Favorite Photo Locations: Arches National Park
Jan08

Favorite Photo Locations: Arches National Park

By Ron Wolfe– While the 1,450-mile-long Colorado River is best known for winding through the Grand Canyon, it also offers exciting opportunities for photographers as it meanders through Southeastern Utah. Near the town of Moab, one will find Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument– just a few of the more significant locales. Also, not to be overlooked, Monument...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Southern Utah
Sep26

Favorite Photo Locations – Southern Utah

 by Shelly Katz– Thinking about going to Las Vegas? Forget about the casinos and bright lights of the strip. Instead take a 2-1/2 hour drive to the northeast and check out Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in southern Utah. Zion National Park is located on State Route 9 in Springdale, Utah – 163 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. When you’re ready to move on, Bryce Canyon National Park is located approximately 83 miles further....

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Favorite Photo Locations – The Wave
Jul24

Favorite Photo Locations – The Wave

By Ron Wolfe– “The Wave” comprises the Navajo Sandstone dunes that have calcified vertically and horizontally, turning into hardened, compacted rocks over time. Photographs of it are widely published and highly desired but it can be a dangerous location for photographers who are not in good physical condition. Located near the Arizona-Utah border in Paria Canyon of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, this sandstone formation is...

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Favorite Photo Locations – The Outer Banks: Cape Hatteras
Mar24

Favorite Photo Locations – The Outer Banks: Cape Hatteras

If you want to feel isolated on the crowded U.S. East Coast and spend quality time photographing in a unique location, consider the Outer Banks of North Carolina and specifically the Cape Hatteras area, which is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on this thin strip of barrier islands.Cape Hatteras itself is the southeastern most point along the U.S. eastern seaboard, and it’s a wild and windblown place, also known as the...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Maui
Dec24

Favorite Photo Locations – Maui

Many great photo locations require perservance, and sometimes even hardship, to capture engaging images. But if you’d like to combine vacation relaxation with photo opportunity, a visit to Maui can satisfy both. In addition to bringing your favorite camera for scenics, invest in rugged camera that you can take underwater for snorkeling or exploring waterfalls. I like the Olympus TG-2 compact camera that sells for $379. It can...

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Favorite Photo Locations: Mesa Verde National Park
Sep24

Favorite Photo Locations: Mesa Verde National Park

In this edition, Red River Paper Pro Ron Wolfe covers the iconic Mesa Verde in Colorado My most recent trip to Mesa Verde was on the first day of November. Going to a National Park offseason has the advantage of fewer visitors. On the flip side, some attractions may be closed. In this case, several cliff dwellings were closed, but there were still sufficient cliff dwellings open to get a good flavor of the way the Anasazi people...

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Favorite Photo Locations – “Heavenly Sea,” Hawaii’s Lanikai
Aug24

Favorite Photo Locations – “Heavenly Sea,” Hawaii’s Lanikai

  See-your-toes-ocean along mile-long powder sand, it’s easy to see how Lanikai means “heavenly sea” in the Hawaiian language. Tucked away on the Windward side of the island of Oahu, 21 miles from Waikiki, Lanikai is one of the hidden jewels of beach resort Kailua. Locals and tourists call Lanikai “one of the best swimming beaches in Hawaii.” Offshore reefs protect the beach from high surf making Lanikai a favorite. Tourists, that is...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Alaska!
Jun24

Favorite Photo Locations – Alaska!

1. Lake Clark National Park Located just southwest of Anchorage and accessible by float plane, there are several great sites for Brown Bear photography. My favorite is Crescent Lake. When the Brown Bears are on the Salmon runs, there are lots of opportunities for great action shots. I advise staying focused on a single bear, rather than scanning for action and trying to hit the shutter before it’s too late. Remember, every bear will...

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Favorite Photo Locations – American Southwest / New Mexico
Feb24

Favorite Photo Locations – American Southwest / New Mexico

In this series, Red River Paper Pro Ron Wolfe covers some unique (and out of the way) photo locations in his home state of New Mexico. Bisti Wilderness Area Would you expect to find a duck-billed dinosaur in the desert?  Well, welcome to the Bisti Wilderness. The barren and seemingly lifeless landscape found today is vastly different than the swampy lush vegetation in which huge dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago.   Bisti takes...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Dec24

Favorite Photo Locations – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Paul Hughes lives “the best of both worlds,” summers on the rugged coast of Oregon, winters at Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Paul uses a variety of Red River card stock for frameable souvenir cards he sells in galleries and craft fairs.  A stubborn mule, you might say, gets credit for discovering one of America’s natural wonders. Searching for gold, a prospector tried to nudge his mule to the edge of a crater rim but the...

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Favorite Photo Locations – The Southeast Alaska Panhandle
Sep24

Favorite Photo Locations – The Southeast Alaska Panhandle

In the “panhandle” of the Last Frontier, craggy, snow-capped mountains sweep down to narrow fjords, eagles swirl through turbulent skies, whales splash noisily in the steel-gray waters, and glaciers creep relentlessly toward the sea. Onion-domed Russian Orthodox churches still hold services for descendants of their Indian converts whose tribal celebrations and dancing have been preserved. Native craftsmen carve stunning...

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Favorite Photo Locations – San Diego, California
Jul24

Favorite Photo Locations – San Diego, California

San Diego is the 8th largest city in the US and the 2nd largest city in California.  San Diego is located In Southern California adjacent to the Mexican border.  San Diego is known for its mild climate, deep-water harbor, beaches, association with the US Navy, and recently as a healthcare and biotechnology enclave. The population was over 1.3 million as of the 2010 census. And speaking of mild climate, San Diego is a...

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Favorite Photo Locations – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Jul09

Favorite Photo Locations – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

While Chincoteague, Virginia, is probably most widely known for its wild horses, the area is well-known as a birding Mecca. Photographers will find spectacular opportunities for all kinds of avian species. During spring and fall migrations, the numbers of birds and the variety of species is incredible. Throughout the late spring and summer, a great variety of shore birds are present. Along the main drive through Chincoteague NWR,...

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