Thursday, February 26, 2015

Once in a Lifetime!

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My photo buddy (Chad) and I were in Teton National Park on Monday night taking photos of the night sky with the Moulton Barn in the foreground (freezing our tails off) when this incredible streak of light appeared in the sky to our south east, headed north west.  We thought it was a comet or meteor until we learned the next morning that it was what was left of a Chinese rocket that had deposited a satellite in orbit this past December.  How often do you happen to be at the exact right place at the exact right time and are set up to capture something like this?  Sorry about the large watermark on the photo, but if anyone is interested in purchasing a print or licensing this photo in a higher quality and resolution please contact me, OTHERWISE PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PHOTO FOR ANY REASON. 

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Zion's Beauty


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I had to send my baby to the hospital on Thursday, overnight express through the post office. I got an email from Canon saying they got her and would be fixing her under warranty and I should have her back in about a week. I've still got plenty from recent trips that I should be posting anyway. I do miss her though.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

A touch of Snow

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My favorite shot of Mesa Arch so far.  Hopefully there will be even more opportunities in the future.
 
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Zion Peaks

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Back in November I joked about all the photos I brought home from Southern Utah, but I've been slacking on getting them posted. If you want more comment, if you don't just ignore and I'll get the hint.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mesa Arch from a Different Angle

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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab Utah.  How many times can a person go there and still be fascinated? . . .  I don't know yet.

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Cairn Garden



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Just got back from another trip to Moab to visit our wonderful National and State parks. Many trails in that area are across slickrock where it is much harder to follow them because you can't see them like you do ones through forests and other places with soft ground, or on pavement.  To mark these trails they use "Cairns" which are piles of rocks as you can see in the photos above.

I've also added one more photo. I always thought that park rangers went out and created the Cairns one at a time, but on this trip as we were headed to a new arch I had never seen before, called Corona Arch, we came across a garden where it appears that the Cairns are grown. As you can see there are many baby Cairns and even a few very old ones that have grown big and tall. I'm sure they will be harvested very soon for use to mark an important slickrock trail.


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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Winter Wonderland

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Another from my shots last Monday, when Winter finally found Northern Utah.  It doesn't seem to be sticking around though, we're forecasting temps in the low to mid 40s next week.  Way too warm for January.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Finds Utah


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We finally woke up to some snow on the ground.  Made my day!
 
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Light and Shadow Play

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I had a great time in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada last month.  If you ever get near Las Vegas you should check this place out.

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