Arizona: Cottonwood (2016)

This was our first trip in the RV to a state park for the weekend. We left Phoenix and traveled up Interstate 17 northbound, towards Cottonwood and Dead Horse Ranch State Park. As part of the weekend, we met up with some photographers for a photowalk in Sedona. Unlike our previous trip to Sedona, we … Continue reading Arizona: Cottonwood (2016)

Nevada: Red Rock Canyon (2016)

In August 2016, we were in Las Vegas for a competition, and we had a little extra time. So we drove over to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 16 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. We tried to get there in time for sunrise, but arrived too late. Both sunrises and … Continue reading Nevada: Red Rock Canyon (2016)

Arizona: Traveling on 89a (2014)

On Saturday during Memorial Day weekend in 2014, we traveled to Montezuma Castle National Monument & Sunset Crater National Monument. On Sunday, we traveled to Jerome and Prescott. Jerome State Historic Park Some of the best views of Jerome are from the historic state park, so we ventured there. From the road leading to Jerome, there … Continue reading Arizona: Traveling on 89a (2014)

Arizona: Montezuma Castle National Monument & Sunset Crater National Monument (2014)

In May 2014, we spent Memorial Day weekend in the Camp Verde area. Camp Verde is a convenient jumping off point for visiting Flagstaff and Sedona areas. One of the weekend days, we headed to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, then drove up past Flagstaff to the Sunset Crater National Monument. Montezuma Castle … Continue reading Arizona: Montezuma Castle National Monument & Sunset Crater National Monument (2014)

Arizona: Sedona (2014)

One of the Phoenix photographers I knew arranged a photowalk with a Sedona photographer to view Cathedral Rock. Since we'd never been to Sedona, we arranged a 3-day weekend to check it out. Our destinations were the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Cathedral Rock, and the surrounding Red Rock country areas. Chapel of the Holy … Continue reading Arizona: Sedona (2014)

Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park

If you head to the Las Vegas area and you don't want to visit the Strip, you find other things to do. Several landscape photography opportunities come to mind, including the Valley of Fire State Park. A lot of folks don't make the trek out that way, because it's a good 45 minute drive on … Continue reading Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park

Utah: Sunrise at Bryce Canyon

We finally got up early enough to be at Bryce Canyon National Park at sunrise. 🙂 We arrived at the fee station at 6:10 am to show our America the Beautiful annual pass, but no one was there. Bryce Point Around 6:15 am, we parked at the half-full Bryce Point parking lot, and grabbed our … Continue reading Utah: Sunrise at Bryce Canyon

Utah: Sunset in St. George

St. George is not too far away from where we are staying, so we decided to visit the Red Hills Desert Garden and Pioneer Park for sunset. Red Hills Desert Garden Red Hills Desert Garden is Utah’s first desert conservation garden. The nearly 5-acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native … Continue reading Utah: Sunset in St. George