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Misc. Other Pictures

On the way home from Yellowstone NP we spent the night in Beaver, UT.  The next morning, we determined that we had some free time and decided to make a detour to Bryce and Zion National Parks.  On the way there (on UT-12) we discovered Red Canyon, which is part of the Dixie National Forest.  From the Native Americans who traveled the canyons, to people like J.W. Humphry who constructed the tunnels, Red Canyon has fascinated people for centuries. Unique vermilion-colored rock formation and stands of Ponderosa pines make the canyon exceptionally scenic.  This picture was taken at the visitor center at the west end of the canyon complex.

Picture Number: CM1_4462

Date: May 2019

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 180     Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

F-Stop: f/11     Lens: 40 mm

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This picture was taken at the Salt Wash View Area which is located on the north side of Interstate Highway 70 about 52 miles west of Green River, Utah. This view area has spectacular views of the San Rafael Swell and the stupendous rock formations. This view area is on the lonely stretch of Interstate between Green River and Salina where there are no towns or services along the highway for 110 miles.  This picture is looking towards the West.

Picture Number: CM1_1778

Date: September 2018

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 200     Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec

F-Stop: f/8     Lens: 30 mm

This picture (and #’s 5019 and 5044) are pictures of some of the cacti and succulents in my front yard as they flowered.

Picture Number: CM1_5040

Date:    June 2020

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   140              Shutter Speed:  1/125 sec

F-Stop:  f/8            Lens:    300 mm


This picture (and #’s 5044 and 5040) are pictures of some of the cacti and succulents in my front yard as they flowered.

Picture Number: CM1_5019

Date:    June 2020

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   500              Shutter Speed:  1/250 sec

F-Stop:  f/6.3         Lens:    300 mm

This picture (and #’s 5019 and 5040) are pictures of some of the cacti and succulents in my front yard as they flowered.

Picture Number: CM1_5044

Date:    June 2020

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   400              Shutter Speed:  1/125 sec

F-Stop:  f/9            Lens:    56 mm


This picture is the same plant as pictures #’s 5019 and 5044. However this one was taken a year after the others; when it next flowrerd.

Picture Number: CM1_5143

Date:  July 2021

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   800              Shutter Speed:  1/250 sec

F-Stop:  f/5.6         Lens: 220 mm

On our trip to Chama, NM we stopped in Albuquerque, NM overnight.  Albuquerque is the site of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  Which is a yearly hot air balloon festival. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event occurring in the first full week of October, and has over 500 hot air balloons each year far from its humble beginnings of merely 13 balloons in 1972.  The event is the largest balloon festival in the world, followed by the Grand Est Mondial Air in France.  While we were there in mid-September, there were already people preparing their balloons for the festival. While preparing to leave in the morning we saw this balloon floating in the sky.  I was lucky enough to capture this picture as the balloon appeared to fly "over" the moon.

Picture Number: CM2_0021

Date:    September 2016

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   400              Shutter Speed:  1/1250 sec

F-Stop:  f/8            Lens:    420 mm


This picture was taken at Sycamore Cove beach which is part of the Point Mugu State Park.  We had gone there for one of the local astronomy club's dark sky events.  This is where they bring out their telescopes and allow the general public access to them to view the stars and planets.  This picture, of the setting sun, was taken as we were waiting for it to get dark enough to utilize the various telescopes which had been setup.

Picture Number: CM1_0017

Date:    June 2016

Camera:    Nikon D7100

ISO:   500              Shutter Speed:  1/250 sec

F-Stop:  f/5.6         Lens:    140 mm

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