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QT Luong
Works at pro travel/nature photographer, Terra Galleria
Attended PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
Lives in San Jose, CA
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New on the blog, in response to a reader's question: Quick guide to roadside photography in North Cascades http://qtl.us/1Eb2D8Z
A reader wrote to me: “I'm 81 years young and my mobility is some what limited . I'm asking for your help finding photo op shots along route 20 in the North Cascades that are on or close to the road. Again I hope I'm not being nervy and I thank you for any help you can provide.” ...
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Its material composition is similar to yesterday's image, however the sand of Little Lameshur Beach in Virgin Islands has been ground for a much longer time than the shifting Key, resulting in much smaller grains http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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For most visitors, Virgin Islands National Park is defined by the beaches on the north shore. However, although the whole island of St John is only 20 square miles, it offers a great variety of terrain besides the iconic beaches. In this post, I suggest explorations of the wilder and less visited south shore of St John.
For most visitors, Virgin Islands National Park is defined by the beaches on the north shore. However, although the whole island of St John is only 20 square miles – 7 miles long, 3 miles wide, it offers a great variety of terrain besides the iconic beaches. In this post, I will describe my ...
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High magnification photograph of the Great Sand Dunes from the namesake National Park reveals a kaleidoscope of color, as well as grains smooth and rounded, like tiny pebbles, resulting from centuries of rubbing together. See more at http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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I enjoyed reading about this series of photographs on your blog. It is amazing to see how much detail there is in a small section of sand. 
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One of the wonders of nature is that, if you look close enough at just about anything, you will find unexpected wonder. I am excited to present this new series, where I examine the microscopic world of sand grains. High-magnification photography reveals beauty and variety normally hidden to the naked eye: http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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Your work is amazing! 
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 have images of this exhibit at the Monterey Aquarium on quiet days, but I find that the silhouetted crowd adds interest. Do you agree ?

from: http://www.terragalleria.com/california/california.monterey.html
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Yup, have something similar. It's very cool.
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Do you see any clues that this is an exhibit (Monterey Aquarium) rather than the tropical reef itself ?

from: http://www.terragalleria.com/california/california.monterey.html
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Clarity of water and the light.
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High magnification photograph of the beach at Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park (more about this seldom-visited location here: http://qtl.us/1FOiHuJ) reveals that the seemingly black sand is made of colorful cinders: http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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High magnification photograph of the beach on Loggerhead Key in Dry Tortugas reveals an assortment of reef animals skeletons: fragments of brightly-colored corals, seashells, and sponge spicules. See more at http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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High magnification photograph of the Sand Beach (aptly named, as others are stone) of Acadia National Park reveals angular shapes and colors of the recently broken down coastal pink granite that makes most of the coast. See more at http://qtl.us/1InJs9z
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The Lone Cypress of Pebble Beach is commonly photographed alone (to emphasize its loneliness I suppose), but what do you think of including some of its siblings for context and rhythm ? 

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I have been there!
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Because the star attraction of Redwood National Park are the redwood forests, it is easy to overlook the coastal part of the park. However, Redwood National Park is only one of two US National Parks where you can drive to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With little hiking, you can discover a great variety of settings to photograph. In this post, I describe the highlights of this coastline which stretches for no less than 65 miles in Northern California.
Because the star attraction of Redwood National Park are – what else ? – the redwood forests, it is easy to overlook the coastal part of the park. However, Redwood National Park is only one of two US National Parks where you can drive to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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full-time travel & nature photographer. 1st to shoot all 59 US National Parks
Introduction
I celebrate the splendor and variety of the natural and human heritage through my photography.  Favoring clarity and truthfulness, I seek to convey the emotions and the sense of connection that I experienced in some of the most beautiful corners of the earth, with the hope that aesthetic appreciation will lift our soul and eventually lead to awareness and respect for our planet and its inhabitants.

I am known for being the first to  photograph each of the 59 US National Parks and also for my website http://www.terragalleria.com with more than 30,000 images from around the world  - one of the most visited of all individual photographer's websites (~ 500,000 monthly visits). Print sales and image licensing from that website are the sole source of income for our family. 

My photographs have been published in more than 30 countries, in every possible media, and in two large photo books under my name: "Beautiful North America" (2007) and "Spectacular Yosemite" (2011). They have been the subject of museum and gallery solo exhibits on both US coasts. I have been profiled in more than a dozen press articles (eg, Boston Globe, National Geographic Explorer, Parks Magazine, Outdoor Photographer), and featured as a character in Ken Burn's film "The National Parks, America's Best Idea" (2009).
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Father of two, co-winner of first Koenderink prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision, climbed solo Mt Mc Kinley and four Italian Mont Blanc routes, first ascent of a V-6 frozen waterfall
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  • PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
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Quang-Tuan Luong