Cathedral Beach Sunrise, Yosemite

January 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
On a Meetup trip a few years back, our group of shutterbugs spent a glorious few days shooting sunrise and sunset shots of Yosemite icons. The location here is Cathedral Beach, which is named for two rocky spires nearby- Cathedral Spires- which resemble the twin towers of a Gothic Cathedral. The beach is easy to miss as it is marked by a small sign...
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Great Wall of China

January 09, 2016  •  1 Comment
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, and wood that winds for more than 5,500 miles across China from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west. Complete with guard towers & walkways, the wall was opened in 206 B.C. as protection from raids and invasions fr...
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Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru

January 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
While visiting Peru, my home base before hiking the Inca Trail was the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco. This ancient city stands at 11,200 feet high in the Andes mountains, and was the capital of the Inca empire before being conquered by the Spanish in 1537. The main area of the city is the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by the Cathedral of Sant...
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Photo of the Day - Golden Gate Golden Hour

January 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A couple of days ago, I headed over to Baker Beach in the Presidio area of San Francisco to get a nice sunset shot of the Golden Gate Bridge. I wanted to get a photo with the white-capped surf crashing against the rocks, maybe some reflections of the bridge towers in the wet sand, and have the bridge in all its glowing majesty in the background. Wh...
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Cinque Terre, Italy

December 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
A very popular tourist destination, t he Cinque Terre is a rugged coastal area of the Italian Riviera located in the Liguria region of Italy. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre N...
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