Category Archives: Photography – The American West

Night Photography: Light Pollution

A few years ago life had taken me to north western Colorado.  This is a region of the country where counties are larger than some eastern states but only have a population around ten or fifteen thousand people.  Clear nights … Continue reading

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American Historic Sites- Montezuma Castle

Many of us often forget that American History starts long before 1607 with the arrival of the Jamestown colony.  This is quite well covered in the book “A voyage long and strange” by Tony Horwitz which looks at the Vikings, … Continue reading

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Arizona- Grand Canyon

Chances are, you’ve been to the Grand Canyon. In fact, since most of the people who read this blog right now are people who know me, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been there with me.  That being said, it … Continue reading

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Arizona- Buffalo Park Horizon

Buffalo Park stands at the northern end of Flagstaff.  It is perhaps the largest park in Flagstaff, and is a popular destination for locals. It has an extensive running and walking trail system that are used by many joggers.  It … Continue reading

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Arizona-Reflections of Sedona

I spent a fair portion of my life living in Arizona.  And a good deal of that time was spent either in Sedona or thinking about the Sedona area. As you may well know, Sedona is a popular destination for … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah- Colorado Rainbow

Rainbows mean many things to many people.  For some it’s gay pride, for some it’s the promise that God gave Noah in Genesis.  For people in the west it’s a sign that it’s rained.  Now, obviously, it’s a sign for … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah – Big Horn Pictogram

Long before the Mormons or we Gentiles reached the Green River Valley the Native Americans were already there.  This pictogram of a Big Horn Sheep being chased by a wolf or coyote was made by the Freemont people.  Whoever the … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah- Green River Canyon

Really, in this case, the caption says it all.  Except that you need to go there and see it for yourself, because even though I may profit off of you buying the photo, it really can’t do this sight justice. … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah – Echo Park from the Ridge

Echo Park has a long history that the caption doesn’t fully capture.  You see, back in the early 50’s, the Bureau of Reclamation wanted to build a massive dam in this area and flood it.  This project was opposed by … Continue reading

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Colorado and Utah – The Autumn Barn

So many photos in the world are planned.  This one was about as far from planned as they get.  I’d originally gone up into the Uintas with aspens in mind.  I whipped the car around onto a side road, gravel … Continue reading

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