Category: Travel Photo Thursday

Photographing Coastal National Parks

Photographing Coastal National Parks

In June of this year, while touring New England, I plan to spend some time in a U.S. National Park that I’ve long known about, but never visited, let alone photographed: Acadia.

(Kim Carpenter Flickr Photo)

Located along Maine’s coast, the scenery should produce plenty of “photo ops.”

But although that coastline will be new to me, shooting photos in coast-side national parks is something I’ve been doing for over 40 years.

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Travel Photo Thursday: Yosemite at Christmas

Travel Photo Thursday: Yosemite at Christmas

Snow falling in the Sierra Nevada mountains brings to mind a trip to Yosemite National Park on a Christmas past.


If you are lucky, as I was on this visit to California’s most famous national park, the highways will be free of snow, but the mountains and meadows will be dusted with a light coat of what it takes to have a “White Christmas.”

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Travel Photo Thursday: Let It Snow!

Travel Photo Thursday: Let It Snow!

California lives on snow.

Snow that falls in the Sierra Nevada mountains in winter becomes a life-giving reservoir of water that sustains for much of the Golden State’s population as the snowpack melts from late Spring into Fall.

After a prolonged drought, this weeks storms have Californian’s yelling “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Here are two versions of a snowy nighttime scene shot in Sequoia National Park not in Winter, but last May when a late season storm blew through the mountains.

The white snow turned yellow under the glow of incandescent lights at Wuksachi Lodge.

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The second pays homage to Ansel Adams with a black and white rendition of the same subject.

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(For more information on visiting Sequoia National Parks and the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park read “Big Spiders, Big Trees, and Mr. Muir’s Big Rock.”

(Click on an image to enlarge to full-size. Visit Budget Travelers Sandbox for more of this week’s Travel Photo Thursday shots.)

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