My Shot of the Day – Another Monsoon Sunrise, New Mexico

Another Sunrise Pictures from Around the World in Eighty Years. August 2010. Taos, New Mexico ##

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My Shot of the Day – Cabezon Peak Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico, USA

You can’t miss it. Cabezon Peak is the largest of over fifty volcanic plugs in the Rio Puerco Valley of north-central New Mexico between the villages of San Ysidro and Cuba. Cabezon Peak is also the main – but not the only – attraction of the Cabezon Peak Wilderness Study Area. At 7,785 feet, Cabezon […]

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Fifteen Hundred Miles on Foot Looking at the Nature of Finland

“Notes for the Aurora Society” is the story of a 1500-mile walk through Finland. In the spring of 2003, I left from the southernmost point of Finland and criss-crossed the Finnish countryside interviewing Finns about their relationship to nature and exploring the land and the history that made modern Finland. Five months later I found myself on the on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. This work of travel literature is an attempt to blending a naturalist’s ecosystem knowledge with an anthropologist’s ability to elicit unique insight into the process of culture, this work of travel literature is the first book to look at the Finnish people through their connection to the natural world.

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My Shot of the Day – Little Red Canoes.

Rural Central Finland. Summer.

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16th Street Mall – Denver Downtown – Colorado

I was born and raised in small-town Colorado.  Fifth Generation.  With all of the forests, mountains, rivers and canyons to enjoy, Denver was forever the least-interesting place to go.  I remember never looking forward to it. Denver has changed however.  So have I.  I’ve come to find Denver a wonderful city. One weekend I took […]

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Photo: “Cold Hands in St Petersburg”

  The first time I went to this city it was called Leningrad. By the time this image was shot it was again called St Petersburg and there was gold walking up and down the streets, sashaying elegantly past the homeless I never saw in Soviet times. #

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My Shot of the Day – Whitman Vega, Valle Vidal Carson National Forest, New Mexico, USA

Whitman Vega is a gigantic savanah grassland at the heart of northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal. A lush mountain basin located deep in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Valle was donated to the American People in 1982, the Valle Vidal is managed by the Carson National Forest primarily for it’s wildlife, as well as it’s […]

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My Shot of the Day – Monsoon Sunrise

In August, tropical moisture is pulled up from the Gulf of California region into the Southwestern USA.  For about a month, we get the most amazing afternoon thunderstorms followed by the most beautiful sunrises in the world.  The air is humid, the high desert soil gurgles and every living thing is in bloom. By early […]

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Aspö, Finland

The village and island of Aspö, Finland lies in a sheltering cove, about fifteen miles north of the island of Utö – the southernmost point of Finland – a speck in the Baltic Sea. On one edge of the cove is a row of short, twisted docks punctuated by red boat-shelters.  On the other, there are wide grassy […]

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St. Basil Moscow

St. Basil Moscow I’m in the process of scanning all of my old, PRE-digital photos and getting them organized – a process that I will detail in a later post. In any case, I keep coming across images with great memories.  I spent the summer of 1989 studying in Moscow and Leningrad. Red Square was […]

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Jim O’Donnell’s Photography Highlighted on European Destinations

Last week, the travel website European Destinations highlighted my photography and conducted what turned out to be a very nice interview. Most of his photos have a – not exactly dull but quite dark if I may say – inspiring atmosphere surrounding them that makes them so beautiful and are literally breathtaking. The lack of […]

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This website is under construction. It’s slow going, I find, as you try to squeeze in learning and constructing at the same time as normal life.  It will change dramatically over the coming weeks as I fill it with content and shift things around. I’m open to your opinions and suggestions. Click the contact link and […]

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