Beneath the Surface

To make this photo-collage, I shot a number of bracketed exposure sequences of individual shells on a white background. I then auto HDR processed each sequence, converting to monochromatic HDR…

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Sweet Treat

I spent my last night in France at Auvers-sur-Oise on the outskirts of Paris. This location was convenient for dropping off my rental car at the airport the next morning,…

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Villandry Gardens

At the opposite end of the garden spectrum from the lush and free-form gardens at Giverny is the regular and geometric garden at Villandry Chateau in the Loire Valley. Inspired…

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Meditation at Giverny

As long as I can remember I have admired Claude Monet's waterlilies, so finally getting to visit Monet's garden at Giverny was like a pilgrimage for me. My group (shown here…

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Workshop Opportunities

Please note the following Harold Davis workshop events and opportunities:  This week, I am giving a webinar on Thursday, May 23 about post-production in night photography, specifically about how to handle…

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Chateau de Nazelles

The Chateau de Nazelles is located a few miles from Amboise in the Loire Valley. Built by some of the same craftsmen that constructed Chenonceau Chateau, today it is a…

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Eiffel

Reviled when it was built as a fun house rocket ship and aesthetic monstrosity, it's amazing how the Tour Eiffel in fact manifests visual grace with decorative flourishes and curls…

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Katie Rose is Five

Yesterday we celebrated Katie's fifth birthday with parties at Step One (her preschool) and at home. Katie Rose is a charming, wonderful little girl---and living proof that there are miracles.…

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Au Sauvignon

Across the street from the hotel and down the block, Au Sauvignon, a modest brasserie offered simple food and seats to watch the world go by. In the back, these…

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La Tour Eiffel

At night, the area under the Eiffel Tower turns into an exciting display of lights, colors and people---as you can see in this iPhone shot of this small carousel in…

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Parc de Sceaux

Andre Le Notre is the Frederick Law Olmsted of France. Like Olmsted, Le Notre is the essential landscape designer of his country. In Olmsted's case, much of the inspiration came…

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