Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a journalist and photographer based in Port Jervis, NY and Alexandria, Va.

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New Year's Resolution: Shooting Images Closer to Home

I know, I've said this before, but I'm serious this time: Most of my photography is focused on places far from my doorstep, and it's time to look closer to home for great things to shoot. So, instead of promising I'm going to spend more time at the gym or read more books or whatever it is most people resolve to do at the start of a new year, I hereby resolve to focus on photographing Fort Collins.

I said I'd be doing this months ago, but the moment I said I'd find my photographic adventures close to home, I started straying far and wide, doing crazy things like taking an 8,000-mile road trip. I'm restless by nature, so staying close to home isn't easy. But I hope the results will be rewarding.

So, to begin with, check out my first 11 images from my ever-expanding image gallery of Fort Collins. And, spend some time on my website,, because I've updated my galleries with a smorgasbord of new images for your viewing pleasure.

Check back often!

Housekeeping: My website renovations are nearly complete

A quick housekeeping note:

You've probably noticed an entirely new look to Restless West Journal and my photography site, I'm in the process of merging my freelancing website with my blog after Apple announced it's eventually retiring its MobileMe web hosting service with the advent of iCloud.

Apple will continue to host iWeb-composed sites on MobileMe for another 11 months or so, but finding a solution to this soon was imperative so I'm not left scrambling later on. So, the result, I hope, is much improved. I've (mostly) closed down the old MobileMe-hosted and transferred the domain to my photo gallery hosting site, Zenfolio. Temporarily, the "Treks" portion of the site is still online via a link on my main photography website. I've consolidated, at least for the time being, the former contents of my freelancing site,, onto my Wordpress blog. So, for now, and take you to the same site.

I'd love to know what you think of both sites!