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View 319: X-15 Spaceplane

The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the early 1960’s. The X-15 set speed and altitude records reaching the edge of outer space and … Continue reading

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Being Creative at Tourist Attractions

Here’s a fun way to approach photographing in busy tourist attractions.  Be creative! Easier said than done I can hear you saying. Really, when confronted with people everywhere, start looking from different angles, get low, get high or just tilt … Continue reading

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Using Color in Composition

I have showed you how to find color in your compositions.  Today, I share three photos  taken when I choose color as the main part of the composition. I know…you think I first spied the leading line and shapes in … Continue reading

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View 240: The Gateway Arch

Eero Saarinen, the architect of the Gateway Arch, wanted a simple design for a memorial to the westward expansion created by the Louisiana Purchase negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson.  After studying other iconic memorials, Eero decided none really fit and … Continue reading

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No Tripods, No Monopods, No Problems

The Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia and next door to Dulles International Airport does not allow the use of monopods or tripods due to safety issues.  I figured I would have to rely on my Nikon D700 … Continue reading

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