Weekly Photo Challenge – Transient

This week, Andrea Badgley focuses on drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence. “Where did it come from? How far did it travel? What stories would it tell if it could talk, and how long before it will move on again?” You can read the entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Bosque Del Apache Revisited


Socorro County, New Mexico.

Last year I was introduced to the Bosque del Apache by my sister who lives in Albuquerque. The Bosque is a short 90-minute drive from Albuquerque. We spent part of a day there and had a great time capturing wildlife pictures. This year on our way back to Arizona, we stopped there again. This time I was equipped with a new camera and lens. I’ve used the Tamron 16-300 mm lens for some time with my D7000 Nikon DSLR and am pleased with its performance over the 18-270 Tamron it replaced. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Graceful

az-sonora-desert-museum-7Tucson, Arizona.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to share something that exists harmoniously with its surroundings. He writes, “Gracefulness is a tricky quality – it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – New Horizon

new-horizons-7Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico.

This week’s photo challenge asks us to think ahead, maybe consider an early New Year’s resolution. Krista suggests sharing a new goal, making plans and simply imaging that new horizon. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth

Mother Earth-1Only a short time ago, it was Earth Day and tomorrow is Mother’s Day. The coincidence of holidays inspired Jen H. to create a challenge topic focusing on Earth. You can read the entire challenge post here. Her tagline on the post is, “Share your vision of our magnificent Earth through your lens.” Continue reading

La Jolla Cove – San Diego’s Most Photographed Beach

La Jolla Cove-1 La Jolla, California.

Pronounced La Hoy-ah, this photographer who grew up in California was at least a dozen years old when I realized that La Jolla and La Hoya were the same place. OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.

On the day we visited the Cove at La Jolla, I don’t know who had the greater population, the people or the birds. Continue reading

Seven-Day Nature Challenge – Day 6

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

For my day 6 challenge post, let’s go back to August, 2015. Not so long ago, we visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. On our previous visits to the park, the herds of wild horses were always elusive, clearly visible only through my longest telephoto lenses. Continue reading