I started this blog almost 2 years ago on July 7th 2010. My original intentions were to post some of my pictures I took and share them with the world. Not being much of a writer I thought all I needed to do was put a picture on, state where it was taken, and be done. But after reading some of my fellow bloggers pages, I came to realize that pictures alone were not enough. I needed interesting story-lines to help engage the readers.Β  Since I started doing that my readership has grown and I truly appreciate the support everyone has shown me.

On that note I wanted to share something that recently happened to me. Back in March I was contacted by Joe Farace who writes a column in Shutterbug Magazine ( titled Web Profiles. He wanted to feature my blog in the July 2012 issue, and needed my permission to include a screen shot of my blog page. I of course had no problem with that so I said yes. Well the magazine just came out and I am so excited to see it. I have included screen shots of the cover and the pages of the article.

Thank you Joe for the wonderful write-up. I am truly honored. Also I want to personally thank all of my blog readers. You have inspired me to keep bringing new content to share. You have helped to make this blog what it is.


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  1. Hi,
    Oh Michael that is just fantastic, well done. (Fireworks going off). πŸ˜€
    What a lovely introduction they wrote to your blog as well, beautiful written, you must be so pleased, and you should be very proud as well, all those words are very true. Congratulations. πŸ™‚


  2. Oh, my gosh, you’re famous again! I actually blog with a famous photographer! I’m going to have to break down and buy an autographed copy! Congratulations, Michael!
    God Bless You!


  3. It must be a great feeling to get such recognition for doing something you enjoy.
    I haven’t visited your blog before and am not that into HDR. However from what I have read so far, know that there are things I can learn here.
    Congrats and thanks for sharing the keys to your success.


  4. We’re so excited for you, Michael, what a fabulous honor for you! I cannot think of someone who deserves recognition like this more than you do, my friend. We love following you and your work, and it is so satisfying to see other folks in the industry who agree. Fan-flippin-tastic, my friend!!


  5. Congratulations Michael ! What an amazing and incredible achievement you have accomplished. Truly the photo they selected is nothing less than awesome and well deserved for the recognition. Isn’t it wonderful? You’re famous now !!!


  6. But what a beautiful story!
    I use the translator to write, not speak English, forgive me!
    I hope to translate it right.
    Your photos are meravifliose. full of colors and the places they dream of.
    Thanks for the nice pictures, are places that I will never see, and then …
    I do fill my eyes.
    Bouna luck in all your work present and future.
    I will follow you from Italy.


  7. I am very proud of you Michael πŸ™‚ I am all smiling when I read this post. Amazing your photography really are. You deserved this recognition. Congratulation!
    Really awesome πŸ™‚ You are an inspiration!


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  9. “I came to realize that pictures alone were not enough. I needed interesting story-lines to help engage the readers.”

    This right here gives me some direction. Thank you.


  10. Hey Micheal! I am new to your blog and still exploring but this post is very thrilling so I thought to comment. Congratulations, your pictures are very well deserved! I am loving all of them (whatever I have seen until now)


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