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Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas wishes to who celebrate, and seasons greetings to all! The photograph depicts Christmas in the Park on Plaza Cesar Chavez, the heart of downtown San Jose, California, with the landmark Fairmont Hotel and the new City Hall designed by Richard Meier in the background. Here are a few technical details about this unique […]

New Series: “The Window”

The photography for which I am known so far depicts the National Parks as wilderness. However, while collaborating with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, I became more aware of their nature as a human construct. The National Park Service Organic Act states two goals: to conserve the natural scenery and to provide for its enjoyment […]

Wilderness and National Parks

The US was the first country in the world to establish a National Park. Fifty years ago today, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, the US also became the first country in the world to define and designate wilderness areas. The landmark law provided for the first time the legal definition […]

New Series: “The Ground”

In the post Year 2013 in Review and Parks Nights Favorites, I mentioned that although I release images in large blocks based on geography, I’ve been working on a number of photographic series. That post introduced the series “The Night”, where recent advances in digital photography help to capture the stars in the prominent sky. […]

Happy New Year 2014

I wish everyone a year 2014 full of happiness, health, and success. My sincere thanks for your continuing readership and interest in my photography. Midnight Jan 1st 2014, Yangon, Myanmar. Lasers and fireworks appear on the night of international New Year only for the second time in Myanmar.

Year 2013 in review and parks night favorites

In 2013 I took a break from yearly trips to Asia, which allowed me to refocus my efforts on the National Parks project. Although it has been a decade since I photographed each of the 58 US National Parks, I have been revisiting lots of them – 17 this year alone. My goals are to […]

Year 2012 in Review and Favorite Images

The year did not start too great. I had a flight booked for Hawaii to photograph the new lava ocean entry, but it dried out in the last days of 2011, so I cancelled that trip. I planned some winter photography instead, but I suddenly lost all mobility in one shoulder – making it difficult […]

Happy New Year 2013

I wish everyone a year 2013 full of happiness, health, and success. My sincere thanks for your continuing readership and interest in my photography. 11PM Dec 31, 2012. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Earth Day

Everyday should be Earth Day. We should remember year round that our planet and its resources are finite. Yet the occasion is a great catalyst for change, bringing 190 countries together, connecting because of a common concern instead of our differences. Let be sure to learn something new today, and apply it to our everyday […]


Frequent visitors to terragalleria.com may have noticed unusual, repeated periods of downtime over the past month, as well as a gap in updates. The quick explanation is that the server hosting the site was hacked. Sure, this has happened several times in the past, but each time I had been able to figure out which […]