Glenn Campbell's Geographical Index
Over 30000 photos in 600+ albums!


Below is a geographical index of all my photo albums and many of my videos. It is followed by an overview of my photographic history and equipment.
  Sections Below: Foreign Travel | USA Travel | Topics | Overview  

Glenn Campbell's Photo Albums from Outside USA
  1. Regional Indexes: World | Middle East | Europe | Baltic/Iceland | Balkans | Eastern Europe | Caribbean/Mexico | British Isles | Scandinavia
  2. Albania: Tirana | Albania By Bus | Girls on a Bus
  3. Australia: 1990 Tour Reconstructed
  4. Bosnia: Sarajevo - Videos: Sarajevo Marketplace | Sarajevo Sniper Alley
  5. Canada: Trans-Canada Highway | Canada Album Index - Videos: Playlist of Canada Videos
  6. Croatia: Dubrovnik | Dubrovnik Airport | Split | Dalmatian Coast Bus Ride | Zagreb
  7. Czech Republic: Prague
  8. Denmark: Copenhagen
  9. England: Britain Index | Stonehenge | Salisbury | Winchester | Brighton | Portsmouth
  10. Egypt: Great Pyramids | Cairo | Sinai Desert
  11. Estonia: Tallinn
  12. Europe: Album Index | 2013 Tour | 2013 Rail Journeys | 2012 Baltic/Iceland Tour | 2010/12 Balkan Tours | Fun with Communism | 1992 Visit | Europe from the Air
  13. Finland: Helsinki | Helsinki Arrival
  14. France: Album Index | Mont St. Michel | France Tour 2006
  15. Germany: Index | Berlin | Berlin Bus | Hamburg | Miniatur Wonderland | Munich | Cologne | Frankfurt
  16. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar
  17. Greece: Album Index | Thessaloniki
  18. Greenland: From the Air
  19. Hungary: Budapest
  20. Ireland: Dublin
  21. Iceland: General | Reykjavik | Keflavik Airport
  22. Israel: Album Index | Eilat, Haifa & Masada
  23. Italy: Italy Album Index | Naples & Vesuvius | Verona
  24. Japan: Best Japan Photos | Japan Master Index | Lake Kawaguchiko (Mt. Fuji) | Kawaguchiko by Train
  25. Kosovo: Pristina | Rugova Gorge | Prizren | By Rental Car | By Bus
  26. Macedonia: Skopje
  27. Latvia: Riga | Riga Airport
  28. Lithuania: Vilnius
  29. Montenegro: Budva
  30. Mexico: Teotihuacan Pyramids
  31. Morocco: Tangier
  32. Netherlands: Amsterdam
  33. Northern Ireland: Belfast | Giant's Causeway | Ballymena | Bus | At Night
  34. Norway: Oslo
  35. Palestine: Christmas in Bethlehem
  36. Portugal: Lisbon | Sintra
  37. Poland: Warsaw | Yakutians |
  38. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest | Coast Tour 2013 | General
  39. Romania: Transylvania
  40. Scotland: Highlands & Loch Ness | Edinburgh & Glasgow | By Bus
  41. Serbia: Belgrade
  42. Slovenia: Ljubljana
  43. Spain: Album Index | From the Air | Seville | Seville Parade | Tarifa | Huesca Bus Ride | Lascellas
  44. Sweden: Stockholm
  45. Turkey: Index of Albums | Bodrum
  46. Virgin Islands: St. John | St. Thomas | 24-hour visit | Iguanas
  47. Other Countries I've Visited (but have no photos of): New Zealand, Australia, Andorra, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Singapore, India, East Germany, Monaco, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bahamas, and Bermuda (sort of: denied entry).

Glenn Campbell's Photo Albums from the United States

  1. USA General: Unsorted | On the Road | America from the Air | WalMart | Consumer Ironies | American Supermarket | Tornado! | Commercial America | Trains | Northeast Snowstorm 09 | Whole Foods | Homeless

