Acropolis

Often people complement my photography by saying, “Great Shot.” It’s not my intention to criticize any complement, however I do think that many people don’t understand what it takes to create a great or interesting image.

My Acropolis image, which I consider to be quite beautiful, is the result of making the best of bad conditions to create a great picture.

The Acropolis is difficult to shoot. It’s big and it is distant. Lighting and air quality issues can make it difficult to shoot a photo that captures the “travel brochure beauty” of the Acropolis.

On the day I shot this image, there was diffuse lighting and environmental haze. There was no blue sky. The lighting quality made it next to impossible to get sharp detail. But a photographer must work with whats there. In this case, I recognized the poor conditions and worked with them to create this more craftsman image of the Acropolis

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Navajo Nation

Riding in my red Ford 150 SVT and looking back to the awesome beauty of Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation.

At the end of a two-day photoshoot in Monument Valley, I took this mirror view image. While there are many amazing photos from that assignment, this is image that I always remember

Jardines de Alfabia

The beautiful estate and gardens date back to the time of Arab rule in Majorca. The house filled with history and the gardens are an earthy delight. Situated at the base of the Alfabia Mountains, this tranquil place is testament to the protective power of the Tramuntana Mountains

The beautiful estate and gardens date back to the time of Arab rule in Majorca. The estate is filled with history and the gardens are an earthy delight.

Situated at the base of the Alfabia Mountains, this tranquil place is testament to the protective power of the Tramuntana Mountains

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Rainbow Campaign

The Rainbow Umbrella Campaign for Go Travel Different. We shot photographs of Alfonso, and sometimes me, in a wide variety of travel destinations. The process of shooting these photos drew a lot of attention from bystanders. The photoshoots became an unofficial gorilla marketing campaign


At Rome’s Pantheon
The rainbow campaign photoshoot in Santorini
The rainbow campaign photoshoot in Crete
The rainbow campaign photoshoot in Crete
The rainbow campaign photoshoot in Santorini

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Zambesi River

With the sun setting on the Sambezi River on the final night of our Botswana photoshoot, we came upon these bull elephants fighting. It was scary and mesmerizing. The setting sun created brilliant colors and the moment could not have been any better

With the sun setting on the Sambezi River on the final night of our Botswana photoshoot, we came upon these bull elephants fighting. It was scary and mesmerizing. The setting sun created brilliant colors and the moment could not have been any better

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Pyramids Giza

Everyone wants a perfect selfie with the ancient Egyptian Pyramids. I did. To get it right you need to set it up correctly. First you need some distance as the pyramids are enormous. Second you needs the right light. Early morning or late afternoon sun is the best — depending upon the location of the pyramids relative to you and the sun.

What I like about this selfie photo at the pyramids is that I am in the foreground without any other miscellaneous people or clutter. That required some patience. The sun was in front of me at the correct angle to give me sharp rich colors. And of course, the camel cooperated to provide pervect form

Taksin Tünel

In this amazing city with layers and layers of historic beauty, there is Istikal Street, a walking street alive with an incredible mix of cultures and friendly people. The Taksin – Tünel Street Car is a beautiful reminder of simpler days past. You can ride enjoy and watch the kids who get special joy hanging on the back and sides

In this amazing city with layers and layers of historic beauty, there is Istikal Street, a walking street alive with an incredible mix of cultures and friendly people. The Taksin – Tünel Street Car is a beautiful reminder of simpler days past. You can ride enjoy and watch the kids who get special joy hanging on the back and sides

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Annecy

The Venice of the French Alps. A most beautiful French Village where the waters from the Alps flows amongst the historic building and into some of the world’s most beautiful lakes. When the sun shines, there isn’t a place more refreshingly beautiful

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