We recently headed out to Joshua Tree to shoot with portable flash units. Our intention was to catch the moon rise then shoot the trees with light after the fact.
Early January 15, 2018 Shellyeah and I headed out to Anza-Borrego’s Palm Canyon Trail to photograph the parks iconic California Fan Palms. See the photos here.
Under the canopy of several California fan palms (Washingtonia filifera)
We recently decided that it would be a good idea to try and see as many national parks as possible before we die. This idea is what prompted the trip…plus we both had wanted to see these places for quite some time. All destinations were brand new to both of us, with the exception of our less-than-1-day visits to Zion and Grand Canyon.
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Road to Zion / Capitol Reef / Arches & Moab / Canyonlands / Mesa Verde / Monument Valley / Canyon de Chelly / Grand Canyon / Williams, AZ
This was our fourth trip to Death Valley. Our main objectives this trip were to see some sights not yet seen, revisit some sites we had seen, and do some hiking. We did all of that. We also got to take a ride in a small, 4-seater airplane, which was totally unexpected and the highlight of our trip. To bypass the story and jump straight to the photos, click here.
Here’s how it happened:
Tim and his son getting the plane into take-off position.
We’re trying to visit, and photograph, all the National Parks in the US. On this trip, we marked off two. To skip this riff-raff and see photos only, click these Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Valley of Fire.
We started in Ridgecrest at the Motel 6, en route to June Lake, to photograph the Sierras from the back seat of the car. Now I’m sure we could’ve stayed at a place with a better neon sign and cool name like ‘China White Inn’ or whatever. To bypass this hurly-burly, click Photos.
The Perseids meteor shower is one of two reliable showers of the year. The Geminids is the other. This night had no moon interference and we finally got some good shots. View photos here.
We went to Iceland to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Good enough reason, eh.
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For this trip, we forwent the meteor shower and looked at the flowers. Photos here.
At first, I wondered what we would do here. After three days, it was all about the Ocotillo. Find photos from this trip here. Continue reading