A Trip on the Douro River Offers a New Perspective on Relationships

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Douro RiverIn April I joined a group of friends for a magnificent trip down the Douro River in Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the next few weeks we will start to create a video called “From Pasadena to Portugal” that will be uploaded on YouTube. It will also be used as a promotion for the travel agent who organized the trip.

Although not all my pictures turned out as well as I expected, with hundreds of my mine and those of my friends, we should be able to pull together a fairly good video. This will also give me a chance to practice using a movie program by Sony that I haven’t touched in a couple years because I now want to create videos of imagery exercises for you. Read More

A Trip to Alaska Can Change a Relationship

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Tomorrow I will be on my way to take pictures in places just like this. You see, I’m joining my daughter and her family for two weeks in Alaska, where I’ll have the chance to renew my acquaintance with beautiful mountains and lakes.

When I come back, I hope to have many pictures I can turn into “paintings” with the free FotoSketcher program I’ve talked about before.

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Wild Poppies Offer a New Perspective on Relationships

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Poppy Preserve, Antelope Valley by Lynne Fearman

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I wholeheartedly recommend you visit the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in the Mojave Desert near Lancaster north of Los Angeles. Each spring the valley comes alive with a mosaic of colors that changes daily. Read More

Sailing in Sydney Offers a New Perspective on Relationships

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Sailing under a bridge in Sydney, Australia.

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In a Step Into Pictures post last December, I featured the bow of an Edwardian vintage two-screw steamer on Lake Wakatipu in South New Zealand. That picture was taken on the same trip Down Under when I snapped a photo in Sydney Harbor of this sailboat about to go under a famous bridge whose name I can’t remember. Read More

A Walk at Sunset Offers a New Perspective on Relationships

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A Falkner Sunset by Lynne Fearman

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If you’ve had a bit more snow or cold where you live, you may want to pay particular attention to this picture by my friend Lynne Fearman.

It expresses far more soft, comfortable temperatures than the eastern part of the country has been having this month. That’s putting it mildly. Read More