  2. Alabama: General
  3. Alaska: Alaska Highway Index | Alaska Cities 2009-2012 | Anchorage & Alaska Highway 2013 | Tok 4th of July 2013 | Whittier | Buckner Building, Whittier
  4. Arizona: General | Tombstone | Sedona | Arcosanti | Bond Impersonator | Yuma County Fair | Window Rock | Biosphere 2 | The Thing
  5. Arkansas: General | Clinton Library & Home | Tornado - Video: Truck Fire
  6. California: Master Index Coast | Wine Country | Death Valley | Boron | Zzyzx | Morro Bay | Mojave Desert | Mojave Cabins | Central California | Sequoias - Video: Crossing the Colorado River | Flight for Life near Barstow
  7. Colorado: General | Rocky Mtn Natl Park | Glenwood Hot Springs | Vail Resort | Carl's Jr. Drive Thru | Greeley Model Railroad | Bus Vail to Denver | Denver Flophouse | Dinosaur Ridge | Durango & Silverton | Silver Plume | Denver Natural History Museum | University of Denver - Video: Glenwood Canyon | Pagosa Springs
  8. Connecticut: General
  9. Delaware: General
  10. District of Columbia:
  11. Florida: Florida Index | Miami & South Florida | Gulf Coast | Miami Beach | Key West | Key West Pirates | North of Jupiter | Orlando & Central | Wekiva Springs | Pelicans of the Keys | Daytona College | Tampa | Univ of Tampa | St. Augustine | Gainesville Boo in the Zoo | Romance Superstore
  12. Georgia: General | Fort King George | Abandoned Strip Club | Stone Mountain
  13. Idaho: General
  14. Hawaii: Album Index
  15. Illinois: General | Chicago | Millennium Park | Original McDonalds
  16. Indiana: General & Notre Dame | East Chicago
  17. Iowa: General
  18. Kansas: General - Video: Grain Elevator
  19. Kentucky: General
  20. Louisiana: General | Kentwood
  21. Maine: General | Bar Harbor | Boothbay Harbor | Portland Salvage | Highland Games
  22. Maryland: General | National Security Agency | Ft. McHenry | Annapolis and Rural Maryland | HDR Experiments
  23. Massachusetts: General | Boston | Lowell | Salem | Harvard University | Harvard Museum | M.I.T. | Walden & Concord | Martha's Vineyard & Hyannis | Onset | Bedford & Vicinity | Glenn's Childhood Home
    Video: Brazilian Church Procession in Framingham
  24. Michigan: Sledding | Sault Ste. Marie | Duluth | Sledding in New Buffalo | Upper Peninsula | General
  25. Minnesota: General
  26. Mississippi: General
  27. Missouri: General | Mystery Cocoons
  28. Nebraska: General | Omaha Zoo | Milford Ghost Church | Nebraska History Museum
  29. Montana: General |
  30. North Dakota, South Dakota: Dakotas | General | Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs | Butte
  31. Nevada: Album Index | General
  32. New Hampshire: General | USS Albacore Submarine
  33. New Jersey: General
  34. New Mexico: General | VLA Radiotelescope | Roswell Walmart | Prewitt | Santa Fe - Video: Message from a Tribal Elder
  35. New York: Album Index | Upstate | Niagara Falls | Upstate General | Syracuse | Montauk
  36. North Carolina: General | Ghost Motel
  37. Ohio: General | Lorain County Fair | New Concord | Swanton
  38. Oklahoma: General | Oral Roberts Univ | - Video: Oil Well
  39. Oregon: General | Portland 2007 | Cement Plant | Brady
  40. Pennsylvania: General | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh
  41. Rhode Island: Brown University
  42. South Carolina: General | South of the Border
  43. Tennessee: General | Graceland | Model Railroad | Snow
  44. Texas: General | El Paso & West Texas | Houston | San Antonio | Jesus Truck Stop
  45. Utah: General | Temple Square | Green River Missile Complex | MysteryQuest Shoot
  46. Vermont: General | Burlington | Stowe
  47. Virginia: General | Harper's Ferry | Marine Corps Museum | Henricus | Dinosaur Land | Front Royal | Alexandria/Arlington | Mason Memorial |
  48. Washington State: Pacific Northwest Index | General State | Seattle | Pike Place Market | Mount St. Helens | Port Townsend Kinetic Race | Kellee Bradley Concert | Women's March | Moses Lake Breakfast | Twin Peaks
  49. West Virginia: General
  50. Wisconsin: General & Milwaukee | Kalahari Resort
  51. Wyoming: General | Prairie Dogs | Devil's Tower | Yellowstone | Jackson Hole | Sinclair

