Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dantes View Photos – Death Valley National Park

These pictures from Dantes View were taken during a Death Valley camping and backpacking trip in November of 2009. This point was the location used in the original Star Wars movie (Episode IV: A New Hope) for the shot overlooking … Continue reading

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San Jacinto’s Summit From Joshua Tree National Park

Pentax K10D with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 Shot in January 2010. Shot near Barker Dam.

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Fire Art – Series 2 – From Sequoia National Forest

This set of photos is my second attempt at creating interesting images by manipulating fire. The Camping and Backpacking FireĀ  fulfills a primal urge, providing light and heat in a landscape that would otherwise be dark and frigid. These six … Continue reading

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Camping at Sandy Flat Campground – Sequoia National Forest, CA

Sandy Flat Campground Directions: From Highway 99 take Highway 178 east to 4 miles west of Lake Isabella. Turn right on Borel Road then right on to the Old Canyon Road. Approximately two miles turn right into Sandy Flats Campground. … Continue reading

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Zabriskie Point Photos – Death Valley National Park

Zabriskie Point was the first major stop on my trip to Death Valley National Park. I arrived just as the sun was getting high enough to allow for strong sky poralization, though just a little too late to capture the … Continue reading

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Camping at Ryan Campground – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Out of all the National Parks camping trips I’ve taken this past year, including visits to some of the nation’s absolute best (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequioa, Death Valley, Saguaro, The Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon), my recent camping trip in … Continue reading

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Wildflowers

Pentax K10D with Vivitar 105mm f/2.5 Shot about 5 minutes from home

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Maui Sun Bathing

Pentax K10D with DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 She’s always pretty, but I especially like her coloration here

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