need to carefully set up a photo or to wait in a particular spot until the conditions are just right. Sometimes, however, a photo just happens. In a few cases, the photo is just waiting for you when you get out of bed. Here are three photos I took immediately after getting out of bed. I wish I could say I planned it, but in every case it was just dumb luck.

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Six Months of Digital Housekeeping

The desktop computer I never use
The desktop computer I never use
After 6 months, I finally arrived back in Wisconsin yesterday. I’ll be here until June 11 when I fly to Colorado to take part in the annual TBEX Travel Bloggers conference.

My mother’s house is the closest thing I have in the world to a home base if for no other reason than I have a desktop computer here. However, I’m only here a few weeks out of the year and I haven’t been here in almost 6 months, when I flew to Ushuaia, Argentina for my trip to Antarctica.

It isn’t something people usually think about, but when I computer goes unused for half a year, there are tons of updates that pile up. Here is a list of everything I had to do once I flipped the on switch: Continue reading “Six Months of Digital Housekeeping”

Sunday Traveler: Peter West Carey – Cityscapes Around The World

I asked my friend and fellow travel photographer Peter Carey to assemble a collection of his photos from his travels. He collected a sample of photos which show the way that major cities on our planet have grown and developed. In addition to his personal blog, Peter is a regular contributor to the popular Digital Photography School.

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Photo Essay : Dubrovnik, Croatia

Last year I was invited on the inaugural cruise for the Carnival Magic. While cruising isn’t something I normally do, one of the ports which attracted me to this trip was Dubrovnik, Croatia. I had never been to Croatia before and Dubrovnik, in addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is often listed as one of the top attractions in the world. My day in Dubrovnik was overcast and rainy, but it was still enough to capture essence of the city.

Croatia is high on my list of places to return to. I didn’t spend nearly enough time there to do it justice.

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