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I love Naples, Florida

Photographing Naples for Neapolitan Magazine is always such a pleasure. Firstly, I love the drive to Naples from Fort Lauderdale because it cuts through the heart of the Everglades. As a landscape photographer, I love the Everglades. Secondly, I just happen to love the feel and sophistication of Naples.

For this particular session, as I drove closer to Naples the weather started getting a bit rough. Though the rain and lightning were threatening my photo session, it also provided me with a chance for a wonderful sunset if the clouds moved just a bit to the west. Well, the the weather Gods were on my side that afternoon because I stepped into a beach that was aglow with a mixture of clouds and sunset colors. Thankfully, I was able to take the necessary shots to supply Neapolitan with a cool image for them to use (page 25). You can see the magazine here.

I ended up with several images of the iconic Naples pier with the sun setting behind it. You can check out some of these images by visiting my portfolio.

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Great New Gear To Seriously Consider

For those seriously into photography, there are a couple of new lenses by Canon that are worth consideration.  The super popular Canon 70-200 series has updated their lineup with a version III.  These lens are extremely useful for not only portraits and weddings but also for wildlife and landscapes.  Yes, landscapes can be photographed using a telephoto lens by shooting several shots and stitching them together in Photoshop.  The compression effect of these type of lenses renders a great image that is totally different from using a wide-angle lens when it comes to landscapes.  These two versions of the 20-200 are the latest so expect updated  high-end optics along with Canon's sharpness.  Needless to say, I will be upgrading mine 20-200 to this version.  You can use the link below to pre-order your new lens from Adorama and obtain same-day shipping.  Of course, Adorama can supply you with all the photography equipment you may need or want. I love Adorama and can't wait to visit their New York City store in August.

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I'm using my photographs to protect the environment

Last year at about this time, I was heading to Iceland to photograph what would be the most interesting, and impressive, place I've ever visited.  I found Iceland to be a land of unbelievable beauty.  While traveling the isolated roads, I explored and photographed the most impressive vistas that I have ever shot.  Every turn of the highway brought before me yet another breathless view. I was truly in awe. As I went around the island country in my two-week adventure, I realized that this rugged, yet fragile, environment was under attack by visitors just like me.  Though I was very careful not to harm or disrupt the ecosystem around me, most visitors simply saw it as a place to take a quick selfie and climbing over national parks barricades to do so was the norm. 

On the long plane ride back home, I realized that it was my job to not only bring the beauty of such places back in the form of pictures but to help spread the word and protect our environment even more.  I can only hope that my photography is an inspiration to others that our planet is fragile, and we must do everything within out power to defend and protect our natural environments.

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