Category Archives: Seeing & Thinking

An illustrative description of the cognitive process used while photographing a scene–whether analyzing the subject, lighting, or composition; overcoming challenges; or just adding drama.

When I visited Juneau, Alaska in August, I knew that I wanted to photograph the Treadwell Mine Salt Pump, a ruined structure that sits in the water between downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. Reading about the historic mine and seeing pictures of this unusual structure intrigued me. So I planned out my shooting times and itinerary before […]

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During baseball season, fireworks are displayed on Fridays after every home game the Reds play in Cincinnati. After the game it’s about a 20 minute wait before fireworks begin, allowing time for the spectators sitting in the right outfield bleachers to move over to the other side of the stadium. It’s worth the wait, cauz […]

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South Africa is more than a melting pot of different cultures. Talk to any South African and they’ll tell you that they don’t just tolerate each other. They embrace their differences. And celebrate their diversities–whether it’s culture, language, color, gender or race. In 2010, according to their Cape Town Carnival website, a South African group […]

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I’ve always admired shots of the night sky, and in particular star trails. Knowing I was headed to the deserts of northern Chile–some of the darkest skies for astrophotography–I began gathering ideas online for capturing such shots. I also purchased a Vello Wireless Shutterboss intervalometer device that would allow me to take continuous shots remotely […]

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