Texas: Caprock Canyons State Park (2020)

Caprock Canyons State Park is less than a 2 hour drive from Amarillo, so we headed there to check out the views and the bison. This post is focused on the views and the landscape. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requires advance reservations, even for pass holders like us, so we made a reservation … Continue reading Texas: Caprock Canyons State Park (2020)

Texas: Stormy skies in Amarillo (2020)

We've been in Amarillo for just over 6 weeks, and have had some fun capturing the stormy skies. We regularly take a walk around 8 p.m. or so, before sunset, because of the cooler temperatures. I used my iPhone XS Max and a Moment anamorphic lens for these photos and video. Across the street from … Continue reading Texas: Stormy skies in Amarillo (2020)

Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park (2020)

Known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the second largest canyon in the United States. There's plenty for the visitor to do here, including hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Unfortunately, our mid-morning arrival meant that it was too hot to do any trails. The Texas Park and Wildlife Department … Continue reading Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park (2020)

New Mexico: Bosque del Apache in black and white (2019)

When we visited Bosque del Apache in October, 2019, it was too early for the annual crane festival. While we didn't get to see a lot of cranes, the wildlife refuge had plenty of scenic vistas to keep a photographer happy. When I went back through the photos, these two caught my eye for processing … Continue reading New Mexico: Bosque del Apache in black and white (2019)

Colorado: Looking at the view in black and white (2019)

When we arrived in Colorado to attend the 2019 STC Summit, we had a day or two to acclimatize. We met up with a friend to hike and photograph the Lookout Mountain area, and captured this vista on the way back to our RV. This photo has a lot of what I like to capture: … Continue reading Colorado: Looking at the view in black and white (2019)

Arizona: Path to a lookout point in black and white (2019)

When we left Phoenix to drive the RV towards Denver for the STC Summit, we went to Munds Park before heading east on Interstate 40. Before you reach the New Mexico border on Interstate 40, there's an Arizona attraction called the Meteor Crater, the world's best preserved meteor crater impact site. There are three lookout … Continue reading Arizona: Path to a lookout point in black and white (2019)

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

Arizona: Camping on BLM land

On Friday, we checked out of Lake Havasu State Park and headed for one of the two recognized dispersed camping BLM areas. We drove around each of the areas on Tuesday, and determined that the Lone Tree camping area was a much better fit for us. Less crowded, too.  🙂 On our way out of … Continue reading Arizona: Camping on BLM land