Landscape Arch




After photographing the Pine Tree Arch and the lone pine tree (both featured in “Enter Devil’s Garden”), the night ended with a short hike to Landscape Arch. Landscape Arch is located within Arches National Park (Utah) and is the longest arch of the over 2,000 cataloged arches there. It spans 306 feet, base to base. […]

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Enter Devil’s Garden




In today’s post, I’m featuring some images captured in the Devil’s Garden area of Arches NP. Arriving at sunset, we were greeted with a wonderful landscape: After a brief stop to capture the amazing sight, we headed on into the Garden as the light faded and nighttime greeted us. After a short hike (0.5 mile), […]

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Balanced Rock at Night, Part 2




In Part 1 (“Balanced Rock at Night, Part 1”), I featured the transition from daylight to night skies. In today’s post, I feature a few of the images I captured late in the evening in the Balanced Rock area of Arches National Park. Once the sun sets and the night skies appear, you can find […]

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Balanced Rock at Night, Part 1




In Part 1 of this 2 part post, I’m featuring some of the early evening night images that I captured at Balanced Rock, in Arches NP (Utah). In the previous post (“A Bit Tipsy”), I featured a few images leading up to sunset. Once the sun fell below the western horizon, and the skies began […]

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A Bit Tipsy




On my first day inside Arches NP, I captured both daylight and nighttime images of a unique rock structure within the park, Balanced Rock. Here are some of my favorite daytime images (note the photographers in both photos, giving a bit of sense of scale to the size of Balanced Rock): As the sun began […]

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Dead Horse Point




Just finished an exciting photography project in Utah … photographing some of the magnificent rock structures in Arches National Park, at night. And not just the arches … my trip there coincided with the recent, extra-large, “super moon”, as well as during the Leonids meteor shower. Over the next few posts, I’ll feature some of […]

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Damselfly




On my last kayak outing, I found a Damselfly (species unknown) perched on a plant leaf and hanging over the water. Here are a couple of images I captured of this wonderful insect: The damselfly differs from the dragonfly by the way it carries it’s wings. While the dragonfly lays it’s wings out to either […]

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How Foggy Was it?




Good to get back to blogging. Last week I had issues with my satellite internet (my daily “allowance” seemed to just fade away into the big, black hole, and had to stay off the internet until the service company could get it back on track), then my last art show of the year, from Thursday […]

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Fogged Up Heron




During last week’s kayak outing in the dense fog at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department natural area, I came upon a pretty cooperative Great Blue Heron that let the kayak get relatively close (I was paddling south, with a light northerly wind at my back, so I let the wind carry the kayak towards where […]

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Fun Friday: Lost in the Fog




When the “F-bomb” (fog) came up during Wednesday night’s weather forecast, I decided to take Rubber Ducky out for a little kayak trip on Thursday morning. As far as wildlife, not a lot of action, but will share a few in a subsequent post. But the foggy landscape was quite surreal. As I headed out […]

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