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Bryce Canyon National Park

Fire Above, Fire Below by Peter Carey

A friend once asked me a curious question and I’d like to offer it here to solicit your response.  The question was simple, it seemed, “If you could only have one photography travel destination, where would it be?”

For me, if I could only travel to one area for the rest of my days and take photos only in that one spot, it’d be Southern Utah.  That may be a bit big, but for me there is such diversity and life in that area of the USA that I could easily spend a few lifetimes.  Books like Edward Abby’s Desert Solitaire and Powell’s account of the first decent of the Colorado River fuel my desire to spend more time in the area.  Personally, I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface, spending most of my time so far in the National Parks such as Bryce Canyon, pictured at left just after sunset.

What’s your destination of choice?  If you could only visit one place or area for the rest of your life and that was the only place you were allowed to take photos, where would it be?

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Peter West Carey is a world traveling photographer who now is spending a large amount of time going back through 6 years of travel photo and processing them like he should have to start with. He is also helping others learn about photography with the free series 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments which builds off of the 31+ Days To Better Photography series on his blog.

  • geeknana

    The Napali coast of Kauai in Hawaii, both from the trail & from the ocean. The light is ever changing & the drama of the cliffs are awe inspiring.

  • Malach

    We just returned from Southern Utah, the photography of which actually inspired me to subscribe to Mr. Rowse’s photography lessons in the first place. Not surprisingly, it is a favorite locale for the professional photographers! Mr. Carey’s photos put mine to shame, but still…even novices’ photos are wonderful given the wonderland of diversity and color to be found in that portion of our planet!

  • jowells

    Hmmmmm! I have also been fortunate to have travelled extensively, but there are still so many places I want to visit – South America, Africa, Scandinavia, China are all on my list, though my next destination is actually the Middle East. I live only minutes away from the Great Ocean Road in Victoria Australia, one of the world’s most scenic and rugged coastlines. My home state does provide a wonderful selection of photo ops from sea to mountain and city. However……..from the places I have been and lived, my number one choice would most definitely be SANTORINI in Greece. I know it adorns almost every travel brochure for that country but that’s simply because its stunning. The juxtaposition of colour and scenery is astounding. It is a place that provides fabulous people, building and scenery photography. From my first visit there in the mid 80’s I wanted to live there and on returning my feeling was the same. My next choice is what so many others have also mentioned – NEW ZEALAND. Its scenery is breathtaking.

  • doc ann

    Philippines…. my country. there are lots of places to shoot here. Nice beaches especially boracay, you’ll love it.

  • http://WindowsInternetExplorer Bob Melnyk

    I’ve had the opportunity to travel extensively but my best photography experiences have been in the Canadian Rockies which is about 3000 K from my home. There is so much to see and shoot. The problem is narrowing down each visit to just one area and concentraiting in that location only otherwise it becomes overwhelming. Planning is a must to really take advantage of each visit. As well – take the weather as it comes each day and use it to your advantage..

  • SeaDave

    Isle of Mallorca, Spain for me. Different at every turn: Mountains, small coves with beaches, traditional fishing boats, fields of olive trees and old windmills. It’s a photographers sweetybox.

  • http://gbkbrv.blogspot.com Karen Ballentine

    If you leave Bryce, drive over Boulder Mountain on Rt. 12 to Capitol Reef National Park, you will find yourself in a photographers heaven. You don’t need to worry about crowds of people here. Capitol Reef is remote enough to keep them away.

  • peter k

    For me I think would fit nicely either Norway or New Zeeland. Norway is much closer to where I live, but you never know what might be round the corner !!!

  • adfotos

    Jerusalem–the mix of the oldest, the old, and the new is beautiful. In fact, just Israel as a whole–it has everything that, as a photographer, I like.

  • http://smrichards.blogspot.com S. Richards

    For me, Southern Utah is pretty accessible, (I live there!) but i would absolutely love to go to Ireland.

    BTW, that picture’s from Bryce Canyon, isn’t it? I live about 45 minutes from there. :)

  • Tricia

    I am absolutely AMAZED to see that only 3 people have mentioned the Canadian Rocky Mountains!!! It is, hands down, one of the most beautiful places on earth!!! I have lived in Alberta for years and managed to come home with new, great shots every time!! To anyone who hasn’t been here, plan a trip!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

  • wade

    Probably the Blue Ridge Parkway or Smokey Mountains National Park. There is so much diversity there and the change of seasons is so dramatic.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/k_rao/ Kiran rao

    That would be Kanyakumari, southern tip of India.
    You get to see both sunset and sunrise fromt he same spot. Cant have a better destination to take pictures..

  • http://chrismartin.zenfolio.com chris Martin

    Bryce is my favorite. Early morning with a little snow on the tops. 50~200mm is ideal plus tripod.

Some older comments

  • chris Martin

    January 25, 2013 11:15 am

    Bryce is my favorite. Early morning with a little snow on the tops. 50~200mm is ideal plus tripod.

  • Kiran rao

    June 14, 2010 08:46 pm

    That would be Kanyakumari, southern tip of India.
    You get to see both sunset and sunrise fromt he same spot. Cant have a better destination to take pictures..

  • wade

    February 20, 2010 01:19 pm

    Probably the Blue Ridge Parkway or Smokey Mountains National Park. There is so much diversity there and the change of seasons is so dramatic.

  • Tricia

    January 20, 2010 04:21 pm

    I am absolutely AMAZED to see that only 3 people have mentioned the Canadian Rocky Mountains!!! It is, hands down, one of the most beautiful places on earth!!! I have lived in Alberta for years and managed to come home with new, great shots every time!! To anyone who hasn't been here, plan a trip!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!

  • S. Richards

    August 4, 2009 06:02 am

    For me, Southern Utah is pretty accessible, (I live there!) but i would absolutely love to go to Ireland.

    BTW, that picture's from Bryce Canyon, isn't it? I live about 45 minutes from there. :)

  • adfotos

    July 22, 2009 06:40 am

    Jerusalem--the mix of the oldest, the old, and the new is beautiful. In fact, just Israel as a whole--it has everything that, as a photographer, I like.

  • peter k

    July 1, 2009 02:12 am

    For me I think would fit nicely either Norway or New Zeeland. Norway is much closer to where I live, but you never know what might be round the corner !!!

