I’m of two minds when it comes to cars. Ok, maybe three. 1) It’s awful hard to get around the United States without a car–at least anywhere outside of New … Read more
Why are desert sunsets so beautiful? Desert sunsets, like this one at Keys View at Joshua Tree National Park, are particularly red due to the dryness of the air. Moist air tends to scatter light more. Also, deserts tend to have cleaner air, and therefore allow the light a more direct path to the eye, making the color more dramatic.
I was thinking about setting up to make just this shot when I noticed that my fellow camper Josh (or was it Michael?) had already put a lantern in his … Read more
We took time out from our western National Park tour last summer to fly to San Francisco for the wedding of two dear friends. It was a great affair. A … Read more
Since we’ve been traveling, I’ve done some bold (for me) things. I’ve hiked 120 km in the Guatemalan jungle. I’ve climbed Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. I’ve hiked most of the … Read more
The best deal in the world for mature travelers is undoubtedly the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) visitor pass for $10. That’s a lifetime pass good at some 2,000 national … Read more
Some sunsets are better than others, but that’s no excuse to keep from trying. I got up to a point near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to shoot the … Read more