Editing Star Photos from Mongolia with Lightroom 5
Jul26

Editing Star Photos from Mongolia with Lightroom 5

Mongolia has been more of a challenge than I thought it would be: long distances, bad roads, and very little electricity outside the capital.  But where it hasn’t been a challenge has been in the skies.  The stars in Mongolia, on the couple of clear nights we had down on our trip to the Gobi, were amazing.  It gave me a couple nights to mess around with one of my favourite forms of shutter art: star photography. Of course, the...

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Photographing the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar
Jul23

Photographing the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar

I’ve been asked a lot of late why I’ve been racing around Asia desperately for the past couple months without taking any sort of break. The answer, of course, as to why I have, is the Nadaam Festival here in Mongolia.  Though I’m not usually one to travel around certain events or festivals, after hearing about the “Mongolian Olympics”, it seemed wise to push to make it happen.  Thus, for the past couple...

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The Crescent Moon Oasis of Dunhuang, China
Jul03

The Crescent Moon Oasis of Dunhuang, China

After seeing some photos of places in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, I decided to push to the region.  I’m glad that I did.  Of my favourite things I saw in all of China, I think 4 of them were in this region.  It really was worth the long haul to get out here.  Over the past couple weeks I’ve seen the Zhangye Rainbow Mountains, the westernmost section of the Great Wall of China, and Mati Si, all of which were...

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Visiting the Westernmost Section of the Great Wall of China in Jiayuguan
Jul01

Visiting the Westernmost Section of the Great Wall of China in Jiayuguan

When I was planning out my trip to China I made a decision that the goal for my 2-moth journey through the country would be to focus on the things that people don’t know about the country.  I wanted to put the emphasis on things like the nature, the minority people, and the off-the-beaten-path locations in China.  Thus, my itinerary in China didn’t include Beijing, nor did it include the sections of the Great Wall of China...

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The Zhangye Danxia “Rainbow” Mountains of China
Jun27

The Zhangye Danxia “Rainbow” Mountains of China

When I was planning out my China trip, I didn’t have a clue what there was to see.  Like most people, I knew of the usual things: Beijing, the Great Wall of China, and Shanghai.  Aside from that, I really had no clue what to expect.  So, I did what any grown up, professional travel photographer would do – I googled it.  And as my goals were different than most people’s – I didn’t care to see Shanghai,...

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Mati Si, China: Temples in the Cliffs
Jun23

Mati Si, China: Temples in the Cliffs

We made it up to the far north of China, and are now in the Gansu Province which is home to some really cool stuff and things that are a bit off the beaten path in a country that just has a massive flow of domestic tourists.  From the town of Zhangye, we took a morning trip out to a really interesting system of Buddhist cave temples in an area called Mati Si.  Though we really came this way to see the Danxia Mountains, and Mati Si was...

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