I've admired Jim Richardson's images for many years and even had the opportunity to hear him speak a few years ago as part of the National Geographic Live series in Chicago. Sometimes the difference between a good photo and an amazing photo is perspective. Shooting only from eye level won't yield the same shot taken [...]
Yesterday I got back from a week long family vacation to Mexico. A few Mexican themed posts are headed your way but, in the meantime, I'll leave you with a little teaser... can you guess which item I most recently crossed off my list???
"Torres del Paine Farewell" The fall colors in April make the Patagonian landscape even more impressive and add to the remote feeling one gets in a place like that. The tall, dried grass along the shore of Lake Pehoe invited me to sit and enjoy the clear view of the mountains from a different perspective. [...]
I'm so proud of my hometown! National Geographic Traveler (yes, I DID read it cover to cover today - no, I will not link EVERY article) has a glowing article about the Windy City and her valiant efforts to keep it green. Boasting rooftop gardens (over four million square feet of them), sustainable farming and [...]
In this month's National Geographic Traveler, Daisann McLane confesses to sometimes lying about her profession when she travels in "The Lies We Tell." One lie, two lies, and soon I was tumbling down the rabbit hole. The next thing I knew, I was in a café in Salvador, Brazil, drinking a caipirinha and telling the [...]
I hope that's a sentence I never have to utter. When I saw James Balog on Tuesday (see post below) he predicted this whole volcano in Iceland thing and theorized that it's all a result of climate change and the rapid melting of glaciers. It's just had me thinking a lot about all of this [...]
Just heard Balog speak about the Extreme Ice Survey and found it all very compelling. I hate how climate change is a political issue - it's counterproductive. Urgh (frustrated sigh.) Go plant a tree.