One of the structures remaining in the ghost town is this old house. I was surprised to find this old destroyed chair sitting there calling for my attention. I stood squarely in the doorway to the small home, setup my tripod and fired away to capture the essence of the mood.
Do I really need to explain what is going on here? It's heavenly. It's simply beautiful. It's awesome! This is one are of the famous slot canyons near Page, Arizona.
This image is copyrighted and was created for commercial use under Special Use Permit No 1940 issued by The Navajo Nation.
The interior of this old and abandoned Union Pacific wooden caboose #3003 in a ghost town was just calling for attention from my lens! Here is an excerpt I was able to find a little information about this old caboose: "One example of a preserved wooden UP caboose is the ex LA&SL blind-end car at Rhyolite, Nevada. Many interested observers noted the car on photos of this old Nevada mining ghost town. An article was even completed about the car in Info, UP's employee magazine. Many people remember it, but recent visitors to the town have noted that it is no longer there. The mystery of the missing caboose was solved during a recent television program about Death Valley, California, which clearly showed that the car has now been moved to that town for continued preservation." SOURCE: http://utahrails.net/caboose/caboose-wood-retire.php
The Eureka Dunes lie in the remote Eureka Valley, an enclosed basin at 3000 foot elevation located northwest of Death Valley. The dunes cover an area only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, yet they are the tallest sand dunes in California, possibly the tallest in all of North America. They rise suddenly more than 680 feet above the dry lakebed at their western base. As tall as these dunes are, they are dwarfed by the impressive limestone wall of the Last Chance Mountains which rises another 4000 feet above the valley floor. SOURCE: National Park Service
A very easy to get to location in Death Valley National Park is the Mesquite Sand Dunes. Here you can walk for miles along the dunes looking for wildlife trails early in the morning and capture great scenes in the evening.
This is my first time in the Dominican Republic and after a long week of being stuck in a hotel working, I finally got out on Saturday to see one of the "top things to do" in Santo Domingo. I summoned Uber and headed over to Tres Ojos (Three Eyes) National Park. I had seen photos that people posted on Trip Advisor, but had no clue that it would be such a treat to explore this little park.
If you go, you should likely give yourself 3 hours or so to casually go up and down hundreds of stairs and enjoy the scenery, especially if you are taking photos. SAFETY WARNING... If you use Uber, wait INSIDE the gates for your taxi or Uber driver. The main road the entrance is on is not safe at all per on-site security - especially if carrying around a nice camera!
I called this the hidden lagoon because, well, it is hidden. Take the time to pay your 25 pesos and get on the 8-10 passenger man-powered ferry which takes you across the water through a cave. Once on the other side, climb up and over the rock stairs to find this gorgeous view!
On my last day in Southern California this trip, I finally got out to take some photos. I arrived at Seal Beach just after the sun began to rest behind the horizon. There were hundreds of sea gulls along the beach until they were scared off by some people... except one. The last sea gull on the beach this evening posed for me and enjoyed the waves rolling up the sand just long enough to catch this shot. Thanks for sticking around!
Danny's photographic and artistic talents are shared with fellow photographers and friends on flickr and Facebook as he travels throughout the world. Creating photo art since 2008, he has quickly developed his specialty in high dynamic range (HDR) photography.
To further his photographic skills and education, Danny attended one of the only HDR workshops in the US taught by the master of high dynamic range photography himself, Mr. Trey Ratcliff.
Applying skills and insight learned at this seminar, Danny was inspired to re-process photos he had previously left untouched. As he posted more of his work on Flickr, he noticed an increased amount of interest and positive comments from other photographers. Danny now specializes in shooting and processing HDR photography and is associated with professional photographers based in South Florida who handle photography jobs ranging from fashion, forensics, and aerial photos.
In late 2009, Danny's was awarded the $7,100 grand prize in a photographic contest entry which was based upon an untouched photo (no Photoshop or other edits) taken simply with his Blackberry cellular telephone camera (the site which ran the contest was brickfish.com).
Danny has shot with a Canon 7D for years, but recently moved to the full frame Sony A7rII.