travel

Along the Way

Spotted along the walk to the beach in Newport Beach.


Queen Mary

One of the highlights of our last trip to California was touring the Queen Mary, which is permanently docked in Long Beach.  The lines and angles of this view caught my eye as we walked prepared to go aboard. What  a beautiful reminder of a bygone era, before cruise ships became associated in our minds with viruses and quarantine.


Patterns

I took the photo below last summer at the beautiful Anchorage Museum- I just loved the graphic elements on the wall and the line of bean bag chairs, with the pattern broken by my grandson Miles. I brought it to my photo class yesterday for our assignment on Patterns.


Strong Verticals

We drove to Southern California to visit with our son and his family, and spent the first night at Newport Beach as we often do. During our morning walk, I became fascinated with the strong vertical lines of Newport Pier reflected in the water- and I took dozens of shots. This is likely the first of many photos I will post featuring these reflections- you have been warned! 🙂


Wider

A wider view of the rock formations before sunset from our hotel in Sedona


Getaway

Tuesday was Lonnie’s birthday, a great excuse to spend the night in Sedona- and our hotel was right across from this gorgeous view! Although we head to Sedona four or five times a year, the red rocks take my breath away every time!

 


Walk to the Heart

I loved the seemingly heart-shaped hole in the rocks that we were heading toward as we walked on the Mobius Arch trail in the Alabama Hills last fall.


A Peek

Walking around in the Alabama Hills was fascinating not only for the memories of cowboy movies shot in these locations- but for the frequent views of Mt. Whitney just above the rock formations. This is a place I would like to visit again.


Death Valley Abstract

Sand and scrub


Rippled

Below is a detail shot from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. I fell in love with the rippled landscape.


On the way to somewhere

Just a typical Death Valley scene- on the way to Zabriskie Point, I think.


282 Below

One of the must-do’s in Death Valley is to go to the lowest point in North America- Badwater Basin. It was hot, it was below sea level- and that was about it.

Lots of tourists!

 


Remembering Hot

In the cold of December. it is sometimes nice to reminisce about the hot days of summer. In this case, it was a hot day on the first of October- and it was Death Valley!


Photo Fun

I had some fun with Luminar and Topaz Glow creating this interpretation of Death Valley’s Zabriskie Point.


Yellow Glory

Spotted just off the road to Oatman in October. . .