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 →
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 →
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 →
You have to hike a bit to make a photo of the dunes without footprints.
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.