Topics

  1. Glenn: Self-Portraits | Itineraries | Facebook Profile Pix | Favorite Movies | Ancestors | Childhood | Wall
  2. Glenn's Creative Work: The Case Against Marriage | Kilroy Cafe | Family Court Newsletter | Retro Photos | Glenn's Original Songs | Song Fragments | 2012 Blog Entries | 2013 Blog Entries | Videos 2010 | Videos 2011 | Videos 2012 | Videos 2013 | Vine Videos Mixel Collages |
  3. Photo Methods: High-resolution Photosynths | iPhone PhotoSynths | FinePix Panoramas | iPhone Photos | Photography Tutorials
  4. Technical: Photo & Video Experiments | Camera Equipment & Software
  5. General Topics: Consumer Rip-Offs | Sex and Gender | Politics & Current Affairs | Unsorted Stuff | Found Objects | Clouds | Rainbows | Graffiti | Existential | Other Planets | Fast Food America | Mystery Photos | Misc 1990s | Places I Want to Go
  6. TV Crews: SyFy | UFO Hunters | MysteryQuest
  7. General Travel: Airports | On the Plane | Campsites & Hostels | Lunch | Restrooms | FourSquare |
  8. Art and Culture: The Amazing World of Tomorrow | Waterhouse Mythology | Atlantis | Oz |
  9. Renaissance Faires: Las Vegas 2006 | Las Vegas 2007 | Escondido 2006 | Escondido 2007 | Key West Pirate Festival | Maine Highland Games
  10. Protests and Rallies: Obama Inauguration | Madrid Protests | Greek Demonstration | Las Vegas Student Protest
  11. The topic section above is under construction.
Photo Album Highlights (slightly out of date)


Overview

I am
Glenn Campbell. I travel continuously and take photos and make videos wherever I happen to be. The following is an overview of how my still photos are stored and indexed....

See my Facebook Albums for nearly all of my recent photos. Most of my albums are public and visible to any Facebook user, but you may need to log in to Facebook to see them. According to Facebook, I have over 30,000 travel photos in 600+ albums.

I post many photos "live" on my twitter feed as they happen. See @BadDalaiLama for the raw feed and my permanent archive and index at BadDalaiLama.com. To see nearly all my photos on twitter search for "TwitPic" in my archive. Most photo tweets are geotagged. (Look at the original tweet to see the actual spot on Earth where I uploaded the photo.) Most of my tweeted photos are stored on my TwitPic account. Most of the photos posted to TwitPic are also stored in my Facebook albums, but TwitPic is a more selective feed. (I usually post the photos to Facebook hours or days after the Twitter photo, usually after editing the photos.)

I used to repost some of my best new photos to my Google Plus Account along with links back to my Facebook albums. (I joined Google+ on July 11, 2011.) However, I discontinued this at the end of 2012. (Too much work!) Although most of my photos are still stored on Facebook, Google+ provides a selection of the best ones. This feed includes new photos uploaded from the place there were taken, samples from old albums I am currently reviewing, new and old videos and miscellaneous links. (All of the photos posted to Google+ are also uploaded eventually to Facebook.)

Older Formats

Before joining Facebook in 2008, all of my photos were stored on my own photo website, RoamingPhotos.com. Although all my new albums are stored on Facebook, there are still a few early albums that are available only on RoamingPhotos — but they are all included in the master index above.

Before August 2010, I indexed all of my albums (including Facebook albums) on RoamingPhotos.com. You can still browse this website for my photos before Aug. 2010. This is a well-organized and searchable site, but indexing became too much of a burden. Most of my new photos are now stored on Facebook with the only index being the master list above.

In early 2010 (before Google+), I tried to maintain a "best of" feed for photos and videos on Tumblr. I gave up on in quickly.

History

I have been taking photos all my life, but only started getting rabid about it when digital photography made all the photos free and the cost of internet storage become affordable. My first online album was Zzyzx, California in April 2006. I bought my first digital SLR in June 2006 (Canon Rebel), and these are my first photos from it

Initially, I stored all my photos on my own website, RoamingPhotos.com, but I eventually migrated to Facebook. I joined Facebook on Jan. 1, 2008, and by the end of 2008, nearly all my new photos were being stored there. I also upload photos to Twitter, but these are usually duplicated later on Facebook.

During 2011, I devoted more attention to learning video and less to still photography. (For a history of a my video career, see Video Page.) For most of 2011, I had no dSLR (It was stolen in Canada.) and I didn't miss it. I took still photos only with my iPhone. In late 2011, I came back to still photography and now do it much more than video.

