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You can use this web site to learn about fun stuff I like to do. This includes graphic design and landscape photography. Below you will find blog posts on these topics.

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February 7, 2019
Interview With Landscape Photographer Martin Carlisle

Today I’m pleased to introduce photographer Martin Carlisle. Martin has many stunning landscape photos. My favorites are his photos of mountains and rivers from Alaska. You can see examples of Martin’s landscape photos in this post. Martin graciously offered to do a short interview for my blog. Here it is: How did you get involved […]

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February 7, 2019
Interview With Landscape Photographer Tony Immoos

Today I’m please to introduce my readers to Tony Immoos. Tony is a landscape photographer with many beautiful shots on his Flickr stream. This post includes some examples of Tony’s landscape photos and a short interview I did with him. I hope you enjoy his work as I did. Don’t forget to follow him on […]

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February 7, 2019
New Photos From Cliff LaPlant

Today I want to share a few more beautiful landscape photos from Cliff Laplant. The photo above is a self-portait Cliff took on Volcanic Ridge in the Inyo National Forest in California.  He set his Nikon D800 low on my tripod and captured this scene over Cecile Lake just as the Sun went over the […]

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February 7, 2019
Interview With Landscape Photographer Sandra McMartin

This evening I’m pleased to introduce the readers of my blog to photographer Sandra McMartin. Sandra’s photography is very enjoyable, and I like several of her “painted landscapes” like the one I’ve shown above and this powerful photo. She also has beautiful macro photos, like this one. Sandra was willing to do a short interview […]

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February 7, 2019
Interview With Photographer Matthew Youngberg

Today I’m happy to introduce Flickr Photographer Matthew Youngberg. In this post I’ll share a brief interview with Matthew and will show you a few of his excellent landscape photographs. 1) How did you get involved in photography? I always enjoyed photography, but never got serious until last year. I still have so much to […]

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February 6, 2019
Black and White Landscape Photography From David Gregg

Today I wanted to share some gorgeous black and white landscape photos from David Gregg. Make sure you check out David’s Flickr page. [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

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February 6, 2019
Landscape Photographer Edward Boudreau

Today I’m pleased to introduce my readers to Photographer Ed Boudreau. Ed features some of his great landscape photography on ViewBug. One of his landscape shots is above, and a couple more are shown at the end of this post. (You can see his ViewBug profile for more examples of his work.) I especially appreciate Ed’s […]

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February 6, 2019
Landscape Photographer David Gregg

Today I’m pleased to post a short interview with David Gregg. I enjoy the beautiful landscape photography that David posts on Flickr. Check out David’s Flickr page for yourself. Here is the interview:  1) How did you get involved in photography?   I’ve had a fascination with cameras and photography as long as I can remember. I […]

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February 4, 2019
Interview With Viewbug Photographer Luke Mackenzie

Today I’m pleased to introduce my readers to Photographer Luke Mackenzie. Luke features some of his great landscape photography on ViewBug. One of his landscape shots is above, and a couple more are shown at the end of this post. (You can see his ViewBug profile for more examples of his work.)  Luke has some great wave […]

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February 4, 2019
Interview With Viewbug Photographer Nina Irvin

Today I’m pleased to introduce my readers to Nina Irvin, a photographer I found on Viewbug. Nina kindly agreed to do an interview for the blog. Here is the interview: 1) How did you start in photography? What got you involved? I’ve had a love for photography most of my life as my mother was a […]

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February 4, 2019
Photography Interview With Kathy Kuhn

Today I’m pleased to share with my readers an interview with photographer Kathy Kuhn. I’ve admired several landscape photos that Kathy has posted on Viewbug, including the one you see above. You can view Kathy’s Viewbug profile here. Here is my interview with Kathy: 1) How did you start in photography? What got you involved? I […]

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February 4, 2019
The 7 Best Star Wars Han Solo Art For January 2019

I'm a hard core Star Wars fan. (The new Han Solo movie was definitely the best so far!) In this post I want to share my favorite Han Solo images from Artstation for January 2019. The images are from the following artists: Aaron McBride Andrew March Aurore Folny Chris Voy Grant Griffinh Jeff Lafferty

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October 18, 2018
Beautiful Examples of Graphic Design Work From Dribble

In this post I wanted to highlight a few beautiful graphic design work from that was posted on Dribble this past week. The first two are logo proposals for a real estate company by Steve Wolf. I love both these logos for their simplicity and clean geometric forms. They also both convey the familiar concept […]

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July 13, 2018
Landon Blake's June 2018 Photos From the Petrified Forest National Park

