Driving into Death Valley National Park along California Highway 190, you certainly understand how Death Valley got its name. The brown barren desert landscape is all you can see for miles around. We were headed for “The Ranch at Death Valley”, a self-described casual hotel that would be our home base for the next 6 days. The Ranch turned out to be a convenient centrally located lodge to access the Valley’s most remarkable places to visit. We were excited to finally explore one of the few major National Parks we have never experienced, but we were not at all prepared for the landscape vistas and diversity we were about to encounter.
Our family has made a real effort to see all of our major US National Parks but there are still a few more on our bucket list. Although we have seen many of the parks in Utah and Colorado, we never quite made it to Arches National Park near Moab, Utah until recently.
I have traveled to many places all over the world, but there are only a few I like to return to over and over again. I am not sure how to describe these places. They just feel right. You never get tired of them. They are most interesting, filled with many things to do, yet uncrowded and relaxing. One of these favorite places is Amelia Island, Florida. Continue reading →
The light rain is hitting the windshield as I travel up the Interstate at 4:45AM in the morning. I am thinking this is probably not the best day for a sunrise photography workshop on the beach. Continue reading →
This photo so reminds me of my youth. I remember mom driving us to the beach early on Saturday morning so we could surf all day. The waves were not anything like we read about in the Surfing Magazines, but we had so much fun riding our little Florida waves. Continue reading →
It is fitting that my Micro Storm photo is my first post on this blog. It was a first for me in a lot of ways… first photo I ever sold, first time I really believed the best camera is the one you have with you, first high-profile award winning image, and the first time I have ever seen such a sight!