Tag - photography

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30 Photos To Convince You To Add Venice, Italy To Your Travel List!
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Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done…filming an angry elk
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Tower of Pisa at Dawn – Photo Essay
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5 Tips For A Perfect SnapShot Escape
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Chillaxin Cat = Serene, Calm, Peaceful
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Fun Photo Apps – Creative
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Eagles or Owls? Part One

30 Photos To Convince You To Add Venice, Italy To Your Travel List!

Venice, Italy. Bellissimo! Bellissimo is the absolute superlative of the adjective “bello” (meaning that there’s nothing better at all). So, when I say “questo città è bellissimo” it translates to “this city is very, very, very beautiful”. Bellissimo Venice! I add the exclamation point because Venice holds a special place […]

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Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done…filming an angry elk

Oh look! It’s a beautiful elk! He looks so powerful and strong. He’s making lots of loud elk noises, so he’s obviously not very happy. So what do I do? Go up to the fence to get a photo. But a photo isn’t enough. I want a video!

As you can see, my unhappy elk did NOT appreciate being filmed one bit! I guess it’s lucky that he didn’t jump over the fence to let me know. I could have been the featured story on Romania’s Dumbest Tourists segment. It would have served me right.

Afterwards – when I could hold my camera again without shaking – I was able to get another shot that I was proud of. From a LONG distance away!

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For me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment while practicing travel photography. It’s all about capturing that perfect instant in time to share. So far I’ve twisted my ankle (twice!) and skinned my knees on volcanic rock while trying to get a perfect shot, but fortunately nothing too scary.

Have you ever done something “not so smart” for a photo or video? To what lengths would you go for the perfect shot? Was it worth it? (That’s a silly question. Of course it was!) 🙂

Happy shooting!

 

Tower of Pisa at Dawn – Photo Essay

Few images are as iconic as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Opened in 1372 as a freestanding campanile (bell tower) to accompany Pisa’s Cathedral and Baptistry of the Piazza del Duomo or Cathedral Square. The tower was constructed in three stages across 199 years. Work on the ground […]

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5 Tips For A Perfect SnapShot Escape

Have you ever taken a Snapshot Escape? Where you set aside some time to grab just your camera and a cookie (the cookie is very important – see Tip #3) and simply go out to explore the place where you are and take a few pictures. No agenda. No goal. […]

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Chillaxin Cat = Serene, Calm, Peaceful

No matter where you are or what you’re up to – hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxed day!

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Fun Photo Apps – Creative

Fun Photo Apps (CREATIVE) I recently read that 1/3 of all photos taken today are done with a smart phone. Wow! Clunky, heavy photography gear is quickly being replaced by thin, sleek camera cleverly disguised as a telephone. The convenience is clear. And with thousands of apps to choose from […]

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Eagles or Owls? Part One

It’s really hard to decide which I enjoy seeing more…Owls or Eagles. The mysterious and the majestic…the wise and the proud. Luckily, there’s a place in Florida where it’s possible to get an up-close look at these magnificent creatures in their own “assisted living” homes at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa […]

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