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Ira Block National Geographic Photographer// Speaker// Workshop Leader// Sony Artisan// Baseball Fan http://www.irablock.com/
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2 weeks ago
irablockphoto A bust of the buddha in tree roots at wat mahathat in the ayutthaya historical park, ayutthaya, thailand. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative - - - #ayutthaya #thailand #buddha #historical #watmahathat #sonya99 #sonyalpha
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2 weeks ago
irablockphoto The snow has arrived here in new york city and the schools are closed. so it's time to look for a place to go snowboarding. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative - - - #snow #snowboarding #winterstorm #bombcyclone #sonyalpha #sonya7riii
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3 weeks ago
irablockphoto The cold weather here in new york city is not going away - and snow is predicted later tonight. it reminds me of the cold morning when i was photographing the famous moulton barn in mormon row near jackson, wyoming. the barn is now part of grand teton national park. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - - #moultonbarn #mormonrow #tetonmountains #grandtetons #grandtetonnationalpark #wyoming #winter #snow #barn
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3 weeks ago
irablockphoto It is cold here in new york city. on my photo walk the other night to bryant park, the fountain had icicles hanging from it. the temperature was about 22 degrees fahrenheit, -5 degrees celsius. since then it has gotten even colder. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - - #bryantpark #fountain #icicles #winter #cold #freeze #photowalk #sonysquarenyc #sonya7riii
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4 weeks ago
irablockphoto Merry christmas and happy holidays. i will be doing a free photo walk on wednesday evening december 27 to bryant park in new york. we will meet up sony square at 4:30. sony will have loaner cameras and lenses for you to try out. if you are in new york please join me. the link to register for the event is in my profile. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - #sonysquarenyc #sonyalpha #photowalk #winterwonderland #holidayseason
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irablockphoto Temples and balloons in bagan, myanmar. i am hoping a pretty image will help bring attention to the plight of the children in myanmar. with all the country's problems the children are suffering the most, and the number of orphans is staggering. the mudita foundation @muditafoundation from germany is trying to educate and house these orphans. with the holiday season upon us it is a great time to be charitable, by volunteering or contributing money. check them out at www.muditafoundation.de @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety - - - #myanmar #burma #bagan #temples #balloons #orphans #muditafoundation
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irablockphoto Archaeologists and workers excavate border cave on the border of kwa zulu natal and swaziland. this important site has evidence of human habitation dating back 200 000 years, giving weight to the belief that africa is the origin of man. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - - - #archaeology #bordercave #africa #history #earlyman
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irablockphoto Going through my archive this weekend i found my favorite mongolian camel lady. i have ridden her bactrian camels many times on my various trips to gobi desert in mongolia. riding through the sand dunes on these magnificent creatures is an incredible experience. i plan on doing another workshop in mongolia in the near future. stay tuned. @thephotosociety @natgeo . . . #mongolia #gobidesert #gobi #bactriancamel #archive
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irablockphoto Christmas in new york - saks fifth avenue lit up as the christmas shopping spree goes into overdrive. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative - - - #christmas #fifthavenue #saksfithavenue #lights #shopping
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irablockphoto A young man walks through the parc de la ciutadella in barcelona, spain watching the world through his soap bubbles. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative - - - #barcelona #spain #bubbles #play #parcdelaciutadella
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irablockphoto Blue and pink moment at a swimming pool in singapore. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative _ _ _ #pool #swimming #swimmingpool #singapore #color #relax #photoftheday
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November 2017
irablockphoto Palm trees seen through some colorful netting on sentosa island, singapore. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - #sentosa #silosobeach beach #palmtrees #singapore #sonya7riii
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November 2017
irablockphoto The setting sun gives a warm glow to the city of barcelona, spain viewed from the sagrada familia. @thephotosociety @natgeo . _ _ _ #barcelona #spain #catalonia #sunset #sonya7riii #sagradafamilia #antonigaudi
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November 2017
irablockphoto A strike in barcelona, spain today protesting the jailing of catalonia officials. the officials were arrested because of the catalon secession votes. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - #catalonia #spain #barcelonia #secsession #protest #sonya7riii
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November 2017
irablockphoto Night falls on park güell in barcelona, spain. the park was designed by antoni gaudí and opened to the public in 1926. it was declared an unesco world heritage site in 1984. gaudí lived in a house in the park until his untimely death in 1926 when he was struck by a street car. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative. - - - #parkgruell #barcelona #catalonia #spain #antoniogaudi #gaudi #sonya7riii
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November 2017
irablockphoto The ceiling of the main floor at casa batlló in barcelona, spain. this is one of the famous architect antoni gaudí’s masterpieces. it was first built in 1877 and was redesigned in 1904. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative @tnttown1 . - - - #antonigaudí #casabatlló #spain #barcelona #sonya7riii
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November 2017
irablockphoto Looks like we will be taking off from seattle despite mother nature. @thephotosociety @natgeo. - - - #airport #travel #flightdelay #snow #waiting #sonya7riii #sonyalpha
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November 2017
irablockphoto It does not look good for getting to barcelona on time from seattle - snow and ice. @thephotosociety @natgeo. - - - #airport #travel #flightdelay #snow #waiting #sonya7riii #sonyalpha
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November 2017
irablockphoto Photo by @williamalbertallard my dear friend and legendary photographer bill allard is having an instagram print sale to celebrate one of his iconic images. bill is legendary “for his pioneering use of color photography to capture iconic images” for national geographic magazine. here is what bill wrote about this image: “basque children running home,” my picture of two small girls scampering home to the call of their mother in the tiny french village of behorleguy, is 50 years old this fall. to honor the anniversary of this picture which in large print form has sold for thousands of dollars, it is now available as a flash sale print for two weeks only at $100.00. the signed print is an archival ink jet image of 6” x 9” on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of archival watercolor paper.” "in september and october of 1967 it was my very good fortune to be roaming the pyreneese mountains to document the basque country of spain and france for national geographic magazine. i celebrated my 30th birthday on the last day of that september in the french town of st jeane pied de port, not far from where this picture was made. one late afternoon i was standing along the edge of a narrow and gently winding road leading to a village when i hear a woman’s voice calling. the sun had descended but soft light was reflecting down from the clouds, falling upon the road and in the distance, the white steeple of the village church. i then heard a faint sound approaching behind me and when i turned to look i saw two little girls answering their mother’s apparent call to come home. i raised my leica and made two quickly framed exposures. when i saw the two pictures a month later upon my return home, one was a shaky blur, a failure. the other was this picture of two girls not running, not skipping, but seemingly floating in grace and innocence, returning to their village home. it is one of my most iconic images.”
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