two rowboats

Seeing double? No, but seeing two of a kind is often funnier than seeing only one. Scenes are more dynamic, and we can often even imagine a story… ** Click on the images for a larger better view! In the animal world for instance, there will always be a kind of dialog or an …

Grand Canyon South

Layers in photography can definitely give more visual interest to a picture. I’m not talking about a post processing technique. This article is about using layers in a photographic composition. We get layers in almost every photo we take, whether it is landscape, urban/rural scenery, or a close-up. However, when not used properly, layers …

Candid photography - Shoe polisher in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico

When I travel I often take candid photography. In fact, it is rare when I don’t. That’s because I think that showing people is a good way to get the sense of a place. You can see this in many of my previous posts. A few evident examples are: the  Kuna Vendors in Panama, …

Mercado Ajijic, Mexico

As a traveler, shopping at local markets in Mexico or grocery stores is a great cultural experience. This is true for every country in the world. Food is always a good indicator about  people’s customs and lifestyle. It’s different from country to country and even from region to region. It’s unique and characteristic. That’s …

Monaco Montecarlo harbor view

Monaco was never on my bucket list. That’s because I had never dared to even dream of visiting it. I knew about this place since I was quite young, and that was mainly related to the American actress Grace Kelly. The princess’s tragic accident shocked the world. However, this independent principality of South-Western Europe …

Dolan Springs is an authentic Wild West village in Mohave County, Arizona. Many tourists pass by it everyday by bus on the way to Grand Canyon West, but not too many even notice it… The rather quiet rustic village is just a stop for gas and a cup of coffee. The village is actually …

Horse pet photography in Arizona

Pet photography can make a good variation in my travel activities. It’s not a priority, but sometimes, when I see these cute animals I just cannot ignore them 🙂 I know pets are precious friends and they can get quite close to our heart. But because we travel we don’t have any. In order …

Open window with geraniums

Travel windows framing photography can create great pictures of subjects like people, flowers, artifacts, landscapes, or just reflections. * Please click on the images for a larger view! This wall of multiple reflecting windows was a beautiful piece of urban art in Bremerhaven, Germany, see my earlier post. As with doors, windows will nicely …