  • Karen Ballentine

    June 24, 2009 02:52 am

    If you leave Bryce, drive over Boulder Mountain on Rt. 12 to Capitol Reef National Park, you will find yourself in a photographers heaven. You don't need to worry about crowds of people here. Capitol Reef is remote enough to keep them away.

  • SeaDave

    June 22, 2009 07:10 pm

    Isle of Mallorca, Spain for me. Different at every turn: Mountains, small coves with beaches, traditional fishing boats, fields of olive trees and old windmills. It's a photographers sweetybox.

  • Bob Melnyk

    June 21, 2009 12:31 am

    I've had the opportunity to travel extensively but my best photography experiences have been in the Canadian Rockies which is about 3000 K from my home. There is so much to see and shoot. The problem is narrowing down each visit to just one area and concentraiting in that location only otherwise it becomes overwhelming. Planning is a must to really take advantage of each visit. As well - take the weather as it comes each day and use it to your advantage..

  • doc ann

    June 19, 2009 04:59 pm

    Philippines.... my country. there are lots of places to shoot here. Nice beaches especially boracay, you'll love it.

  • jowells

    June 18, 2009 10:46 am

    Hmmmmm! I have also been fortunate to have travelled extensively, but there are still so many places I want to visit - South America, Africa, Scandinavia, China are all on my list, though my next destination is actually the Middle East. I live only minutes away from the Great Ocean Road in Victoria Australia, one of the world's most scenic and rugged coastlines. My home state does provide a wonderful selection of photo ops from sea to mountain and city. However........from the places I have been and lived, my number one choice would most definitely be SANTORINI in Greece. I know it adorns almost every travel brochure for that country but that's simply because its stunning. The juxtaposition of colour and scenery is astounding. It is a place that provides fabulous people, building and scenery photography. From my first visit there in the mid 80's I wanted to live there and on returning my feeling was the same. My next choice is what so many others have also mentioned - NEW ZEALAND. Its scenery is breathtaking.

  • Malach

    June 17, 2009 11:44 am

    We just returned from Southern Utah, the photography of which actually inspired me to subscribe to Mr. Rowse's photography lessons in the first place. Not surprisingly, it is a favorite locale for the professional photographers! Mr. Carey's photos put mine to shame, but still...even novices' photos are wonderful given the wonderland of diversity and color to be found in that portion of our planet!

  • geeknana

    June 16, 2009 06:47 am

    The Napali coast of Kauai in Hawaii, both from the trail & from the ocean. The light is ever changing & the drama of the cliffs are awe inspiring.

  • Bill

    June 15, 2009 01:47 pm

    Loved the history,architecture, and people of Scotland, the serenity of Maui , the complex beauty of the Grand Canyon (hope to make it to Bryce next year), and parts of the Oro valley near Tucson.
    Long term goal is to photograph areas in and near Normandy, France and if I win the lottery, the Patagonia area of South America. I hear it is better than words can describe.

  • SandySue

    June 15, 2009 12:59 pm

    Without a doubt the south of France. Fields and fields of lavender, everything is so old and maintained and just beautiful. it's beyond what you heard or dreamed. Such architecture!! So many quaint little towns. In Nice, on a mountain above a hotel I stayed in was this huge old unbelievable cemetary. Again such architecture!! GREAT food, even the coffee. No wonder Bryan Peterson likes it too.

  • elanakn

    June 15, 2009 03:20 am

    The mountains in southern Idaho are absolutely beautiful, they go from rolling hills, to gigantic peaks, and they are gorgeous during all seasons

  • Pratyush Pandya

    June 14, 2009 01:09 am

    Europe. Particularly, Italy, for its rich history. And Australia/New Zealand for their vibrancy.

  • diane

    June 13, 2009 11:29 pm

    Firenze, off season.

  • mara

    June 13, 2009 09:08 pm

    YEMEN! fo shizzle. not a boring photography-day goes by there.

  • Jozef de Groof

    June 13, 2009 05:16 am

    I like to photograph lokal person everyway

  • Mel Johnson

    June 13, 2009 05:15 am

    There are many places I have been. Grand Canyon, Europe and my back garden and all of them great for pictures,then the weather counts and the seasons. I am going to Alaska and the rockies and then cruise the inside passage,and have been told how good it is ,but I am scared of not having enougth memory,and the right lenses,and its going to be a one hit shot at all the things I hope to see. but I know I will be in heaven with my cameras.I think somebody has allready hit the awnser Planet Earth

  • Jozef de Groof

    June 13, 2009 05:14 am

    I like Paris

  • Nancy Minter

    June 13, 2009 04:41 am

    My favorite place to take pictures is Italy

  • Ed Hamlin

    June 13, 2009 04:31 am

    This is tough, but I would have to say the mountains first and second the beach. The Mountains offer so much structure that what is presented is endless. I preferr to trek the mountains in California, since I am getting use to the D80 I purchase I haven't take what I consider great shots, but they are coming. I would really like to go to the tetons and Canadian Rockies. Ah so many places to go, to day I will pick one the California coast from Monterey to San Louis Obisbo. Ta Ta

  • Carmen Daughtry

    June 13, 2009 04:10 am

    I would say, Argentina. From the big city, Buenos Aires, to the wine country in Mendoza, to the 1000 Lakes area of Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, there are a million choices for photo ops...

  • Henriette Auerswald

    June 13, 2009 04:07 am

    My dream destination is THE KAROO in South-Africa

  • Melissa

    June 13, 2009 02:48 am

    I've always wanted to photograph Italy.

  • bob gardner

    June 13, 2009 12:34 am

    I really love anywhere with red rock. i.e. utah and new mexico.
    I just returned from a ten day shoot in England and the one spot that I loved was Leeds Castle in Kent. Leeds was a perfect spot to spend a couple of days. I would love to go back.
    The mote, the castle, the birds, the gardens etc etc will keep you in awe. Pray for great skys. I had beautiful clouds and it was perfect. If you are lucky the swans may pose for you.

  • Steph

    June 12, 2009 11:05 pm

    Charleston, SC. I'm not just biased cause I live here. I moved here to be closer to family, but don't tell them..the real reason was because I am enchanted with this place. Come. Visit. Stay...it happens all the time.

  • Quinten

    June 12, 2009 10:20 pm

    Besides South Africa, Namibia for stunning scenic and wild life images, Zimbabwi when things get better, I have Africa in my blood and love it.
    Quinten

  • Joyce Mollet

    June 12, 2009 09:36 pm

    After two visits I know that I would return again and again to Bangladesh. A wonderful country – great variety of scenery (rural and urban) – wonderful people – unique experiences – not yet commercialised. It’s the place!!

