Category Archives: Landscape

Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Parks!

Here are two photos that I took at the Sequoia National Park this summer. It was high noon at the time, but I still like the photos.

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96 Ranch

I’m still going through my photos from last weekend’s photo walk. There are more to come, including my first Milky Way photos! In the meantime, I’m having a hard time deciding which of these I like better. I think in the end, I like them both for different reasons. Do you have a preference?

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96 Ranch

I went on my first photo walk with a group of outstanding Tucson photographers last weekend to the abandoned 96 Ranch, which is close to Florence, AZ. I was so excited to be invited to attend this private event but had never attempted to shoot stars before. So, I crash coursed myself with online tutorials before we hit the road. Thank goodness for Google! LOL! Here’s a shoot I took while waiting for the Milky Way to rise in the night sky.DSC_5050c

The Sonoran Desert

Last weekend we drove to Fort Huachuca to pick up a friend who was there for some military training. Once on post I spotted this white tree in the distance. Of course I just HAD to make a detour to try to photograph this beauty. Much to my delight, I captured lightning in the background!DSC_4574c

Ulleungdo, Korea’s Island Paradise

Dare I say a stay on this island is better than Jeju? I’ve been to both now, and while Jeju is unbelievably gorgeous, Ulleungdo will make you feel like you are a thousand miles away from the hustle of the “real world.”

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The stars on the map annotate places I’ve been.

The island is about 217 kilometers from the ferry port in Pohang (one of the terminals that services trips to Ulleungdo) and is located in the East Sea between Korea and Japan. From Pohang, expect a three-hour ferry ride out at 9:50am. This is the only departure time. Returns to Pohang are at 3:30pm daily.

We spent two nights and two days on Ulleungdo, just barely enough time to do everything we wanted to do. I suggest at least another day on the island if you can swing it. There is one road that goes almost all the way around tDSC_2951che island. It takes 1.5 hours to make it to the end of the road, but not because the island is large. The road is small and meanders through scenic scapes that even a man who likes to get from point A to point B will want to stop and soak in. Multiple one lane tunnels wind themselves through the volcanic rock; you’ll have to wait your turn to go through if traffic is coming from the opposite direction. But no worries, you’re on island time here. Continue reading Ulleungdo, Korea’s Island Paradise