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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.…

Hunt’s Tomb and Papago Park.

Hunt’s Tomb at Papago Park. Tempe, Arizona. 1978. A digitally restored 35mm photo.   This vintage 35 mm photo goes back to my college photography class at ASU. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera, so I bought a Nikkormat FT3, which I used for decades.  …

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…

Digital vs Film Photography

I started out as a film photographer. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 100 which used drop in film cartridges. I used Instamatics for years. Then I took a photography course in college. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera. I found a Nikkormat FT3,…

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…