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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

While traveling in northern Oregon on a hot summer day in 1987, I came upon an old, mostly abandoned community called Flora. It had very few die-hard residents left. On a neglected section of property, with waist-high grass, I spotted an old abandoned car I wanted to photograph. I decided to stop and ask permission at a shabby house nearby. An elderly lady in a sunhat appeared at...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments

A few years ago, on a hot summer afternoon, I was roaming the streets of New York City when I came across a lively group of domino players. They had set up a table on the corner of 91st and Amsterdam and were enjoying a game in the shade. Charmed by the scene, I watched from a distance while I built up the courage to ask if I could photograph them. I knew I couldn't let...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2010 0 comments

While I have never been very good at the game, in fact I haven’t played since I was a child, there is a place in the heart of every Canadian for the game of hockey. And while watching the professionals is entertaining, two boys playing one-on-one on a frozen lake brings back memories of the days of outdoor rinks, frozen dugouts and lakes, and simpler times.

This particular...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

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: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

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: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Talking Pictures


Enjoying the writing of poetry as well as the craft of photography, I wrote the following poem to accompany this picture of my...

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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, 2004 0 comments

The Y of the convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers separates Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. On the West Virginia side is the historic town of Harpers Ferry where the abolitionist John Brown raided the US Armory in 1859. Across the Potomac on the Maryland side is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (built in 1850) and its towpath. Late on a fall day two friends and I...

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Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

We took this photo through our rental car windshield as the fog was lifting and the smoke from a forest fire lay heavy above the road early in the morning on Highway 120 as we entered Yosemite National Park. The combination of the filtered sunlight and sky resulted in a surrealistic road picture. We find it fun to capture the “mood” of the road. This image was made using our Sony...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

In the fall of 2001, I went to Florence, Italy, to study Fine Arts. With my first camera, the Nikon N60, in hand I went out to explore the city that would be my home for the next six months. I soon noticed that the city of Florence had a million stories just waiting to be told. Listening to the sounds of the motor scooters buzzing around the streets and the infectious giggles from...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

My passions are photography and motorcycles. I discovered my passion for motorcycles at age 6 and my passion for photography at age 34. By today's standards I am over the hill to compete in racing, but by my standards I master the sport behind the lens--I know where to look and what to look for. That said, without a media pass getting close to the superstars is next to...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

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: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

Painted Rainbow
When we first arrived, I was somewhat disappointed that the brilliant colors of Arizona's Painted Desert were muted under gray, rainy skies. Then, as my wife and I came around a bend in the road, a window opened in the clouds, allowing the sunlight to produce this fleeting glimpse of a pot of gold. The rainbow lasted only a few...


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