I love the American Southwest. Though I haven’t visited everywhere on my bucket list, I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some unique sites here. My favorite location in this area is Zion National Park, but it’s really hard to leave any place out when I do get a chance to be in the area.
I would love to return to the Tetons and spend more time hiking and photographing the rugged spires and beautiful lakes. Yellowstone also has some very interesting features, and you can get some terrific shots if the light is right.
One of these days, I will be too old and feeble to hike these beautiful mountains. But hopefully those days are still a long way off! It was not long after my last trip to the Rockies that my wife gave me a t-shirt that said “I hike… slower than a herd of snails stampeding through molasses, but I hike.” I do stop to catch my breath a bit, but I say it’s just so I can stop to take more pictures.
Yosemite. This is probably my favorite of America’s national parks (at least so far). But October is not the best of months to visit; though it is less crowded, there is also less water… many of the waterfalls are sourced by snow melt and runoff, and these sources tend to dry up in late summer.
I often have my camera with me wherever I go… whether it’s to a work conference in Seattle, a vacation in Colorado, or just an evening in my back yard. Photography is both leisure and work… fun and creative, yet sometimes tedious and exhausting. Maybe that’s what makes it worth every moment!
Living in Oklahoma, my access to bodies of water is limited to various lakes, rivers and a few waterfalls. But even these offer some beautiful settings.