Two weeks ago to the day I took a quick day trip up to Yosemite NP to try out my new camera. I left the house at the ungodly hour of 5:00am and made the trip up to the park in about 2 1/2 hours. I knew there was a chance of bad weather so I decided to head up to Tuolumne Meadows first before heading over to the more popular Yosemite Valley. The sun was out here and there […]
This past weekend we took Linh, an exchange student from Vietnam, to Monterey. We wanted to show her the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but first we had to take her down to the Old Fisherman’s Wharf to have her try clam chowder for lunch. Her parents own and run a seafood restaurant back in Hanoi, but she was not familiar with our clam chowder. Needless to say, she enjoyed it!
After leaving Horseshoe Bend we stopped at the Navajo Bridge to take a few photos of the Colorado River and soon discovered that there was a California Condor perched up on the cliff nearby. We’d only seen them in captivity before so it was a treat to see one in the wild. It was tagged, but I believe most are. After taking about 100 photos of the same bird in the same position we decided to check out the visitor’s […]
After our tour of Antelope Canyon we headed a few miles down the highway to Horseshoe Bend. It was about a 3/4 mile walk down to the viewing area and was worth it. The observation area sits about 1,100 feet above the Colorado River where it makes a big sweeping turn to the left and then to the right creating the shape of a horseshoe, hence the name Shadows were starting to take over the area, but we arrived soon […]
Our day started with a tour of Antelope Canyon just outside of Page. We signed up for an extended tour, which was limited to 12 people, and would allow us more time than usual inside the canyon. It’s a popular area for photographers, but you can only get in on a tour due to it being located on an Indian reservation. Although our tour was limited to 12, there were several other tours going on at the same time. It […]
On our way to Page, Arizona we drove by a sign pointing to a state park with coral pink sand dunes. We decided to check them out and drove about 13 miles down a remote road until we reached the dunes. The sun was setting fast so I quickly walked about 1/2 mile out into the dunes to take some photos before the light disappeared. The dunes were surrounded by colorful cliffs and made for a nice scene. As we […]