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A Stay At Aoni Onsen In Aomori Prefecture, Japan

During a recent travel photography project, I had the pleasure of staying at Aoni Onsen in Aomori Prefecture. Aoni Onsen is a Japanese inn with a number of natural hot spring baths (called onsen in Japanese) around the grounds. There are many such lodges scattered throughout Japan, but Aoni Onsen is unique in two ways....

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    A Quiet Place

    These images all come from a small lakeside park in New Hampshire not far from where my in-laws live. I love going to this place. There’s rarely anyone around, and yet I’ve taken a number of favorite images here over the years. These autumn images are no exception. One of my favorite things about this...

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      Travelogue: Great Smoky Mountains National Park In Autumn

      Last week I took a camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to photograph the fall foliage. The colors were late this year, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t spectacular! I had a fantastic time exploring the region with my camera. Speaking of which, this was my first significant photo outing with the...

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        Japan’s Hidden Gems: Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

        Many travelers to Japan take trips to popular destinations like Tokyo and Kyoto, and not without reason – these areas boast some of the most beautiful and easily accessed locations in the country. Some feel that popular places are not worth visiting and photographing since they’ve already been photographed repeatedly, but I would not agree...

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          Nubble Lighthouse Magic Hour || Lightroom Only

          Occasionally I like to showcase the power of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by processing one of my images using only Lightroom. Seeing as I haven’t done such a post in a while, I thought it was about time to do another! This image comes from the Nubble Light (aka Cape Neddick Lighthouse) in York, Maine. I...

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