Tag: waterfalls

Albania, Here We Come!

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Matt, June 2017
Slam, bang! It’s one trip to the next, and another classic Take a Hike Photography summer adventure is underway. I’ve been touring ancient sites in Greece and Rome for the last two weeks with 25 high school students. Alison just finished school two days ago, when she jumped on a plane and landed in Rome yesterday. I spent today hoofing it through the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica, while Alison made her way to the hotel from the airport to drop off her bags and get sorted.

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Cruising Milford Sound

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It’s practically unheard of to visit the South Island of New Zealand and not go on a cruise in Fjordland’s magnificent Milford Sound. With sheer cliffs rising dramatically out of the deep blue waters, frolicking seals and dolphins and more breathtaking waterfalls than you can keep track of, Milford Sound is a must-see destination on practically every visitor’s list. (more…)

Exploring the Natural Wonders of the Evergreen State

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For those of you needing¬†a quick brush up on your state trivia, the¬†nickname of Washington is the Evergreen State. While I am fairly confident¬†that the moniker was intended to honor¬†the abundant¬†amounts of evergreen trees found in the state’s natural areas, sometimes I’m not so sure.¬†Could it be that¬†the forefathers of that great state¬†had me in mind when the epithet was chosen?

You see, although I love spending time in Washington state, I have to admit that deep inside I am crazy jealous whenever I am there. Washington is a dream come true for any¬†nature-loving, photograph-taking, outdoor-seeking person, and¬†being there makes me¬†‚Äúever-green with envy.” Do Washingtonians realize how fortunate¬†they are to live in such a beautiful place? Is it really fair for one state to have so¬†much?

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Photographing Iceland’s Waterfalls: Part I

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Iceland is a nature photographer’s paradise, and there is a plethora of fantastic subjects to shoot practically everywhere you look.¬† Sometimes we felt there just weren’t enough hours in the day to shoot it all, and, with 20+ hours of sunlight, that’s really saying something! From lunar landscapes to rugged seaside cliffs, from grandiose glaciers to gushing geysers, Iceland has it all. And, if that weren’t enough, the country is teeming with waterfalls. Everywhere. They come in all shapes and sizes, and many that would warrant state park status in the US hardly get a mention in the guidebooks or a spot on the map. In fact, there are so many waterfalls in Iceland that many of them aren’t even named.¬†¬† (more…)