Musings

My Occasional Thoughts on Fine Art Photography and Travel

A Tiny Travel Guide

A Tiny Travel Guide: The Rim Road along the Mogollon Rim

A part of my Tiny Travel Guides, this edition is on the Rim Road (FR300) that follows for 45 miles along the edge of the Mogollon Rim in central Arizona. The Mogollon Rim is the edge of the Colorado Plateau and reaches upwards of several thousand feet above the valley floors below. It is a forested region with the country’s largest stand of ponderosa pine. It is definitely a location for photography, but the conditions need to be right to get some great shots. You can make the 45 mile trip along a semi maintained gravel road in a passenger vehicle, but it will be tricky in some spots.

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A Tiny Travel Guide

A Tiny Travel Guide to Busan, Republic of Korea

A part of the series titled ‘Tiny Travel Guides,’ this travel guide is a quick overview that focuses on several places to visit while visiting Busan, South Korea. South Korea’s second largest city, Busan has many places for the tourist to visit, including my top two locations of Beomeosa Buddhist Temple (absolutely exquisite!) and of course Gamcheon Cultural Village. Both make excellent day visits. And if you have the time, definitely visit Haeundae Beach! It has wonderful nightlife and famous for it’s street entertainment.
There are also suggestions for photographers on what kind of shots you can and should perhaps focus on when visiting these wonderful locations!

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Photograph of the Week (POW)

Photograph of the Week: In the Mist

During an art show in Sedona, storms passing through shut down the show. This opportunity to photograph the storms passing through the Sedona area provided the backdrop for today’s Photograph called “In the Mist.”

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Photograph of the Week (POW)

Photograph of the Week: False Kiva

After a hike to a scree field leading up to a cave, one is rewarded with this particular view of False Kiva and the canyons below. A wonderful hike in Canyonlands National Park, the last bit of the hike will definitely increase your pulse as you keep sliding down the scree as you work your way up to the cavern!

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Photograph of the Week (POW)

Photograph of the Week: Vivid Flames

A haunting visit to Lower Antelope Canyon brings us this beautiful photograph of the sandstone walls. The colors and the light play along with the haunting melody of the flute (played by our Navajo guide, Mouse) made this particular visit incredible and complete with lots of wonderful photographs!

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A little bit about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can’t decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

Peace,