Here is the last round of photos pulled from Trey’s camera on our trip. He didn’t use the camera quite as much and we didn’t stop nearly as often in the Midwest as we had out West. He still took some good ones!
Great Sand Dunes is our favorite. SinceOf the National Parks we’ve visited (which is a lot, but we’ve barely scratched the surface), our first visit in 2006, we’ve returned twice to camp and explore the fascinating, ever-changing dunes. The ecology of the place is so diverse that it makes for a wonderful educational experience, but […]
My wife stole my lensbaby and took these AMAZING shots.
This national park came highly recommended by a friend; she especially said that Trey would like it. She was dead on! The climbing and crawling that this historic site’s tours entail is a little boy’s adventure dreamland. I was a bit worried that Trey wouldn’t sit through the history lectures the guides gave, but he stayed […]
This national forest was created in 1905 by President Roosevelt and encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres of western Colorado. On our drive from Black Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park we stopped to camp in the forest. Here are three panoramas I shot as we drove through the forest before sunset.
On our way from Grand Junction to Mesa Verde National Park we swung by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. Declared a National Monument in 1933, it wasn’t until 1999 that is was upgraded to National Park status by Congress. I describe the place to look as if God took a giant, dull knife […]
Folks around Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado just call it “The Monument.” It was there long before man first settled this remote area in western Colorado. What fascinated me most about this National Monument’s history was the story of the area’s first explorer, John Otto who called it “the heart of the world.” The man […]
Here are two HDR panoramas made at different lookout points over Monument Valley in Colorado Nat’l Monument near Grand Junction. Looking north to Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument Looking southeast across Monument Valley near Grand Junction, CO
Two panoramic composites I created from photos taken in the remote Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The first pano was taken near “Elephant Hill” seen on the right. Click the images to launch a new window with larger versions of the panoramas. “Elephant Hill” in Canyonlands National Park The “Needles” of Canyon Lands National […]
In the late 1800s, the most important industry in the Western United States was the cattle and sheep business. Ranchers would roam the countryside looking for pastures where their livestock to graze. Around 1890, they began bringing their herds into Canyonlands National Park (though it wasn’t a park at the time). Since the area was […]