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Peaks

August 18, 2014

For the past three weeks I have been enjoying new San Francisco Bay Area trails, hiking to at least one new mountain, hill, summit or high point every day. It’s been amazing……

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Eye Candy

December 13, 2013

7-261-9  stock photo of Clouds, Sunset on fogWith all the eye candy presented online it is easy to get jaded, to see such images as commodities, commercialized, trite and clichéd. But that is not the whole story…..

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The Piano Player of Kiev

December 8, 2013

Finding the source of a photo on the web is seldom easy. This photo of a serene piano player on the streets of Kiev, playing placidly in the rain while facing helmeted security forces, quickly went viral yesterday. Here is how I found the source…

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Fourth of July Flags

July 3, 2013

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It was 1994 when I became an American citizen, more than 35 years after moving here as a child…

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Sharing

June 25, 2013

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The practice of sharing images is not new. When I was in college we cut photos out of magazines and pinned them to dorm-room walls along with postcards and our own snapshots and polaroids. Today’s dorm-room wall is social media,

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TRVL Magazine

December 9, 2012

5-750-8932  stock photo of Canada, Quebec City, Fetes de la Nouvelle France, Parade. Facing fewer stock sales, closing print magazines, and online competition, Dutch travel photographer Jochem took a step that may augur a hopeful future direction for photographers. He began publishing a free iPad magazine, TRVL

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Back to Blogging

October 5, 2012

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It has been a full year sabbatical, a rest from regular blogging, and it is time to return.

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Love what you do, Steve Jobs, 2005

October 5, 2011

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