North America

Star of India, San Diego, California

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…

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

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,…

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Mt Washington

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…

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

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.…

The Movie Prop Shark From Jaws

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…

Photographing Virginia City, Nevada

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…

Union Station: Denver, Colorado, USA

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…

Photographing Cheyenne Frontier Days

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…