The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the top of a hill, and majestically towers the rest of the city. I captured this photograph back in 2009 when I lived in Sicily. It was a decent snapshot and was safely stored in my archives. Today, I decided to…

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Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Last week a photography coaching session took me out to Ramona, Ca. Afterward, I decided to take a drive out to the Sutherland Dam, about 20 minutes east of Ramona. The last time I was there was in 2015.

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Balboa Park is one of my favorite places in San Diego. I’ve been there more times that I can count and because it is so familiar it take specific intention to slow down and absorb the details. It is worth the effort though, because no matter how many times I visit, I always see something new, or at the very least see something familiar from a new perspective.

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San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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On my way to and from California during recent travels I had a couple of short layovers in Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) airport. My favorite part of this airport is an underground tunnel, decorated by artist Michael Hayden. The art installation is called Sky’s the Limit and was completed in 1987. Those traversing the tunnel are treated…

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse | Outer Banks | Buxton, NC

The first time I saw a photo of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, I knew I needed to photograph it. The contrasting candy-cane black and white stripes withe a red base immediately caught my attention. I pictured my photos using selective color – black and white with the red base. I know a lot of people…

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Abandoned Pier in Frisco | North Carolina | Outer Banks

A couple of weeks ago hubs and I went on an adventure to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I had a couple of photographic goals – one of which was photographing the Frisco Pier on Hatteras Island. It is slated to be demolished this fall and I had to see it before it was…

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1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse | Edenton | North Carolina

I’m a west coast girl, through and through…but one thing I will say for the east coast: there is no shortage of historic places to explore, and I do love photographing history. Day Trip: Edenton A few months ago, while my mom was here for a visit, we took a day trip to Edenton, NC.…

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Historic Victorian Mansion in Smithfield, Virginia

Strolling down the streets of historic Smithfield, Virginia I spy…beautiful Victorian mansions! These ornate homes are one of the many things I love about Smithfield. Some of the Victorian mansions are impeccably maintained and restored while others show the wear and tear of many years. Many of these structures are well over 100 years old!…

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Bodie Island Lighthouse | Cape Hatteras | Outer Banks (OBX) | North Carolina

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been out and about a lot. My mom (my favorite photo adventure buddy) was in town and we had many fun outings! One of my favorites was a visit to North Carolina’s Outer Banks to check out the Bodie Island Lighthouse. I fell in love – it was…

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