This past February we flew down to Arizona for our annual visit. We usually try to get out and do a little sightseeing/hiking, and this trip we decided to drive up to the Salt River north of Mesa.
On our daily walk we pass by a community entrance feature that showcases various plants and flowers. A couple months ago I noticed these brilliant, magenta coleus plants. I've shot several of my mom's coleus plants but never one with this spectacular color.
We made our annual trip to visit my parents in February. Aside from playing tennis every day, I did manage to get out to Sonoran Desert National Monument once again to enjoy some golden-hour shooting. Here are a few images from that evening.
Rose Macro 2014
Wow, it's been a long time since I posted to my blog! We had a busy spring, though. We moved in May so I am just now getting enough time to think about doing some non-move-related things like blogging and photography. Let's get the ball rolling again with an image, shall we?
Stillaguamish River Sunset
It was the first day of my August trip to Washington State. I was staying with my long-time childhood friend, Jeff, who was generously showing me some of his favorite Washington scenery. What I saw on that first day alone has me wanting to go back.
Garden of the Gods Juniper Tree
Driving home from my Colorado Workshop in October, I planned on staying the night in Colorado Springs. As I entered the city in late afternoon, I was closely watching the road signs for hotels to investigate. Instead, I noticed a sign for the "Garden of the Gods" city park. Sounds like a good detour!
Purple Clematis Flower
The wind chill factor was -13°F when I walked the dogs this morning, so for this post I thought I'd revisit a photograph from warm, colorful August.
West Beckwith Mountain
One of the many beautiful locations we shot on my Colorado Workshop back in October was this view of West Beckwith Mountain in the Gunnison National Forest. The mountain rises to 12,041 feet above sea level and as you can see, this past October it was surrounded by an amazing display of color.
Pinnacle Peak Trail Pika
Hiking down from Plummer Peak, we were on Pika alert. As we walked past rock fields on the hike up the mountain we kept hearing them, their high-pitched "eeeek" calls, but the little critters were elusive.
Oak Leaf and Grass with Hoarfrost
On the last morning of the Colorado Workshop I attended in October with Ian Plant and George Stocking we arrived before dawn. The location was a beautiful view of Mount Sneffels. After an hour of shooting the landscape I hiked up the hill behind us to look for a different vantage point and noticed the interesting hoarfrost on the ground. Macro time!