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If you enjoy landscape photography, you can find no better place to visit than the Isle of Skye. Photographers worldwide come to this area located on the northwest corner of Scotland to point their lens at some of the world's most dramatic landscapes and wildlife. Skye is the second-largest island in the Hebrides, with a population of around 10,000 and an area of 640 square miles. Human habitation dates back 10,000 years, and today tourism is the most...

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I want to say that my very first film camera was a Nikon but, that honor belongs to a Yashica Palmatic 110 pocket camera in the early 1970s. Not even my second camera was a Nikon; it was a Canon Canonet rangefinder-style camera in the mid-1970s. The Canonet was the first camera that gave me some manual control of exposure. The first Nikon camera I received was an FG SLR as a gift at college graduation in...

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National Parks had become popular in 2020. Indoor entertainment has been put on hold for at least a year, people have searched for more outdoor options, and National Parks fit the bill. This is both a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. It's good that everyone is enjoying the National Parks, and it a bad thing that everyone is enjoying the National Parks. The latter is particularly challenging for photographers. When...

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Acadia National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Located within a day's drive of several large metropolitan areas keeps the daily visitor counts high. It is not uncommon during the busy summer months to get stuck in traffic and wait for parking at popular spots. Most national parks are centered around a specific attribute such as a desert, mountain range, or canyons. Unlike most National Parks, Acadia offers many...

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Zooming into Landscapes

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Ask any ten photographers what a landscape photo is, and you will get ten different answers. The truth is that most of their definitions would be correct. There really is no set definition; you just know it when you see it. I define landscape photos as any image that conveys the photographer's connection to the outdoor environment. That leaves the door open to any subject. It can be representational, impressionistic, abstract, urban, minimalist, rural, and...

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A Place by a Sharp Rock

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New York State is large and has a very diverse landscape. It is home to one of the world's most populous cities, vast mountain ranges, and enormous open rural spaces. Over 19 million people call it home. The State has a park system that is every bit as robust and diverse.

The New York State Park system is home to over 200 State Parks, which total over 350,000 acres. I have not visited...

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