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 →
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 →
The Antelope slot canyons are on every photographer’s bucket list. Whether you are a serious photographer,or a hiker, or nature lover, they should be on your bucket list too. Here is what you might see:
The desert always provides plenty of opportunities to make photos of cactus and succulents. In the spring, flowing cactus are an annual event, not to be missed. Here are a few hints for making the most of your spring cactus shooting. Continue reading →
Sometimes I get an image, that has the right feel, but has a lot of things against it technically speaking. I actually tossed this image, and then resurrected it from the recycle bin after reading how to do a gritty monotone technique. The article suggested working with a street scene; being a nature photographer I used what I had…. Continue reading →
When Mary and I get home from a trip and download our photos, my favorite thing to do is compare our compositions. I am the wide angle person and she is the one who sees the details. Our Scottsdale trip was no different.
Infrared file processed in Nik’s Color Efex Pro Bleach Bypass
Mary and I went to Phoenix for the weekend to see family and scout sites in case the wild flowers take off this spring. We had a good walk at the Desert Botanical Garden in Scottsdale and a good hike at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Continue reading →
Peter has written a couple of times about why photographs cost so much, and what is involved in making a great image. Below is a link to a short 4 minute video made by one of Jack Graham’s workshop participants. She does a wonderful job illustrating the long days driving on jarring roads, hauling 20-30 pounds of gear through rough terrain, and spending every minute of the day, from pre-dawn to post-dusk, with people you just met.
We fashion ourselves as photographers’ of the southwest. As such, we often times have the opportunity to photograph cactus. Cactus comes in all shapes, sizes, and even colors. Here are some tips to get your best cactus shots. Continue reading →
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school in the desert near Scottsdale, AZ from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The complex drew its name from Wright’s summer home, Taliesin, in Spring Green Wisconsin. Here is what you might see: Continue reading →