Talking Pictures

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Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

While watching the sun set over Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border this past January, my shadow and that of two good friends fell across this sandstone boulder. Raising my camera (I'm in the middle), I not only recorded the grandeur of Monument Valley, but also embossed our shadows forever on this print as a reminder of this trip and our friendship.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

Hustling down through the forest looking for a bald eagle picture opportunity on the Skagit River in upper Washington state, my head spun around as this old 1941 Studebaker truck called out to me.

Being an eye doctor, my first impression was, "Oh, he's blind." Both headlights were busted out, with the wires hanging limp out of the...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

I took this picture of my good friend while she was leading a rock route that pushed her skills to the limit. I wanted to be verbally encouraging while she was struggling at the crux, but knew that if I yelled from above her, it would be very distracting. The belayer managed to shout his support to her at just the right time as she worked through the difficult section and finished...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

Sometimes you can become so consumed with the horizontal plane of good composition that you seldom experiment from different perspectives.

One afternoon while trekking around Black Hill Regional Park with my daughter, Allie, I decided to hold my camera in the vertical position and place it on the ground. While she kept an eye on a grey heron, I kept my eye on the road...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

I took this photo while in New York City with my family in the spring of 2007. I like this image because the old buildings are reflected in the glass of the new building--the past reflected in the present.
--Cindy Burrell
Monte Sereno, CA

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The premise of "Talking Pictures" is that...

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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: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

When my husband and I were expecting our first child, we were elated at the thought of "showing her the world." During my pregnancy, I promised myself that we'd not be the type of parents who left our child at home while we went out and experienced life. There is so much in the world to see, and it is our responsibility to make sure she is a part of that.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2008 0 comments

In New Orleans, during happier times, I was walking around the French Quarter and noticed a group of street performers. This particular man was deep in concentration; eyes closed, he was obviously "feelin' jazzy." I felt that the audience related to him and realized that he loved what he was doing. I knelt down on my knee to shoot up and slowed the shutter to...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

Road trips and photography are synonymous for fun. As photographers we learn quickly that the earth is overflowing with photographic gold waiting to be mined. Whether the prospects are manmade or God-made, we are the Lewis and Clarks of photography, exploring the unexplored and discovering the undiscovered.

Consider the miniature stone monument resting calmly amid the...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

On vacation in Abaco, Bahamas, we were painting buoys we found to hang on the trees of my sister's vacation home. After just a few minutes I noticed my niece's hands and it became obvious the shot I needed to take. I had her hold her hands out so I could shoot a few frames at various apertures. The result, I felt, captured exactly what I intended. The photograph...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2007 0 comments

My wife and I visited Prague, in the Czech Republic, in November 2006. It is a simply beautiful city, full of color, with sculptures around and at the top of a very large number of buildings. It is a great city to walk around and just look at the beauty--and the people. We went for walks every day for six days and nights, sometimes riding the tram to get farther out, and I...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

I had found an old wooden bridge I was interested in photographing in Queidersbach, Germany, this past fall. While trying to get just the right shot, I realized that if I could position myself against a tree that was overhanging the stream below I could get it. The only obstacle in my way was a small branch hanging down right in my line of sight. I broke the branch off and tossed...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

This picture was taken near Tioga Pass, Yosemite, in early October. I was on a photo op trip with some buddies to capture the beautiful California fall foliage in the High Sierras. Peak colors were a couple of weeks behind schedule last year in much of the Sierras. Most of our trip was spent at lower elevations where the deciduous aspen thrive. We woke up each morning...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2007 1 comments

"Sunlit Lily Pads"
I went to PepsiCo Gardens in Purchase, New York, on a very hot summer day. It was 98Þ and I hate the heat. However, I was determined to increase my infrared portfolio and it was now or never. I took my Nikon F100 with me and drove over the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to take photographs of the Gardens. I...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2007 0 comments

"Budding Photographer?"
While cleaning the yard last summer, I came across a baby praying mantis. Excited, I carefully picked him up and placed him in my wildflower area. I ran in the house to get my camera and tripod, then set up and fired off a couple of exposures.

Realizing that I wanted to get some fill light, I ran back into my house...


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