  • Brad Wood

    June 12, 2009 08:33 pm

    Earth, I think.

  • Pete Simpson

    June 12, 2009 07:12 pm

    Doha Qatar
    Hazelbury on Bryan
    Durdle Door
    Lulworth
    London
    Hotwil
    Kempten
    These are a few of my favourite places
    As well as the Great Alpine Road Victoria Australia!!

  • Gary Giles

    June 12, 2009 06:48 pm

    I'm going to cope out on this one and say everywhere and anywere. Everyone has mentioned the buildings and facades and the country amd the mountians not to mention the coastal scenery of France and other European cities. I live in Melbourne and Hol;iday on the Mornington Peninsula and also have some wonderful shots from there and the the west coast as well. I could not possibly choose!!!!!!!!!

  • Paul Yoh

    June 12, 2009 05:18 pm

    I am shocked no one said Yosemite National Park! Especially after I see so many photographers of diverse kinds, from the old fashioned large film camera to Nikon D3X and many in between....

    Yosemite offers grandeur like few places on Earth. From glacier carved granite monolith, to Mirror lake, to raging rivers, to placid babbling brooks, to majestic vistas, to diverse waterfalls, to inspiring views, to alpine meadows and lakes to giant sequoias, to the tall redwoods, to alpine elegant hotels like the Ahwanee, and different views through different seasons, days, hours, months...

    Grand Canyon would come next, with different vistas and colors and textures at different hours and seasons.

    Sedona is also a lovely place.with the combination of green pine trees and amazing red rock formations.

    Death Valley is a great place for photographers...with different geological processes revealed to all. One of the most impressive spot in Death Valley is the mysterious Racetrack Rocks...in which rocks dance their unseen dance that leave tracks on the dry playa and leave scientists befuddled as to how it could possibly be formed...on the way there, there was the most impressive Joshua Tree stand I ever saw anywhere! And I live next to Joshua Tree National Park to boot! The landscape was so alien...it was really unique. I would not mind in camping in Racetrack Rocks but scientists estimate that to form those tracks, there must have been amazingly strong winds blowing to move heavy rocks....and no live human beings have witnessed to it so far...

    Mono Lake is also another interesting site for photographers with its alien looking tufa coming out of the ancient waters of Mono Lake, all the birds that fly and feed there...

    I also happen to like Florida Panhandle area, with its white sand beaches, and ability to see the sunrise and sunset on the same beach...and interesting towns like Seaside, Destin and Santa Rosa Beach.

  • tedacs13dxb

    June 12, 2009 05:18 pm

    From the deep contrasting colored cities of Rajasthan to the sweet moisted greens of Kerala...it has got to be INDIA. I am not an Indian (I am a Filipino) but from my journeys my heart has been captivated by their very much diversed culture preserved for thousands of years, the mysteries behind their ancient temples curved from stones, their weird traditions, the people's passion and pride, and their utmost reverence to religion...all entangled into one beautiful vibrant color that radiates through their curries and tandooris, lungy and turbans, sarees and bindis, camels and elephants, rickshaws and boathouses, and countless many others...

  • Eden Connell

    June 12, 2009 03:27 pm

    Hey guys I'm travelling to Utah in the next month so will see what great shots I can get there....

    Can't wait!

  • Bernie Mordorski

    June 12, 2009 02:25 pm

    In my life I have traveled from Los Angeles to New York, Canada to Florida, Germany and France. I have seen deserts and forests, mountains and plains. I can honestly say I have never seen anything short of wonderful. This world is truly an awesome place! If I had to pick one place I would pick my home State of Minnesota, The North Woods. I love the area in all seasons. You have never seen a more beautiful morning than getting up after a fresh snow fall with the temperature around 0 degrees F or less. The sky is never as blue the air is so crisp and clear. There is absolutely no haze to deal with. In the summer you get atmosphere - fog. The lakes are like glass. In Duluth Harbor there is a beach that has fine white sand just like a Caribbean island. Whatever you want it is in Minnesota’s North Woods. Weather, scenics, wildlife, snow, green, autumn colors it’s all there.

  • Fred

    June 12, 2009 01:16 pm

    New Zealand. Anywhere in New Zealand. New Zealand at any time of the year. You can visit pretty well any photogenic country in the world without ever leaving New Zealand.

    Did I mention New Zealand?

  • bruce

    June 12, 2009 01:12 pm

    I can't believe only one person mentioned Africa. Botswana has unbelievable photographic opportunities. The Canadian Rockies are pretty fantastic too.

  • Don

    June 12, 2009 11:57 am

    My favorite place so far is the Olympic Penisula in Washington., there are so many amazingly different things to shoot up there.

  • Jennifer Campbell

    June 12, 2009 11:40 am

    Macchu Pichu is what it would have to be for me! There is mystery and beauty that I would love to capture and feel a part of.

  • Ron L

    June 12, 2009 11:07 am

    Having just returned from our 3rd trip to the Sth Island of NZ can only say it is a magic place for photography, pristine lakes, snow capped mountains, water falls, wild life, historic buildings and Doubtful Sound was incredible. I might post some of my images soon.

  • Charlie Straumietis

    June 12, 2009 10:43 am

    New Zealand - South Island in particular. So much diverse and untouched natural scenery in such a small place.

  • Bill tapp

    June 12, 2009 10:09 am

    No. Eastern California centered around Bishop. There you have the many lakes, fall trees, eastern Sierra Mountains, Death Valley, Bodie the ghost town,Mono Lake and many more good sites. All with in hours of each other. Good photos anytime of the year.

  • Philip G Daikens

    June 12, 2009 09:36 am

    Windsor & Essex County in Canada.

    I live in this area which I thought was quite boring until I started wandering around with my camera. The whole area is quite flat but the diversity of nature and the events and man made beauty is endless. On the river between us and Detroit this weekend is a world famous air plane race, millions of photos will be taken and plenty of them will reach the net, the event co-ordinators call home to me " One of the exotic locations on earth."

    This goes on all year round, I love to travel and see as many sights as I can but I don't have to.

  • Lisa

    June 12, 2009 09:36 am

    I have lived in America ( 30 yrs), Europe 10 yrs and traveled to Mexico , South America. Although I love the Canyon and Bryce, I just traveled to the glacier in Alaska (Hubbal) and it was out of this world!! Mountains are great, but the blue (new) ice is too gorgeous to be true!

