Arches: The First Pass

A friend told us we could easily hit Arches National Park in a single day.  We ended up dedicating the better part of three to the one park - and I don't regret a moment of it. After an unsuccessful attempt at sunrise at North Window, we went exploring, as…

Mesa Verde & Petroglyphs

I had seen pictures of Mesa Verde from my parents' trip several years ago, so I couldn't quite understand the name; clay structures built into the cliff walls looked anything but green.  However, when we finally arrived, I saw the land was decorated with lush trees and stubby desert shrubs.…

Puebloan Sun and Moon

Being a photographer, of course I had certain plans on my agenda when we went to Mesa Verde (and really throughout our trip).  Wherever I go, I think about sunrise and sunset opportunities.  Every location is different, and I love the beautiful golden hours.  I try for sunrises and sunsets…