Monday, January 30, 2017

Gunlock Resevoir

Gunlock Reservoir, Utah

Even a winter palette of grays and browns, (with a touch of orange), can make an interesting landscape. Oh, and a beautiful blue sky with puffy clouds helps too!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mount Routi, Moorea

The island of Moorea, just a short ferry ride from Tahiti, is the most beautiful tropical paradise I have visited. This is Mount Routi and Cooks Bay.  We were able to visit this magical place two times during our 18 month stay in the South Pacific.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Seven Day Nature Photo Challenge

Arenal Volcano, Cost Rica

A Facebook friend has challenged me to post a favorite nature photo for seven days, so thought I post them here as well.  For my first day, I'm choosing a photo that represents a magical experience for me. We had just checked into our lodge room at Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. It was cloudy and rainy on our ride there and we couldn't see the volcano. We brought our bags to the room and unpacked. Probably took about 15 minutes. I finally went to the sliding glass door that led to the balcony, pulled back the drapes, and this was our view! We sat on the balcony and enjoyed one of the most beautiful scenes ever!!  (I'm having trouble with FB and blogger adding saturation to my photos during upload.  It is true the colors were stunning, but the greens here are too vibrant.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gunlock, Utah

Gunlock, Utah

This was taken a few miles from my southern Utah home.  One doesn't have to go to far away places to find interesting scenes to enjoy and photograph.  I try to remember that a far away place to me is someone else's backyard!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Ivins, Utah

Ivins, Utah

After days and days of rain and gloomy weather, today was glorious in southern Utah with mild temperatures, beautiful blue skies, 3D clouds and winter light making the red cliffs vibrant. The photography 'gods' knew I needed a spiritual boost today and led me to this view, just a few miles from our home. I was first surprised and then in awe to see this temporary waterfall, and several smaller ones, formed from all the recent rain. I have been in this area many times, (Ivins, Utah), and never knew this happened. (I just noticed the similarities in this photo and my last post taken in Kauai.)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Waimea Canyon, Kauai

I'm still in my mind!  This is Waimea Canyon, with a glimpse of Waipoo Falls in the background.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow Canyon, Utah

One more photo from our walk in Snow Canyon. Around the bend is Johnson Arch.

 (The arch is fairly impressive but hard to photograph as it sits directly in front of another cliff face so it is difficult to see through it. I've never taken a picture of it that I like.)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snow Canyon, Utah

Snow Canyon in Winter

What a lovely day for a hike in Snow Canyon, Utah. It was nice to be in 'Snow' without being in 'snow'!!! (Grinning)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lensbaby test


I think I'm in love!  These are my first photos with a new speciality lens that creates beautiful bokeh, and soft focus backgrounds, great for macro, nature and flowers.  
(This is a 'spikey' bush right outside my back door right after a rain storm.)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Fun

A day RZR riding is better than, well.........any other day!
Especially in winter when it is snowing at home.
(Colors are weird because photo taken through a windshield.)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Robins in Winter

Robins in Winter

Who says to look for robins in the spring? We have flocks of them eating the berries off the tree outside our bedroom window on this very cold and snowy day in American Fork, Utah. When they look at me, I wonder if they know how toasty warm I am on the other side of the glass!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today on Temple Square

Today on Temple Square

It is hard for me to hate winter and snow when I look at scenes like this!! (For those who might want to duplicate this composition, it was taken through the window in the Presidents Room, Mezzanine level, Joseph Smith Memorial Building.)