It’s been quite a long time since I managed an early walk along the bike trail; but this week I got back out there and realized how much I’ve missed the cool morning breeze and the ripples on the lake. My photos are a little fuzzy because I decided not to carry my heavy 600mm lens. Maybe next time my […]
Roughly halfway through this amazing episode it occurred to me that it might have been titled “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”! Some of the territory Huell discovers on this Road Trip adventure looks awfully familiar to me, since we passed through the small town of Tehachapi on Highway 58 only a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t have time to stop […]
I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to shoot wildflowers during our Texas trip, but I still managed to find a few, even in the desert. Here are a few of my recent favorites, including some I noticed the other morning in my own neighborhood.
Spotting wildlife in its natural environment is always exciting — but I certainly know from my own experiences that capturing them with a camera can be frustrating if you can’t zoom in close enough. Our South American traveler back in 2000 was most likely using a compact point-and-shoot camera. It was great for general photography, but the penguins and elephant […]
(Click any image to enlarge) Last Friday I wrote about Bob, the Chinese Swan Goose. Although he’s gone, there is always plenty of wildlife in and around the ponds of this North Texas neighborhood. They are generally shy of anyone getting too close, and yet it’s very easy to observe the local ducks, geese, and larger wading birds. I shot […]
Two brief visits to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona were definitely not enough to take in the entirety of this amazing place, but I’m grateful we were able to stop on our trip homeward to explore what we could. And I managed to tear my eyes away from the landscape long enough to notice some of the wildflowers. […]
Huell’s visit to the desert town of Newberry Springs didn’t go according to plan, a situation I think many of us can identify with! This is one of those episodes that I could have sworn I had already featured long ago, mainly because it includes an impromptu visit to the former Sidewinder Café, now renamed the Bagdad Café in honor […]
Our journey through Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Texas during the last week of July was marked by some pretty high temperatures, but we also got to experience several bursts of monsoonal moisture along the way. The ever-changing clouds roiling above the high desert landscape provided me with some amazing photo opportunities! I’m not sure I would want to live […]