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Eating in Venice, Italy

The City Built on Water

It blows my mind that people could find a way to build a city of this size on water in the 8th century. Who thinks of this stuff?!? While Venice is as beautiful of a city as there is, it’s also a very dirty city. Sometimes the canals smell like shit to put it kindly and …

Venezia

A year ago, Samantha and I celebrated our honeymoon in Rome. My initial choice was Venice but in the end we opted for Rome because we didn’t think we could spend a week there. We had such a great time in Rome that it was a natural decision to return to Italy and visit Venice for …

My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

I’ve never pushed myself so hard for a photo shoot. After countless hours researching one of my favorite photo locations on Google, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram and then tracking down the almost exact location through shared camera GPS data I drove 3 1/2 hours to capture this amazing Yosemite view that is destined to be a centerpiece …

Lee Big Stopper Ten-Stop Neutral Density Filter

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been experimenting with long exposures using the Lee Big Stopper Ten-Stop Neutral Density Filter. I’ve had a portfolio of work that I’ve wanted to add to for a while now where for certain situations I feel that it would be beneficial to do longer exposures. I’m still getting the hang …

Yosemite Falls and Merced River

My initial sunrise destination was Tunnel View but too much chatter about early-80’s George Brett at 6 a.m. left me driving off to Swinging Bridge in search of less talk and more photography. I lucked out as I got to enjoy this sunrise to myself before a few photographers came later on after the brief light show …

Drakes Beach

Drakes Beach is best known for being the rumored landing spot of Sir Francis Drake, the first European to reach the Pacific Coast, in 1579. I have had a lifelong fascination with historical subjects so I’d been wanting to photograph this place for a while now. I’m aware that U.S. history tends to approach history from …