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Rosalind Smith Posted: Aug 01, 2007 0 comments

The photographs of Chen Changfen speak of tranquility and mysticism. Winter snow melting into the sea beneath a cold blue sky; miles of sand and rock as well as mountain landscapes have created a poetic background for the Great Wall of China over the years. For the past 30 years Changfen has trudged the steep paths to photograph the rough, hidden beauty of the Wall in a variety of...

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Clint Farlinger Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

It's not every day that your eyes are opened to a whole new world, but that happened to me in August of 2004. A friend suggested we take our sons on a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Not one to miss an adventure, I quickly agreed and we made the arrangements. Although not a photography trip, I took my camera and tripod along...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: May 01, 2007 1 comments

With compassion and empathy for our wildlife, Lisa and Mike Husar of Wisconsin are dedicated to educating us all about the importance of earth's wild creatures. Whether it is zebras at a watering hole in Kenya, a mother panda and her cub in China, or a polar bear with her triplets in Canada, photographing animals around the world has become their passion.

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Daryl Hawk Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Helicoptering over the dramatic Southern Alp mountain range at sunrise. Traversing a glacier filled with mighty cascades of ice tumbling down a valley toward the sea. Tramping on the world's best nature trails. Driving past stunning and magical scenery that constantly changes at every turn. Hanging out in pubs with the world's friendliest people--the Kiwis. New...

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Mike Endres Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

Man has stood in awe of the aurora borealis, or "northern lights," for as long as verbal and written history in these latitudes has been kept. Some cultures viewed it as a sign of royal birth while others regarded the event as a precursor to war or saw these curtains of dancing light as ghosts of the dead. Athabaskan natives believed that if you whistle while watching...

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David W. Shaw Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

The trip began poorly. The remote, unmaintained road dropping from the Andes to the Amazon was a mess. All day we had struggled to prevent the bus from becoming fossilized in the muck. Hours of labor, and we were covered in a thick layer of red, Amazonian mud. After dark, it started to rain. Huge drops pounded our hair, arms, and soiled clothes. Someone pulled out soap, another...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Arches National Park in Utah (a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City) is my favorite national park--from both a photographic and outdoor experience point of view.

Arches ranks #1 in my book for several reasons: First, the red/orange rock formations, some in the form of arches, are simply breathtaking. Many jut out of the flat, surrounding ground to form...

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Dave Frieder Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

When I started my Bridge Project back in 1993 I had no idea how I would really begin to climb and photograph the 15-20 New York City bridges that I would need to complete it. It all started when I saw some fantastic images that John Sexton and Ron Wisner took from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. I said to myself, where are there huge and more bridges than anywhere in the...

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Mary Ann Benyo Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

"Ninety-nine percent of what makes good photography is being there," Kevin Fleming says. "Some supplement the lighting with a flash, use filters, or touch things up on the computer. But my way is the opposite--being there at just the right moment, at the instant when color, light, and shape come together."

For a decade, Fleming worked for...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

All photographs start with a great in camera image, right? Well, not really. A good photograph begins as an idea, a vision of how to isolate an interesting subject or subjects in a cluttered scene that will tell a story or communicate an idea or an emotion when a picture is viewed by the photographer and by others.

To illustrate the idea of seeing creatively, I'd...

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Brad Perks Posted: Dec 01, 2006 7 comments

Firefalls were waterfalls once created with fire in Yosemite National Park. A large fire was started atop Glacier Point and red-hot embers were pushed off a shear granite wall in the evening. It was Yosemite's version of fireworks. Park officials learned it was a fire hazard in the 1960s and the practice was stopped.

These days you can see and photograph a...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2006 1 comments

Recently we had an opportunity to witness first hand Canon's involvement with the US National Parks, the occasion being the 90th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and the opening of the new Canyon Visitor Education Center in Yellowstone. As we sat through the opening ceremonies, addressed by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, we learned how...

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Mike Norton Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

If a perfect place for landscape photography were to be built, what amenities would be included? Most photographers would want mountains, lakes, an assortment of trees, a U-shaped valley, a stream, easy access, protected land, a trail system, eastern or western exposure, wildflowers, a different look for each season, a beaver dam, driftwood, boulders, blue sky, high clouds, fog...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

Harvey Stein is in no hurry. He has published three photography books--in 1978, Parallels: A Look at Twins; in '86, Artists Observed; and in '98, Coney Island--and the publication dates tell you what you need to know about his pace. The photographs here are from his fourth book, Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life. Due out this fall, it is a collection...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 01, 2006 6 comments

"We jump off the plane in the middle of the afternoon and there are buses waiting to take us to the first sightseeing destination," travel photographer Bob Krist says. "Meanwhile, an unseen crew takes our luggage to the hotel. When we get back to the hotel in the late afternoon our luggage is in our rooms. We eat dinner. The next day is a full day on site. The...

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