Category Archive: Photo Focus

Photo Focus – Yosemite by Night

While I have yet to complete my final Colombia posts, I couldn’t wait to share these long exposure shots from Yosemite National Park. We braved the crowds for Labor Day weekend and on our final night I played around with Terra’s Nikon D650, keeping the shutter open for as long as 30 seconds at a time. What …

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Photo Focus – Medellín’s Metrocable

While in Medellín we decided to venture to Parque Arví, a large ecological nature reserve that sits just beyond the ridgeline above the city. After taking a “standard” Medellín Metro train north through the majority of the city we then switched to the super-impressive gondola-like Metrocable line. It was like loading a chair lift in …

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Photo Focus – Howler Monkeys

For our final two nights in Nicaragua, Terra and I splurged on a treehouse at Aqua Wellness Resort on the coast outside of Playa Gigante. On night one, we had wrapped up happy hour at the waterside restaurant and I ran up to the room to grab my DSLR for the sunset. The ascent included many, many stairs and after several …

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Photo Focus – Ometepe’s Butterflies

The Isla de Ometepe (Ometepe Island) is magical. There is no better way to describe the island with two volcanoes that sits in the center of Lake Nicaragua. During our four night stay near the small village of Merida, on the inactive volcano side, I was mesmerized by the hundreds of gorgeous orange and black butterflies. When at home, one such butterfly …

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Photo Focus – Sunset Bubbles

Three weeks ago I hopped on two planes en route to Northern Washington to visit my dear friend. While my trips to see her are relatively consistent, this one was different; her mother had halted her cancer treatments and things were changing. Nearly four years had passed since Tricia was diagnosed with stage four brain …

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Low Tide and a Toddler in Birch Bay, WA

During a recent visit to see my dear friend and college roommate, I had the opportunity to explore one of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets—Birch Bay, Washington. Five minutes after walking out her front door, the four of us (my friend, her two children, and myself) crossed over a rocky path and onto the …

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