A Northwest Moment

Please enjoy these images that make up my PhotoBlog. Sometimes I may add a bit of the back story to the shot.


First Garter Snake of 2020 - Snakes are fascinating and pretty.

Snakes are fascinating

Snakes are fascinating Liddy pointed out this little guy as we were returning from our walk the other day. She was sniffing the ground as she does and then did a levitation maneuver. Her entire body sprang up and back. I suspect the snake moved and she didn’t expect it.

Before the Grind -

Time for Coffee

Time for Coffee I got greedy with this one. 18 images, aperture at f/5.6 Photoshop churned on this one for almost an hour while I enjoyed breakfast. If you look closely (not too closely) you will find a number of places in the image where the blending didn’t work so well.

The naked orange -

Orange Up Close

Orange Up Close It started with the simple desire for an orange. You know, the little ones. The clementine oranges. I was looking for a flavorful sugar fix. Of course clementines peel so easily. And then the texture of the inside of the peel, and the flesh of the fruit… Well, the camera came out …

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View from Sunset Point - Bryce Canyon NP - In the background are the mountains of Grand Staircase Escalante National Momument.in the midground on the left is "The Sinking Ship" and in the foreground on the right, "Thor's Hammer"

A Utah Adventure: Part 2, Bryce Canyon

After leaving Zion NP, Liddy and I spent the night in Kanab. Shortly after lunch, we met up with our guide and the other member of the tour group and headed out for Bryce Canyon NP.

When we left off with Part 1, Getting to Zion, we had just cleared the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel and were heading east to Kanab for the night.

End of the trail - The riverwalk trail along the Virgin River in Zion National Park may come to an end but intrepid hikers can wade upriver under the gaze of The Mystery Mountain.

End of the Trail

End of the Trail From my story, A Utah Adventure: Part 1, Getting to Zion. Over the course of 15 minutes, I shot this scene about 20 times. Each time, I captured 5 exposures. Liddy stood bare pawed and without complaint in the river with me. Her patience never ceases to amaze me. Yes, there …

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Last Embrace - An old, dead, Juniper is supported by the branches of a young, healthy one.

Last Embrace

Last Embrace While wandering about in Zion National Park today, I came upon these two Juniper trees. One very much alive, the other, not so much. What struck me was the way the branches of the healthy one encircles the other.

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