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The Silk Road

#219 The Silk Road

Visiting the Silk Road and photographing the amazing remains of its glory and the landscapes it passes through is best done on a tour. Two countries in particular harbor the most photogenic sites: Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Just getting in to Turkmenistan is almost impossible except on a tour. I went there to work for the […]



Outside the city of Cape Town, South Africa, the Cape of Good Hope ends the world’s second biggest continent under the ocean waves. Along with the beautiful nearby Table Mountain, Cape Town is surrounded by the beauty of huge tablelands, steep cliffs, and ocean grandeur. The strange plants that populate Africa are there, as is […]

The Great Salt Lake, Utah

#217 The Great Salt Lake, Utah

I have always found the Great Salt Lake to be a place of wonder and great beauty. It is sometimes an alien world in a really cool way, and exploring out there you never know what you will find. As the Lake rises and falls, it covers and reveals much. In Utah, a place of […]

Niagara Falls in Winter

#216 Niagara Falls in Winter

Niagara Falls, although thoroughly tamed by dams and surrounded on all sides by hotels, is still the falls all others are compared to. It’s not particularly high, but it is huge. After this hot summer and early autumn, thoughts of Niagara when it freezes up are welcome, and it is in deep winter that I […]

Amalfi Coast, Italy

#214 The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italians know how to live; this is well-known. Every trip to Italy is a lesson in the important things in life: love, food, beauty, and family. Every region has its charms and beautiful photo ops. The Amalfi Coast south of Naples, is one such gorgeous region. Stevie Nicks has written a fabulous song about it […]

Sunken Forest, Kazakhstan

#213 The Sunken Forest, Kazakhstan

This great photo location is situated in Lake Kaindy in the Kolsai Lakes National Park, Located about 129 kilometers from the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, which is the major transportation hub for most of Central Asia. In 1911, an earthquake caused a landslide that closed off one end of a river creating the blue-green lake […]

River Canyon Bends of the Southwest

#212 River Canyon Bends of the Southwest

In recent years photographers have begun to be very interested in the twists and turns of the rivers of the Southwest. One photographer even does a tour which visits several of these big river bends. I’ve always found these places captivating and wonderfully photographable, and I’ve created a list of the some of the best […]