Willis Canyon

Second shot from in Willis Canyon, taken about 5 hours later and showing off the fun subjective portion of photography.  It’s the same place as the previous picture, and the color balance of both looks “right” to me.  This one was taken late in the evening, so the yellow sunset… Continue reading

Willis Canyon

I was all excited to post a few more pictures of the slot canyons in Grand Staircase Escalante, but as it turns out, I have already posted what I thought were the best shots back here.  None the less here’s one more… this is Willis Canyon.  It wasn’t a major… Continue reading

Future Arches

A shot out past the horn on one of the fins with some people on top for scale.  I don’t remember the geological details, but these fins come into existence when the softer rock erodes from between them and then arches come into existence when there happens to be softer… Continue reading

Cinque Terre – Vernazza

Toward the end of the first hike, we descended into the town of Vernazza allowing the vantage point for this picture.  Vernazza is the second town in Cinque Terre (when heading South). I have probably a dozen pictures from the five towns that I really like.  I think that the… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone — Badlands National Park

On the up-side, the campground in the Badlands had showers.  On the down-side, they were cold.  We did a variety of shorter trails on the second day. Cliff Shelf Trail – a shorter loop following a boardwalk through juniper trees with a geologic slump. Door Trail – a three quarter… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone — Badlands National Park

Well, the title of this post is dumb because I’ve been referring to the trip as the Tetons & Yellowstone even though it also included the South Dakota Badlands.  The Badlands was kind of an add-on, somewhere to stop on the drive if we had time.  We weren’t exactly sure… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Mt. Washburn

We woke up and took some time to pack up camp as this was move-out day.  We were basically just going to head out the Northeast entrance to the park stopping for whatever we found along the way. First find, ignoring the road side bison that we shot some pics… Continue reading

Tetons & Yellowstone – Yellowstone Falls

We started out the day with the plan to go see Yellowstone Falls and Artist’s Point (#3).  The ranger told us that there was 6ft of snow on the trail, but we figured he was just being cautious and we’d go regardless, like we had in the Tetons. On our… Continue reading