These photographs were shot recently while spending a few days in Santa Fe , New Mexico. I was located at an overlook on a road leading up to Ski Santa Fe.
SUNRISE at 75
While visiting Moab, Utah and surrounding area, I became a member of the Seventy-Five Percent Century Club. I had decided that on my 75th birthday to treat myself to a photography field trip to shoot the Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park noted for its sunrise photographs.
I arose at 4:30 AM and shortly departed on a forty- five minute drive out to the arch. Thank goodness for 24 hr. 7-11’s – COFFEE. Once I arrived at the parking lot, I began the twenty minute moderately strenuous hike to the arch. Upon arriving at the arch, I joined a group of 25 or 30 other photographers who had traveled from other parts of the world to capture the sunrise. By this time the sky was beginning to show the first signs of daylight so we all positioned our Nikons and Canons and prepared for the big shoot.
12 Things In Nature
These are 12 photographs of things in nature I shot while roaming around America. The rainbow photo means to me that there is always a “Pot of Gold” at the end.
Start Spreading the News – NY – NY
I have attempted to present the flavor and energy of a day in New York City. I only wish I could have captured the sounds, the smells, and the tastes of the city. I call upon you to use your imagination and emotions while viewing these 13 photographs.
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The Seals of La Jolla
Close to the downtown area of La Jolla, CA is a small cove protected by a concrete breakwater called the Children’s Pool or is better known by the locals as the “Casa”. This was once a child’s swimming area but is now a protected “Seal Sanctuary” where Harbor Seals and Sea Lions play, cavort, and give birth to their young, called “pupping,” and molt.
Harbor Seals spend 30% to 40% of their time hauled-out (come out of the water onto dry land) each day in order to survive. The reasons for hauling-out is to molt after the breeding season at which time they shed all their fur, give birth, and for reasons unknown. They are not just basking in the sun as many may think. Pupping season is December 15 thru May 15. Molting season is mid-June to mid-August. The average life span of a Harbor Seal is 20-25 years.
I visited the “Casa” just after the pupping season. Can you find some pups in the second photo? I spotted eight – I think.
The first photo shows the coastline with the “Casa” in the distant background.