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Photographic Journey of Discovery: Prague and the Czech Republic

We love Prague: beautiful, magical, mysterious Prague!
We love wandering through its historic old town, its parks and its impressive castle district, photographing from its many bridges and towers and discovering photographic treasures in its hidden cobblestone lanes. Prague, also called “the Golden City,” is the capital of the Czech Republic and is known for the […]

Pienza and the Val d’Orcia | Quintessential Tuscany

Tuscany — idyllic land of cypresses, rolling hills and big skies. Tuscany is where it all started for us. Numerous visits to “our” charming cobblestoned village of Pienza in our favorite part of Tuscany finally lead to the idea of sharing the experience with other passionate photographers in 2009. Our first photo tour was born and Tuscany is still our […]

Czech Republic Photo Spree | Part 5 | Kutna Hora

To complete our Czech Republic Photo Spree and the research for our photo tour in the Czech Republic, we stopped in Kutna Hora on the way back from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.

What attracted us mostly to this town is The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist where we planned on photographing a wonderful spiral […]

Czech Republic Photo Spree | Part 4 | Telć & Cesky Krumlov

After spending several days in Prague and the rolling hills of Moravia, we continued our Czech Republic Photo Spree by heading west from Kyjov, our base in Moravia, to photograph the over-the-top colorful town of Telć. This Unesco heritage town is located at the border between Moravia and Bohemia and features one of the Czech Republic’s loveliest and […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 3 | Moravia

We planned our Photo Tour to southern Moravia in the SE of the Czech Republic for mid April primarily to be able to photograph the rolling wheat and canola fields when they are at their greenest and yellowest. We timed it just right, spending 3 nights there from April 15 to 18 after a few […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 2 | Prague 2

Today we continue our Czech Republic Photo Journey in magical Prague by taking the first elevator at 9 am to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. Rising 6o meters above one of the most elegant and beautiful squares in Europe, this is a fantastic venue for both, wide angle and telephoto images. It […]

Czech Republic Photo Journey | Part 1 | Prague 1

We’ve been busy! Magrit and I just completed our first Photography Tour in the Czech Republic. Of course the program included visiting enchanting Prague, but we also ventured further afield to lesser known areas like southern Moravia and the amazing towns of Telc, Cesky Krumlov and Kutna Hora. This and future blogs will document our Czech Republic […]

Jim’s Dream Comes True | Photographing Slovenia

THE DATA (for photo of church): Canon 6d, Canon 16-35 f4 @ 20mm, 6 seconds, f 16, ISO 100

A couple of weeks ago I was checking out the latest World Cup results for downhill skiing when I noticed that the men would be racing this week in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia which happens to be only a 1-hour drive from Magrit’s […]

Jim’s Secret Photo Op | Photographing Europe’s 3-Country Corner

THE DATA:

Top: Sony a7r, Canon 24-70 f4 @ 35mm, 0.8 seconds, f 16, ISO 100
Bottom: Sony a7r, Canon 24-70 f4 @ 35mm, 2 seconds, f 16, ISO 400

Magrit and I have been working on her house in Austria to get it ready for sale. Her home town of Klagenfurt is so close to what’s called the 3-Country Corner (Austria, Slovenia and Italy) […]

The Floating Chapel | Photographing Slovenia

THE DATA: Canon 5d3 | Canon 70-200,  F4, IS | 135 mm | f8 | 30s | ISO 800

THE STORY: Today’s post will be very short since Magrit and I are leaving tomorrow for 4.5 months in Europe – traveling, researching photo destinations and guiding Photography Travel Tours in the Czech Republic, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Venice, Umbria, San Marino, […]