Photo of the Week #4

The Wind Canyon overlook in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

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Missouri River Scenes

Every other year of so I take a canoe journey on the Missouri River.  I usually paddle from Washburn to Bismarck, a distance that takes about two and a half days at a nice leisurely pace.  For much of this stretch, the river feels wild and remote.  You don't see anyone else.  Cottonwood groves line... Continue Reading →

Lake Sakakawea

Canon XSI, Tamron 17-50 2.8, 8-stop Neutral Density Filter, Cokin P-Series, P120 Graduated Neutral Density Filter June.  The eastern shore of Lake Sakakawea.  After setting up my camp, I venture out to a nearby shoreline for the magic hour.  It's just me, the camera, and a few birds in the trees.  In the middle of... Continue Reading →

Photo of the Week #3

Istanbul, Turkey.  I watched a movie on television tonight that took place in Istanbul.  It was an action movie in which the protagonist chased the "bad guys" through a lot of narrow alleyways.  In doing so, numerous fruit stands were destroyed.  In one scene a speeding SUV blasted through one of the stands, reducing it... Continue Reading →

Photo of the Week #2

One unlikely thing I will remember about Istanbul are the cats.  They are everywhere, stately, majestic, and, most of all, calm.  They perch everywhere, on signs, cars, stairways, roofs, and here, within a wall of posters.  Walking by this scene I did a double take to be sure I was seeing correctly.  Initially there was... Continue Reading →

Mestia, Georgia

In October I visited the Svaneti region of Georgia.  I was urged by many to see this beautiful mountainous region of Georgia before the weather turned.  I had read about Svaneti before, through an aged travel book.  It's known as a remote part of an already remote country, secluded high up in the Caucus Mountains. ... Continue Reading →

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