One of our favorite locations in Joshua Tree is the Jumbo Rocks campground and trail to Skull Rock. This has one of the most picturesque rock walls in the park. Here’s how to photograph it.
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
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They hit some bumps in the road on their way to Dairy. Bob complained the whole way.
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
Inspiration comes from strange places. On a trip last year to Arizona with our friends, Mark and Cat, their enthusiasm for toy dinosaurs was contagious. I couldn’t help myself, and returned with Bob and Nancy. I am currently suffering through a creative valley, and am looking for sparks anywhere they can be found. So here we go, the first episode about two dinosaurs that are currently roaming around my kitchen. 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
What a great exercise to look back at a year’s worth of images, re-live the moments when I pushed the shutter, and reflect on the variety of experiences I had. Every year when Peter asks me (or rather forces me) to do this, I always think “I didn’t really shoot much this year that would make my top 10”. When I had gathered 25 images and was still adding I realized that I rarely left home with out a camera (or two) in hand. I think maybe I will post a top 10 iPhone photos of the year too! Continue reading
Even though nature photography is our thing, Peter and I are continuing to practice our wildlife photography. I’m a believer in transference, what you learn in one discipline helps you be better in others. We were at the zoo recently, and as usual in moments of dearth, I went to the extreme of my zoom lens to try to see the world differently. Continue reading
Mary and I had a great travel year in 2016. We took 11 named trips including many weekend jaunts. We had major trips to Tucson, Maine, Page (AZ), Death Valley, and New Mexico. We had a variety of locations that were in major cities and in pretty remote locations. Here are my favorite photos from 2016. Continue reading