Monday, October 26, 2009

Southwest National Parks Photos

My photos from our recent trips to National Parks and Monuments in Colorado and Utah are now online at For the photographers almost all of these photos were taken at sunrise or sunset (the Golden Hours).  All of the landscape shots were taken on a tripod.  All were taken at f22 in order to achieve the best depth of field.  Most were taken at ISO 400. 

We traveled with Sally, our 10 year old shih tzu on this 6,000 mile driving trip.  Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the trails in the National Parks.  As a matter of fact, dogs are not allowed off of the paved areas.  That is a real bummer.  In Springdale, Utah at the entrance to Zion National Park few hotels will accept dogs.  The hotel that we stayed at would not permit a guest to leave their hotel room without their dog.  We were told that they would call Animal Control if they found a dog in the room.  This is the type of place that should just not accept dogs!

All of the Parks that we visited were great...Bryce Canyon, Zion, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado National Monument.  All offered different wildlife and unique landscapes. 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Utah and Colorado National Parks Photos Soon

I have been working on my photos from our recent 3 week driving trip to the Southwest...Rocky Mountain National Park, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park and the Colorado National Monument.  We certainly are blessed with a beautiful choice of landscapes to visit.  Here is just one of my photos from Bryce Canyon at Inspiration Point.  Many of these will be displayed on my site,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Recently Returned from Colorado & Utah National Parks

Lynn and I have recently returned from a trip to Colorado and Utah that included photography in Rocky Mountain National Park, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. We had terrific weather and blue skies for most of our photo ops. Bryce and Zion are both spectacular and as different as night and day, but they are only a little more than 80 miles apart. How anyone could say one is better than the other is beyond me.
Our wildlife sightings were excellent. We viewed elk in the rut, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, bighorn sheep and coyote.