No-fail travel photography

Dust off the camera and start to focus. We consider National Parks the perfect destination for scenic vistas; sightings of animals and birds; majestic trees; and wildflowers. With great subject matter and inspiration from the Park, we take a lot of photos, and a few came out well enough to tell a story.

We’ve been to California many, many times and never thought to visit Pinnacles National Park until our daughter, who loves the great INdoors, raved about camping and hiking there. We quickly scheduled a visit for a sunny, 60-degree day in January.

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A visit to Pinnacles required juggling the binoculars and camera.

We were surprised at how close we were able to get for a photograph.

We were surprised at how close we were able to get for a photograph.

What are they? A quick email to my friend, Joyce, and we got the answer:

What are they? A quick email to my friend, Joyce, and we got the answer: a Padre’s shooting star.  This particular species, Dodecatheon clevelandii, blooms in Pinnacles in January.

Sometimes in photography, color and shapes are the subject matter….

Sometimes in photography, color and shapes are the subject matter….

…whether it’s one tree or a forest.

…whether it’s one tree or a forest.

We’d be happy to return and just photograph the rock formations at Pinnacles National Park.

We’d be happy to return and just photograph the rock formations at Pinnacles National Park.

We spent a very full day at Pinnacles, and it wasn’t enough. With every step we saw another photo opportunity. If you’re feeling uninspired to pick up your camera – just head for a nearby National Park. It always works for us.

 

January 2015

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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3 Responses to No-fail travel photography

  1. The Pinnacles! Nice choice. I saw my first great blue heron there in 1976. Love the photos.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    The Parks are amazing and love these pics!

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