  • Melissa

    June 12, 2009 09:14 am

    I have been to Thailand 7 times and was married on the beach at sunset there in 2007...so I am going to say Bangkok, Thailand. Where old meets...new! So many things to see and do! The food, the temples, and don't forget the people. If you haven't been, you should go! ;)

  • Tony

    June 12, 2009 09:04 am

    I really enjoy Northern Colorado, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Stanley Hotel. From the Mountains to the widlife there. We were there just last month and saw Elk, Fox, Big-horn sheep, a Moose, Deer and of course chipmunks everywhere...LOL Another great site to get some amazing photos is the Oklahoma City National Memorial and is great during the day, night, and the best shots are when there is snow on the 168 chairs. Have a great weekend.

  • Nigel Withyman

    June 12, 2009 07:37 am

    I'm with Jeremy on this one but in the broader sense - California is fantastic - I had 3 week holiday there a few years ago. Scenery jaw dropping, you see nothing like it where I live just outsude London,UK! Notables being Yosemite National Park, Lake Taho, San Fransisco but the weirdest place of all must be the Madonna Inn (San Lois Obispo [?sp] ) !!!

  • Renaldo De Silva

    June 12, 2009 07:22 am

    USA has soooo much diversity but South America would be my destination of choice, mostly because it's hasn't had the amount of attention as other destinations and I'm always one to want to capture something different something no one else has captured before.

  • Morgan Calvi

    June 12, 2009 07:17 am

    Bannf National Park, AB, Canada

  • Dave Harper

    June 12, 2009 06:50 am

    Italy-
    Venice, of course, because there isn't a square foot anywhere where a good photograph can't be made.
    Lucca because it's a walled city yet so green with it's surrounding grassy fields.
    Amalfi for the black beach and the city's buildings rising from the sea.
    The Isle of Capri because if you take the chairlift to the top of the island, the view is spectacular.
    Rome, Florence, Pompei etc. The history of everything you see is awesome.

  • Joseph

    June 12, 2009 06:46 am

    The Adirondacks in Upstate New York.

    I'd also like to see areas east of the Rockies given more attention than it gets photographically. The Rockies garner too much attention.

  • Liam

    June 12, 2009 06:33 am

    IMHO, I think New York City is the best place to shoot. There are about 10 million interesting people to capture on film at any moment. There are iconic American locations, little known spots, great neighborhoods, much culture to spare, and so so much. Even Central Park can cater to the natural photographers.

  • Suchin

    June 12, 2009 06:17 am

    Really? It doesn't matter. Wherever I happen to be is full of fascination.

  • Kat

    June 12, 2009 05:53 am

    Great that so many find such beauty all over the world, I love it.

    My favourite is by far, Iceland. Countless varying landscapes and so many juxtapositions as well as interesting natural textures and colour combinations that are hard to find anywhere else!

    <3

  • RV

    June 12, 2009 05:40 am

    I've been fortunate enough to have traveled quite a bit, and I lead photo tours, but my two new favorite places are Kotor, Montenegro; and Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina. I was in Kotor about a year and a half ago and in Argentina about a year ago. I'm trying to find ways to get back there!

  • Andy

    June 12, 2009 05:32 am

    Las Vegas for me the different unbelievable make belief of the place and the wonderful candid's.
    Hopefully I will have different opinion in August after I come back from Milan and Rome.

  • Lorenzo

    June 12, 2009 05:16 am

    I love taking pictures of people and was delighted when I traveled to India to find out the people there LOVE to have their picture taken.

    They don't ask why you are taking it or worry if it will be posed somewhere. They will even stop you and ask you to take their picture or do silly and daring things just to have you take the picture.

    I vote for INDIA!

  • Jan

    June 12, 2009 04:54 am

    Peru. I just came back. Ancient ruins, seaside, fascinating, gentle people, colourful weaving & clothing, magnificent mountains and flowers galore where we stayed.

  • Fiona

    June 12, 2009 04:47 am

    Definitely New Zealand's South Island .... there's nowhere like it. Iceland comes a close second on my list.

  • Gina

    June 12, 2009 04:42 am

    Iceland! That country is alive... I visited Iceland last year and was amazed by the diversity of that island. I also love Ireland and Wales, and probably Scotland, which is on my list to visit very soon. I love the Celtic culture...

  • Jack Harris

    June 12, 2009 04:37 am

    The Indian River Lagoon around Melbourne Beach, Florida. Never thought of it as a photo destination until moving here for business reasons. Beautiful wide slowing moving river, spectacular sunsets (and sunrises over the ocean a few hundred yards east), endless variety of birds, critters and wildflowers, deserted beaches, wildfires in the dry season, thousands of acres of natural native vegetation, hurricanes, tropical storms, massive towering clouds, and lots of beautiful people in tiny swimwear.

  • Jim

    June 12, 2009 04:29 am

    I have three favorites, each with their own unique appeal. Glacier Park is a favorite because I grew up near there and spent many a day hiking and photographing the Park. I like shooting there in any season. All of the various canyon lands and parks in southern Utah always inspire me to do some of my better work. Santa Fe, New Mexico with all the colors and shapes means I'll be filling up my memory card with interesting shots.

  • Julie

    June 12, 2009 04:27 am

    India or Egypt.

    If I am forced to choose - India wins. We will see though, I am going to Rome, Istanbul and Moscow later this year, maybe one of those will edge it out? And I do love Southern Utah, especially Lake Powell. But I really agree with the person above who said Planet Earth ;)

  • Cathy

    June 12, 2009 03:49 am

    Switzerland, definitely a photographers paradise. Constant immaculate beauty surrounds you!

  • Richard Jackson

    June 12, 2009 03:49 am

    Since retiring in 2003 I have been to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Vietnam, the Virgin Islands and a host of other places around the United States, but when I took a photo tour to the National Parks of Utah I was absolutely awestruck. For one thing, I could not believe the diversity between the five parks there. Five parks all in one state; remakable!! Bryce Canyon was just jaw-dropping with it's magnificent "Hoodoos", for I could not imagine anything could look like that, especially coming from the East Coast of the U.S.
    Well, I got my bell rung with sheer excitement when I got to Arches National Park. You could go back to this park for years and still find something else to photograph. The number of arches throughout the park (estimated around 2000) will keep you coming back time after time to try and get the best light and as many structures as you can. DELICATE ARCH, which is a mile and a half hike to get to, is my absolute favorite.
    ARCHES NATIONAL PARK is by far my favorite place to photograph. I could go there every year!!

