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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…

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…

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…

Monument Valley

© 2021 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. Monument Valley, Arizona, with its unique massive buttes, is a photographer’s dream. It’s located on the Navajo nation in northeastern Arizona, near the four corners. John Ford made Monument Valley famous in the 1930s when he directed a number of western movies…

Saguaro Adventures

I know I haven’t been around this blog lately, although I have been having some new photography adventures. I love to travel, and a photography excursion is the perfect excuse to take a trip. However, in light of current events, I’ve had to curtail my traveling, so I’ve rediscovered the…