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2015 Canyonlands, Arches, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley Night Photography Workshop Thursday, March 19th, 2015

I’m down to 2 spaces left for my April 16-19 Canyon Country Night Photography Workshop. We’ll start in Moab (Canyonlands and Arches National Parks), then travel to Monument Valley for 2 nights among the fabulous formations with our Navajo guide. Options include photographing horse herd scenes with Navajo wranglers and photographing Navajo models wearing traditional Navajo Clothing. Click here for details!

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2015 – Moab Photo Tours, including Arches, Canyonlands and some with Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley Saturday, January 17th, 2015

There are several photo tours and photography workshops to choose from in 2015 that start in the Moab, Utah area.  Group trips are scheduled for March, April, May, September, October and November.  I’ve been exploring the desert southwest since 1984 and consider it my second home.  Visit the Photo Tours tab of the website for more details:   http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/moab-monument-valley-desert-sw.php

Next Workshop and Photo Tour: Canyonlands, Arches, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley Night Photography Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The 4 day Canyon Country night photography workshop will be March 26 – 29.  We’ll start in Moab with Delicate Arch and Double Arch, then head to Cedar Mesa to replicate my night shot of House on Fire Ruin.  Nights 3 and 4 we’ll be in Monument Valley doing sunrise and night photography.  Fun! Fun! Fun!

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I’ve been revisiting some of my shots from the Page, Arizona slot canyons. When I look at what I produced in 2014 these have become boring and “same ole, same ole” to me. To my surprise, I’m finding I like them better in B&W than in color, and I really like the square crops that let me better bring the eye to exactly the point of interest. Here’s a color version and my newly cropped B&W version. What do you think? I believe you’ll have to click on them to see the difference in the crops.

In 2014 most of my clients who booked Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks photo tours also added time in Cedar Mesa shooting ruin, Monument Valley and Page, Arizona working in the slot canyons.

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Solstice Photography in the Desert Southwest Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

I’m applying for a Special Use Permit with the National Park System to go into Castle Ruin in Hovenweep on the Solstice to photograph the Astronomical event that occurs there. The sun creates 2 horizontal bars of light which, on the Solstice, slowly merge together to become one bar. It’s a difficult climb (non-technical) to get up into the ruin. We have to pay for the permit and park ranger supervision and the permit comes to about $300. I’m looking for people who would like to come along and split the cost of the permit. Anyone interested?  Hovenweep is about an hour drive from Cedar Mesa.

 

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2015 Starts With Night Photography in Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Here is the schedule for my 2015 workshops:

March:  The Everglades:  The Everglades is one of my favorite places to shoot.  When you know where to go and what time to be there the Everglades is non-stop shooting.

March:  Night Photography in the Desert Southwest:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley with Possible add-on of Arizona slot canyons.

April:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley:  Choose buffet style from the parts of this trip that interest you.

May:  Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest.  A Journey Through Colorado and Utah’s Desert and Canyon Country.

July:  Colorful Colorado:  Circumnavigate Colorado in a whirlwind tour that begins in NE Colorado at Rocky Mountain National Park and then takes in Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park,  Hovenweep National Park, the Maroon Bells and Crystal Mill near Aspen, and two days in the incredibly dense wildflowers of the high alpine basins above Ouray, Colorado.

July:  Colorado Wildflowers:  Previously marketed as my Crested Butte Wildflower Workshop, I’ve moved this to Ouray, Colorado after discovering the high altitude basins above Ouray that are much more dense in flowers.

August:  The Grand Canyon:  Photograph this amazing wonder of Nature in a 5 day workshop that will encompass both the North and South Rims and end with a helicopter flight into the trailhead for Havasu Falls.  Havasu Falls is possibly the most stunning waterfall in the United States for photographers.

September:  Colorado Fall Colors:  Centered around Ridway, Ouray and Telluride and the splendor of the San Juan Mountain in SW Colorado.

September:  Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons:  Capture the wildlife and grand landscapes of America’s oldest national park and it’s sister to the south on this 5 day workshop.

October:  Night Photography in the Desert Southwest:  Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley with Possible add-on of Arizona slot canyons.

October: Moab, Cedar Mesa and Monument Valley:  Choose buffet style from the parts of this trip that interest you.

November:  Rock Art and Ruins of the Desert Southwest.  A Journey Through Colorado and Utah’s Desert and Canyon Country.

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Next Workshop Up: Moab – Cedar Mesa – Monument Valley with night photography Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

My next photography workshop is scheduled for April 16 – 19. It will be primarily a night photography workshop that starts in Moab and works its way through Cedar Mesa and into Monument Valley. Limit of 7 people, 6 spaces left. This will include a visit to a desert hogan where a Navajo weaver will be working and there will be optional add-on sessions available for a modeling session where female Navajo model traditional Navajo clothing and another where the Navajo will stage horse scenes for us among the desert formation of Monument Valley. For more details, check here…
http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/moab-monument-valley-desert-sw/6-day-moab-to-monument-valley.php

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Solstice Photography in Monument Valley, Cedar Mesa, Moab and Hovenweep Monday, December 29th, 2014

I’m applying for a Special Use Permit with the National Park System to go into Castle Ruin in Hovenweep on the Solstice to photograph the Astronomical event that occurs there. The sun creates 2 horizontal bars of light which, on the Solstice, slowly merge together to become one bar. It’s a difficult climb (non-technical) to get up into the ruin. We have to pay for the permit and park ranger supervision and the permit comes to about $300. I’m looking for people who would like to come along and split the cost of the permit. Anyone interested?

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

I finally finished loading my complete 2015 photography workshop schedule into my website. It needs to be cleaned up a bit, but all the info is correct. Next up: March 26-29 Desert Southwest Night Photography, including 2 nights in Monument Valley on the Navajo Reservation. This will include sessions with females modeling traditional Navajo clothing, staged horse sessions with the Navajo horsed out among the formations. As a BONUS, this trip is scheduled to coincide with the shadows of the Mittens aligning!  As always, our schedule is heavily based around Moab, Canyonlands, Arches and Rocky Mountain National Parks, but I’ve also added the Everglades, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon and a new tour of Colorad, “Colorful Colorado” that circumnavigates the state to cover Rocky Mountain National Park, Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Park and Canyon of the Ancients, the Maroon Bells and Crystal Mill.

http://www.coloradoplateauphototours.com/pages/photo-tours-workshops/arches-canyonlands-moab-area/3-day-canyon-night-photography.php

 

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Merry Christmas, and to All a Good Night! Saturday, December 27th, 2014

I’m hitting the road again tomorrow, headed back to Cortez trying to photograph solstice archaeoastronomy events on the Ute Reservation. I’ll be back just in time for Christmas, so I’m taking this opportunity to send best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year.  From Cortez I go to Blanding to take down my photography exhibit, “The Magic of the Desert Southwest”, a 31 piece exhibit that’s been hanging at the Edge of Cedars Museum throughout 2014.

 

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