  • Joan Walsh

    June 12, 2009 03:31 am

    I've been to Antarctica region eight times; will happily return '09/10 season. The South Georgia Islands have it all. Just give me a camera with sufficient battery capability and I'd be forever happy.
    Southern Utah is definitely in my travel plans.

  • Jeff

    June 12, 2009 03:26 am

    I grew up in Salt Lake City, plenty of beautiful subjects there, and went to So. Utah almost every summer, also very beautiful. I have been to Hawaii, about 3/4 of Europe, again very beautiful all over. My favorite, though, has to be in my own "new" backyard (living here for ~25 years) in New Hampshire, USA. The mountains in the summer are beautiful, and the vistas go on into Canada. Fall foliage cannot be beat for beauty, and lighting at that time of year adds to the beauty. Then you have winter with snow and ice falls like none other I have ever seen. Not to mention wildlife and small quaint New England towns with white church steeples. I am happiest here...

  • Ollie

    June 12, 2009 03:23 am

    Home Sweet Home - NYC. I've lived here all my life and it never stops surprising and amazing. Diversity all around you, in the buildings, the people, the food. I will never tire of photography my hometown.

  • John Lambert

    June 12, 2009 03:04 am

    Venice. This city is glorious in every kind of weather. If one ever tires of the canals and the buildings, there are the gondolas, t he bridges and the shops. Over all, is the air of gently declining beauty. Never have slowly decaying buildings conveyed such a sense of nostalgia and regret. Even so, Venice is not a museum but one of the great cultural capitals of the world where the populace refuses to give up on their beloved city and carry on much as they have done for the past thousand years. Not only can one capture the physical beauty, there is also the life, the hope and perhaps a gentle regret that it might take years to convey through the art of the photographer.

  • Ian

    June 12, 2009 02:50 am

    Just got back from Queenstown - New Zealand. Utterly amazing!

    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iandhd/)

  • pavankumar

    June 12, 2009 02:43 am

    KERALA,INDIA.No doubt about it.Had been twice there.Wonderful climate.Unforgettable HOUSEBOAT trip.

  • Adam

    June 12, 2009 02:38 am

    I have vivid memories of the landscape of the Northern Territory from a school trip there over 20 years ago. From the vista of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the wildlife of Kakadu National Park, I still think that this is the best part of the great land of Australia.

  • edna million

    June 12, 2009 02:35 am

    Pocahontas, Virginia. It's an old coal mining town on the Virgina/West Virginia border that has gone from being a busy and wealthy hub to a ghost town. The town is full of old buildings with amazing Victorian architecture, and nearly all the buildings are falling in. I love ruins, and that's all Pocahontas has left.

  • Greg

    June 12, 2009 02:25 am

    Landscape: Northern Arkansas, specifically the Buffalo River trails and waterfalls.

    City: Beijing, China. Hands down the most amazing place on Earth.

  • Mandi

    June 12, 2009 02:21 am

    For me, the best photo destination would be Italy.

  • Vanda Gerhart

    June 12, 2009 02:21 am

    Mexico is number one with Indonesia a close second. Both have an incredible variety of landscapes and climates, flora and fauna with photo opps from dawn to dusk - raw beauty but also remnants of ancient civilizations comingling with colonial influences and very modern themes. Add to this terraced rice fields in Bali or the agave fields in Oaxaca, the never-ending celebration and ceremonies juxtaposed with modern technology and you have a photo around every corner.......

  • Tom Hyatt

    June 12, 2009 02:20 am

    I am from ATL and trying to plan a "photography" vacation. I have a wife and 1 year old that I have to have things for them to do also. I am looking at East Coast or Gulf Coast. Any suggestions of places that a family could enjoy, but a photography enthusiast will also have things to do?

  • white_shadow_photog

    June 12, 2009 02:12 am

    My two favorite places in no particular order...
    Hong Kong
    The Florida Keys

  • Vicki

    June 12, 2009 02:12 am

    Well, I love NYC for photography and really wish I had known when I was out there what I know now. I think I would have looked at the city a lot differently.

    But.......I live in Colorado. I've lived here most of my life and am just now discovering the wonders of this state! I love abandoned places (farms, houses, etc) and I have found quite a few fully intact abandoned farms on my explorations to eastern Colorado. So, for right now, my home state is providing me a lot of wonderful photographic experiences!

    I am, however, going to head to NYC for a few days this fall, if I can get away! Oh, Chicago is fun too!! Especially if you know someone that lives there and can show you all the great places to go. I have a cousin there!

  • Roger Greener

    June 12, 2009 01:54 am

    I have lived in San Jose, CA for 4 years. Every time I step out the door I am in awe. I have mountains to the East and to the West. In the winter there are occasional snow falls on the mountain range to the East. Flowers bloom all year long. In the Fall, you can see trees changing color between palm trees and yuccas. San Francisco is about a 45 minute drive North with the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and the rocky Pacific coastline. Traveling the coast South, stop by Santa Cruz. Natural Bridges State Park is one of my favorite areas. Surfers hit the waters all year long. Flocks of pelicans fly by often and you can always hear the bark of Sea Lions under the Wharf. For a more energetic atmosphere go to the Boardwalk with the 85 year old (still running) wooden roller coaster. Farther South down the coast is Monterrey with the old cannery buildings, charming Victorian cottages, golf courses and the magnificent "17 Mile Drive". I have never seen such a diversity in the people as the Bay area. When I need inspiration, all I need to do is step out my door.

  • Dave

    June 12, 2009 01:44 am

    No question for me: Alaska. The diversity of landscapes and subjects is fascinating. Glaciers will forever be a favorite subject for me, but Alaska also offers incredible wildlife and other interesting subject matter like fishing vessels, interesting people, etc. And it really is accessible! Patagonia is a great choice too, but the lack of wildlife there gives the edge to AK.

    Then again, I could probably spend every day at the Grand Canyon.... which seriously lacks in glaciers and wildlife!

  • Debbie

    June 12, 2009 01:41 am

    I would have to say that I'd go to Chicago or New York City. I love photographing architecture, and there's a huge diversity of buildings from all sorts of time periods, from factories to skyscrapers, to choose from that I'd probably never get tired of it.

  • Vitas

    June 12, 2009 01:36 am

    Vietnam and Cambodia wonderful places, very colorful and different for sure!

