The River Runs Through the Andes

Kiva and Stuck In Customs

Today, I am announcing that a percentage of all book profits will go to Kiva. I have written a little bit about Kiva on the Charity page here on the site. Also, I made this little video to tell you what the heck Kiva is. If you haven't heard of it before, it's probably not what you expect!


To get started, come join Team Stuck In Customs and let me know your experiences! You can either put it here or on the Charity page.


Live Interview Today (Nov 9) on TWIP (This Week in Photography)




At 11 AM PST (1 PM CST), tune in live to the video at Leo Laporte's TWIT cottage here on I won't be talking about HDR today... I think that is being saved for a future interview when the book comes out. However, I will be talking about that video method I used to make the "Moments Between" video.


Come tune in Live and send Tweets along the way to @frederickvan! If you miss it, you'll have to wait for it to be released on Wednesday! Don't let that happen!


Today's Photo

Our daily photo today comes from deep in the Andes. Getting to this position was not as long a hike as the others around Patagonia, but it was no cakewalk! It was one of those strange river-rock strewn areas where the rocks seemed to be the perfect size for spraining your ankles. I had the tripod extended to act like a walking stick, although it's not the most handy walking stick with a giant Nikon on one end of it!


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Taken on March 30, 2009