Photography by J.D. Magers

Denver, Colorado, USA

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So it was exactly one year ago today that my family and I woke up in a 14th floor hotel room at the DIA Westin. A couple of short hours later we boarded a plane and began our great adventure. I said goodbye to the city I love and got a little weepy as I imagined my mountains fading off into the distance.

I miss home.

But this year has brought an extraordinary amount of meaning to our lives. We have been to four different countries on two different continents. We have plans in 2018 to visit Italy, France and to take more road trips within Germany and Austria. We'll probably hop on a train and go to Switzerland at some point too. We've also seen artworks by Raphael painted a couple short years after Columbus discovered North America. Think about that.

This grand adventure has been filled with challenges and difficulties that we've faced head on, and it's brought us closer together as a family. I wouldn't trade the past year for anything.

But I miss home. Denver sure sent us away with a beautiful going away present.

Location and Date: Denver, Colorado, USA.  20 Dec 2016

Tech Specs: 16mm @ f/8.0; ISO 2000.  3 image HDR

Camera & Lens: Canon 5D Mark III; Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Kufstein, Austria

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I stepped off the train tonight right into some pretty epic sunset light.  This is the fortress in Kufstein, Austria.  By the time I got from the train station to the vantage point standing on the bridge, the light was starting to fade.  I got ten frames before it was gone for good.  I'm glad I had my camera today.

Please see my previous photograph of the fortress below.

Location and Date: Kufstein, Austria; 06 Dec 2017

Tech Specs: 1/30s @ f/8.0; 24 mm ISO 500

Camera & Lens: Canon 5D Mark III; Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Stuart, Florida

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Bathtub Beach in Stuart, Florida is really beautiful.  Especially early in the morning when there's no other people around.  

Location and Date: Stuart, Florida; 27 April 2009

Tech Specs: 1/5s @ f/14; 24mm ISO 100

Camera & Lens: Canon D350; Canon 18-55mm Kit Lens

Lake Bled, Slovenia

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This window into the past looks onto the Slovenian countryside from the Castle at Lake Bled.  Imagine living here in the mid 17th and 18th Centuries?  Having the gorgeous lake on one side, and this majestic view of the mountains on the other?  Such beauty, all around.  It was hard not to get overwhelmed when visiting this stunning place.

Enjoy more photos from Slovenia below!

Location and Date: Lake Bled, Slovenia; 26 May 2017

Tech Specs: 16mm @ f/8.0; ISO 100 - 3 Bracket HDR

Camera & Lens: Canon 5D Mark III; Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Vienna, Austria

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The Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria is one fantastic museum. It seemed like they had one of every bird species that has lived in the past 300 years.  Each one of the windows up there is its own little section of the museum.  And it looks pretty fabulous at night as well.

Location and Date: Vienna, Austria; 26 October 2017

Tech Specs: 2.5s @ f/8.0, 24mm ISO 640

Camera & Lens: Canon 5D Mark III; Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM