Landscapes and Nature


What defines a landscape photo? If you ask Wikipedia,

“Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.”

I’ve fallen behind in everything related to photography. Yes, I’m still struggling to learn my new camera and I know this will take time and familiarity and continuous use, but I’m so darn impatient. So while that happens, here are some of the photos (on Auto) from our trip to the very scenic Southwest US last autumn, which provided some of the grandest landscapes and vistas of nature ever.

One thing that really made our experience of the five National Parks more enjoyable was visiting them right at the end of the season (mid- to late-October) while the parks were still very busy, but not massively crowded. We were truly fortunate that the weather held – sunny and dry (for the most part). The only snow we encountered was going over a pass in Colorado on our way to Utah.

If you are 62 years-old or over (OK-that might be an admission) I highly recommend getting the National Parks’ Annual Senior or Lifetime Pass which covered entry for me and everyone in the car with me and can be ordered by mail or picked up at any National Parks Service office near you. It was the biggest windfall to paying separate entry fees at the National Parks that we visited and that charged entry. Not all do.

*Featured Photo: Arches National Park, Utah

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