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Patuxent Research Refuge

Patuxent Research Refuge is a great place to view wildlife and especially birding. I saw a flock of blue herons just whiz by. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture any of them because I did not have a telephoto lens then. Tripods are allowed and encouraged. Many of the best photo spots…

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The great basilica in Washington D.C. If you’re into church architecture, this place is a must. Beautiful stained glasses, grand chapel, the whole package. Tripod and flash are NOT allowed. BUT! you can take one of those Joby Gorilla pods and get away with taking pictures. That’s how I took…

Arlington National Cemetery

The moment you step onto these hallowed grounds, you instantly feel that wave of emotion hit you. I wanted to talk a bit about the feature photograph here because I think this is the best photograph I have taken so far.

Tidal Basin

Needless to say, Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival gets very VERY crowded. Best time to photograph would be around 7 AM during a weekday, when DC residents are working and tourists are asleep. Tripods are allowed but actual use may be challenging if you go during a peak…

Chicago Botanic Garden

I visited Chicago and this garden in April when the weather was still cool but many of the spring flowers were in bloom. I visited mid-day and since I was mostly shooting macro images of flowers, I loved having the extra light outdoors for deeper depth of field even without…

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Reserve

Yolo Bypass is a fabulous area for bird photography, although there’s also some opportunities for other wildlife photography including bugs and mammals. It is a key migration site on the Pacific Flyway, and the wintering site for literally thousands of waterfowl. The majority of the area is seasonal, manmade wetlands,…

Needles Highway

If you happen to be in Black Hills or Mount Rushmore you cannot miss this scenic highway filled with wildlife and scenic mountains. Best time to get here is early morning and you’ll be by yourself the entire stretch and wildlife to see. The road goes through needle eye tunnel…

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

If you’re going to South Dakota and near Black Hills you won’t miss this place. After viewing the carved architecture from the other side do the 0.4 mile loop hike that takes you at the foot of the mountain. This hike is really good if you want different angle photographs…

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the city of, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. The temple serves as the seat of…

Chitwan National Park

Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Covering a core area of 932 sq. kms (360 sq miles), the park is famous for its density of the  great Asian one horned rhino and also features…