Celebrating 2010.

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2011.

Rachel and I travelled to Central America this past summer to share in our wedding vows and travel together under the Guatemalan sun. This image was taken on the morning of the ceremony by my good friend Patrick Dobbins sharing in coffee and conversation.

Photograph © Patrick Dobbins 2011.

Travel in Central America is often most beautiful during the rainy season, with storm clouds approaching each afternoon, we read our vows shortly after sunrise, fresh flowers and champagne compliments of the house!

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Rachel and I navigate the beautiful gardens and terraced landscape of our posada on the edge of Lake Atitlan.

Photograph © Amalia Dobbins 2011.

One for the Books. A moment captured on film as Rachel and I toast to our friendship, marriage and all the adventures ahead!

July 17th 2010.

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207th Post…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011. All Rights Reserved.

I have been directing so much energy in to my new PhotoShelter Photography archive and posting about it, that I simply overlooked the fact that we had passed the 200th post. A milestone that I am excited to share…over two hundred posts on photography, travel, and the ongoing projects surrounding my own photojournalism career.

So…with that said I present the 207th post!

I give a warm welcome to those who are recently stumbling on to the site, and many thanks to those who have continued to support this photography forum over the years! Stay tuned as we roll into 2011 and all that lies ahead…

Many Thanks go out to my readership, Jeremy

Steel & Steam.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

I have been working on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as a long term project since returning to my home in the San Juan Mountains, almost five years ago. I came across this image today while working on my archive…another ongoing project with no visible end! I choose to highlight this particular shot because I feel that it embodies the essence of what I hope to portray by photographing the railroad in the first place…a sense of timelessness.

There will certainly be more posts on this subject as I collect my images…and my thoughts!

Please keep checking in…Best, Jeremy

Postcards in RAW…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Arriving in Denver today I promptly checked into my room and slept through the afternoon, tired from travel. The cold bitter wind was sharp and unforgiving as I ventured out before sunset, settling into a book store for coffee, in an effort to warm myself.

Travel for me is about exploration, it’s about seeing my surroundings with fresh eyes, and occasionally, indulging in solitude. Voyeurism and self reflection…street photography at its best.
The cold afternoon, was quickly giving way to an even colder night and the last of the storm clouds settled on the horizon. I turned my lens to the architecture of my urban surroundings in the last moments of the day.

Here’s my postcard to you… Best, Jeremy

Spotlight on Gallereies: La Ruta Maya – Part 2

Two young boys, near the village of El Remate, swim at dusk in Lake Petén Itzá, located in the Petén.


The rainy season at Lake Atitlan had dampened most of my clothes, but not my spirits. I shoved all my belongings back in my bag and was soon headed northeast toward Flores, Tikal, and the remainder of my time in Guatemala.

Photographs from the Tikal National Park in the Peten region of Guatemala, showcasing the massive archeological remains of the Maya, are intermingled with more human moments at El Remate on Lake Petén Itzá, and La Fiesta Nacional Indigena de Guatemala ( Festival Folklorico ) held in Coban.


Explore the experiences and imagery at my Photoshelter Gallery: La Ruta Maya II.


Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Spotlight on Galleries: La Ruta Maya

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

Images from my third and most recent trip to Guatemala are available in a recently published Gallery: La Ruta Maya I

These images span travels throughout the Lake Atitlan region and the colonial city of Antigua.

Click HERE to enter the photo gallery! …keep checking back! Adventures in Coban and Tikal are soon to be posted.

Regards, Jeremy