Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mt. Wilson from First Creek Canyon Trail #2

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 360: 1/500 sec.: f/11
The sun finally broke through the clouds to hit the Wilson Range so I found this Joshua tree for the foreground.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Red Rock Canyon from First Creek Canyon Trail

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 21 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11
This is the northern view from First Creek Canyon Trail.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mt. Wilson from First Creek Canyon Trail

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 200: 1/400 sec.: f/10
This is a shot of the Wilson range from early in the hike.  I love the red banding across the mountains.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Water at First Creek Canyon

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 400: 1/200 sec.: f/10
This was my first time hiking in Nevada where I came across something more than a left-over pool of water.  Unfortunately, I did not have my CPL so I got this bad reflection, but it was still cool to see crystal clear water in the middle of the desert.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mount Wilson

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 400: 1/500 sec.: f/11
I drive from Vegas to Pahrump a lot for work and I am always intrigued by this mountain.  I finally took the time to get out and photograph it from the First Creek Canyon Trail.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cholla Cactus

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 85 mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/8
I love the way the sun hits the Cholla Cactus and makes the needles glow.  This is from the First Creek Canyon Trail in Red Rock.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mt. Wilson and a Cholla Cactus

Las Vegas, Nevada
January 10, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 42 mm: ISO 200: 1/125 sec.: f/16
Mt. Wilson is the most impressive mountain at Red Rock in my opinion and I finally got around to hiking to it via the First Creek Canyon Trail.  I was carrying my 19 month old most of the way so I made it to the base of the mountain before needing to turn back.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Joshua Tree

Las Vegas, Nevada
December 28, 2014
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 38 mm: ISO 100: 1/250 sec.: f/8
While hiking off blue diamond, it was pretty much all desert so I decided to try and capture some of the plant life.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Red Rock National Conservation Area

Las Vegas, Nevada
December 28, 2014
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 25 mm: ISO 400: 1/500 sec.: f/11
My 20 month old daughter was having a rough day so I took her out for a quick hike.  This is a spot just off Blue Diamond not far from my house.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse

Las Vegas, Nevada
November 19, 2014
HTC One M8: 3.80 mm: ISO 125: 1/850 sec.: f/2.0
This is the federal courthouse in Seattle.  I walk by it often when I go to court so this day I decided to take shot with my phone.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ainsworth House

Oregon City, Oregon
November 29, 2014
HTC One M8: 3.8 mm: ISO 500: 1/13 sec.: f/2.0
This house is in my in-laws neigborhood and I was out for a walk one night on vacation when I noticed the moon hanging over the top of it so I used my phone to see what I could get.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blue Heron Paper Mill

Oregon City, Oregon
November 27, 2014
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 60 mm: ISO 400: 1/100 sec.: f/9
At the base of Willamette Falls there is an old paper mill.  I was drawn to this building with a door into nothing and moss-covered roofs.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Willamette Falls #2

Oregon City, Oregon
11/27/14
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 25 mm: ISO 400: 1/160 sec.: f/9
Another shot of the Willamette Falls in downtown Oregon City.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Willamette Falls

Oregon City, Oregon
November 27, 2014
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 32 mm: ISO 200: 1/10 sec.: f/18
While we were in Oregon, I had planned to go to waterfalls in the Gorge, but I was enjoying relaxing so much, I never got around to going.  I did take the 5 minute drive down to Willamette Falls.  I had shot them from this location a long time ago and wanted to come back.  Unfortunately, it was raining and the light wasn't doing much.