Friday, February 29, 2008's about time...?

I finally got around to creating my Flickr account.

Looking forward to meeting everyone there...


Pix of the Day: ...somewhere..., I'm not even sure where this was...

I snapped this on a cross-country drive from Phoenix to Colorado Springs--the same trip as the Paria Rimrocks visit, the same trip where I went over Vail Pass in a blizzard...all of which is a story much too long for one of these quickie Pix of the Day posts. Anyway, this was somewhere in the Utah/Colorado area, and I neglected to write down the name of this particular hill and body of water. If anyone recognizes the place, feel free to let me know; I'd love to add a clearer label to this picture besides " lake...near some mountain...somewhere near Colorado."


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pix of the Day: ...that's a rock...?

One more from Paria Rimrocks, though I'm not going to add any more commentary to this one...I'll leave that to your imagination.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pix of the Day: Paria Rimrocks

Same rock formation, different view. The Fist of the Gods is the tall skinny rock on the right.

...if you're stuck with contrails in your picture, make them part of the composition...


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pix of the Day: Fist of the Gods

Paria Rimrocks, just across the Utah border from Arizona. Great little place that no one seems to know about. It's just a pullout from the highway, plus about a two or three mile hike to a bunch of fantastic rock formations. I'll try to post several of the set over the next few days.

This is one of my favorites, though, because you can actually see the fingernails...


Monday, February 25, 2008

Pix of the Day: Sunflower Droplet

Mental note: When the wife decides to grow sunflowers in the front yard, grab the camera and follow the hose when she waters the plants...because water droplets make cool pictures.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Pix of the Day: DO know London Bridge is in Arizona, right...?

I love "shortly after sunset" photography. Just keep that shutter open for a good ten or fifteen seconds, and see what you get...

...this was actually right around Christmastime (note the sleigh and reindeer on the right).


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pix of the Day

Okay...this has been quiet for a long time (hey, I've got wife, kids, day job that occasionally involves nights and weekends, sometimes I don't get back here all that often...).

So, I think I'll set this challenge for try to start uploading a picture and a quick commentary every day. Shorter posts, less time involved, hey, it's worth a shot, right...?

I'll start things off with this...

...sunset, in the mountains just outside Cottonwood and Jerome, about an hour's drive from Flagstaff. I like how the sunset brought out the color of the rocks against the blue sky background.

Any comments? Suggestions? Criticisms? Pic requests...?