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Honored My Travel Photography Won Two Silver (2nd Place) NATJA Awards


Alone in the Namib Desert won Silver in the Portraits, People Online Publication category

I am very honored my travel photography received two 2nd Place (Silver) wins in the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards. Images I shot in Namibia were awarded Silver in the Portrait/People and Nature categories for Online Publications. Both winning photos were shot on my iPhone 6.

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Honored to Be Nominated as One of the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice: Best Travel Photography Bloggers

Yesterday I was honored (and surprised ) to learn I have been nominated by USA Today and 10Best Readers” Choice as one of the Best Travel Photo Bloggers. It was unexpected and I’m very touched by the nomination. I love sharing my travel photos with my blog audience, and it’s always nice to learn that the readers appreciate it too.


Voting began August 11th. You can vote each day through September 8th!

Here’s the link to vote for me:

Winners will be announced on September 10th. Here are some of my favorite images I’ve featured on the blog in recent months.

Sunrise at Surwal Lake Rajasthan, India

I shot this image during my glamping trip to Rajasthan at  Aman-I-Khas. I asked my guide, Bobby Bhargawa, to take me to see the sunrise. Surwal Lake delivered this stunning sunrise.

Long Legs in Big Sky Country

It never hurts to have a beautiful and statuesque brunette as a BFF. In March we went glamping at The Ranch at Rock Creek. It was my friend Zan’s first trip to Montana. She’s a comedian by trade, but a great travel companion (and model).

Sunset scull on the Arno

I got this shot walking over a bridge in Florence with my Fuji X20. The light was perfect.

Chillaxing at Sugar Beach

I went to St. Lucia for the first time in May. The beach loungers and umbrellas on Sugar Beach were postcard perfect.

Sunset picnic in Florence

I love this image– it’s probably my favorite of the summer. I shot it walking to dinner in Florence, Italy. It seemed like a movie moment. Sort of the dream of what your first trip to Italy should be. I was so glad these two were having it.

Double Decker Bus and Big Ben, London

I shot this photo after getting off the tube in London. I like shooting at night and this image just feels so quintessentially “London.”

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Honored for the Honorable Mentions in the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

Images I shot from Morocco, Italy and India received Honorable Mentions in the 2014 IPPA Awards

Yesterday the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAs) announced their winners and they are stunning. I was honored- and humbled- to find five of my images among the Honorable Mentions in the Travel, Sunset, People, and Architecture categories.

Left: Snake Charmers in Marrakech Right: Arrividerci, Positano

The gallery of winning images truly shows that it’s possible to shoot incredible photos with an iPhone and made me geek out about the amazing  (and every improving) state of mobile technology.

I’m honored to be in such fine company as my friend, Hector Navarro, whose image won Third Place in the People category. I’m also thrilled to discover  photographers previously unknown to me in the mobile photography arena.

Of all the images honored this year, I’m particularly inspired by this image of Marina Towers in Chicago (aka the building on the album cover of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), which placed Third in the Architecture category. I think it resonates with me because it is both a travel image and an architecture image, and speaks to my inner aviation geek.

The Taj Mahal

Contests are strange things– often it’s about trends or personal taste of judges. But I’m thrilled that some of my favorite work from the past year connected with the judges among others.

All of my images honored by the IPPAs this year were shot using the Oggl app by Hipstamatic. The image of Positano, Italy is one of my all time favorites– I recently had it printed using the Photos to Art app and hung it in my guest bathroom at home.

Left: water carriers on Jamaa el-Fna in Marrakech, Right: Sunset in Marrakech

This year’s IPPA Travel category is particularly strong and worth checking out if you need a little artistic or vacation planning inspiration.

My iPhone to Art Print hanging in my guest bathroom

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Honored for the Honorable Mentions in the 6th Annual iPhone Photography Awards

Morning Calm in Tahiti ( Honorable Mention, Travel)

This morning I was thrilled to learn that 7 images I shot with my iPhone 5 won Honorable Mentions in the 6th Annual  iPhone Photo Awards (IPPAwards). Images captured here in Los Angeles as well as on the road in French Polynesia, Dubai, and Sri Lanka received honors.

Left: Dubai’s Cayan Tower Right: Downtown LA from Griffith Park (Honorable Mentions, Architecture)

The images that received Honorable Mentions were shot using ProCamera, Hipstamatic , and the  6×6 app.

This image of the Capital Records Building in Hollywood received an Honorable Mention in Architecture

The images were edited using Perspective Correct, Snapseed, and Camera Awesome.

Left: Sunset at Ulagalla (Honorable Mention, Sunset) Right: Ladder at the Hilton Bora Bora (Honorable Mention, Others)

Congratulations to all the winners of the 6th Annual IPPAs! The winning images are inspiring and worth checking out. You can view the 2013 IPPAwards Winners Gallery here. It’s nice to see some of my friends’ images honored and discovering new mobile shooters.

Misty Morning at Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka, shot with ProCamera,  received an Honorable Mention in the Nature Category

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