Desert Sunset Photographs- February 22, 2018

Hi everyone! On February 22, 2018, I took photos of a beautiful sunset. The sunset didn’t have the normal spectacular clouds near where the sun set in the sky, but there were clouds. I really liked the textures of the clouds so I took photos of them…

Even though the clouds didn’t cover the setting sun, I was able to take some nice photographs of a saguaro cactus as the sun set…

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Casa Grande Ruins- February 8, 2018

Hi everyone! On February 8, 2018, I went to the Casa Grande Ruins to take photos, video, and just to spend the day somewhere I don’t normally go to on a regular basis.

The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is of Native American adobe ruins. One of these ruins is a three story tall adobe building. You can read more about the Casa Grande Ruins here. I’ve been to the ruins before, but it was many years ago.

I’m very happy I did because on the day I went to the ruins because I got to see a nesting great horned owl in the ruins!

In addition to taking photos, I also recorded video of the ruins. I originally posted the video on Youtube, but after looking at it I realized I didn’t like how it turned out. So, I took it down. I’m not sure if I’ll remake the video and repost it. I don’t like the way the video I recorded at the park turned out, so I think I won’t post a video of my trip to the Ruins.

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

Arizona Renaissance Festival- March 3, 2018

Hi everyone! I’m back from a two week blogging break! I had to take some time off because of the Easter holiday and to focus on my day job. But I’m back now with a new post about my trip to the Arizona Renaissance Festival! I’m also doing some cross posting of the photos in this post on my second blog, The Estella Imitative, so if you see photos with this blog’s watermark in a post on that blog, I’m just too lazy to reedit photos with the right watermark. 🙂

On March 3, 2018 I went to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Unlike previous years, I didn’t buy a season pass so I only went to the festival once this year. Since the festival has themed weekends, I wanted to go to Time Travelers weekend. I’ve gone every year during this weekend for a few years now and I enjoy it so much I keep going back.

Since 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the festival, Lego Discovery Center in Arizona Mills Mall created a sculpture out of Legos to celebrate.

The sculpture was located in front of the jousting horses stalls. Continue reading “Arizona Renaissance Festival- March 3, 2018”

February 18, 2018 Rainbow Photographs

Hi everyone! In my last photography post, I showed and talked about photographs I took of the desert after a rainstorm. While I was outside taking those photographs, a rainbow formed and I began to take photographs of it.

The rainbow started out as small, but it became a full arch.

It almost became a double rainbow, but I didn’t take a photograph of it.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

February 18, 2018 Desert Photographs

On February 18, 2018, there was a winter storm that came through the area I live in. It did rain some, but that’s about it. (Raining is about all that happens during a winter storm in the area I live) Since there was clouds, I decided to take some photos of the sunset.

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2012 Old Tucson Photographs-Part 1

Sometime in March 2012, I went to Old Tucson, sometimes better known as Old Tucson Studios. It is a film set that is open to the public. The first time I went was in 2011, went back in 2012, and still have yet to go back. I hope to go back sometime this year, but I’ve said that for six years and it never happened. Still, I hope that I can go back sometime soon!

I know these photographs are 6 years old this month, but after becoming too busy to post the photographs and loosing the CD the photos are saved to for years, I decided to edit the photos and post them now. I posted some back in 2012, but after loosing the CD I couldn’t edit and post any more. I always felt bad about not posting the photos at all. So now I’m finishing my incomplete post series.

This isn’t going to be the only post about the photographs I took there. I’m not sure how many there will end up being, but I plan on posting them throughout the spring as a filler post. Between my busy day job, working on new sewing projects to post about, and experiencing a case of artist block for drawing, there really isn’t much to talk about except for photographs I took six years ago. Still, I hope you enjoy seeing them! Continue reading “2012 Old Tucson Photographs-Part 1”

January 13, 2018 Desert Photography- Black and White Version

Hi everyone! In my last post, I talked about photos I took while on a hike. While editing the photos for the post, I also converted some of the photos from color to black and white.

Here’s what they look like…

I like how many of the photos turned out, but I’m not happy with some of the other photos. I didn’t have much trouble editing the photos, but some of the photos are not as impressive to look at as others. I did not include in this post the photos I really did not like, but it did annoy me that I didn’t like the photos so much I didn’t want to post them.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

January 13, 2018 Desert Photography

On January 13, 2018, I went out into the desert for a hike. I didn’t originally intend on going on a hike that day, but I was given the opportunity to go for one in an area that I normally do not hike in, so I decided to accept the invitation. While I was there, I took photos of the desert…

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November 2017 Sunset Photographs

Hi everyone! I cannot believe this, but after searching through my drafts for my posts here on my blog, I found this post that was never published. I don’t know why it was never published, so I think it’s about time I post it! Most of the photos I took are the of sunsets and clouds, so I decided to post all the photos in one big post.

The photos I’m posting are from three days, November 5th, 8th, and 11th. I have other photos, but I didn’t like them as much as the ones in this post. Continue reading “November 2017 Sunset Photographs”

Black and White Desert Photography

It’s the last week of 2017 so before the year ends, I wanted to make two more posts about photographs I took in 2017 that I converted from color to black and white.

Looking through the photographs I took this past year, I found some photographs I took to test my then new Cannon camera. I talked about them in a post called New Camera and Desert Test Photos that can be found on this blog here. I wanted to take a few of them and convert them to black and white just to see how they would look like.

Here are the black and white photographs I converted of the animals…

These are the ones of the flowers…

And finally, here are the converted photographs of the saguaro blossom buds…

Overall, I’m happy with the way the photos converted from black and white. I have a few critiques about the photographs, but they are about the close-ups and the angle I took the photos. There isn’t very much I can do to change that except try harder next time I take photos in the spring.

Well, that’s about it! Thank you for reading!