My wife and I recently took a trip through the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. It was over 100 degrees and the sun was blazing, but I managed to get a few good up-close landscape photos. I wanted to share a few of those with you. Don't forget: You can download almost all of […]

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July 11, 2018
Update To Landon Blake's Exploring The Outdoors Collection On Unsplash

I've updated my "Exploring The Outdoors" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web-site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Exploring The Earth" collection features explorers and outdoor athletes in natural beauty. These photos are taken by Unsplash […]

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July 11, 2018
Update To Landon Blake's Cities Collection On Unsplash

I've updated my "Cities" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Cities" collection features beautiful landscape photos of cities from around the world. This post has a few of the […]

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July 11, 2018
Update To Landon Blake's The Open Road Collection On Unsplash

I've updated my "Open Road" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Open Road" collection features beautiful landscape photos of lonley and winding roads from around the world. This post […]

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July 7, 2018
4 Free Fonts For July 2018

I wanted to highlight 4 great free fonts for July 2018. All four of the fonts were featured on Behance. The four fonts are: MD Tall Panagram Sans Noway Round Sphere Sans Click the links in the list above to be taken to the Behance page for each font. You will find download links for […]

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May 29, 2018
Update to Landon Blake's "Beautiful Earth" Collection On Unsplash

I've updated my "Beautiful Earth" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Beautiful Earth" collection features beautiful landscape photos of natural beauty from around the world. These photos are taken by Unsplash members from around the […]

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May 19, 2018
The Top 21 Castle Paintings On ArtStation

Introduction I've featured the best 24 paintings of medieval castles on ArtStation in May 2018 in this post. The castle paintings are separated into two main sections. In the first section below I show the best images for mood, structure, use of color, and design. In the second section, I show the images grouped by […]

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May 19, 2018
The Science Fiction Art of David Stirzaker

I wanted to share the cool science fiction art of David Stirzaker in this post. David has a profile up at ArtStation. In the images below, you can see images of a space station created by David, as well as images of a spacecraft he designed. [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

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May 18, 2018
Update's To Landon Blake's "Background and Textures" Photo Collection On Unslpash

I've updated my "Backgrounds and Textures" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Backgrounds and Textures" collection features beautiful photos that can serve as backgrounds or textures in graphic design projects. […]

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May 18, 2018
Updates to Landon Blake’s “Awesome Peaks” Collection On Unsplash

I've updated my "Awesome Peaks" Collection on Unsplash with several new photos. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Awesome Peaks" collection features beautiful photos of mountain peaks taken by Unsplash members from around the world. This post has some […]

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May 7, 2018
My Landscape Photos From Highway 168 And Highway 266

My wife Monique and I took a trip a couple of months ago to Las Vegas, Nevada so I could speak at the NALS surveying conference. We snaked down Highway 88 and Highway 395 on our trip to the Conference. I took time to grab some landscape photos of the desert mountains along Highway 168 […]

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May 6, 2018
May Artstation Artist Profile

I'm trying to regularly feature great artist profiles on ArtStation (and graphic designer profiles on Behance) on my web site. For the month of May, I'm highlighting the ArtStation profile of Vadim Sadovski. Vadim has beautiful art of planets and galaxies, as you can see from the images included in this post. Check out Vadim […]

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January 4, 2018
December 2017 Artstation Artist Profile

The Artstation Artist Profile I've selected for December 2017 is Jinsung Lim. Jingsung has some amazing painted portraits on hist Artstation profile. I've included some samples of his paintings in this post. Jimsung also includes timelapse videos of his paintings on his Youtube channel. Jimsung shows great artistic talent! Make sure you check out his work […]

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December 22, 2017
Dribble Designer Profile For December 2017

Over the next few months I hope to feature a few of the great designer profiles on Dribble. This month I'm starting with the designer profile of HolyPix, a video production company. They've got great videos that feature simple and easily understood graphics. You can see a few examples in this post. Make sure you […]

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December 22, 2017
Updates to Landon Blake's "Awesome Peaks" Collection On Unsplash

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] I've added several new images to my "Awesome Peaks" collection on Unsplash. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My "Awesome Peaks" collection features beautiful photos of mountain peaks taken by Unsplash members from around the […]

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December 22, 2017
December 2017 Behance Designer Profile

This month I'd like to feature the designer profile of Jing Zhang on Behance. I wanted to feature Jing's profile because I love here work on technical illustrations and diagrams. She has great "flat" illustrations and isometric illustrations. I've shown some of here work in this post. Make sure you check out her profile on […]

