Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – The Long and Winding Road

The American Southwest.

This week Tina brings us the 100th Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Each week I look forward to either searching my galleries or grabbing my camera to find appropriate images to share that focus on the challenge topic. Tina writes in part, “This week, share your images and thoughts about the long and winding road. Feel free to be literal or metaphorical in your approach.” You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Waiting

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

It was still the “blue hour” when we arrived at the point where I planned to capture a sunrise. That time between first light and the sun making its morning appearance is called the blue hour simply because of the absence of the warmer colors that soon will explode into dawn. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 28 January 2018

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

In October 2013, we headed for Arizona via Utah visiting three National Parks in that beautiful state. The morning we headed toward Bryce, we were surprised by a beautiful snowfall. I’ve shared some of those photos before, but only recently, I discovered a misfiled collection of images from the Utah trip that were captured by my cell phone. The photo above is one of those recently discovered images. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 17 December 2017

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

From my newly rediscovered collection of pictures taken with a cellphone I no longer use, there were several shots taken on our travels through Utah in October 2013. This view of Bryce Canyon was captured just after sunrise and a surprise first snowfall of the year. The bad news for us is that due to the large amount of snow, the park was closed to traffic on the main road. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 10 December 2017

Arches National Park, Utah.

Last weekend I spent way too much time looking for a couple of photos I knew I’d taken and were somewhere on a hard drive along with my other thousands of photographs. I’ve been using Lightroom for both photo processing and as an image catalog for many years, and I have taken great pride in keeping track of my image collection. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find the original images for a post I’d made on my blog quite some time ago. I wanted to find the original to apply a new processing technique from what I know I would have done to the image for that post awhile back. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to consider the shadow. She comments, “The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Cherry On Top

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

This week, Michelle W. asks us to share a photo of a detail that makes a good thing even better. You can read the entire Challenge post here. Almost immediately, I remembered our visit to Bryce Canyon. It was late October and we were headed for our Arizona home. After a warm day visiting two other National Parks in Utah, we headed for Bryce. By the time we got in the area, it was rainy and the high altitude terrain in the area was covered in clouds and fog. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Way


Red Canyon, Utah

Michelle W. presents us with a challenge that reminds us of unexpected moments. “In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else.” You can read the entire challenge post here.

The small gallery of images I present to you are from just such a discovery. Continue reading