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Peridot Mesa

Peridot Mesa Wildflowers

Let’s Check Out the Peridot Mesa Wildflowers! Springtime is on the horizon! Here in Arizona, we have had some rainy weather the past few weeks, so hopefully, it gives a watering to the Peridot Mesa Wildflowers. I will be heading out this way in the middle of March to bask in these sunlight wildflowers with my camera in hand. Last year was quite a treat, and a lot of areas in the southwest had some super blooms. The pano above was […]

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iphone xr camera review

iPhone Xr Camera Review – A Landscape Photographer’s Point of View

A Sunrise at Lost Dutchman’s State Park My iPhone Xr camera review will be short and sweet. On Friday, I picked up my newly released iPhone Xr (I went with red!). Although, I usually have my Nikon and gear with me when traveling to photogenic areas, sometimes, I admit, it’s just easier to whip out the iPhone and grab a quick photo! Maybe just for texting/emailing/GPS purposes. As a photographer, I enjoy landscapes and nature, which the iPhone has been […]

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Orion's Nebula

Lost Dutchman State Park Photography

Welcome to The Superstition Wilderness Let’s head on over up the way from my neck of the woods. Just over to the Superstition Mountains for some Lost Dutchman State Park photography. I was at this desert park to visit a friend of mine who camps here every year. Earlier in the day, I received my new lens, which is the Sigma 150-600mm contemporary lens. I have used this lens before, as it’s an excellent birding lens and any wildlife for […]

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Inner Basin Trail

Inner Basin Trail

Inner Basin Trail Autumn is here! So that means it’s time to make my yearly visit to the Lockett Meadow area. More specifically, for 2017, the Inner Basin Trail. This year, I headed up North with some excellent photography friends, Kristina and Iris. Both are very talented in their own rights. It’s always nice to shoot with others and learn from one another. This provides a remarkable way of seeing things through another artists’ eyes. We arrived early, so we […]

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Inner Basin Trail

Autumn is Approaching in Lockett Meadow Arizona

Lockett Meadow Arizona We are only a few days from the fall season. That means the colors will soon be snapping and the colors changes are imminent. It also means it’s time to head to one of my favorite spots in the Southwest, Lockett Meadow Arizona. This paradise of aspens is located only 30 minutes north of Flagstaff, right off of the 89 highway. ProTip: Plug the GPS coordinates into your favorite navigation device: 35°21’33.3″N 111°37’09.7″W The elevation is 8900 […]

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Phoenix Comicon 2017

Phoenix Comicon 2017 Costumes and Coverage

Phoenix Comicon 2017 Just like that! Comicon has come and left Phoenix. The event was a great success. There may have been a bump in the road, but in the end, the event coordinators handled everything well and professionally, as expected. I was lucky enough to be granted media credentials for the event, which allowed for me to grab some great photographs and even a few behind the scenes looks. The entire event lasted 4 days. Before it started, I […]

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Poppy Wildflower

Arizona Poppy Flower Video

Poppy Flower Super Bloom With all the rain Arizona had this winter we are experiencing a magnificent year for wildflowers and especially our Mexican Poppies in the state. Some of the deserts in the Southwest have had up to seven inches this winter, which is incredible! Mexican Poppies Check out my video above, for some various footage to see what the Peridot Mesa is like during the bloom this year. These are Mexican poppies. Today, the Mexican poppy is considered […]

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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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