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A time-honored tradition since 1898, the Skagway, Alaska, Fourth of July celebration offers everything from a parade to pie-eating contests.
(Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Hiking the Chilkoot Trail," March/April 1997, National Geographic Traveler magazine)
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When making long exposures, use a remote release to avoid camera movement. If you don't have a remote release, use the camera's self-timer.
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