San Diego and the Southern California Desert

April 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I took a trip to San Diego to visit a friend and go to a few NCAA tournament games at San Diego State. These photos were all taken on Monday during the trek back to Tempe. I started the morning by heading down to Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. It was a cloudy morning with not much opportunity for photos until I had some visitors from above. Af...
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Sonoran Desert Nights

April 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I drove out to Sonoran Desert National Monument and the surrounding areas one evening in late March. I reached the park just before sunset. Since I was in the middle of nowhere, I decided to wait around a bit a catch the stars. In the next two images, the areas of bright yellow were coming from these strange points of light that would burn for abou...
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Los Angeles

April 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I spent a few days back in March visiting Los Angeles. I took in a number of sunsets in Venice Beach. One evening, there was a cloudless sky at sunset leading to some shots that tend toward resembling modern art. The canals of Venice and Washington Blvd. after sunset. The view from the Venice fishing pier looking north to Santa Monica......
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Joshua Tree National Park

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I escaped the Phoenix area and my dissertation work for a weekend recently to Joshua Tree National Park in California. It is basically a big rock playground with flora and fauna unique to the Sonoran and Colorado deserts of the Southwest. The first morning started with some scrambling up and down the rocks near Skull Rock. The next stop was the...
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Sedona & The Superstition Mountains

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I am finally catching up with posting some photos today. This post contains photos from a quick weekend getaway with my wife to Sedona and our side trip to the Superstition Mountains a few weeks ago. First stop is Devil's Bridge in Coconino National Forest. From above... Then from below... We then hiked to a spot considered a vortex for spirit...
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