Covid related I cannot travel to other favorite places. But to be honest: Parangtritis beach, which is just 45 minutes from my place, offers so many different motifs each time, that I would even put this place on my very first ones. It is located near to the city Yogyakarta on Java Sunda island in Indonesia.
Here my complete collection of the Parangtritis beach. You will wonder how different the motifs can be!
As i drive for a living i am privileged to come across many places, sights and scenes in my home city Edinburgh and country Scotland. I only pull out the camera if a scene catches my eye or i fancy a wee walk about/wander.
The night is a whole new dimension for me, in my small and uninteresting town. My urban love is reborn at night, on the streets, where late night wanderers become the perfect actors in my scenes. Not a single place, but a spatio-temporal element that reinvents everything and lets imagination flow, freely.
New series of night photography with suggestive atmosphere, upcoming soon.
I rarely travel in the past few years but I have 2 long time favorite places. I am close to Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and go the in the fall and winter when migrating birds arrive.
Kingfishers are lens shy but so beautiful, I always try.
I am a 15 minute drive from Port Canaveral and the ocean beach there. I get some special opportunities to photograph ships, birds, fish, dolphins and manatees as well as rockets. Ships are very reliable subjects.
Another of my favorite places to photograph: Joshua Tree National Park in California, in a good year, for incredible wildflower scenes, such as the one below.
A wildflower meadow in Joshua Tree National Park, shimmering in early morning sunlight.
Sunrise over Lake Mamie one of the Mammoth Lakes in California reflects the spectacular Crystal Crag an icon towering over the Old Mammoth valley below. The morning air was still leaving an almost glassy finish across Lake Mamie. This where I grew up. Stunning landscapes in all directions. Mammoth Lakes is nestled in the breathtaking Sierra Nevadas. Often difficult winters of snow 10-20 feet high always lead to peaceful summers like this. Mammoth Lakes is the home of the premier ski resort in the western United States, Mammoth Mountain. When I was a kid, Mammoth was known for it's skiing, and it was quiet in the summer. Today Mammoth is an all season resort town. What serves for skiing/snowboarding in the winter, becomes epic mountain biking in the spring, summer and fall. You can camp all along of the waters edge of most of Mammoth 5 lakes and each is beautiful in a different way.
I would have to say any beach! I don't get to the beach often, but when I do, I live outside by it as I can never get enough of it. To me it's so therapeutic. Here's a beautiful sunset I captured in Navarre Beach Florida on the Santa Rosa side. I was so worried I was going to miss the first sunset of our vacation as we were running late. My family needed to run to the store to get food for our condo right after we arrived, and instead of going, I had them drop me off and shortly after getting there, the sky exploded with color! What a blessing. Perfect timing.
My photographs are primarily from my hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts so it makes sense that would be my response.
I’m rarely at a loss for subjects as it holds an important place in American history. Being a seaside town, the ocean provides color during the winter months. It’s gorgeous at sunrise with snow on the ground.
I’m blessed to live here. I don’t have to travel far each day to find beauty.
I will also say the White Mountains region of New Hampshire is stunning.
I really love photographing farms after all I was raised on a farm in Southern Ohio, we had cattle, horses, sheep, hogs, chickens, goats, you name it corn, beans, oats tobacco, 2 half acre gardens for our own vegetables and sled riding hills, swimming hole, horse trails you name it for lots of fun.
Maryland - "America In Miniature". I love the variety found in Maryland... from the Appalachian mountains, to the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the United States, and having some of the first settlements in the country, it's abundant with charming old historic architecture and cultures. Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore provide city AND agricultural settings. It's also close to other photographic areas in surrounding states.
Narrowing it down a bit, I probably prefer water surroundings. Water can provide not only smooth, calm reflections and atmospheric qualities including misty/foggy waterscapes but also wild and rough textures if that's what you desire. Sunrise/Sunset colors are doubled automatically because of the reflections. And if bridges are your thing, they're usually found over water and we have at one time the longest span across salt water in the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Somebody Stop Me!
Having lived my whole life in a coastal Aegean city of Greece, I find myself to be attracted more to mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. Definitely, my most favorite place has been the Dolomites of Italy. At least, until I visit Iceland someday...
California Coast, as in this picture. Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes, California in golden late evening light (sunset). One of my popular images. In the distant background is the Santa Catalina Island.
The Point Vicente lighthouse is a southern California landmark. Constructed in 1926, it provides guidance to boats and ships travelling along the Pacific coast. The nearby Point Vicente Interpretive Center is popular for watching whales migrating between their feeding grounds in Alaska and warm lagoons of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
The two local hiking trails, although I've never sold a single image from those that I can think of, and I have a huge collection. I still love it, though. When I feel off balance, I just spend an hour in there "centering" myself.
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