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Archive for January 2010

New images: Saguaro National Park – saguaro cactus blooms

I’ve posted new images of Saguaro National Park, taken during a trip in May 2009. This was my third trip to Saguaro National Park, made expressly to capture the Saguaro cactus flowers. Those blooms may be the ultimate desert flowers. Their short life is unique: they open at night, and will close permanently during the […]

Photo spot 10 : Zion National Park – The Narrows

Zion National Park has sometimes been called a “Yosemite in color”. The comparison is apt, since both share a great variety of beauty, both in large scenery and intimate details. Like Yosemite, Zion features at its heart a narrow valley with a beautiful river and vegetation, flanked by sheer cliffs and rock towers. However, unlike […]

QT Luong in Ken Burns’ National Parks series

This post consists of three points: a reminder, a clip, and an answer. Missed Ken Burns’ “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” last fall ? The series returns to prime time this winter, with the first episode airing this Wednesday, Jan 27 on PBS, and then appearing on consecutive Wednesdays through March 3. For local […]

Photo spot 9: Grand Canyon National Park – Toroweap

The Grand Canyon defines immensity. It is so vast that the Colorado River, which has carved it, is a distant sight from most overlooks. The only place in Grand Canyon National Park where you can look straight down to the Colorado River from the rim is Toroweap. You will stand at the edge of a […]

Images of India on exhibit at Balboa Theater, SF

Tired of seeing images of the US National Parks ? Ten of my images from India are on display in the lobby of the Balboa Theater, in the Richmond District of San Francisco, until early March. It is clearly not possible to portray a multi-religious, multi-lingual, multi-ethic, and multi-cultural country of over one billion people […]

New images: Death Valley National Park

Over the course of the next month and half, I will continue posting new images of Western National Parks. Those are of course already well covered on this site, so each update will be rather small, covering either areas for which I had not published images before, or picturing areas with existing images in new […]

Photo spot 8: Lassen Volcanic National Park – Cinder Cone

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a real-life dictionary of volcanic geology. The volcano had a series of eruptions less than a century ago, creating cinder cones and hardened lava fields, as well as active features such as hot springs, hissing, steaming fumaroles, boiling mudpots and pungent sulfur vents that are reminiscent of Yellowstone National Park, […]

Photo spot 7: Kings Canyon National Park – Dusy Basin

Kings Canyon National Park features two easily accessible sites: a beautiful sequoia grove (Grant Grove) and the deepest canyon in the country (the Middle Fork of the Kings – about twice the depth of the Grand Canyon), however at least 95% of the park is backcountry with no road access. Since in the previous posts […]

Presentation at NANPA 2010 summit in Reno

Each year the North America Nature Photography Association organizes a conference called the Nature Photography Summit, or in short “Summit”. Diverse presentations, a trade show, multiple opportunities to share images, as well as optional portfolios reviews and workshops make it a great opportunity to be inspired, learn, and network with other nature photographers. I first […]