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Peridot Mesa Macro

Poppy Heaven at Peridot Mesa, Arizona

Poppy Season at Peridot Mesa, Arizona The Peridot Mesa in Arizona currently looks like a scene right of out the movie The Wizard of Oz. There’s currently thousands of Mexican Poppy Blooms in the area. Fields and fields of golden wildflowers fill the area. Odds are you will also see some lupine along with desert chicory and globemallow scattered in the area as well. Where Is Peridot Mesa? Peridot is located near Globe, Arizona. About 18 miles east of it, […]

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Milky Way Photography

Milky Way Photography Season Has Arrived

Outside of Mesa, Arizona It’s late February, and I had some excellent conditions in Arizona this weekend for viewing the stars above. Let’s talk about my first night of the season out and some Milky Way photography. I decided to take a trip about 45 minutes up the highway for some night time shooting. To catch the galactic core right now, you need to wake up pretty early! I set my alarm for 3:15 am and arrived at the desert […]

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sleeklens

Sleeklens Review – Through the Woods Lightroom Presets and Brushes

Sleeklens Review Today I took an in-depth look at Sleeklens’ presets and their Lightroom workflow. For this review, I will be using the Through the Woods Landscape workflow, though they have many different sets available many styles of photography. Installation The first thing that you will notice upon installing is a very basic and easy installation. A lot of plugins and presets can give you problems when it comes to opening up your folders, copying and pasting files, and then actually […]

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Salt River Horses

Salt River Horses

Salt River Horses Yesterday morning I decided to head out to the Salt River area, just before sunrise. I was hoping to catch the rising sunlight along with some of the wild horses that have been in the area for years. Longer than that actually! The Tonto National Forest has been around since 1902 officially, but there’s evidence that they have been in the area since long before. It’s even thought that the Salt River Horses are descendants from a […]

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Bernardo New Mexico

Bernardo Bird Refuge, New Mexico

Continuing from my last blog about my recent trip to New Mexico, today we move up north along

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