It is a three hour drive from Tucson to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For someone that has driven from Tucson to Vermont and back with a wife and four children under 12, that is not a long way. But it is long enough that driving out then back with a few hours to explore in between is going to take the whole day. In 26 years, I had not found that day. Until last month. … Continue readingBelated Visit: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
This is a follow-up to my previous post. That post featured Oxnard Beach shorebirds actually on the beach, whereas this post features exclusively birds in flight. … Continue readingShorebirds Aloft, Oxnard Edition
My wife, Susan, travels frequently on business to Oxnard, California, and I ended up visiting her three times over the past six months. I take some time each trip to photograph the birds on the beach. … Continue readingShorebirds Afoot, Oxnard Edition
Last month I had the privilege of photographing Matt and Carly Frey’s big day. Other than the certainty that it will be hot, the Tucson weather in early July is unpredictable. As it happened on July 8, the weather ranged from sweltering before the ceremony … Continue readingMonsoon Wedding
Earlier this year I purchased a Chevy Colorado ZR2. It’s an off-road beast, but I am a novice at that sort of thing. So I have been driving some dirt roads just to get a feel for it. This morning I drove over Redington Pass … Continue readingSummer Drive over Redington Pass
A number of years ago, while driving east on I-10 towards Tucson, Arizona, I noticed a very interesting mountain off to the south and had no idea what it was or how to get there, but I thought it would make a nice photography subject. … Continue readingPhoto Adventure—Ragged Top in Ironwood Forest National Monument, Arizona
My wife and I set out for Tumamoc Hill to watch the annual fireworks show over Sentinel Peak, locally known as “A” Mountain, near our home in Tucson, Arizona. I had envisioned something like the picture below, plus fireworks: But Tumamoc Hill was closed for … Continue readingFireworks…and a Fire!