It’s ’tis time of the year – Portfolio Reviews

It's 'tis time of the year – Portfolio Reviews

Getting ready for the reviews and tuning up the portfolio (many thanks to Chris Dean for his invaluable help!). With all the technology and Clouds and all, there is still no better way to do it than just spread all the images on the floor and kick 'em around πŸ™‚ while enjoying a glass of wine and a great conversation…

Cant's wait for the final printed book!

#wp

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It’s a “mistery” – the sequoia rainforests of North California

It's a "mistery"

Or maybe "foggery" πŸ™‚ The sequoia rainforests around the Crescent Bay area. A spellbinding experience straight out of some unbelievable fantasy novel, where the ocean fog drapes the thousand year old trees…

#foggy #landscapephotography #sequoia #wp Β 

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When in Washington DC, try to free up an hour…

When in Washington DC, try to free up an hour or two and make your way to the Library of Congress – specifically, to the Old building. Even if you are not big on history and museums, the interior itself never fails to "wow" anyone who comes here. In my personal roster, this building is easily #1 just for the magnificent ceiling ornaments alone… Not to mention everything else.

#wp #architecturephotography #libraryofcongress Β 

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Is it not amazing how different the same city looks…

Is it not amazing how different the same city looks by day and when the sun goes down? That's the ever-changing and never changing New York for you, folks… The city that looks "same old" yet changes every second (sometimes, every "New York second").

As a friend of mine, a native New Yorker, put it – "it's crowded, dirty, noisy and smelly. It's perfect!"

Enjoy!
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#wp #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotography #panoramicphotos Β 

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Being a tree in the City is rough…

Being a tree in the City is a pretty rough business. I always wonder how those trees manage to survive and grow up and (what’s even more intriguing) – how those trees up there made it up the wall? In the concrete jungle the trees are on the defensive, never mind the people…

Happy Friday everyone!
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#wp #cityscape #cityscapephotography

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Flying over the mountains of Peru The majestic beauty beyond…

Flying over the mountains of Peru
The majestic beauty beyond imagination…

Please pardon crazy color shifts, it was taken through the crooked glass of a passenger jet πŸ™‚

#wp #peru Β 

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At long last… For quite some time, I could not…

At long last…
For quite some time, I could not figure out what to do with the growing pile of pictures I take while wandering out and about. The didn't fit into my "big" site (www.astepanov.com) and I was posting them here one by one but then they would come out small and not as good…

Finally, yesterday I gave myself a nice kick roughly where the rump is πŸ™‚ and put together a site, which will be a new home for all this stuff (what you see below and much more). Here it is folks: www.smallbigplanet.com

Hope you enjoy and have a great Thursday!

#wp #travelphotography Β 

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I am curious. Nothing in particular, just curious…

I am curious. Nothing in particular, just curious. I look up when everyone else is looking down… They say “curious George” – I’m not so sure about the “George” part but otherwise… I wonder how many otherwise perfectly normal people would spend their Sunday morning laying right smack in the middle of the way in a busy mall (and in some pretty indecent pose I might add) taking shots at the mall cupola. Judging by the looks I received – not too many. Which makes me wonder – why don’t they see it the same way? We are all given at least two eyes (some got three, they call us “photographers”) so why don’t they see it? I am pretty sure I have missed some untold numbers of bugs and worms, and maybe a few dog piles – all due to paying attention to what’s up in the sky – but it doesn’t bother me too much. I wonder why?

#wp #architecture #architecturalphotography

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Wonderful… Β  Jeffrey Sullivan originally shared this post: Belt of VenusThe shadow…

Wonderful…

Jeffrey Sullivan originally shared this post: Belt of Venus
The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below. Β The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it’s often referred to as the “Belt of Venus”.

These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.

#NatureMonday +Rolf Hicker

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I am the road

For some reason, I only feel at home while on the road. Don’t ask me why… I think, it must be something related to the ancestry – while everyone else was busy trying to descend from the apes (please direct your comments to certain Mr. Darwin), I took the shortcut and descended from a gipsy dog who wasn’t very busy at the moment πŸ™‚ Seemed like a good idea at the time… Now I’m bound to ramble. Luckily, there is no shortage of open roads in California and each one is beautiful in its own way…

#wp #travelphotography #california #landscapephotography #landscape

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