Atlanta Skyline at Dawn

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  16 Comments

This is a view of the Atlanta skyline at dawn last Saturday. We had a great time in Atlanta. We toured CNN, visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke, and headed out to Stone Mountain for sunset. My favorite thing was easily World of Coke. I’m acutely aware that World of Coke is one […]

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Nikon D600 Review & Sample Photos

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  12 Comments

The Nikon D600 was the hottest camera of 2012, and it’s shaping up to be just as popular in 2013. This Nikon D600 review has comparison photos from Nikon D600, D700, and D7000, the cameras to which the Nikon D600 has been most often compared. It also contains tons of “real world” photos that I’ve captured […]

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Sunrise Over Sprague Lake

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  8 Comments

Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of those iconic National Park sunrise locations that is quite glorious. It’s very easy to find, and the placid morning water makes for some great reflections. When researching what I wanted to photograph in Rocky Mountain National Park, it immediately jumped out at me. So, our […]

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Disneyland Summer “Magical” Fireworks

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  13 Comments

Disneyland’s fireworks show varies by season. The main show is the incomparable “Remember… Dreams Come True!,” which is a montage of memorable lines from Disneyland attractions. For people like me who are primarily Disney theme park fans, this show is great because it focuses on the parks as opposed to animation. There are also seasonal […]

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Versailles Hall of Mirrors

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  34 Comments

The Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the opulent Palace of Versailles (or the Château de Versailles) in the Île-de-France region of France. Judging by all of the Asian tourists (seriously–if you don’t believe me, read the first few lines of this article) taking photos of this room with iPads, this is […]

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Sunrise Over Rock Cut

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  4 Comments

While we just missed the sunset from Rock Cut as we raced back from Kawuneeche Valley the night before, something I discussed in the first post on this blog, we did not miss the sunrise the next morning. To ensure that we wouldn’t miss it, we got up at 3:30 am and began our trek […]

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The Crown Bean of Chicago

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  7 Comments

If you are Facebook friends with anyone who has ever been to Chicago, you are familiar with “the Bean.” (Someone who, I assume, had never seen the Bean named it “Cloud Gate,” so that’s its official name.) I’m fairly certain there’s a local ordinance that requires you to take a self portrait in the Bean […]

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The Molly Brown at Disneyland Paris

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  15 Comments

The Molly Brown river boat at Disneyland Paris cruises the Rivers of America, navigating around Big Thunder Mountain’s “island” and past the town of Thunder Mesa, Phantom Manor, and the rest of Paris’ version of Frontierland. I understand that it underwent a top-to-bottom refurbishment that basically rebuilt the ship in 2011, and it was looking […]

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London’s ‘Girl with a Dolphin’ Statue and Tower Bridge

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  14 Comments

London’s Tower Bridge is likely the most photogenic bridge I’ve seen in my life. Although it’s not as massive as other famous bridges, it has a refined bit of charm and detail. Photographed here with David Wynne’s descriptively named ‘Girl with a Dolphin’ sculpture as the setting sun colored the sky. The Tower Bridge ended […]

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Welcome to!

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  9 Comments

Renowned philosopher Rod Stewart, in a raspy and melodic tone, once said, “every picture tells a story (don’t it).” How right he was. The story of the photo here is the story of this site. Sarah and I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park late last summer for a weekend on a whim. We had […]

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