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Waves, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Waves, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

I had a very productive photography trip to California in 2018 where one evening on the beach yielded three amazing photos. I posted two of these in the past – Sunset and Twilight – and now here’s the third: Waves. This photo was shot roughly 23 minutes later than Sunset and about 12 minutes earlier than Twilight. The light had not quite dimmed as much as it had for the later photo, so I was able to capture the waves in motion rather than as a long-exposure blur.

Bike & Cab, Times Square, New York City

Bike & Cab, Times Square, New York City

I wrote before about my trip to New York City to visit my friends Amy and Matt, although I can’t believe this was now 10 years ago! Time flies, and it feels like just yesterday that we were wandering Times Square looking for photo opportunities. I found this scene on Broadway and 46th (in the same area as the Statue of Liberty photo I posted before) on an evening when Times Square was buzzing and alive with summertime tourists.

Storm Clouds, South Park, Colorado

Storm Clouds, South Park, Colorado

South Park, Colorado is real and it’s wonderful! No, it’s not the quirky two-dimensional town you see in the Comedy Central TV show. Instead it’s a high valley, covering 1,000 square miles of grassland, and situated between the Front Range and the Mosquito Range in central Colorado. It’s here that you can often find some of the most incredible contrasts between grassy planes, mountains, and Colorado’s spectacularly changing weather.

Dusk on the Beach, Maldives

Dusk on the Beach, Maldives

We were fortunate enough to be able to take a trip to the Maldives over Thanksgiving, 2018. While our trip was actually for scuba diving, I took advantage of my time on the surface to get a few photos. This one came from a small private island that was a popular spot for dive liveaboards to use for evening shore excursions. As far as I can tell, the place doesn’t have much of a name.

Lower Antelope Canyon II, Page, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon II, Page, Arizona

I wrote in the past about my 2011 visit to Page, Arizona to visit the famed slot canyons. These are among the most beautiful spots in the American southwest, and I enjoyed every minute of our trip. This photo was taken one day after the one I shared before, this time in nearby Lower Antelope Canyon. Like the previous day, the weather was still dreary, but that didn’t stop me from finding some great shots.