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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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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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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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