I love to travel and, for me, photography is a means of extending each trip I take. It allows me to capture moments I might otherwise forget and to examine worlds new to me in more detail once I return home. I try to capture what I find unique about the places I visit as a means of comparing cultures from around the world. I organize my photos into thematic sets that build into a collection for that country. Some of the individual photos may not be of interest, but they are a part of the story overall and may make more sense once viewed as part of the full set. The end result is more akin to a photo essay than a collection of travel photos and hopefully the format is interesting and informative to others as well.

I thank the flickr community for the exchange that takes place as we view and comment on each others photos. I have learned much from the process and want to especially thank my flickr contacts for all their input and for all their beautiful photos.


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    Yvon Life in Focus Photography says:

    "Ellen has the talent to show you the beauty and fascination of our world through her eyes in her own special way. Every single photo tells a story. She is a wonderful and loyal friend and appreciates not only to travel but shows respect for all different cultures. I think she is very talented!"

    April 29th, 2012

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    Nitin's Photography says:

    ""I love the way 'EL-len' views the world through her lens. I am seeing the world through her lens! He travel pictures show casing different cultures, people and the place are brilliant. She sees beauty everywhere. When you look beyond the images and to the woman, you will find honesty and strength there. She's nice, warm , smart and talented and I am so thankful to Flickr for introducing me to her. I feel really lucky to know her. Nitin.."

    July 31st, 2011

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    Tilak Haria says:

    "I was stunned to see Ellen's pictures of the lesser known and lesser travelled countries like Iran, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan with the complete details and description where ever needed, the architectural pictures are great. There are few excellent Portraits in her Photostream which tell much about the culture and lifestyles of the people of these places. I would say her photostream is a Travelogue. I heartily Congratulate her and thank her for sharing such beautiful pictures and information. My Best Wishes are with her."

    November 3rd, 2010

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    kayugee says:

    "Ellen travels to very interesting places in the world and she always brings back plenty of nice photos. She has a talent in viewing many different aspects in each country from landscapes to buildings, people, social aspects and behavior and even for small details and she knows how to capture all these aspects in great pictures.

    I enjoy watching her photostream because I can learn a lot about the countries from the background information she provides."

    July 28th, 2010

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    sam_alcaphone says:

    "Ellen is a great photographer; but more importantly, she is a wonderful person. Her photos are so beautiful and I always enjoy browsing through her photo-stream."

    August 10th, 2010

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    Nickmard Khoey Historical Archive says:

    "Ellen, is a great photographer and I enjoy her photostream. Thanks Ellen for all your wonderful images and your big heart!"

    October 11th, 2009

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    Dawn in Phuket, Thailand says:

    "Ellen's Photostream is much more than just a collection of photos, with her captions she shares her knowledge and gives the viewer a chance to see not only an image but a view of the world through her eyes.
    Well done Ellen, keep up the good work!"

    August 13th, 2009

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    Bijan1351 says:

    "She has an excellent collection of arts and cultures and,,,, ......We can travel with all her informative photos about each country ...she is a real traveler and also a kind friend ...Her book of journey doesn't finished yet and I hope we will see more and more Ellen's photos and Ellen's experiences about the world and the people ....and I'm learning many things from her everyday...."

    May 10th, 2009

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    IranMap says:

    "Both your photos and comments are warm and amazing."

    December 18th, 2008

June 2008
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Physician & Vintner