  • Franzi

    June 12, 2009 01:31 am

    My destination of choice would be nepal or mongolia...something like that. I love the faces of the people there, the way they dress, the way they live. The nature is so beautiful and everything is so calm and peaceful.

    This would really be my favorite place in the world to go to and take pictures.

  • bob whalen

    June 12, 2009 01:24 am

    new york gets my vote because there is always something different around every corner

  • hoops

    June 11, 2009 11:37 am

    i agree an exotic location would be fun. but for me, my optimal spot would have to be my grandparent's farm in rural south central nebraska. the character of this place always draws me in. it seems to change with the seasons, and yet there is always a consistent rhythm that seems carry on through it all.

  • faeriegodess612

    June 11, 2009 10:26 am

    Mine would have to be exactly where I am. Eastern Tennessee. The beautiful Smoky Mountains. I love that there are so many great places to photograph so close. Altho I would love to see upstate New York where my boyfriend is from.

  • eduardo deboni

    June 10, 2009 05:28 am

    I have just returned from CUBA and it is an excellent place to shoot. Nice people, nice landscape, nice street photography, and the look of the 50´s in the air. No to mention cigars an ron.

  • jmarie

    June 10, 2009 04:34 am

    It's definitely Rio de Janeiro. The city, the people, carnaval, mountains, beaches, countryside--it's a photographer's dream. And if you had to stay there for the rest of your life, the music, the food and the cariocas would keep a smile on your face till the end.

  • Eric Mesa

    June 10, 2009 12:53 am

    I love photographing people, so I'd choose a huge city. It'd be a close match between NYC or Tokyo. Although it would be a ton of fun to photograph at Harajuku.

  • Garlic Capital Grandpa

    June 9, 2009 03:24 am

    I'm fortunate enough to live within a half-hour of the Monterey Peninsula, where there is a variety of locations for photography, as well as subjects. I created a project for myself last year where I photographed the Monterey area through the seasons, starting with a stormy January Saturday and finishing with a cold Christmas. When I feel brave enough, I'll post some of these.

  • Trey Productions

    June 8, 2009 09:21 pm

    DEFINATELY BALI!!! Magical Place

  • Ed

    June 8, 2009 12:53 pm

    Southeast Alaska. You have everything from the ocean to high alpine country and lots of great wildlife. I can't wait to go back!

  • Andrew

    June 8, 2009 04:40 am

    I live in Granada so I'd love to go somewhere totally different. I would like to shoot Vanuatu in the South Pacific again. Every kind of beach, tropical flora, interesting and friendly locals and the sea.

  • Daniel Mc Adam

    June 8, 2009 03:59 am

    I would definitely have to say The West Coast Of Ireland.It is just stunning and there are shots round every bend.

  • Emily

    June 8, 2009 02:59 am

    My hands-down favourite would have to be Scotland - and if I had to pick a specific part of it, I'd say Skye, the largest of the inner Hebrides. The landscape is unbelievable, the weather curls over the hilltops, lichen and peat pepper the countryside, and I love all the historical spots around the isle. Eight of my top ten pictures that I took in Scotland were captured on Skye - and two of those required no post-production work at all.

  • learnincurve

    June 8, 2009 01:23 am

    The Four corners area of the USA is my favorite place{s} most everything geographical is here. Then of course under the sea would be my next favorite.

  • FriedChicken

    June 7, 2009 10:48 pm

    No one's mentioned Vietnam... that would truly be my place.

    New Zealand comes second. After that, Europe. Maybe someplace in America. But I'm content at home, besides for Vietnam.

  • Javier

    June 7, 2009 08:14 pm

    Granada (Spain) and the Alhambra.
    Visiting this place is like travelling back in time.

  • amir

    June 7, 2009 06:13 pm

    Sheri Neville , i'm going there this week, it's my first time there with a photographic point of view, so i'm really looking forward to it. i also think it is a great place for photographing.

    but if you ask me, i say i much prefer the desert in israel - the Judean desert, it is a beautiful place, with much to explore, and all kinds of sceneries... and for more beautiful pictures the desert right near it called the arava.
    so i would say the southern eastern region of israel.

  • Don

    June 7, 2009 12:43 pm

    Everyone has listed some really exciting places to photograph, however my choice would be Southern California. Within just a hour to an hour and half drive I can photograph the mountains, the coastline, and the desert just to name a few. Add a couple hours drive and well.....

  • E. Soubiron

    June 7, 2009 09:05 am

    Vancouver Island (Canada)

  • Deb

    June 7, 2009 01:08 am

    the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.

  • berbel

    June 6, 2009 04:14 pm

    it has to be Karajini national park in western Australia.

  • Kathy in NH

    June 6, 2009 01:10 pm

    New England is my favorite. I am incredibly lucky to make NH my home and New England is beautiful in all four seasons. Locals go all out to welcome each season which is evident in the many artistic displays on their front doors. I can't imagine living in a better place than New England. A photographers paradise.

  • April

    June 6, 2009 10:56 am

    Japan! Love, love, love, the country, its culture, and its people. Wish I was there right now.

  • Ana

    June 6, 2009 08:44 am

    As the daughter of two rock climbers, I have to say Yosemite. I really haven't traveled that much with my camera, though. We did go to Argentina & Uruguay last year, though, and that was amazing.

  • Mike Duggan

    June 6, 2009 06:40 am

    I have been fairly fortunate to have traveled to different locals such as Iceland, Germany, Spain, Hawaii, Washington State and a bunch more. But having only been to Southern Utah I would have to say that I would like to go if I could only go to one location for a shoot. The National Parks offer an abundance of photographic opportunities.

  • Steve Mitman

    June 6, 2009 06:26 am

    Definitely the Maine woods and mountains in winter. I love the values, shadows, contours and wilderness Maine has to offer.

  • bob kirk

    June 6, 2009 04:02 am

    I'm an Ozark hillbilly and I love my green hills, I've been to Glacier, Yellowstone, the Tetons and many other very green places, but I agree with you. One spot with a camera I'd have to go red, canyonland here I come

  • J. Espinosa

    June 6, 2009 03:54 am

    I just return from a business trip in Canada. On the weekend we took a road trip to the Rocky Mountains. Let me tell you the view was AWESOME! The towns we visited was Banff,AB,Canada and thru Lake Louise. I am from Texas and I have never seen such a view like this one.

