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International Travel, JGTravels.net, Photography, Southern California

I am very pleased to announce a new collaboration between myself and Tres Jolie Magazine. I will be writing a monthly travel-related article for the magazine called “JGTravels,” which will also include several landscape and travel photographs. These pieces will come from my travels both internationally and around the US. First up is the Bolivian Altiplano in their February “Red” issue, available here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/884869

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First Page of Popular on 500px

Photography, Southern California

A photo of mine of Suzie Borders taken Saturday in LA has reached the first page of 500px’s Popular page (lower right thumbnail below)! While many of my photos have reached Popular on their site, this is the first time I’ve ever reached the front page. If you haven’t been to my 500px site, you will find an overall assortment of my photography on display: https://500px.com/JGTravels

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Lunar Festival 2015 (Riverside, CA)

Asia, Photography

This year marks 30 years since I first picked up a camera. To mark this occasion, I’m planning some outings using a modern take on the camera I started out with. So, instead of heading out with my Minolta X370 and 50mm f/2.0 lens as I did back then, this year it’s the Nikon Df with 50mm f/1.8 lens. While I use this camera primarily as my studio camera, I do also enjoy using it for street photography as well.

First up, Riverside’s Lunar Festival 2015 held on January 31. Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called “Lunar New Year” because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar, though various celebrations can occur within weeks of this time, as did this one.

Photos taken January 31, 2015 (Nikon Df)