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Kirsten Alana
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My latest trip report for +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is live on their digital magazine. Read about what it's like to be a guest at their resort in Kona, Hawaii on The Big Island. 

#ExperienceFS   #fourseasons  
The second leg of our around-the-world journey brings us to Kona, where opportunities for adventure abound.
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Stop number two on my trip around the world with +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Four Seasons Hualalai on Kona's north shore of the Big Island in Hawaii. This is the beach front at night when the stars are clearly visible overhead.

Captured with my +Samsung Camera #NX1 and the 16-50mm f/2.0 lens using its "Night Photography" setting.

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NYC was blanketed in mists and fog yesterday and I loved the way all that moisture was dripping from plant life. I hope it helps Spring come SOON!

#NX1 and 16-50mm f/2.0 lens +Samsung Camera
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Fez was not my favorite city in Morocco but I enjoyed it far more than I expected to! This photo from +Michael Turtle brings back good memories.
 
Medina of Fez, Morocco

Fez was the capital of Morocco until 1912 and, although political power may have moved to Rabat, this still feels like the cultural and spiritual centre of the country. It has an energy that is inescapable that comes as much from the buildings as it does the people.

I wonder how different the behaviour is here these days compared to hundreds of years ago. I suspect not too much. It’s one of the reasons I find it so hard to place the medina of Fez in a particular place in time. The donkeys that walk up the steps carrying goods to shops have probably always done that; the men sitting and smoking on wooden stools in front of their carpet shops would never have look out of place; the markets full of fruits and vegetables on the outer edge of the city wall has probably always been just as busy.

See more photos: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/03/fez-medina-morocco/

#travel   #travelphotography   #morocco   #worldheritagesite  
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The now-abandoned National Theater in Detroit, MI. Used to be one of many theaters all on the same street. The only one that now remains on what is now an empty block.

Even though the story of the city is now so much more than ruin, and even though there are so many good things happening -- it's amazing how much of the most beautiful and the oldest architecture is just left sitting, rotting. This much still needs to change!

#detroit #travelphotography #abandoned 
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Oh wow. What a memory!! But yes, in that context also especially sad. +Daryl Peguese 
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Dubai! Hoping to visit in 2015!
 
You keep hearing about the world's largest buildings in Dubai, but they never tell you how big the flowers are.

I'm here for gulf photo plus, and I am excited to be here, ready to get back to teaching, and happy that things are going our way. It was the sort of winter that everyone thinks is out to personally get them, and after our first three flights out of the New York area were cancelled … each after several hours of delay or six total hours of tarmac time … we thought we had a good case.

But we're here, our luggage has finally joined us, and I've completed one lecture, one panel discussion (as one of the "Three Under 30," which was a huge compliment to someone born in the Carter administration), and now on to five days of workshops.

We've been busy shooting and transforming our business and flying around the world, so it's been almost two years since I've given a workshop in America or even to an audience who primarily speaks English. That will change soon. I am having such a great time reworking my syllabus for the deeper digging you can do in multiple-day workshops, and I'm ready for more.

Teaching is my first true professional love. I grew up seeing how many of my parents' students came back, thanking them for guiding and changing their lives, knowing that these people would change others'. Now I see so many of my former students absolutely killing it out there, growing and sharing themselves, pushing what wedding photography can be. Heck, I even sat in on a lecture in November where I heard one of my personal anecdotes repeated back to me! We're here for such a fleeting moment, it's wonderful to think that we can leave something behind bigger than ourselves. Whenever I get discouraged or frustrated (which happens to all of us, especially during Tax Paperwork Season), the thought that this job actually has real, meaningful consequences every time we show up for work keeps me going. Watch this space, I'm going to be scouring my calendar for U.S. workshop opportunities very soon.
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Third stop in my tour around the world with +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Bora Bora!

It's just as gorgeous as I imagined. More online when you search: #ExperienceFS 
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I'm spending the month with +Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts traveling around the world, visiting 9 of their properties between Los Angeles and London. Trip reports will go live on their blog every few days and this is the first :) http://goo.gl/pFmEgT
Our journey around the world begins at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) with a rooftop reception that offers a taste of the city’s signature glitz and glamour.
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Inside +Visit Detroit's Guardian Building. Completed in 1929, designated a National Historic Landmark on June 29, 1989.

Captured with +Samsung Camera  #NX1   #imagelogger   #DepictTheD  
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Gorgeous photo of one of my favorite places in Croatia, by +Ken Kaminesky
 
One of the most unique places I have ever seen in my life is Plitvice Lakes National Park in beautiful Croatia.

The waterfalls are innumerable and seem to come from absolutely nowhere. It's not just the sights of the falls but the soothing sounds of the water streaming and cascading that makes Plitvice so amazing. This place is truly a natural wonder of the world.

Thanks to Plura Travel for making the trip so memorable. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Croatia now :-)

http://www.plura-travel.hr
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Just in time for #internationalwomensday  I interviewed +Katarina Kovacevic on my blog about her new women's magazine RUBY. The kickstarter campaign went live today so head on over and read the article, then plan to back RUBY so we can see this incredible vision come to life! 

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Post celebrates International Women's Day & features an Interview with Katarina Alaupovic of RUBY Magazine which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter
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Reflections of a snowy NYC on 59th in Midtown.

Photo captured with my +Samsung Camera #NX1. #imagelogger

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