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Impressions of Spain: La Sagrada Familia
Another spectacular view of the intricate stonework of the ceiling along the central nave at the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. The ceilings represent the forest canopy, each column represents a tree reaching up toward the heavens.

Impressions of Spain: La Sagrada Familia

An blog post on one of the most incredible architectural delights in this world, "The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family," more commonly known as La Sagrada Familia does not disappoint! If you are a photographer, this is a feast of visual delights, as this location has innumerable things to photograph. You will literally spend hours and hours photographing this famous landmark in the middle of Barcelona!

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Angkor Wat: Ta Prohm
Tree growing over the library area of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat: Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm, perhaps most famous for the Laura Croft Tomb Raider movie, is a temple complex within Angkor Wat that is partially overgrown by the surrounding forest. It is a magical place for the photographer.

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How I planned my recent trip to Europe
A courtyard at the Castelo de Sao Jorge in Lisbon, Portugal. The castle is a moorish castle primarily for defensive use.

How I planned my recent trip to Europe

Some people find trip planning to be difficult, others find it to be easy. I enjoy planning trips. I am in the group that finds it easy. The trick is to not pack in too many things to do. I had the opportunity this summer to plan such a trip. My daughter, after spending a year in South Korea having…

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In the Spotlight: Down to Supai
Top of the canyon before the path down to Supai, Havasupai Reservation, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

In the Spotlight: Down to Supai

My wife works with someone who is related to a member of the Havasupai tribe, whose tribal lands are along the western side of the Grand Canyon. Supai, the main town, is an 8 mile hike down into the canyon you see in this photograph. Once down in the canyon, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon, one then hikes along…

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Ta Prohm
The 'library' area of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat Archeological Park, SIem Reap, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm

Perhaps one of the most photogenic of the Angkor Wat temples, Ta Prohm was left pretty much as it was found intertwined with the jungle. Even though it has been cleared a little to allow for people to visit the various sections of the temple complex, it still has that "swallowed by the jungle" look and feel. Ta Prohm was…

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Coal Mine Canyon Redux
Last rays of the setting sun at Coal Mine Canyon, Navajo Nation, Arizona.

Coal Mine Canyon Redux

One of my favorite places to visit as of late has been Coal Mine Canyon, off AZ 264 about 16 miles north of Tuba City. If you are going much further, you find yourself entering the Hopi Nation. This is easy to recognize as the number of hogans visible from the roadside drop to none. On this visit to Coal…

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In the Spotlight: House of Rock
A house built into the side of a boulder at Cliff Dwellers, Arizona.

In the Spotlight: House of Rock

Cliffdwellers, Arizona is a really trippy place to visit.  Apparently, back at the turn of the last century, some settlers decided to make this location on US 89 their home up against the Vermilion Cliffs.  They decided to dig out 'homes' under the large boulders that dot this location. In this case, the 'main house' is several large boulders with rock…

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In the Spotlight: Elephant Butte In Black And White
Elephant Butte in Black and White

In the Spotlight: Elephant Butte In Black And White

A couple of years back my daughter and I traveled out west from Virginia, and one of the locations we visited was Monument Valley.  Now that I live here in Arizona, Monument Valley (and the more northern Valley of the Gods) is just a five hour drive from Phoenix area.  But at the time, the place was magical and I…

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