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Escape to Twisted Slots – Tent Rocks

Escape to Twisted Slots – Tent Rocks

Every October, Albuquerque's population almost triples for the International Balloon Fiesta, the city's signature annual event. While it's the main reason for most visits, the Fiesta doesn't provide balloon events throughout each day. You end up doing something else...

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Moving Pictures – Shots From Your Car

Moving Pictures – Shots From Your Car

I was travelling back from a friend's cabin after an enjoyable cross-country ski trip in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Unfortunately, someone had a solo accident on Interstate 80 in the foothills northeast of Sacramento, and backed up traffic into the...

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Rocky Mountain Fall Color

Rocky Mountain Fall Color

I landed at Boston's Logan Airport to provide technical support for a customer visit one long-ago September afternoon. At the rental car counter, the agent asked if I was there for the foliage. I wasn’t, but overheard other agents advising travelers where the best...

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Wyoming’s Periodic Spring

Wyoming’s Periodic Spring

Star Valley south of Afton, Wyoming Post-Eclipse Relaxer After escaping the eclipse, we drove to Wapiti Village RV Park in Alpine, Wyoming and took a deep breath. Then we thought about dinner. A little online searching turned up the Old Yellowstone Garage - prompt...

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Off the Interstates in Colorado

Off the Interstates in Colorado

I've always been fascinated by mountains and moving water. The first may seem easier to render than the second - mountains don't move. But they've both been photographed to death, especially in Colorado. So how do you do it? Simple - find a really interesting piece of...

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Flaming Gorge

Flaming Gorge

The One-Armed Major Got There First Most of it has been civilized, but a few bits of Flaming Gorge still look as John Wesley Powell first saw them in 1869. Powell took ten men down the Green and Colorado Rivers in four wooden boats, his only purpose to discover. He...

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Fossil Landscapes

Fossil Landscapes

Turning at Another Little Brown Sign Utah had been frying on our way up, so we took a cooler route through Wyoming on our return from the August 2017 solar eclipse. As we drove south through deserted territory, I saw the little brown sign first. "Hmm, must be...

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The Best Outdoor Party – Eclipse!

The Best Outdoor Party – Eclipse!

Chemo slows you down, but it can let you keep going. Pat and Daisy model what every eclipse viewer is wearing this season. Getting to the Party That's the way it was with our Bernese Mountain Dog Daisy as we started our eclipse viewing trip to Idaho, booked just 3...

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To Lightroom or Not To Lightroom , That Is The Question

To Lightroom or Not To Lightroom , That Is The Question

One by One in the Bad Old Days In the pre-2007 days before Lightroom, I used stand-alone image management software (DigitalPro, no longer available) to import, keyword, caption and file my digital images. If a shot really needed it, I would import it into Photoshop...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017 – Rev 2

Eclipse Chasing 2017 – Rev 2

"No plan survives contact with the enemy." - Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke These words are still very true today, over 150 years after Field Marshall von Moltke wrote them. A Canine Tumor Changes Everything When our Bernese Mountain Dog Daisy developed a large 9cm...

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