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Floris van Breugel on May 10th, 2011

My intention has always been to keep this blog dedicated to my personal adventures, natural history, and personal news I think is relevant to family, friends, and fans alike. Occasionally I’d like to share some tangentially related photography news.. such as this posting. For this reason I started a Facebook page a little while back …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on December 23rd, 2009

I wanted to wish you all a happy holiday, whatever it is you may celebrate. Personally, I simply celebrate the fact that we get time off during this wonderful part of the year. I’ll be spending several days with my parents in the cold North of California looking for Bald Eagles, followed by a week …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on December 9th, 2009

This past weekend friend and photographer Eric Good and I headed out to the Eastern Sierra with high hopes of photographing Mt. Whitney in its early winter glory. The weather, however, was not terribly kind to us. While the temperatures were only supposed to drop to 8 degrees F, the blowing winds were going to …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on December 4th, 2009

Well, I left you with a cliff hanger last time, so I figured I should share my post-thanksgiving view with you before I depart for the icy Mt. Whitney this weekend. I have had a fascination with using long telephoto lenses for providing a unique viewpoint since taking my Bristlecone image titled “The Graveyard“, though …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on November 30th, 2009

Time to return to my trip to Zion about two weeks ago. Typically I try to avoid “iconic” locations, as not only do you find lots of people there, but it’s much more difficult for me to get into the photographic process when I’ve been blinded by so many previous compositions. Also, many of these …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on November 23rd, 2009

I’ll take a brief break from my Zion images to share one from today’s adventure. I went “owling” in the San Gabriel Mountains with a local owl expert, in hopes of seeing some of the more uncommon owls around. We started an hour before dusk, using call playbacks to try and find a Northern Pygmy …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on November 19th, 2009

It hasn’t been out of neglect that it’s been so long I’ve been able to post new images or stories – I simply haven’t gotten the chance to get out and photograph! Fortunately last weekend I was finally able to get away, and met up with friend and photographer Guy Tal in Zion National Park …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 23rd, 2009

It’s been quite a while since I last updated – so sorry! The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, with all sorts of exciting things going on. First, I launched my new website, which you should take a look at if you haven’t already: Art in Nature Photography. Second in exciting news is the …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on September 24th, 2009

The thought of “paradise” usually conjures up warm sunny beaches, palm trees, lush green waterfalls, and tropical birds. But there is a certain beauty and purity that I find in the barren Sierra alpine zone that moves me more than the typical vacation destination. For me, the ability to see for miles and miles over …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on September 17th, 2009

This past weekend I had the opportunity to explore the wreckage left behind by the raging Station Fire near Pasadena, mentioned in my previous posting. It was an incredible wasteland, depressing, yet somehow, from an artistic point of view, inspiring. It’s been several weeks now since an arsonist started the fire on August 26th. Now …Read the Rest…

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