Posts tagged - Arizona

Arizona Highways 2015-2016 Photo Contest Finalist

02/03/2016

Arizona Highways 2015-2016 Photo Contest Finalist

My photography “Bird On A Rock Art” was select as one of the 25 finalists for the 8th Annual Arizona Highways 2015-16 Photo Contest. Winner’s images will be published in the September issue of Arizona Highways magazine.

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Bird On A Rock Art

The image was captured on November 27, 2015 at 7:49 AM during a trip to Saguaro National Park located in southern Arizona on the outskirts of Tucson. The petroglyphs are from the Signal Hill Picnic Area in the Western District of Saguaro National Park. The rock art was created by the prehistoric Hohokam people.

Bird On A Rock Art - Arizona Highways Photo Contest - Saguaro National Park - Tucson Arizona

AZ Highways 2014-2015 Photo Contest

Last year my photograph “Five Point Star” was select as one of the AZ Highways finalists.

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AZ Republic Weather Photo 12/31/2015 Cold Moon

12/31/2015

AZ Republic Weather Photo – Cold Moon

My “Cold Moon Rising” photo was printed on New Year’s Eve in the Arizona Republic newspaper.  The image of the Cold Moon was captured on December 24th 2015 at 5:23 PM from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 50 mm, 1/40 sec, f/8, ISO 400).

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AZ Republic Weather Photo 10/25/2015 Mount Lemmon

10/25/2015

AZ Republic Weather Photo – Mount Lemmon

My “Fence Post Vista” photo was printed in yesterday’s Arizona Republic newspaper.  The image was captured from forest road 38 driving down the backside from Mount Lemmon on October 17th 2015 at 2:32 PM. Mount Lemmon is located north of Tucson. At 9,159 feet, it is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and foot in 1881. It is reported that Mount Lemmon Sky Valley, on the mountain’s northeastern side, receives 200 inches (508 cm) of snow annually.

Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 18 mm, 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 100).

Fence Post Vista

Another image from our drive down Forest Road 38.

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 04/18/2015 Cactus Flower

04/18/2015 – Cactus Flower

Arizona Republic Weather Photo

My “Big Bang In The Garden” photo was printed in Today’s Arizona Republic newspaper.  The image of a Trichocereus Hybrid Flying Saucer was captured at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix on March 29th 2015. Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 90 mm, 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 100).

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Greater Roadrunner Family

03/29/2015

Greater Roadrunner Family

We visited the Desert Botanical Garden this morning and were lucky enough be there to see two Greater Roadrunner fledglings. Below are a sequence of photos of what we believe was the first trip for one of the fledglings out of the cactus they have called home since their birth.

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The nest is getting a little too small for two.

 

Roadrunner Lizard Treat - Greater Roadrunner Family post

Getting ready to serve up a little lizard for the family.

 

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The fledgling exploring outside the nest.

 

Waiting For The Fledgling - Greater Roadrunner Family post

One of the parents waiting for a fledgling to leave the nest.

 

Roadrunner Fledgling Attitude - Greater Roadrunner Family post

Out of the nest for the first time and already has an attitude.

 

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The new sheriff in now in town.

 

The Greater Roadrunner is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family. It can outrace a human, kill a rattlesnake, and thrive in the harsh landscapes of the Desert Southwest. The Greater Roadrunner is also known as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer. The Roadrunner nests on a platform of sticks low in a cactus or a bush and lays 3–6 eggs, which hatch in 20 days. The chicks fledge in another 18 days. Pairs may occasionally rear a second brood.

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Arizona Vacations Magazine Sedona AZ

03/08/2015

Arizona Vacations Magazine Sedona AZ

My photo “Cathedral Rock White Blanket” was published in the Sedona AZ issue of Arizona Vacations Magazine. This issue is all about Sedona, Arizona, and features images by 21 top photographers. It has 140 large color photos of the beautiful scenic locations, animals, and wildflowers you can see when you visit the area, with articles about the spectacular Red Rocks, shopping in Uptown Sedona, art galleries in Tlaquepaque, taking a trip with Pink Jeep Tours, and much more.

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Below is the image selected (photo info: 50mm, 1/40 sec, f/13, ISO 100). It was captured on New Year’s day 2015 from Red Rock State Park.

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Eyes of the Beholder Photography Exhibit

03/06/2015 – 04/29/2015

Eyes of the Beholder Photography Exhibit

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My “Fountain Of Feathers″ and “Warhol As A Llama” photos were selected by the Herberger Theater as part of their “Eyes of the Beholder” photography exhibit. The photography exhibit will be on display at the University Club Phoenix from March 06 to April 29, 2015. There will be an Opening Reception on March 06th at 5:30 – 7 pm. The exhibit will contain 29 pieces of artwork chosen from the 177 images received. The guest curator of the exhibit is Pamela Root.

 

The image below “Fountain Of Feathers” was captured at Bearizona in Williams (photo info: 500mm, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 800).

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The image below “Warhol As A Llama” was captured at the World Wildlife Zoo in Litchfield Park (photo info: 500mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 800).

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Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Opening Reception

11/15/2014

Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Opening Reception

I was one of  20 artists invited to participate in the Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Exhibition! The show is a hybrid exhibit of invitational and juried artists. Below are the two images I selected to be part of  exhibition. The  West Valley Arts HQ Gallery is located in Surprise next to the City of Surprise City Hall. West Valley Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard. The art exhibit will be from November 15th, 2014 until December 19th, 2014 with an opening reception on November 15th, 2014 , 6 pm to 8 pm. The reception will include Live Music, Hors D’Oeuvres and a Cash Bar. Over 70 artists will be featured.

Admission is free, so time to get off the couch, out of the house and support the arts!

The photo “Beauty Of Oak Creek” was captured in Sedona and will be displayed on a 30 x 40 Standout Mount with a Black edge.

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The photo “Light Breaking Thru The Butte” was captured in Monument Valley and will be displayed on a 24 x 36 Standout Mount with a Brushed Stainless edge.

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Below is an image of the Arts HQ Gallery from the Brush With Victory Reception.

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Arizona Republic Weather Photo 11/08/2014 – Autumn Leaves

11/08/2014 –  Autumn Leaves

Arizona Republic Weather Photo

My “Autumn Leaves” photo was printed in Saturday’s Arizona Republic newspaper.  The image of fall colors was from The Arboretum at Flagstaff. It was captured on October 12th at 9:45 AM. Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.

AZ Weather Photo Gallery

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Below is a higher resolution version  (photo info: 90mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 200).

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Crumpled, Dented and Crushed Herberger Art Exhibit

01/09/2015 – 03/15/2015

Crumpled, Dented and Crushed Herberger Art Exhibit

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My “Light Breaking Thru The Butte” photo was selected by the Herberger Theater “Crumpled, Dented and Crushed” exhibit. The art exhibit will be on display at the Herberger Theater Center from January 9 to March 15, 2015. There will be an Opening Reception on January 9th at 5:30 – 7 pm. The exhibit will contain 47 pieces of artwork chosen from the 410 images received. The guest curator of the exhibit is Laura Cohen-Hogan.

The image selected was captured on September 1, 2012 at 5:18 PM, during our very first trip to Monument Valley (photo info: 40 mm, 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 160). The name of this landmark is Elephant Butte.

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