  • maria

    June 6, 2009 03:43 am

    Los Suenos , Costa Rica. It's beautiful there.

  • Jeffrey Kontur

    June 6, 2009 03:03 am

    PLANET EARTH!!

  • ed1164

    June 6, 2009 02:49 am

    Alaska in the summer. The bears are coming out of hibernation, sometimes with their cubs. Following the bears while they are fishing and getting as fat as they can for the next winter hibernation. Also, incredible number of different wildlife. Montana is a close second.

  • Helen K

    June 6, 2009 02:09 am

    Underwater, anywhere. But my favorite is Papua New Guinea. It's another world...

  • JJ

    June 6, 2009 02:04 am

    Wow! I have been very few places that I didn't find something to like. Reading all the great comments above caused me to really stop and think about this. Guess I will have to agree with the Hawaiian Islands. They have a wonderful climate (a big plus), great cultural diversity, layers of history, mountains, active volcanoes, rain forests, beaches, Waimea Canyon,and a lot of other great photo ops. Besides, the people are super nice and I can speak the language, eat the food, and drink the water. Yes, Hawaii, it is.

  • Jonathan

    June 6, 2009 01:54 am

    Thailand, without a doubt.

    The bustling city atmosphere of Bangkok, the tropical beaches and coastline of the south/islands and the rich jungles and culture of the tribal north.

  • Yolanda A.

    June 6, 2009 01:43 am

    New Mexico Bosque del Apache i went this past Feb. and shot the "fly out" it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. For me anywhere in New Mexico is great the light is fantastic. Then I would have to say monument valley and southern Utah for sure. I am a southwest girl at heart.

  • Phil H

    June 6, 2009 01:31 am

    Göreme / Cappadocia in Turkey. Just for the sheer weirdness of the landscape and the way light would play off those rock buildings

  • Glen

    June 6, 2009 01:21 am

    Being a fan of old cemeteries, I would have to say the 19th-century garden cemeteries in the eastern US would be my choice.

  • Teewinot

    June 6, 2009 01:06 am

    Grand Teton National Park! :)

  • mary

    June 5, 2009 11:57 pm

    I would have to say Ireland , kerry, west cork. donegal . everywhere is soooooooo beautiful even the people are unique in a funny kind of way.

    mary

  • Jen

    June 5, 2009 11:39 pm

    New Mexico for sure. Beautiful weather - bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Compelling subject matter - ruins, Adobe churches, mountains in the distance, pueblos. Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!! I could go on and on and on!

  • Mickel

    June 5, 2009 11:31 pm

    I would have to say Greece. Everywhere I go in Greece, I can see a possible picture.

  • The Bogtrotter

    June 5, 2009 11:27 pm

    France. Paris is great - I went there in January and even in Winter it was fantastic: http://www.thebogtrotter.co.uk/2009/paris-for-the-weekend/

    But France has so much more to offer than Paris. From the mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast, there is so much to see and inspire you. The key with France is that it is so diverse and you have everything a photographer could ever wish for including landscapes, culture, and people.

  • Francisco

    June 5, 2009 11:20 pm

    Anywhere in Asia where the ancient temples and buildings are located and towns and city that hasn't change much in centuries.

  • Lisa

    June 5, 2009 11:14 pm

    New Zealand.....I've heard it's beautiful and I've always wanted to visit......or go back to Japan with a real camera and head away from the tourist areas into the heart of the country.

  • Jeremy

    June 5, 2009 10:35 pm

    Big Sur, California!!!

  • Peg Price

    June 5, 2009 10:10 pm

    I love visiting racetracks with my trusty Canon 70-200. Living in the Sonoran Desert, that's always a favorite.

  • cristiano007

    June 5, 2009 10:04 pm

    Guanajuato in Mexico is a wonderful and strange city, lots of old beautiful stuff. Use to be a silver minefield and have very old tunnels. Also have a big mommies museum. I've been in Rome too, but is so obviously recommended that is ridiculous. But I have to invite all of you to my own country, Venezuela, we're facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea and have an eternal summer. But we're not just sea (the best are Margarita Island and Morrocoy Park), we have mountain landscape (Merida), we have rain forrest (even near to the big cities, but also we have North Amazonia), a place that inspired The Lost World (la Gran Sabana), a antique German inmigrant town (Colonia Tovar), big flat landscapes like the Wild west (Los Llanos) and many more. And the people here is sooo friendly that you will feel like family...

    Check this Flickr group (Venezuela Turistica): http://www.flickr.com/groups/949520@N24/

  • Zack Jones

    June 5, 2009 08:55 pm

    I have been fortunate enough to travel to Germany, France, Israel, and Bermuda and have enjoyed taking photos in those far away places. If I were limited to one area and one genre of photography my choice would be simple though -- any place along the Atlantic coast line (Myrtle Beach, SC, Outer Banks, NC, etc) where I would have a clear view of the sunrise each day. I absolutely love getting up and watching the sun rise. Each one is different which makes each one unique and I doubt I'd ever tire of doing it.

  • GaryJS

    June 5, 2009 07:13 pm

    I think it would either be Rome or Venice but I'd miss photographing places nearer to home and wildlife!

  • Pascal Parent

    June 5, 2009 06:53 pm

    Probably the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa, a serene and untouched desert of wildlife and spectacular sceneries. Africa as never seen elsewhere on the continent. Can't wait to go back.

  • Kirsty-Abu Dhabi

    June 5, 2009 05:19 pm

    India - especially Rajasthan - the colours - WOW!
    No matter what kind of photographer you are it has it all. The scenery, the people, their clothing, the food, the diversity of countryside, the towns, the desert, the mountains, the historic forts, the havellis, the temples and mosques, the contrasts and complexities of life there. I'm lucky enough to have spent a month travelling there on my honeymoon but I could easily go to India again and never leave that fantastic region - truly amazing.
    I've travelled a lot but the vibrancy of India just captivates me again and again.

  • norbert

    June 5, 2009 05:03 pm

    I grew up (and still stay) in Germany. Travellin' a lot I've seen places almost all over the world. For me one of the most diverse countries is Norway. Driving north ward the landscape changes dramatically every 100km: rolling green hills, rough bald mountains, the awesome fjord coast line, small islands lined up like pearls on a string. During summer it never get's dark, while the sun hides below the horizon in winter time and makes way for the aurora borealis.
    The people are nice and helpful and it's easy to become friends. On the other hand you can walk 4 days through untouched nature without seeing one person (take a spare battery for your camera with :).

