Lee

My name is Lee A. Brown and I am a Colorado-based world and travel photographer and the founder of A Day Not Wasted. My passion is traveling the world, capturing beauty along the way and sharing my experience with others.

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Photos to Paint: April 2013

Photos to Paint: April 2013

| April 4, 2013

Ciick here for this month’s Photos to Paint Challenge.

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The Art of the Steal – Documentaries I Like

The Art of the Steal – Documentaries I Like

| April 2, 2013

The Art of the Steal by IFC Films I am a nut about documentaries. I watch one or two per week and I am always thrilled when I find one that captivates me from start to finish. Today’s recommendation is The Art of the Steal, which chronicles a dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes […]

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Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

| March 26, 2013

I not only like to offer my clients every ounce of creativity I have, I also like to use the highest quality equipment to produce their images. After conducting some research on the best portrait lenses, I invested in Canon’s 85mm f/1.2L II. Does this lens deliver? Absolutely, but for an expensive professional lens it […]

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Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

| March 21, 2013

Sand Hill Crane – 5D Mark III, 420mm (300mm 2.8 II + 1.4X II TC), f/7.1, 1/500 sec. Although I primarily consider myself a travel photographer, I love the challenge of capturing wildlife in motion. There are so many variables that need to come together to create compelling wildlife images. Finding wildlife in the first […]

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2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

| March 2, 2013

In early September, Donna and I are traveling to Africa for a Kenya Safari with my good friend Ric and his wife Lisa. Why? Ric and Lisa are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and they asked us to join them. After less than a nanosecond of hesitation, I said absolutely! […]

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March 2013 Photos to Paint Gallery

March 2013 Photos to Paint Gallery

| February 28, 2013

March 2013 Photos to Paint Gallery You have arrived upon the gallery submissions for the March 2013 Photos to Paint. Past challenges and associated galleries can be found by clicking the “Painting Challenge” tab at the top of the home page. Thanks to all that submit their work! Submissions are due by the last day March. Please […]

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Photos to Paint: March 2013

Photos to Paint: March 2013

| February 28, 2013

This month’s challenge photo was requested by a challenge painter so I have decided to make it available this month. I remember the day I was driving toward the coast in Northern Ireland when the sun reflecting off of this little church caught my eye. This was a classic moment of being captivated by a scene […]

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Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

| February 18, 2013

While on our two-week Ireland adventure we visited two sets of islands off of the west coast of the Emerald Isle. The Great Blasket Islands, which I covered in an earlier post, are no longer inhabited but offer visitors a rich opportunity to imagine what life would have been like on a remote island. The Aran Islands, in stark contrast…

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The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

| February 9, 2013

During our two-week adventure in Ireland, we made a six hour trek by car from Galway to Bushmills for a three-day stay on Northern Ireland’s beautiful Antrim Coast. […]

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Benedictine Monasteries: Melk Abbey, Austria

Benedictine Monasteries: Melk Abbey, Austria

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vienna for eight days last December, we decided to take two day trips…one to Bratislava, Slovakia, and the other to Melk, Austria. If you are intrigued by Benedictine Monasteries, seeing the abbey at Melk is well worth your time. The Melk Abbey, one of the most famous […]

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