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The Red Rocks of Sedona

This was taken during one, of many hikes through the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. I was out hiking with my father, when I noticed this one cloud in the sky hovering over the ridge.

The Red Rocks of Sedona

This was taken during one, of many hikes through the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. I was out hiking with my father, when I noticed this one cloud in the sky hovering over the ridge.

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The Exchange Place

This is the Exchange Place, located in the financial district, in downtown Boston. I was walking around the city, shooting and enjoying the history and architecture.

The Exchange Place

This is the Exchange Place, located in the financial district, in downtown Boston. I was walking around the city, shooting and enjoying the history and architecture.

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Minding a Fire

Adam watching the fire at DWPPhotography has taken me down many different paths, and this has been one of my favorite journeys as a photographer. I was asked to document fire behavior, and shoot fire in different habitats. To be able to shoot in a burning landscape, you have to learn how to burn that landscape. I earned my “RED CARD”, trained as a wild land firefighter, then began working with The Nature Conservancy’s…

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A Frog in the Jungle at Night

A Frog in the Jungle at Night

Tadpole becoming a frogWe had decided to do a night hike in the Amazon Jungle. Our excellent guide, Alfredo Dosantos Santillán, led us to a high and dry area where we could easily walk and look for night life. On this particular hike, we had decided not to take our students with us. Several of our students had expressed great concern over the size and quantity of insects. Since we were looking for spiders, snakes, and…

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These images are from the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines preserve. This preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy in Florida’s panhandle. I was on assignment shooting for several days for TNC, and had a great time. I am often accompanied by preserve scientists, land managers and biologists. Having these knowledgeable people leading the way and knowing the landscape is priceless. I always like to do my homework before an assignment, but having somebody that knows where you need to be, sure makes a shoot go smoothly. The plan was to capture the many different habitats that encompass the preserve. These images show longleaf pine/wiregrass uplands, steephead ravines, streams, sandhill habitat, and a seepage stream. This is a truly beautiful area of Florida, and if you get a chance, stop by and take a hike!

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/apalachicola-bluffs-and-ravines-preserve.xml

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve These images are from the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines preserve. This preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy in Florida’s panhandle.
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I love these old castle stairways and passages. They have seen so much time and use. The stone has been smoothed over by the touch of millions of hands over time. Stone has been cut, repaired, replaced and “improved”. Kings, Queens, servants, soldiers and tourists have wandered these passages.  The castle as a whole is an impressive edifice, but these areas speak of an intimacy that was shared in passing and of clandestine meetings.

All of these shots were taken with my 17mm wide angle lens. I wasn’t allowed to use a tripod, so I braced myself against the walls as best I could, held my breath and pressed the shutter release. One of my favorite discoveries during the day, was the change, play and color of light that came streaming through the windows. The geometry, direction of light, shadows and architecture is just wonderful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Castle

The stone stairways and passages of Dover Castle I love these old castle stairways and passages. They have seen so much time and use. The stone has been smoothed over by the touch of millions of hands over time.
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Street Musicians in Amsterdam

I was strolling through the flower market in Amsterdam when I first heard these two. They were playing some folksy ballad to appeal to the tourists milling about.

Street Musicians in Amsterdam

I was strolling through the flower market in Amsterdam when I first heard these two. They were playing some folksy ballad to appeal to the tourists milling about.

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A Kangaroo and her Joey

A Kangaroo and her Joey

A Kangaroo & Joey

A Kangaroo & JoeyThis shot was taken in a sweet little zoo, near Sydney, Australia. These guys are quite docile, so you are allowed to walk right into their habitat and hang with them. Some of my students were even walking right up to them and petting these friendly beasts. While the students were petting a few “roos” around the corner, I came upon these three hanging out by themselves.  The Joey was quite…

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Our Cruise Ship on The Doubtful Sound

Our Cruise Ship on The Doubtful Sound

The Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Our cruise ship on the Doubtful Sound, New Zealand.

This was our cruise ship we spent a night and a day on in The Doubtful Sound. The sun was setting and I had a last chance to take a kayak out to explore the fjord. As I was traversing the bay I looked back and saw this shot. Every line seemed to point at the cruise ship, from my vantage point. The ship also seemed quite small from this distance.…

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St. Nicholas’ Church

St. Nicholas’ Church

Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)This is the Niguliste Museum, otherwise known as St. Nicholas’ Church in Tallinn Estonia. I came upon this scene quite by accident. My students and me were just deposited in the old city center, to begin our photographic tour, when one of them twisted their ankle in a hole in the cobble stone street. I ended up taking him to the hospital to get taken care of and leaving my students with my most…

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Reflections in Venice, Kathy and Two Huge Chickens

Kathy and I were wandering through the streets of Venice, Italy, when we came to this great collection of galleries and shops nested in an area near the Accademia.

Reflections in Venice, Kathy and Two Huge Chickens

Kathy and I were wandering through the streets of Venice, Italy, when we came to this great collection of galleries and shops nested in an area near the Accademia.

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These are Snowy Egrets showing their plumage during mating/breeding season. They start to show in March and keep their feathers for quite a while. Their beaks turn more of a yellow/orange color during the season. You will find these birds in shallow salt and fresh water areas with a small flock wading and dancing about. They will approach one another, start squawking, inflate their feathers and chase each other about. Sometimes they will start jumping in the air flapping their wings and dance around one another until one gives up and backs off. You will also find them among other herons and wading birds during this time, and occasionally they will mate with other herons.

Snowy Egrets at one time, early in the 20th century, were endangered. Their breeding feathers were used for hats and were valued at twice the price of gold. The fact that they build their nests close to the ground and are easy to catch didn’t help. It was only through conservation efforts that they came back and are now considered quite common.

The Snowy Egret in Breeding Plumage These are Snowy Egrets showing their plumage during mating/breeding season. They start to show in March and keep their feathers for quite a while.