I love being a snowbird! For the past 7 years I've left the grey and rainy pacific northwest behind in late fall to follow the sun down to the American Southwest to explore and photograph the stunning landscapes until spring. I've seen some truly remarkable places, but to become an all-time favourite, a location has to meet a few criteria: The most important thing is … [Read more...] about My 10 Favourite Photography Locations in the American Southwest
Joshua Tree National Park
Last spring, things were starting to heat up where we were in southern Arizona, so Ray and I decided to seek refuge in some higher ground. One of our favourite higher ground locations in the American Southwest is Joshua Tree National Park in California. It is right on the border between Arizona and California, so it wasn’t too far at all. This would be our third trip … [Read more...] about Revisiting and Reshooting at Joshua Tree National Park
One of the most interesting features of Joshua Tree National Park in California is the Cholla Cactus Garden. But, it is really hard to get a good composition here. At least that's what I found. I was disappointed with the photos I made here last year, so this year I was determined not only to be there in good light, but to find a cholla I could isolate. One of the … [Read more...] about Cholla Cactus Garden
Do you process your photos in order? Just wondering... I usually process mine in order because I'm afraid if I skip over something I might never come back to it. But on the other hand, maybe you're tired of seeing Joshua Trees by now and I should change it up a bit and save some of them for another time. I guess if I saved enough of them I would be able to jump around … [Read more...] about Joshua Tree Sunburst
This is one of the places I yearned to go back to this winter. Belle Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. We've been to some nice campgrounds. Lots of nice campgrounds. But I always prefer the ones where we can get away from people and enjoy nature. I particularly like ones where I can stumble out of the RV in the morning and the scenery is right there waiting for … [Read more...] about Belle – The Most Beautiful Campground in California?