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Silky Water and HDR

I love silky water, but as a rule I don’t use filters. I do own a Lee Big Stopper (10-stop neutral density)… but I only break it out once in awhile for variety. I don’t have anything against filters. Alot of my friends create astounding images with them. But it boils down to personal preference.…

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Photography: Got Signature?

I get asked about my photo processing alot. It’s a challenging question. For me, processing a photo starts before I even press the shutter.  I take a picture when it tells a story, moves me in some specific way, sings to me (really!) – all of which ends up as this fluttery feeling in my…

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I Need a Fuzzy Moment: My Divine Dichotomy

Life is exciting. Especially now! There is so much afoot in my world, so many dreams and ideas all manifesting at the same time… and I am so, so grateful and joyful! But I’m experiencing a divine dichotomy, because I also feel a little frazzled and need a fuzzy moment. Mind you, this is not…

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Stop and Smell the Monkeys

Ok, kidding about smelling monkeys. Kinda. hehheh. This spot is in New Zealand and it’s called Monkey Creek… and we stopped there. Took some photos. Smelled the clean Monkey Creek air. Of course, I was with photographers. And one thing about photography is that you tend to stop a lot more than you used to…

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Courage

Courage… Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand I love moments like this that make you think iconic thoughts. Several crossed my mind – but maybe because of where I am in my own journey, I settled upon “Courage”. I think one of the marks of courage is knowing the odds… but sailing on (to use the immediate…

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Beauty and the Tire

She was so lovely in the morning, all blue-green sweetness. How does anyone wake up looking so refreshed?  Seriously. I gotta say, Queenstown Harbour is one gorgeous dame in the morning! I stood on a wall to take this picture… tripod and all. I wanted the whole kit’n kaboodle in the shot. I also posted…

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F-stop’s Tilopa BC Video Review

I made the big decision to purchase an F-stop Tilopa BC camera backpack for my trip to help coach Trey Ratcliff’s  New Zealand Photo Adventure in February, 2013. I made this move at the last minute, with barely enough time to get the bag in time. In the process, I had a huge quandary over…

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