Category Archives: Nature

Joshua Tree Sunrises

Sometimes its fun to return to the same spot on different days to take essentially the same photo in different conditions. Last December I drove up to Joshua Tree National Park on four different mornings to take sunrise shots. On … Continue reading

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Maligne Lake 2018

Once again it seems I am sharing a trip long after it occurred. Between taking photos, processing them, and life in general, blogging often seems to take a back seat until I finally decide to get caught up. Last September … Continue reading

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Backpacking Trip

When forest fires in BC closed The Rockwall Trail, our 5-day backpacking trip for August had to undergo a last minute change in location.  Fortunately, one of our group was familiar with a hike in the Bighorn Country, west of … Continue reading

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Jasper 2018

Over this past summer I managed to get up to Jasper National Park in Alberta several times. The first time was in early June, a trip that was partly a reconnaissance trip for a visit by a couple of my … Continue reading

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Canyon de Chelly

Our journey continued with about a 100 mile drive from Monument Valley to Canyon de Chelly  National Monument.  As was Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de Shay“) is located on Navajo Tribal Land.  While one is free to drive … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Last March, along with a group of photographer friends, I journeyed to Monument Valley.  This collection of massive sandstone buttes is located in northeastern Arizona, straddling the border with Utah. The valley is on Navajo Tribal Land.  To visit the … Continue reading

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Yosemite NP November 2017

Now that we are a few days into 2018, I should finish off 2017 with a posting about a trip to Yosemite National Park in November.  Along with a band of photographer friends from my camera club, we enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Tonquin Valley Hike

Several weeks ago I joined 9 friends for our annual backpacking trip.  This year’s excursion was a 5-day hike on the Tonquin Valley Trail in Jasper National Park.  The trail is about 43 km long which we broke into 4 … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona

Last spring I spent 5 days in Northern Arizona with my camera club buddies.  It has taken me a while to process photos from that trip as it seems every time I would get going on them another project would … Continue reading

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Best laid plans …

For part of this winter I made plans to camp and photograph in the Big Sur area.  I had my campsite booked and was looking forward to 5 days of exploring the coast.  Then the rains came. The result was … Continue reading

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