Posts Tagged With: Arizona

Ye Ole Printing Press

At Goldfields Ghost Town in Apache Junction, lies this old printing press with all it’s intricacies, collecting dust. I thought it would make for an interesting HDR shot. It was quite dark when I found this antique. I set up for delayed exposures. The long exposures kind of lent itself to some artful digital shots.

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Ye ole Printing PressDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Ye ole Printing Press
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Arizona Desert in Bloom

A rear sight in Phoenix area, is a colorful desert. Maybe every 10 years we will get enough  winter rain to wake up the dormant seeds buried in the desert floor. If so spring comes alive and it’s a crazy time for photographers, who are out in droves. And so we wait for another wet winter..and wait..and wait!

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Arizona Desert FlowersDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Arizona Desert Flowers
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The Nightmare Dentist @ Barrett Jackson Car Auction-2013

Years ago I was in the Dental Field and the Dental Surgeon I worked with looked a little like this guy. He was a black man nearing retirement, and every once in a while, he would come into the office looking a little like this guy. He loved a good game of chess, and loved playing with me, because I really wasn’t that good, but I’d let him win once in a while.

So the next time you’re at a Barrett-Jackson car auction, say hi to the resurrected Dr Taylor, who somehow came back as a white guy..HeHe!!

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“The Dells” at Sunset, Prescott, Arizona

The neat thing about HDR, is capturing a moment as your percieved it, just as you remember it. This photo of a setting sun over “The Dells” at Watson Lake, pretty much takes me there, as I saw it, when I was there. Pictures that are not HDR, do not always do that for me. Everyones different in that regard, but after it’s all said and done, there will never be anything quite like actually being there. For a photographer or tourist, Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona, is worth the visit.

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"The Dells", Prescott, AzDave Morgan-Creative Commons

“The Dells”, Prescott, Az
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Grand Canyon Sunset overlooking Colorado River

I imagine many Indians long ago squatted in this same spot, mesmerized by the grandeur of it all, gazing into this mother of canyons at sunset. It will take your breath away, hugging the vertical cliffs. With the wind whipping, you try to hold your ground..or else! Not a pleasant thought falling, but I’m sure it’s happened. For me, I just stare into the sunset, with no care in the world. I came here to absorb this ancient place and take a few photographs. Mission accomplished.

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Sunset in the Grand Canyon
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Parade of Hot Air Balloons tonight in Gilbert Arizona

Amid the reflective Christmas lights of Gilbert City Hall Complex in Arizona, the annual Gilbert Festival presented a parade of Hot Air Balloons. Quite a spectacle as each Hot Air Balloon took it’s turn to rise to the occasion on a clear calm night, picture-perfect and of course weather-perfect..after it’s Arizona.

I probably took a hundred photos trying to catch all balloons up in the sky and all balloons firing up at the same time, then finally it happened.

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Parade of Balloons
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Water Fountain Paradise, Arizona

As I travel around Phoenix during the day, realizing we do live in a desert, having a little water spouting out makes it feel more like an oasis instead of this gigantic formidable hot,dry desert wasteland. Fountains and man-made lakes make it seem more tolerable. We travel alot around the world, but it’s always good to get back to Arizona. It seems when the rest of the country is going through hell with hurricanes, tornadoes, and crazy weather, Arizona is calm, blue and mild. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but then, we’re kind of glad it’s not!

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Water Fountain Paradise, Arizona
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Cool Motorcycle at Barrett Jackson Car Auction

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Were traveling in Germany on the Romantic Road and we have run into a blizzard of snow. It makes for some interesting photos with the fall colors contrasted with the snow. Got a lot to share on our return.

I don’t normally take photos of motorcycles, but this one at the Barrett Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale, Az. last winter, really caught my attention. Flat out gorgeous bike. Took me back to my younger days when motorcycling was part of my life. As entertainers traveling around the country, I had a bike rigged to the back of the Van, that could be ramped down onto the road in about 5 minutes. While on tour to our next gig, if a beautiful stretch of back roads caught my eye, I would pull over, get on the bike, turn the Van over to my wife and she would follow me until I was through enjoying the ride. And then we rode the country-sides during the day, playing our gig at night, somewhere in America. We thought we were pretty cool in those days.

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Motorcycle at Barrett Jackson Car Auction
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Sunset Boulders at “The Dells”, Prescott, Arizona

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“The Dells” at Watson Lake in Prescott are quite unique rock formations. As sunset approaches, the granite boulders light up with soft glows of orange, yellow and red. I’d like to catch these formations sometime with billowing  gray clouds in the distance for the HDR effect.  It’s always been perfectly blue skies when I have been there.

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The Dells-Prescott, Az
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Amazing Arizona Sunsets

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Each evening when I’m home in Phoenix, Arizona, I like to keep an eye out for the formation of clouds, as it approaches sunset. I happen to live in a small lake community, where within minutes I can be at the shore-line looking for a vantage point to catch a silhouetted view over the palm  trees. Usually it’s hit or miss, but all the more worth it, when you catch a good one. I always say, you  don’t have to wander far from your back yard to catch some interesting shots. If you want to get better at your photography, just be willing to get out of the house and..shoot..shoot..shoot!

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Arizona Red Sunset
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