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Try a Landscape Workshop - It Will Be a Lifechanger

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I have advocated for Landscape Workshops for some time. I went on one in 2008 to Vermont (with Moose Peterson), one in 2009 to Acadia National Park (with Robert Rodriguez, Jr.), one in 2015 to West Virginia (with Ed Heaton) and this year I choose to go to Rocky Mountain National Park with Kevin Gourley.

Kevin was thorough - he had us meet at his studio three times in advance - once just to socialize and see images of his that we were likely to shoot.  We met closer to the actual dates of the workshop to get information on the geography, receive a packet of info that included discounts and perks, and got a review of the exposure triangle, what we'd need to bring and reminders of the importance of settings, schedules and just about anything you could possibly need for preparation.

When we finally arrived, he provided us with another packet, this one filled with power bars, chocolate, packets of bug repellent and an official map of Rocky Mountain National Park.  I had been there twi…

While Vacationing, Try Something Different

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We recently went for a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Teton National Park, largely for me to enjoy my landscape photography. And I did. Tremendously.  But I noticed that White Water Rafting Trips were being offered by a few vendors. We chose to give it a try with "Dave Hansen Whitewater Trips".  It was definitely the hit of our vacation!  Especially since I brought my water-sealed case and enjoyed photography as well as bouncing in the beautiful water of the Snake River.  The day was PERFECT with 75 degree temperatures and beautiful Fall colors all around us.

Right off we saw an eagle.  Can you spot him? Try capturing him from a bouncing, splashing raft filled with 10 other people!  While my husband and several others paddled madly, I just sat there feeling like I'd discovered heaven. 




We had never met our fellow passengers before but we immediately all felt like old friends. I'm very proud of our paddlers for keeping us afloat.  I really didn't…