Monthly Archives: December 2012

Covered Bridge, Oregon

One summer we went to Oregon to do nothing but track down covered bridges and waterfalls. We traveled quite a bit around the state searching for the best. This one seemed cool, but can’t remember the name of it. If you happen to know, drop a line. This one did pull out some color for an HDR shot. Looks like someone is waiting patiently at the other end of the bridge for me!

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Covered Bridge, OregonDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Covered Bridge, Oregon
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Vino Delle, Cinque Terre, Italy

Picture perfect shops like this ones exist everywhere in the cliff towns around Cinque Terre, Italy. This one was uptown in Manarola, one of the 5 cliff towns along the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the Northwest region of Italy. We’ve spent alot of time in Italy over the years, and Cinque Terre sits high on the list as one of our favorite places to visit. I’m sure if you visit, it will be on the top of your list. Put it on your bucket list and check this one off. Take your hiking shoes, because it is one of the most scenic hikes you will ever take.

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Vino Delle in Cinque Terre, ItalyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Vino Delle in Cinque Terre, Italy
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Tour Boat at Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay, Alaska

Little late getting this photo out. Busy time of year.

Doesn’t this look a bit frigid. Well it actually was. Pieces of ice float by the tour boat as it approaches Margerie Glacier off to the right. I decided to go with a black and white HDR photo, with a little green showing through. You can see photos of the Margerie Glacier under “Categories”, then “Alaska”. We were watching from a distance on the comfort of a Cruiseship. Though it wasn’t that comfortable because it was raining at the time. Keeping the camera from the weather is always a challenge in circumstances like this. But you do what you can and just marvel at the majesty of it all. That is Alaska!

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Glacier Bay Tour BoatDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Glacier Bay Tour Boat
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Dining at “The Kutte” Swiss Restaurant

This was a welcome surprise, wandering through the back roads of West Virginia. It was just lumber trucks and us, traveling deep in the hills, when we come across this quaint little community of Helvetia. The Kutte restaurant was the perfect spot to stop and actually the only place to stop for miles. What a great experience this little restaurant had to offer. Probably the best lunch we had in years. I ask permission to bring in my camera and tripod, and probably spent an hour shooting all the different rooms loaded with antiques. A fun experience and a place worth visiting, if you’re ever interested in going out in the middle of nowhere, to find a gem like this.

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Kutte Swiss Restaurant, West VirgininaDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Kutte Swiss Restaurant, West Virginina
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Model of Neuschwanstein Castle in the Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

You can’t hardly go to the “fairy castle”, without taking a tour through the castle. It’s an amazing piece of art, with drama and dark history to go with it. It’s crazy what money and power can buy, even if it takes getting to the point of bankruptcy, to accomplish it. Inspite of that it’s quite a journey into someone’s dream.

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Neuschwanstein Castle,ModelDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Neuschwanstein Castle,Model
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Christmas Lights in Reflection Pool, Mormon Temple, Mesa, Az

The Mesa Mormon Temple lights up with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights to celebrate the birth of Christ. Folks come from miles around to enjoy this spectacle under clear and crisp December nights. This reflection is from a pool on the back side of the Temple looking south. Not an easy shot to get with 1000’s of people wandering around. To all have a safe and joyous Merry Christmas!!

Mesa Mormon TempleDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Mesa Mormon Temple
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Christmas Stores in Rothenburg, Germany

I guess it’s Christmas everyday in Rothenburg, with so many stores that specialize in Christmas goods. It sure felt like Christmas to us in October this year. Snow was coming down, it was downright cold. Everything was lit up and these little stores had their displays in the windows. Quite the way to get into the spirit of things. Merry Christmas to you all.

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Christmas in Rothenburg, GermanyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Christmas in Rothenburg, Germany
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Living on the Edge-Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

It’s quite exhilarating, standing on the vertical edge of this mammoth gorge along the Colorado River in Arizona. This spot is just a few miles from Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell. It sits high on the list for favorite stops for amateur and professional photographers alike. Every photographer that visits Arizona wants this shot in their portfolio. I showed up for sunset photos and early before sunrise shots, which is what you see here. Check out the Category, “Arizona” for more shots of Horseshoe Bend.

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Vista Horseshoe BendDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Vista Horseshoe Bend
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Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy

Just a short boat ride from Venice is a small colorful island community of Burano. Famous for lace, it offers the traveler a rainbow of colors to enjoy, as each home is painted in individually, distinctive colors. Each time we visit Venice, we make plans to stop over in Burano for some serious photography. Venice is great, but quaint Burano has a personality all it’s own. Walk the canal streets, relax at an outside restaurant, take in the locals, admire the rows of homes and gift shops across the island.. and don’t forget your camera.

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Yellow Boat in Burano, ItalyDave Morgan, Creative Commons

Yellow Boat in Burano, Italy
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Bass Lake near Oakhurst, California

This lake was a pleasant surprise out of the mountains of Yosemite National Park. After spending 3 days in Yosemite on a photo tour, I found this lake near the town of Oakhurst where I was staying. I spent the day hanging out here, before heading to Fresno for a late trip back to Phoenix. Felt like I had the place to myself. It’s always fun when that happens, especially shooting landscapes.

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Bass Lake, Oakhusrt, CaliforniaDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Bass Lake, Oakhusrt, California
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