Photo Essay: Washington DC in Black and White

Politics in Washington DC may be gray at times, but the city photographs beautifully in black and white, especially in winter when there isn’t much natural color anyway. On a recent visit, armed with a new camera lens, I challenged myself to shoot Washington DC in black and white. Here are some of my favorite photos.

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The Bushwick Collective – New York’s Other Art Scene

Not all great art is on display in a museum or a gallery. Some of the most fun art to discover is street art painted on walls, fences and garage doors. In New York city, the best examples can be found in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, which has become a fertile ground for artists that prefer to use a spray can on a wall in place of a paint brush on a canvas. Wander the blocks around the intersection of Troutman St. and St. Nicholas Ave. and explore the mural art that makes up the Bushwick Collective. You’ll find that these days, more than just a tree is growing in Brooklyn.

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Reflections From 2017

I love taking reflection photos.  There is something about the symmetry of a perfect mirror image that never gets old for me. Or the juxtaposition of the inside and the outside of a window reflection.  As a result I am always drawn to photographing reflections. Sometimes the reflections make up the whole photo and sometimes they are just a small element, but  with each trip, I always come back with a few more.

Here are my favorites from 2017, at the same time, chronicling my travels for this year. 

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My 25 Favorite Japanese Experiences to Inspire Your Next Travel Itinerary

Japan is one of my favorite travel destinations. The unique mix of east and west in this culturally rich country continues to fascinate me. I am sharing my 25 favorite Japanese experiences in photos to inspire your next trip to this amazing country.

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Hunting for Gold in Colorado – Aspen Gold

25 photos to inspire your next autumn road trip to Colorado to see aspens at their golden peak of color. My husband and I just returned from a wonderful nine day loop around the state, searching for gold- aspen gold. I think we succeeded in finding it, along with other great scenery – don’t you? Continue reading “Hunting for Gold in Colorado – Aspen Gold”

East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens

If you live within driving distance of New York city or are planning a trip before the end of October, I recommend a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the current exhibit by master glass artist Dale Chihuly in this beautiful garden setting. Continue reading “East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens”

Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

I think that the Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier National Park, Montana passes through some of the most stunning scenery of any National Park in the US.  Here are 25 photos to inspire your next visit. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park”

Photo Essay: The Colors of London

If you were to ask me to pick a color that describes London, my instinctive response would have been grey –  grey skies, grey streets, grey buildings. But after a recent trip, I learned that London is anything but grey. Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Colors of London”

Photo Essay: The Louvre as Art

The photos in this post won Finalist – Photography: Overall Excellence, Online Publication category in the 2017 North America Travel Journalists Association competition.

 

The Louvre museum in Paris is renowned for its world class collection of art. While I enjoy visiting it and viewing the masterpieces inside, the building is also a piece of art in itself. I can’t resist photographing it whenever I have the chance to visit. I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this oft photographed icon. Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Louvre as Art”

Photo Essay: Annecy – A Day in France’s Lovely Little “Venice of the North”

Don’t visit Annecy (pronounced Ansi) if you are looking for big cathedrals or museums filled with important art.  But if you are looking for a quiet, lovely, romantic spot to just relax and amble along cobbled streets past canals and pastel colored houses, all with lake and mountain views, then Annecy, France’s little “Venice of the North” is the place to go.

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