A Walk Around New Mexico

 

For me, this photo has the quintessential qualities of Northern New Mexico, beautiful clouds, blue skies, and adobe architecture.  Much of this trip was spent simply walking around Santa Fe and Taos, not necessarily on a photo trip, but still looking for great photographs.

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Palouse, Washington Landscapes

Designs of the Harvest

Designs in the Palouse and the “broccoli tree”

The Palouse farming region in eastern Washington, near Moscow, Idaho is a beautiful patchwork of fertile farmland planted with spring and winter wheat, mustard seed, canola and garbanzo. The hills and creeks play a role in forming the unique designs found in the photographs of this rich farmland. Continue reading

Coyotes and Buffalo Endure a Yellowstone Winter

A coyote locates a vole by listening, then pounces on lunch.

Coyote pouncing on lunch

My winter visit to Yellowstone National Park was organized and led by Barbara Eddy and John Gurlach.  In the wintertime, one cannot simply drive into the park.  The Gerlach team led us on wonderful excursions for five days, rising before sunrise and shooting until it was too dark.

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Yellowstone in the Winter

Yellowstone Winter Firehole

This past winter I spent five full days exploring Yellowstone National Park by snow coach.  Passenger cars are not allowed at that time. The only modes of transportation inside the park are snowmobiles or snow coaches.  I signed up with Gerlach Nature Photography Workshops led by Barbara Eddy and John Gerlach.  It was a wonderful time with two very knowledgeable leaders.  We were exploring the park daily from shortly after sunrise to past sunset.
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9-11-2001; Seventeen Years Later

Statue of Liberty

The 9-11 memorials I’ve visited seem to be very appropriate tributes to that terrible day.  I have visited the NYC memorial twice.  Below are links to my previous posts regarding 9-11.  The YouTube video was created in 2001, posted in 2006 and has almost 50,000 views.

9-11 LINK to You-Tube

 

My BLOG post of my 9-11 Memorial visit.

 

My BLOG post of Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, PA

 

 

 

Alaska Revisited

 

Eagle Portrait on July 4th, 2018.

How appropriate to photograph an American bald eagle on the Fourth of July in Alaska.  In Hoonah, Alaska I was able to slowly approach this eagle which had apparently just eaten some fish.  Yep, we made a return visit to Alaska to visit Denali National Park and cruise the beautiful coastline for a second time in two months.

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