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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

Sometimes bad weather is not so bad

The popular belief is that you can only take good photos on sunny days, but a day with storm clouds can give a dramatic and expressive atmosphere to a place that on sunny days is not so attractive to photograph,To take the picture of the first image, I simply measured the exposure in the clear area of the sky, that way everything else in the picture is dark, accentuating the silhouette of the city that is not important to detail in the composition and giving more Importance to bad weather clouds... continue reading

Trailer Travels

A recent trip to the So. Rim, Grand Canyon during a snow storm created some challenging photographic conditions so I thought I would share as it might be helpful to less experienced shooters as I once was. It was cold, snowing and wind driven conditions,making itless than ideal to create some good stock photography.Nevertheless I was there so I was going to make the most of a 2-day stay.Knowing that the train pulls in at about 11:30AM andwhere I wanted to capture the shot I calculated... continue reading

What's up with Lightning?

 When I was about five years old I was at home with my mom and two sisters. There was a terrible thunderstorm and the lightning was almost constant. All of us were in the living room looking out the front window watching the storm when a flash of light came out of the fireplace, went across the living room and hit the phone, causing it to ring once. I said, “Wow, lightning came down the chimney and hit the phone.” Mom said, “Everyone move into the dining room and away from the fireplace.... continue reading

You have to be at right place at right time to take such shot

An awesome shot taken during heavy rain when a kid fell running on a slippery ground. These kind of photos are hard to find and you have to be at right place at right time. It was very exciting to watch stormy rain and natural beauty of the village. This photo has been approved for an monthly assignment at dreamstime.com . I’m hoping to win $300 or at least $200. Good luck to other contestants too.  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

The Lightning Hunter

There I was huddled beneath a metal awning next to a picnic table made of the same on a warm southwestern night. The hair on the back of my neck surely stuck straight out from the charge in the air. Yet, there was too much adrenaline flowing for me to care. So I taunted the Gods and clasped my hand around a metal cable release screwed to an old Minolta SRT-101 sitting atop a big daddy Bogen Tripod.This was my first trip into Monument Valley and when the storm approached I had been whistling a tune... continue reading

Chance of becoming a millionaire overnight

Chance of becoming a millionaire overnight: my personal contest!You must guess if this picture is made in winter or in summer. There are bugs or snow flakes around that street light?If your guess is correct, you'll receive the big grand prize of a million kisses. If more than one person correctly guesses the answer, there will be a drawing for the million kisses from among all correct guesses.And if no one correctly guesses the truth, the ten closest guessers will each receive a big hug,... 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

Photographing Natural Disasters like Irene

Here are a few thoughts I have on photographing disaster areas, as I did recently in Vermont photographing the aftermath of tropical storm Irene.1. Be mindful of the people who were affected by the storm. I witnessed a lot of people working hard to clean out their basements, remove inches of silt from their driveways and roads and simply dealing with the lack of electricity and thoughts of lost business with leaf peeping and skiing season right around the corner. Don't act like a rude tourist,... continue reading

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