The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona has a special place in my heart. During our snowbird winters, my husband and I love to camp in the wilderness near Ajo on the Ajo Scenic Drive. In my latest video, "Sonoran Desert: Ajo's Backcountry in Time and Motion," I want to take you on a visual journey of this captivating landscape. Through drone footage, timelapse and still … [Read more...] about Sonoran Desert: Ajo’s Backcountry in Motion and Time
Long Exposure Bird Photography
One of my favourite watering holes on the pacific flyway is Whitewater Draw in Arizona. Here Sandhill Cranes arrive by the tens of thousands every winter. It’s a phenomenon I’ve witnessed a few times before (you can see the photos from those trips here.) On my last visit I made over a thousand photos on the first day and, after reviewing them, I realized they were … [Read more...] about Long Exposure Bird Photography
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona
Sometimes I wish I could be one of those people who make images, process them, and share them all within a few days. Or even the same day! I’ve never been able to do that and I guess I’ve given up trying. My photos seem to need a period of time to rest on my hard drive before they are ready to evolve and flourish with post processing. Call it beauty sleep. These photos I … [Read more...] about Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona
A Squadron of Javelinas
I was in the zone. Nothing existed except me and thousands of sandhill cranes. In the middle of the action, I had something amazing in front of me that I was photographing, and everything else was muffled out. My intensity communicated to all that I didn't want to be bothered. Someone was talking ... to me I think ... my focus slightly wavered and then I was immediately … [Read more...] about A Squadron of Javelinas
What is the Best Focal Length Lens for Bird Photography?
Last winter I returned to one of my all time favourite bird photography destinations: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge which is on the border between California and Arizona. During my first visit to Cibola the previous year, I discovered some problems with my wildlife photography gear, which resulted in my not getting any long lens photos. Bummer! That was one reason why … [Read more...] about What is the Best Focal Length Lens for Bird Photography?