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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photo © 2004, Judi LaBelle All Rights Reserved

I promised myself while on this cruise I would take more of the local color during stops at the ports. The photos I wanted to take were going to tell a story, not about the scenery but about the people. Trouble is, a week...

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I first saw a post card of this park in the city where my wife is from, Ekaterinburg, Russia. When I finally got to visit this park on our vacation in July 2002, it made me feel even more at peace, like I was home again in a place I have never been, but...

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Sometimes our lives are so hectic that the peace and tranquility we crave escapes us. As I was walking around a very busy little town, I noticed this scene in a churchyard and thought that it was a very calming area in the middle of all the hustle and...

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Farmers' markets have always held a particularly tender spot in my heart. The sense of family and community is palpable. Individual creativity abounds in every booth. My fiancée and I went to the Oak Park farmers' market early one...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

This photo of a drained storage tank with the access cover removed was taken in Livingston, Montana. The photo evokes a different feeling depending on the season. On a sweltering summer day, one gets the feeling that someone opened the valve too far...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

While enjoying a road trip that included 14 states and 6500 miles, I came upon this field of sunflowers near Vivian, South Dakota. I focused on the one sunflower that hadn't bloomed yet. I myself am a late bloomer in that at age...

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Curious Eyes

This photo was taken at the Seychelles Island in 1974. I was in the Air Force at the time and had gone to the islands to inspect the NASA tracking station located there. While there, I...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

It was my third day in Paris...I was exhausted from miles of walking, the temperatures had dropped to near freezing, and all I wanted to do was get back to the hotel. I had seen this advertisement numerous times around the city but, for some reason, had not...

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Beauty In Unlikely Places

Where does one find beauty? Sometimes it can be found in the most unlikely places. The Hohman Avenue train station resides trackside in Hammond, Indiana. It is abandoned...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

On a recent boat trip with friends we were guided to this abandoned fishing village called Butedale. It is located in a remote spot on the inland waterway from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Alaska, and is only accessible via seaplane or boat. This leads me to believe...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The Photographer's Travel Guide

I have had the good fortune to travel to Ireland on several occasions. I spied this Volkswagen hiding behind a tombstone almost by accident. It was a chilly (cold, actually) November day and I had spent several pleasant hours...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Two years ago, in an effort to achieve a more intimate feel to my travel photography, I started taking images of people having fun at state fairs. Although I found it difficult at first to approach people and take their picture at such close range, it is now one of my...

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The Photographer's Travel Guide

Her haunting gaze resonates in my memory like no other image I made while crossing the Tibetan Plateau. The young nomad girl appeared from nowhere, dressed in hardly more than rags against the cold Tibetan wind. She never said...

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The Photographer's Travel Guide

I don't believe there are any accidents in life. My friend from Seattle came to visit me several months ago. He wanted to catch up and go take pictures with me. After an uneventful afternoon, we decided to get something...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Talking Pictures

Essence Of Denmark

For over a decade I have represented various Danish clients, some of whom are located in Aarhus, Denmark, on the...

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