Maine Coast with Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Maine is known for its dramatic rocky coast, raging surf, stark lighthouses, and charming fishing harbors. We’ll photograph in areas where Winslow Homer, Andy Wyeth, and other artists have painted for centuries. And we’ll head to two of our favorite fish shacks for the famous Maine lobster and other fresh seafood. The Barefoot Contessa grew up sailing this area, and she and Arnie look forward to introducing you to their special haunts. We have also made friends with many locals, so we have access to areas not always open to visitors.

Limit 12 participants with two instructors, and we have three open spots.

Backing Up

View from atop Hunt’s Mesa in Monument Valley Tribal Park of the Navajo Nation, AZ. © Jerry Ginsberg

Story and photographs by Jerry Ginsberg


To apply some advice that I received several years ago, one hard drive will annoy ya….two are a paranoia. The hard truth is that only three things in life are certain: death, taxes and hard drive failures. They all have finite life spans. No matter how sophisticated your drives may be, given enough use over enough time, they will fail.  Not if, but when.

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Story and photography by Jerry Ginsberg


Unique limestone formations deep within an open area of Mammoth Cave. © Jerry Ginsberg


To my knowledge, there are just five cave systems within our 59 national parks, at least those that are open to the public. While other caverns are found in some national monuments, let’s stick to these big 5 for now.

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