Category Archive: Photography

Mar 18

Landscape Photography Number 12: Cummins Falls


Cummins Falls was a lot of fun to get to.  You have to cross in calf to knee deep water several times to get to the base of the falls. Not my finest moment of packing. I forgot to bring any sort of water shoes.  So on the way to Cummins Falls, I got some …

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Sep 28

Super Blood Moon Eclipse


Not the greatest picture out there but it was a fun learning experience last night as I tried to photograph the Super Blood Moon Eclipse.  I will say it was an interesting and beautiful sight to see and a wonderful daughter father bonding moment as she shouted out with glee “I want to see the …

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Oct 19

Landscape Photography Number 13: Colorado River


Number 13 is from an iconic spot in Grand Canyon National Park at Desert View. What makes this photograph stand out for me is the lone raven flying above the canyon.  The view down into the Canyon is nice but most people just stop at the tower take a little stroll to the left of …

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Sep 07

Landscape Photography Number 14: Running Water


I have always enjoyed looking at photographs of moving water captured with a slow shutter speed.  I like the smooth silky effect it puts on the water and have always wanted to do it myself.  Now with a tripod I received as a Christmas present a couple of years ago I can attempt to get …

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Aug 15

Landscape photography Number 15: Sunrise Great Sand Dunes

One of the most fun things about photography is all the experimenting involved. There are so many different things you can photograph and ways to photograph them. Different angles, different lighting, so many options. Photograph literally means light picture, so lighting is one of the greatest things to experiment with. On a recent trip to …

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Jul 12

Photography Tip:Taking Pictures of Fireworks


A great opportunity to take some interesting pictures is at your local 4th of July fireworks display, and with a little experimenting and some typical photography equipment a person can come up with some pretty good shots.  Taking pictures of fireworks is rather straight forward but having the right equipment and a little knowhow will go …

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Jun 14

Landscape photography Number 16: Colter Bay


Number 16 of my landscape photography series is a picture of Colter Bay located in Grand Teton National Park.  This particular picture was taken along the Lakeshore Trail.  If you ever find yourself in the Grand Tetons I highly recommend spending some time at Colter Bay which is one of our favorite spots in the park. I …

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May 27

Landscape Photography Number 17: Nymph Lake


Number 17 of my landscape photography series is a picture of Nymph Lake located in Rocky Mountain National Park.  This particular picture was taken along the trail to Emerald Lake.  If you ever find yourself there I highly recommend taking the hike to Emerald Lake.  I believe the light is better in the morning especially at Emerald …

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May 25

Photography Tip: Experiment with Reflectors


Last Christmas I received a silver/gold/white reflector and I have only used them a few times but I can see that as soon as I get some more practice with them they will definitely come in handy. Many times in the past a lot of our portrait pictures are taken with shadows running across my …

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May 08

Landscape Photography Number 18: Tundra


Number 17 of my landscape photography series is a picture of tundra high up in Rocky Mountain National Park.  This particular picture was taken along the Trail Ridge Road which is just filled with spectacular scenery.  For the longest time I had never given much thought to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, but since that …

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