North America

Star of India, San Diego, California

February 12, 2014

The Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man. She was first known as Euterpe, the muse of music. This full-rigged iron windjammer ship made excursions between Great Britain and India and then to New Zealand. She was later used to haul salmon from Alaska to California. The ship […]

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Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

February 12, 2014

The Hotel del Coronado is a luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, California, across the bay from San Diego. This beachfront property was developed in the mid-1880’s during San Diego’s first real estate boom. When it opened in 1888, the Del was the largest resort hotel in the world. To this day, it remains […]

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Mt Washington

February 1, 2014

Mount Washington is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s south city area. The best (and easiest!) skyline photos of Pittsburgh can be taken from here because of the elevation of the hill overlooking the river valley and the location of downtown Pittsburgh below. The Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines allow access to Mt. Washington’s overlook. These are […]

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado

January 21, 2014

Description: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is one of the most beautiful small parks in America and a favorite subject for local photographers. The park offers 1,367 acres of towering red rocks and magnificent views of Pikes Peak. There are more than 15 miles of hiking trails that weave their way through the […]

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The Movie Prop Shark From Jaws

January 20, 2014

This photo-op is located outside of an ice cream shop in Berlin, Maryland. According to a sign posted next to it, this 31.5-foot-long Great White Shark is an original prop from the 1975 blockbuster movie “Jaws.” It was moved to this location in 2000 and invites visitors to take photos. Address: Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, […]

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Photographing Virginia City, Nevada

January 16, 2014

Virginia City, Nevada was built nearly overnight, following the Comstock Lode silver strike in 1859. The population exploded, and for a short time, Virginia City became the wealthiest place in the United States. Virginia City’s population peaked at over 15,000 people during its heyday, but after the Comstock Lode ran out in 1898, the population […]

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Union Station: Denver, Colorado, USA

December 5, 2013

Description: Union Station is Denver, Colorado’s historic train station. The station first opened in 1881. Amtrak operates out of this station and it’s one of the city’s landmarks. Union Station is lit up for Christmas each year as part of Denver’s “Grand Illumination.” The lighting ceremony usually occurs the last weekend in November and the […]

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Photographing Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

December 1, 2013

Park Overview: The Black Canyon of the Gunnison was elevated to national park status in 1999. It’s called the Black Canyon because it has high, narrow walls that only allow sunlight to reach the canyon floor for about an hour a day. As a result, the canyon is most often in shadows, causing the gray […]

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Photographing Cheyenne Frontier Days

November 22, 2013

Event Details: An outdoor rodeo and western celebration held annually since 1897 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. The event is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is held during the ten days centered around the last full week of July. Before You Go: Check out the official page for Cheyenne Frontier […]

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