For more about me and my other creative work, see my home page: Glenn-Campbell.com

Current Equipment and Software

[Updated May 1, 2013] I usually travel with about five cameras, but I mainly use a Canon 60D (with Canon 18-200mm lens) and an iPhone.

A good photographer can take great photos with any camera, and bad photographer is going to take lousy photos with even the most expensive one, but a good camera stacks the odds in your favor. With a fancy dSLR and the skill to use it, you can catch more of the marginal shots that would slip by otherwise. The main advantages of a dSLR are speed, low-light capability and focus control, and a more expensive camera generally does all three better. (The raw number of pixels is less important to me than capturing the shot.) After owning both Canon and Nikon dSLR cameras, I am back to Canon permanently. I think of Nikon as a bad relationship. I tried to make it work, but Nikon was just too dysfunctional. (Bad placement of controls and fewer features than Canon for the price.)

For years, I got by with the "low end of the high end" in digital cameras. The Canon Rebel series has stood by me well, and that is what I recommend to newcomers who want to move up from a point-and-shoot. As of late 2012, however, I am now shooting with the semi-professional Canon 60D. I am embarrassed by its huge and intrusive size, but it gives me so much better control that it is worth it. (However, I wouldn't know what to do with all the features of the 60D if I hadn't already practiced with the Rebel for years.)

For a lens, I only use the 18-200mm lens that came with the camera. (It is affordable only when you buy the lens and camera as a package.) This is the best lens you can possibly get for shooting in a wide range of circumstances. I never remove the lens from the body because this lets dust get onto the camera sensor. (I learned that from my previous dSLRs. Dust on the sensor is a much bigger problem that scratches on the lens.) I keep a lens hood permanently attached to the lens, not to prevent glare but to protect the lens from scratches. That way, I don't have to use a lens cap (which I would lose anyway).

After the photos are taken, I download them to my generic laptop and usually crop and brighten them with a photo editor. I use both Corel Paintshop Pro and Photoshop. I use Corel for some quick and simple tasks like cropping and adding title and use Photoshop for more complicated manipulations. (I recommend Corel to non-professionals for the low price and relative ease of use.)

For most of my iPhone photos, I use the standard camera app. Sometimes I upload iPhone photos directly to Facebook without editing, and sometimes I crop and brighten them first with the photo editing software. A few of my iPhone photos are taken using the proHDR app, which takes two photos at different exposures and combines them into one (for richer colors). Beginning Aug. 2011, I also use PhotoSynth to take wide-angle photos and 360-degree panoramas with my iPhone.

I have a small waterproof Fuji Finepix camera for underwater shots, wet circumstances and a few panoramas (but I rarely use it).

Post-Production Manipulation

With Photoshop, I am capable of completely altering reality, but in general I stick with "real" reality simply because it is easier. About 80% of my photos uploaded to Facebook are tweaked in some way. For most photos, I will crop the image and adjust the brightness and contract. Less often, I will adjust or enhance the color.

Only occasionally do I "photoshop" an image to change the physical details of it. My most common manipulation is to remove some detail that I feel distracts from the central focus of them picture. For example, in a portrait photo of one person, I may "edit out" another person's hand that might appear at the edge of the frame. You rarely notice these manipulations because they are irrelevant to the main topic of the image.

I occasionally use an HDR application, Dynamic Photo HDR, but mainly to pump up the contrast and heightens the color of single images ("tone mapping"). I rarely use it to combine multiple images into one. As an alternative, I may take 2 images of a scene at different exposures then splice them together at logical junction points. For example, I may combine two bracketed images of the same landscape, one where the sky is perfectly exposed and the other where the ground is perfectly exposed. The two pictures are joined at the horizon, so you can't tell that they are two photos.

Even when I am working with only a single image, I will often split it into two parts so I can work with the two parts separately. In a landscape shot, I may adjust the sky differently than the land. In a portrait, I may adjust the subject separately from the background. The techniques for this can get quite complex.

Although Photoshop gives me the power of God to change reality, this takes a lot of time. I do it mainly when I want to deliberately create Alien Worlds.

Permission Notes

You may feel free to link to any of my photos and albums, or share them via the Facebook "share" feature, but please don't copy them to another website without permission. For permission, contact me. (I am usually liberal about giving permission, especially for not-for-profit sites.)

In the early days, I tried to label each photo with a visible caption with my website, photo location and a copyright mark, but this became too much of a burden. (My photos may still be invisibly watermarked, and I am not relinquishing ownership of them.)

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