Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pawnee Prairie Primrose Paradisio

If you live anywhere near Pawnee National Grasslands in NE Colorado, come for a visit now while this rare epic display of primrose continues. I've seen them thick on the grasslands before, but this year might be the best of my life. Go!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Moonrise Is Best Shared With A Friend

Not much is more romantic than holding your loved one's hand while you watch the moonrise on Second Beach at Olympic National Park.

I was lucky to spy this photo-op while I was out getting chased by waves trying for the reflection angle in the earlier post. I rushed in and dropped as low as possible to the ground and went for it.

Notes: This is one exposure, no hdr (but some D-lighting in cam).

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ray-Bursting a Gorge-ous Sunset on Steens

Steens Mountain National Back Country Byway opens up a world of views truly unique to SE Oregon. Besides one of the darkest night skies in the lower 48, Steens also plays host to several plant species that occur nowhere else on Earth (endemics) and serves as an example of one of the largest fault-block mountains in the world (one mountain over 50 mi long!). Yet very few even know this place exists.