My Happy Place

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I have seen countless images of the beautiful bonsai located at the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon. Most images look the same while some look too “artistic” to my taste. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few unusual good photos, but it was my turn to show the world what the tree looks like.

As I walked around the garden looking specifically for that tree, I’ve seen one small bonsai that kind of looked like the photos but not exactly. I was thinking to myself “this can’t be it!” and kept on looking. When I finally found it I had a big smile on my face, staring at one of the most beautiful trees in the United States of America.

The next paragraph is great for photographers who go visit there.

I joined another photographer who was already there photographing the tree for several hours. Very nice guy and a great photographer, Kane Engelbert. He was using a tripod (it says “no tripods” on their website) while I left mine…

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Minerals Paradox

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Finding a composition, for me, is more than just setting up your camera and looking through the viewfinder or live view (the LCD screen).  It’s more than just aiming a lens at an interesting subject and framing it perfectly.  It’s even more than just trying to be unique and creative with my photography.

Finding a composition, for me, is actually a big part of the entire photography adventure.

Finding the composition for, Minerals Paradox for example, took about three days, starting at the drive from Los Angeles to Portland, OR, a drive that takes about 15 hours in one go.  I did it in 19 because I had to stop at Mount Shasta for…

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The Magic of Latourell

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From Los Angeles to Minnesota and back through Portland, Oregon.  That’s how we ended up gazing at the beautiful Latourell Falls.

When you first get to beautiful Portland, you know that you must go explore the beautiful Columbia Gorge.  You have to find the famous waterfalls and hiking trails you see mentioned everywhere in travel websites and blogs in general.

One of these waterfalls called Latourell which is unique among the best-known Columbia Gorge waterfalls, in the way that it drops…

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Majestic Fall

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There is simply something mesmerizing in waterfalls. For some reason, most of us get excited from the sight of a waterfall. You can argue that it might be the continuously flowing water, or the height from which the water fall. Maybe it’s the landscape around waterfalls. Maybe it’s all of the above.

One thing is for sure, waterfalls are breathtaking.

This waterfall is called Rainbow Falls and is located near Mammoth Lakes, California. It’s a pretty easy access via bus that takes you through Devil’s Post Pile national park. Along the way there are several stops that will lead you to different hiking trails…

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Six Centuries Later

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The Duomo in Milan is one of the most impressive structures I have ever seen and experienced.

After six centuries it is, sort of, complete and there are still constructions happening on site.

This photograph was taken during night time. I just looked up from the entrance and had to express the energy and power of the amazing cathedral.

The black and white made it 10 times more emotional than the color version. I hope you like it as much as I do…

Title Wave

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One of the most important things you should be doing, as a photographer, is to be original with your work. I can’t express enough how difficult it is to be original with photographing landscapes these days. Most people own a cellphone that includes a pretty decent camera which makes it easy to simply snap landscape photos all the time. This make our job as photographers much harder in being original and creative.

Believe it or not that could be a good thing. It gives photographers a much more challenging career and actually helps developing their creativity and view of the world.

As a photographer I always look around to see what might be an original take on landscape photography and show…

The Conductor

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I was definitely not the only photographer there that morning.  It is near Zabriskie Point after all, a very popular location for photographers and tourists in general.

Many people think that capturing an image is a matter of finding a nice composition and pressing the shutter release button.  What they don’t know is that sometimes the way to getting to that moment of truth, the pressing of the button, could be extremely…

The Devil’s Rage

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About 100,000 years ago a cooling lava flow cracked into multisided columns and created what you might know as the Devil’s Post Pile, located in north east California, near Mammoth Lakes.

When I first got to Devil’s Post Pile I was amazed to see the formation of columns and huge pile of hardened lava rocks.  It was the first time I’ve seen something in that nature, but even though it was new to me I struggled to find a composition that I loved.  It felt like there was too much…

The Scream

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The title of this image should give you a big hint why I named titled it the Scream, but in case you don’t know, there is a famous painting called The Scream. Go ahead, Google it.

This photograph was taken on an adventure near Mammoth Lakes, California. My wife and I went exploring some paths we haven’t walked through yet and we found all sorts of interesting subjects to photograph.

It was a pretty nice day when we got there, blue skies, some harmless clouds and beautiful conditions to photograph the surroundings, and even though I captured a few good landscapes images that day, I want to express that this tree trunk let me create an abstract image that I absolutely love and consider…

Rejuvenation

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The hike back from the inside of the sand dunes field is always the toughest.

Arriving at Mesquite Sand Dunes for the first time was definitely a memorable adventure, especially since we didn’t know we’ll see such field before we get to Death Valley National Park.

We parked (by the way when I say we I refer to my wife and I) the car in Mesquite Sand Dunes parking lot, grabbed my camera gear and head out into…

Convict Moon

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Convict Lake, California, is one of those locations you just have to go back to in different seasons and capture it.

When I went with my friend Rich, who is a fantastic photographer himself, to Convict like to catch a freezing sunrise back in December of 2014, I moved around a lot. Not only because I wanted to capture photos that no one else captured, but also because it was so freakin’ cold. My toes froze. No joke.

Looking around the lake, and not always into the lake, pointing the obvious image every tourist takes, makes you appreciate and connect with your surrounding. You start seeing the beauty…

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