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December 21, 2017
Updates To Landon Blake's "Scrapers" Collection On Unsplash

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] I've added several new images to my "Scrapers" collection on Unsplash. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My Scrapers collection features beautiful photos of skyscrapers, immense buildings, and other architecture taken by Unsplash members from […]

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December 21, 2017
December 2017: Great Star Wars Fan Art From ArtStation

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] ArtStation is a web site for digital artists. Its got lots of great Star Wars fan art. I'm going to try to post featured Star Wars fan art from ArtStation each month. This month (December 2017) I'm featuring 5 photos from 5 different artists: Andrew Bosley Victor Perez Bastien Grivet John […]

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December 21, 2017
Updates To Landon Blake's Beautiful Earth Collection On Unsplash

[siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] I've added several new images to my "Beautiful Earth" collection on Unsplash. (Unsplash is an amazing web site where generous photographers share their high-resolution photographs that you are free to use for non-commercial and commercial purposes.) My Beautiful Earth collection features gorgeous landscape photographs taken by Unsplash members from around the world. This […]

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September 17, 2017
Best Free Fonts For 2017

I've selected a set of the best free fonts for 2017. There are 8 fonts I've chosen. They can all be downloaded for free or for a small donation to the designer. Here is the list: Humger Font Monk Font Delicia Melted Font Somatic Decalotype Friedrichshain Bravo The font shown in the image above is […]

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September 10, 2017
My California Sierra Nevada Photos On Unsplash

I've created a new collection on Unsplash for my top picks from the set of my own photos taken in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains. Most of these photos were taken along highway 88, Highway 4, and Highway 108 in Eastern California and Western Nevada. (In this post are 3 photos from that collection.)

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September 10, 2017
Beautiful High Resolution Landscape Photos On Unsplash

Unsplash is a great place to get high resolution photography free from copyright. I've got several collections there. One is my collection for landscape photos on Unsplash called "Beautiful Earth". I wanted to share a couple of my recent additions to this collection. The images are below. If are a fan of photography or graphic […]

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June 6, 2016
Online Graphic Design Resources: Wordmark.it / Coolors.Co / Lost Type Co-Op

I ran across a couple of posts on Pinterest that featured a few interesting online graphic design resources. I wanted to share three of them with you: 1) Wordmark.it is a web site that shows you a preview of all the fonts installed on your computer. This is helpful when you can't remember the name […]

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January 25, 2016
Grassy Hills Slides Template Released

I’m pleased to announce the release of Grassy Hills Slides Template. Grassy Hills is a free SVG slide template created in (and designed for editing in) Inkscape. (Inkscape is an open source vector graphics program for the desktop.) Grassy Hills is based on a simple grid layout and contains 5 slide examples in SVG. The slides feature […]

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December 24, 2015
Melon Slides Template: A Free SVG Slide Template for Inkscape

I'm pleased to announce the release of Melon Slides. Melon Slides is a free SVG slide template created in (and designed for editing in) Inkscape. (Inkscape is an open source vector graphics program for the desktop.) Melon Slides is based on a simple grid layout and contains 8 slide examples in SVG. The supporting images […]

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December 1, 2015
Photos From September 2015 Highway 108 Road Trip

In early of September this year, my wife Monique and I took a road trip along Highway 108. You can view photos from that trip on the Flickr album. The highway has the prettiest mountains and waterfalls I've seen in California.

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November 29, 2015
Photos from October 2015 Trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains

I've posted photos from a road trip Monique and I took up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains in early October, before the first snow. There a few shots from the Yosemite Valley, Highway 120, Highway 395 and Highway 89. I hope you enjoy them. Landon

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November 29, 2015
Photos From First Winter Sierra Nevada Photo Trip of 2015/2016

In the middle of November I took my wife Monique on a trip up Highway 88 in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains. The mountains had just received their first couple of feet of snow for the winter of 2015/2016. You can view the photos from my trip on Flickr or on my Viewbug web page. […]

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November 29, 2015
Free Inkscape SVG Resume Template

I've made an Inkscape SVG resume template that I use available for free under the International 4.0 Creative Commons License. You can find links to the resume and preview images on my graphic design web page. If you are an Inkscape user and want to spruce up your boring Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer resume […]

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November 29, 2015
10 Beautiful Free Fonts on Behance

Behance is a web site that allows artists and graphic designers to show off their stuff. (You can see some map snippets on my Behance Profile.) I stumble on some really beautiful free fonts on Behance occasionally. I put together a list of my favorite 10 free fonts from Behance and wanted to share the […]

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