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I love photography and travel, the perfect combination. This sight is an inspiration to me, with some great photos of really interesting places. I am hoping to learn from the members and share a little myself. I am just an amateur but think I am getting better (at least a little). Feel free to comment truthfully about any of my photos as I am here to learn and not just hear the good things about my photos (I know very few) but also the bad (much more than good).


One time I was talking to a very rich man. His bank account was huge. He knew it. He asked me about my finances. I told him I was broke. He asked me what I've done with my life.
I told him:

I've seen the Taj Mahal.
I've walked the steps of Lawrence of Arabia through Wadi Rum.
I've seen Petra, the Pyramids of Giza, the temples of Angkor.
Walked the plains of Bagan.
I've been through the great mosques of Istanbul. Seen the gingerbread city of Sana'a.
Sat with Sadhu's on the ghats of the Ganges. Watched bodies burn on the funeral pyres of Pashupatinath.
I've scaled the Himalayas.
Crossed the Sahara ...north to south, than east to west, than back up south to north.
I've stayed with Bedu in the Rub al-Khali. Had tea with Tuareg outside of Timbuktu.
Seen slaves bought and sold.
Men whipped for nothing more than being alive. Been through and seen the true faces of war in Afghanistan. Been scared by the child soldiers of Sudan. Walked over the bones of the not so fortunate in Mut.
Went down the Nile ...all the way.
Up the Niger by piroque.
Seen the riches of the church in St. Marks Square.
Sat on the throne of Genghis Khan.
Walked through the markets of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Cairo, Addis Ababa, New York, Seattle, London, Madrid...
Christmas at Lalibela.
The Stella fields of Axum.
The great castles of Gonder.
Walked the Bandiagara Escarpment.
The monday market at Djenne.
Swam through the humanity of western Africa. ...Lagos, Jos, Cotonou, Lome, Accra.
Swam with Hippos, slept with warthogs, fought with baboons...

I asked him what he has done. He said he saved his money...never left the states. Too dangerous.


Some themes that I have created just to remember some of the greatest photos I have seen on the site. After looking through many, many photos on the site I seem to have the recurring thought that equipment and expertise doesn't matter as much as just being at the right place at the right time. A photo needs to be "caught" and not "taken". An endless chase for the photographer. This site takes the chase to the ends of the earth and shows some of the best moments that have been caught by those photographers willing to chase them.

鞍Simply Great - Angles鞍
鞍Simply Great - Colors鞍
鞍Simply Great - Portraits/People鞍
鞍Simply Great - Landscapes鞍
鞍Simply Great - Moments in Time鞍


Places I've Been: US of A, Netherland's Antilles (Aruba), Canada, Italy, Bahamas, Morocco, Yemen, Oman, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Burkino Faso, Mali, Senegal, India, Afghanistan, back to India, Nepal, back to Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, back to Thailand...

Places I Need To Get To: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zanzibar, Mozambique & back to Thailand to name a few

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Canon PowerShot G2, Canon PowerShot G6, Nikon D40, Nikon D40X, Nikon N80, Oly somthin or other

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