Mary and I last saw water in Barker Dam in 2009. With the drought in CA these past eight years, this particular photo has been elusive. However, once you see this reflection shot, it’s like crack for photographers. You want to make this photo over and over again. We recently went to Joshua Tree two weekends in a row to try to get the best photo we could. Here’s what happened. Continue reading
Because of all of the rain in Southern CA, the Barker Dam area of Joshua Tree has a lot of water for the first time in about eight years. Mary and I made a trip out there just to get that one shot. There’s a lot you can do in Josh in one day. Here’s what we did. Continue reading
If you like cactus, especially the majestic Saguaro, Tuscon is the place for you. There are three parks full of Saguaros – Saguaro National Park East and West, as well as the Catalina State Park. They are all a bit different, but we loved them all. Here’s why: Continue reading
The White Sands National Monument is 300 square miles of a white gypsum dune field located in Southern New Mexico between Las Cruces and Alamogordo. It is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Mary and I have photographed here a half dozen times as her parents live nearby. Here are a few photos and hints. Continue reading
Mary and I were at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge about a month ago to photograph snow geese and Sandhill cranes. This was our second try here at bird photography. Whether you are a birder or just a curious outdoors person, this place is a must. Here is what you might see. Continue reading
After reviewing our photos from our ten day trip along the coast of Maine, we picked out a few that we thought would be great postcards. You know the type of photograph – “hey, ma, look where I am.” They may not be the most artistic, but they help tell the story. Here are some of our favorites. Continue reading
This is our fourth blog post about our ten day trip along the coast of Maine. We did some hiking in Acadia and around Camden. One of the most enjoyable challenges is finding and making close-up images. Some of these were done with leaves on or close to the ground and some were made with telephoto lenses from afar.
Peter and I have been fortunate to visit many different types of sand dunes. Some of our favorites are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley, the Great Sand Dunes in Southern Colorado near Alamosa, and White Sands in New Mexico near Las Cruces. We visited White Sands over the holiday weekend on a beautiful (and photographically challenging) sunny day. I decided to use a very long telephoto lens and see if I could capture light and shadow from the different shapes of the dunes. It was difficult. Continue reading
This is our third blog in a series about chasing Fall color in Maine. Mary and I spent ten days travelling from Camden to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Here are some of our favorite Fall color photographs.
A few weeks ago Mary and I spent 8 days photographing Fall color from Camden to Acadia. Besides great trees, lakes, and lighthouses, there were numerous large and small bays. Here are some of our favorite photos: Continue reading