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Category: Landscapes

Feathery Saguaro Sunset

Feathery Saguaro Sunset. Circa 1019 Sunset is the magic hour for photographers. The day is over, while the night has yet to fall. The clouds create vivid colors in the sky and the lingering daylight can create interesting lights and shadows, including silhouettes. This is why sundown is my favorite…

A Little Humorous Photography

Photography isn’t just about lights and shadows. It’s also about having fun. Sometimes something will come along that really catches my eye, and I’ll have an, “aha!” moment. Such was the case here. A few years ago a friend and I took a roadtrip across Colorado. Like Hawaii, Colorado is…

A Mountain Highway in Arizona

A Mountain Highway in Southern Arizona. Circa 2015. Pima County, in southern Arizona, offers a variety of different landscapes. While mostly Sonoran desert, it’s also the home of two national parks, as well as the Coronado National Forest. Mount Lemmon, north of Tucson, has an elevation of over 9000 feet.…

White Sands Sunset Part 1

White Sands National Park near Alamogordo, New Mexico, had to have been one of the most challenging locations I’ve ever shot. As the name implies, it’s all white sand. There isn’t much color. It’s also very crowded. People can and will ruin your shot. Not intentionally. They’re just doing their…

Memories of Maui and Hawaii

I was saddened to hear about the devastating wildfires in Maui this past August. Having lived through the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, I feel a kinship with others who experience natural disasters. Trust me, this isn’t a club you want to join. I also spend more time than I…

Wales Revisited

I took my first trip to the United Kingdom in the summer of 1987. It was a ten-day guided bus tour of England and Scotland. Naturally, I brought along my 35mm SLR camera, along with plenty of film. I even packed my film in a special x-ray proof bag. I…

City of Rocks State Park

© 2022 by Gayle Martin. All rights reserved. The other day one of my friends invited me to come along on a family outing to City of Rocks State Park, which is near Silver City, New Mexico. She was taking her daughter, and her daughter’s significant other, there as part…

The White Sands Series

at least so far One of the cool perks about moving to New Mexico is having so much beautiful scenery. I recently took my first trip to White Sands National Park. It’s a unique location to photograph. At the same time, however, it’s also challenging. It’s a popular place. It…