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Photo Release: “The Little Red A-Frame” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Little Red A-Frame” by Scott Dimond

Old abandoned homes have been a reoccurring theme in my photographs and I’m always on the lookout for them wherever I go. In fact, when I’m planning a trip, I like to do a little advanced scouting via satellite imagery to see if there are some potential abandoned buildings to be found. That was the case with my second trip to Iceland. Sure, I was going to drive the roads and hike the trails to look for wonderful photographic subjects – the country is full of them – but it is always nice to have a few planned destinations in mind...

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Photo Release: “Harvesting the Past” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Harvesting the Past” by Scott Dimond

Although I live just one hour away from the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, I spend a surprising amount of my time exploring the vast Canadian prairies to the east. My fascination with the prairies lies in the old abandoned homesteads, a testament to a strength and fortitude of people willing to take a chance on a new beginning nearly a century ago. These days, the number of these homesteads that remain continues to shrink and I must travel farther and farther to find them...

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Photo Release: “Intimate Grandeur” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Intimate Grandeur” by Scott Dimond

Banff is the most famous of the National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. The road between the townsites of Banff and Lake Louise is driven by millions of visitors each year. Lesser known is the Icefield Parkway, a road that stretches 144 miles from Lake Louise at the south to Jasper townsite, in Jasper National Park to the north. It is one of the most scenic drives in the world and features hundreds of glaciers, turquoise lakes, and stunning views of the Canadian Rockies...

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Photo Release: “Days Gone By” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Days Gone By” by Scott Dimond

This photograph was really the start of two areas of focus in my photographic journey. It was one of the first large-scale panoramic images I produced and was also the start of my serious pursuit of grand scenes that included rural abandonment. On a multi-day exploring trip across the Canadian prairies, I found this location on a rainy evening in June. The grass was green and lush and the setting was surreal...

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Photo Release: “Soliloquy for SoHo” by Dan Piech

Photo Release: “Soliloquy for SoHo” by Dan Piech

The SoHo neighborhood in New York city has an immediately-recognizable charm about it. Stately cast iron facades line manicured cobblestone streets and symmetrical urban canyons carry into the distance, flanked by iconic New York fire escape ladders. Typically accompanying this charm are groups of residents and tourists perusing the upscale boutiques that the neighborhood is also known for. However, this bustle of activity can frequently overshadow the architectural beauty of the surrounding buildings that were protected as a National History Landmark in 1978...

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Photo Release: “Midnight in Manhattan” by Dan Piech

Photo Release: “Midnight in Manhattan” by Dan Piech

New York's characteristically energetic skyline takes on a captivating aesthetic when presented in monochrome. This phenomenon is amplified when "the city that never sleeps" is captured after the sun sets on a Saturday night and the bright lights of the city's bustling activity illuminate the landscape. Likewise, this phenomenon is even more poignant with an elevated and unobstructed vantage point looking across the vast undulating cityscape. And this phenomenon becomes something truly special after a snowstorm transforms the city into an idyllic winter wonderland. After months of preparation and waiting, I was able to create a photo at the confluence of all these principles...

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Photo Release: “Presidio Eucalyptus Tunnel Sunrise” by Justin Katz

Photo Release: “Presidio Eucalyptus Tunnel Sunrise” by Justin Katz

San Francisco holds an endless trove of hidden secrets that most of the 16.9 million yearly visitors will never get a chance to experience. Most will visit the major attractions, and the occasional few will uncover some of its off-the-beaten-path areas, but there are many areas that are generally only really known to locals...

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Photo Release: “Golden Gate North Tower” by Justin Katz

Photo Release: “Golden Gate North Tower” by Justin Katz

The Golden Gate Bridge connects my current home, San Francisco, with the county to the north where I grew up, Marin. It’s southernmost point, Battery Spencer is an old military bunker designed to protect against enemy ships attempting to enter the San Francisco Bay. As such, it has a commanding view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the entire surrounding area...

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Photo Release: “Golden Gate from Battery Spencer” by Justin Katz

Photo Release: “Golden Gate from Battery Spencer” by Justin Katz

Battery Spencer is an old military bunker designed to defend against enemy ships attempting to enter the San Francisco Bay. As such, it has a commanding view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, and many of the best and most iconic features of the city of San Francisco, my home...

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Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Waterton #35” by Steve Webster

Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Waterton #35” by Steve Webster

One of the best known falls in Waterton Lakes National Park is Bertha Falls, just a short hike up into the mountains from the main town site. It was raining on and off this day, leaving the mountain rock of the falls wet with a beautiful glossy shine...

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Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Jasper #24” by Steve Webster

Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Jasper #24” by Steve Webster

In the central-western part of Alberta, Canada lies the world famous Jasper National Park. Upon entering the park from the east, you find, nestled high up in the mountains, a grand series of waterfalls descending from on high, aptly named: Tangle Falls...

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Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Waterton #10” by Steve Webster

Photo Release: “Velvet Waters: Waterton #10” by Steve Webster

One of my favorite places in the world is Waterton Lakes National Park, located in the south west corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. In fact, I practically grew up there. There is a rule we locals have about Waterton: don’t tell anyone about Waterton! It’s a very small, quaint national park and we would like to keep it that way...

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