The most difficult part of shooting in Antelope Canyon is keeping the other visitors from walking through your photo during the 30+ second exposures. This one took seveal tries to accomplish that feat.
Prayer flags fly everywhere in Nepal.
Here is the thing about Moscow: it is, on the whole, a pretty ugly city. But there are these pockets of amazing beauty if you look. This picture summed that feeling up for me. The reflection of the golden onion domes in the puddle on the dirty street. That says “Moscow” to me.
My name is Rand Blimes. I have a job I love (teaching political science at BYU-Hawaii), a family I adore, and a never-ending desire to see as much of the world as I possibly can. I started the Because Travel Blog to explore the cultural, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of travel . . . and to share some great stories and photographs.
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A wat (Buddhist temple) set among the rice fields in Mae Chaem, Thailand
Gompa on a hill overlooking the town of Leh
Sunset at the monastery at Lamayuru, Ladakh (India)
The Rock formation known as the Wave. Coyote Buttes, Utah-Arizona border.
Our boat captain, who showed us life on the River in rural Vietnam
A woman sitting in a temple in Udaipur, India
Evening falls on the main Street of Luang Prabang, Laos
This is an Aspen forest (right outside Aspen, Colorado). It was fall, and the bright yellow Aspen leaves were backlit. I used a long exposure and moved the camera up and down. Of the many, many images I made like this, this was the best.
Kathmandu's Durbar Square took a beating in the 2015 earthquake. But it is still spectacular.