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San Patricio Storms

Sometimes when I make a photo I can almost talk myself into believing that no other photographer would have spotted The Thing I Just Photographed. And other times, I believe that Any Reasonable Person With a Camera would have made the exact image I just got.

This, obviously, falls into the Any Reasonable Person category. I mean, really – how could anyone look at that mountain, the sunlight on the white building, and those clouds and NOT produce exactly this image?

But I’m still glad I made it.

San Patricio, New Mexico
photographed 4.23.2021

Falls & Fence

My challenge always is, when I’m in a place that’s been photographed a lot, is to find a different angle. Sometimes I’m successful, and other times I’m not…

Palouse Falls State Park, Washington
photographed 9.2.2020


Of course we did – of course we made a day trip over to see Palouse Falls. It is the State Waterfall, after all, and is also among the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path.

The park’s website notes that it is a “remote recreational experience.” The park’s website is not wrong.

Palouse Falls State Park, Washington
photographed 9.2.2020


If I were going to sit on a bench by a river, I’d want to maybe SEE the river. I’m sort of weird that way.

Wawawai County Park
Whitman County, Washington
photographed 9.4.2020

Open Range

As much as we loved the Palouse, we did have to go home.

The day we drove from Park City, Utah, to Farmington, New Mexico, was a day of extremely smoky skies; the smoke obscured almost all of what was there to look at. But if I’d been enchanted by the natural scenery, there’s a chance I would have missed this cast-off stove beside the railroad tracks.

near Moab, Utah
photographed 9.7.2020

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