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Washington Coast: Rialto Beach

Rialto Beach is one of the most scenic areas of coastline in the state of Washington. It is a beach that is dominated bye sea stacks with trees growing out the top of them. It is technically within Olympic National Park, although the coastal areas are separated from the main body of the park. Getting […]

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Florida Panhandle: Western Lake on 30A

How to capture this photogenic coastal dune lake near Seaside on the 30A. If you live in the midwest United States, you have probably seen stickers on cars from time to time that look something like this: 30A is a scenic coastal road in the Florida panhandle that stretches for 28.5 miles along the Gulf of […]

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Southern California: El Matador Beach

A beach with nothing but sand is boring. For coastal photography, you want something with some interesting features, like large rocks and boulders. That will provide your pictures with some sort of subject or center of interest. I found such a beach with all sorts of great rock features. It is called El Matador State Beach […]

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Ireland: Giant’s Causeway

Along the northern coast of County Antrim in Ireland lies a unique coastal area made up of hexagonal columns called Giant’s Causeway. The strange shape of its rocks has spawned legends among the Irish. It is now one of the top tourist areas in all of Ireland (North or the Republic). It was declared a World […]

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Ireland: Kylemore Abbey

In the remote western side of Ireland, in a wild region called Connemara, sits an abbey called Kylemore. There is a photogenic castle, and it is an easy place to get a great picture. This is one of those pictures that everyone seems to have. In this article, I will tell you all about it […]

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Spain: Ronde de Toledo

The Scenic Route Around the Ancient City of Toledo, Spain When visiting Madrid, it is very common to take a day trip to Toledo, which is the old capital of Spain. You should definitely do that, and in fact, I would encourage you to stay over a night or two. For the photographer, Toledo is an […]

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New York: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Looking to get skyline shots of New York City? Want the Brooklyn Bridge to be a part of that picture? Then look no further than Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a narrow park that hugs the East River on the Brooklyn side of the bridge. Until a few years ago, the area was […]

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Chicago: Hancock Observatory (or 360 Chicago)

On the north side of Chicago’s downtown is a nearly 100 story building in which you can go to the top and take pictures of Chicago’s skyline. The building is called the Hancock Building and the top floor was previously called the Hancock Observatory, but is now called 360 Chicago. True to its new name, […]

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California Coast: Pigeon Point

Along the coastal highway in California, north of Santa Cruz but south of San Francisco, sits a lighthouse. You can see it from miles away. It is actually the tallest lighthouse in California. It is perhaps the most picturesque lighthouse on the western coast of the U.S., and one you should visit if you get […]

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New York: Top of the Rock

Whenever anyone goes to New York City, one of the things they want to do is go up in the Empire State Building. And why not? It is an iconic building and it offers great view of the city. But there is a problem with the view from the Empire State Building for photographers. That […]

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Photographing The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed structures in the world. In a sense, it needs no introduction, and you need no particular information to photograph it. So why am I writing this article? Because there are some different angles and spots to photograph it from that are better than others. There […]

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California Coast: Grey Whale Cove

About Grey Whale Cove Grey Whale Cove is on a stretch of coastline that I have shot many times between Santa Cruz and Pacifica.  Along this stretch of coastline, there are cliffs, rock formations, beaches, and even a few lighthouses.  I have driven up and down this stretch of highway many times looking for the […]

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Panama City: Night Shot Through Glass

Here is the next example for you to use in your own photography.  This photo is obviously a night shot with some streaking lights.  So you have that element. But I want to show you this photo because it involves an additional problem that you will probably run into sooner or later.  I had to take this […]

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