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Make the Invisible Visible

Short of shooting roofs flying off buildings and trees ripped from the ground in a hurricane, how can you photograph wind? And why would you?As wind increases to hurricane force, the wise take shelter and let the guys in the working TV and press shoot the storm. (They presumably have health insurance provided by their employers) Images of the devastation after the wind has settled down are more dramatic and useful. (Storm images are used to advertise hurricane preparedness brochures, insurance flyers... continue reading

Hurricanes and Hope

   I grew up in Florida and lived most of my adult life in New Orleans.That means that my life can be measured in hurricanes.Growing up, we never had to evacuate.Since we were in Palm Beach, we hosted about twenty family members for Hurricane Andrew.   I was a college junior the year Hurricane Katrina hit and I sheltered with 15 friends in the attic of another student's family home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.We watched as our city, our home, and our life as we knew it all... continue reading

The rage of fire

 Every year, during the sugar cane harvest in Mauritius, the fields are burnt before the canes are cut. The fire is really powerful and the burnt straw flies around in the smoky atmosphere. continue reading

Flowering Sugarcane

Each winter on the island of Mauritius is the time where the sugarcane fields turn from green to pink. Its a dream opportunity for a photographer. One must be quick because its also the season where the harvest starts.  continue reading

After the Storm – One Year Later

It happened on October 29, 2012.The sound of the wind coming from the darkness outside was deafening and then the power went out.They stayed in the basement of their home, praying that no trees fell on it.In the distance, the skies lit up as power transformers literally caught on fire and blew up around the neighborhood.Theyjust wanted to fall asleep and have it all be over, but in racing minds were the “what ifs.”As in, how would they get out of there if they had to, how would anyone... continue reading

Before and After Irene - Quechee Covered Bridge

One of my first accepted photos on Dreamstime was from the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival.It showed one of the hot air balloons floating over the Quechee Covered Bridge.Just recently I uploaded a picture of the same bridge destroyed by the power of water from tropical storm Irene.The road leading to the bridge on both sides is washed away.To think on Monday NBC actually had a panel discussing whether or not the storm was "over hyped" because some New York City dwellers were inconvenienced.... continue reading

Hurricane Gustav will sell stock photos

As terrible as it seems, tragedy is a great buyer of stock images. Following Katrina, there were so many sites looking for pictures, not just of the event itself, but of a generic nature.Who would want such images?Well if you did a Google search for Katrina you might be able to see who and why was a buyer of the images. On the right here is an image from successful photographer Lisa Young. This sort of image would do well with DIY companies and even Home Depot.Of course images of the... continue reading

Of peppermint and candy canes

simple stripes, simple colors, simple design and yet it almost immediately will bring to mind the feeling of the holidays.you can almost smell the scent, taste the cool mint and visualize the shape of the peppermint stick or the curve of thecane.for a somewhat traditional variation i threw in a little green and gold, and still they remind you of holiday wrapping paper and gifts under the tree.with all the hustle and bustle of the season, it is nice to know such a simple design can... continue reading

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