    Writing these lines I realize that my last visit is way too long ago, definitly have to go there soon ;-)

  • Lorenzo Reffo

    June 5, 2009 04:33 pm

    There are so many places all around the world I'd like to capture with my D80 - Norway, U.S.A., Perù, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and so on - but I think I'd spend my travel in Iceland!

  • fswerk

    June 5, 2009 04:25 pm

    the alps, preferrably the southern part.

  • Ashish

    June 5, 2009 04:16 pm

    has to be Himalayas ....... there's so much diversity there, from snowy peaks to lush green foothills; a mind-boggling variety of flora and fauna .... and lives of people in those environs ..... everything else just pales in comparison ..

  • Josh

    June 5, 2009 03:15 pm

    Some place with a good climate. If there are good places to take pictures, then I get a super BONUS!!

  • Ken Klassy

    June 5, 2009 02:06 pm

    I have the unique opportunity to photograph Antarctica. Not the stuff you see in magazines and posts by the vacation crowd. But the harsher less pretty side of the continent. The tourists go to Chilean and Georgia side. I live and work at the McMurdo Research facility on Ross Island 8 months a year.

    The added bonus is New Zealand! I agree with Stuart. South Island is BEAUTIFUL. I have mates in CHC that I stay will off season.

  • Andre

    June 5, 2009 02:05 pm

    England. The countryside is great there, plus there's so many old things to photograph, like castles and churches. The regular dose of fog is something I like too. England's countryside has its own shade of green - I love it.

  • Duane

    June 5, 2009 01:50 pm

    Tibet,the closet place to the sky,is my favourite photography destination.
    If you'never been there,it'll be a great pity in your life.
    Not only the breathtakeing scenery,but also the mysterious culture are amazing!
    There are no suitable words to descirbe the pure beauty of Tibet...

  • Richard

    June 5, 2009 01:10 pm

    Country : Morrocco Exotic city, Sahara desert, High dry mountain chain, Atlantic ocean. And great cooking!

    City? Hummm... Prague ou Valparaiso

  • michael

    June 5, 2009 01:10 pm

    Like Alex, I grew up in Southern Utah. Within an easy day's drive from where I was are 5 national parks and several more national monuments and recreation areas. It's red rock heaven.

    I couldn’t wait to get to Alaska to photograph glaciers. Shows you how little we appreciate our own back yard.

  • Dave (Memphis MOJO)

    June 5, 2009 12:57 pm

    I think I'd say the Hawaiian Islands. There's a flower in every photo, is seems. There are mountains, ocean, and the list goes on and on.

  • Cindy

    June 5, 2009 12:53 pm

    NYC
    You will never run out of things to take pictures there.

  • Stuart

    June 5, 2009 12:20 pm

    Having just come back from the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand I would have to say that it is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been, in particular Milford Sound

  • EnglishTeacher

    June 5, 2009 12:10 pm

    Some of my favorite pictures are from Rome ... and London ... and the surrounding areas of both.

  • Lake Martin Clicker

    June 5, 2009 10:34 am

    Egypt...a relatively small country, but a diverse landscape and culture...arid desert to pristine underwater world...ancient pryamids to modern architecture and everything in between. There are things/situations there you won't see anywhere else in the world. Just photographing the Nile is an expedition in itself. The people, they are as beautiful as they are unique. One of my favorite shots was an 'old' woman smoking a bong made from a 'Raid' can in the old camel market. From the lines in her face to the irony of the 'Raid' bong...priceless.

  • Timothy

    June 5, 2009 10:18 am

    The Outer Banks of North Carolina would be my choice. The unspoiled coastal setting, with an ever changing landscape. The locals are an infinitely interesting group of people, descendants of pirates I guess.

  • Jon Warren

    June 5, 2009 10:15 am

    At the region level: Eastern Europe
    At the country level: Russia
    At the city level: it's a draw between Moscow and St. Petersburg with a slight edge to St. Petersburg

  • Polar

    June 5, 2009 10:13 am

    Hokkaido for me. I've been there twice. It's a lovely place and there's always something to see in each season. I also love japanese food so it's a place that satisfies both my eyes and stomach, ha ha!

  • Peter

    June 5, 2009 10:03 am

    I hear Switzerland is a photograher's paradise. I'd like to spend there as many days as possible one day...

  • BillMac

    June 5, 2009 10:02 am

    I'm from Australia and its a wonderful and diverse continent but for me its south island New Zealand. It is almost the photgrahic opposite of mainland Australia.

  • Teresa

    June 5, 2009 09:49 am

    I am like George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life... I've been very few places because problems always seem to occur to keep me from going too far from home. The few places I've been are not ones I would be happy going back to again and again.

    I'll be curious to see what responses end up in the list. I might try (once again) to take a vacation and go one of those places.

  • Sheri Neville

    June 5, 2009 09:22 am

    Without a doubt—Paris, France is my favorite photography destination. That may be because I've never been to Barcelona or Portugal, or Italy or Greece or any of the rain forests. I know I was in heaven shooting all over Paris—the people, the buildings, the parks, the museums fascia, ad infinitum.

  • Xavier

    June 5, 2009 09:19 am

    Ecuador for sure. There are beautiful landscapes in all the country. Wonderful weather, nice people, a lot of places to take pictures, and of course the Galapagos Islands .

  • Lisa

    June 5, 2009 09:08 am

    I would say the most beautiful place on Earth in my humble opinion is Glacier National Park in Montana. The short spring and summer season allow for wonderful juxtaposition of snow, spring flowers, and Rocky Mountain vistas, and the winter season allows you to have much more time to work in peace away from crowds that many National Parks experience. Plus there is the added bonus of photographing something that is soon to vanish for our lifetimes....glaciers. You may have to work a little (ok a lot!) to see them nowadays, but you are documenting what our grandchildren can never hope to see. Plus the Canadian side (Waterton National Park) has some wonderful architecture that can be used, or not, in setting the scene.

  • Alex

    June 5, 2009 09:03 am

    I'm gonna have to agree. I grew up in Southern Utah, and wish I had known then what I'm learning now about photography. Every time I go home I get the chance to shoot places I used to take for granted when I lived there.

    With everything from above-the-timberline ridges to red rock desert, there's no lack of interesting places to shoot.

  • Guggie

    June 5, 2009 08:43 am

    Hawaii, so far, but I'm heading to the Maine coast next week. Looks beautiful!

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