June 13-17, 2012
We’ll shoot magnificent pine forests on our way to the iconic silhouettes of Haystack Rock and The Needles in Cannon Beach. Monolithic Haystack Rock rises 235 feet above a smooth-as-glass reflective sand beach, with tide pools that are home to many intertidal animals, including starfish, sea anemone, and crabs. The rock is also a refuge for many sea birds, including terns and puffins. We’ll also have the magic of Oregon’s coastal spring wildflowers in early bloom to add color to your compositions.
After we explore the coast near Cannon Beach, then it’s on to the thousand foot deep Columbia River Gorge, where we’ll shoot the densest concentration of waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest. Nearby is Larch Mountain, with an incredible 5 mountain view — Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount Jefferson. We’ll also shoot panoramic views of the gorge from Crown Point Vista House, and close-ups of Indian petroglyphs at The Dalles.
October 10-14, 2012
There’s a reason New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment! The locations of northern New Mexico include some of the most stunningly colorful land formations of the American Southwest.
This photographic adventure includes the painted desert locations made famous in the works of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), whose works made northern New Mexico a source of inspiration for other artists and photographers.
We shoot magnificent rock formations surrounding the Rio Chama basin, including the iconic Chimney Rock, and multicolored vistas during a sunset shoot from the storied Matrimonial Mesa overlooking Pack’s Peak and Kitchen Mesa .
We’ll also visit Chaco Canyon National Park with the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico. And the Bisti Badlands await, with its array of mysterious hoodoos. Time permitting, we’ll also stop to shoot architectural features of Sante Fe’s most iconic church structures.
November 7-11, 2012
February 13-17, 2013
Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park offer a stunning backdrop of natural beauty and quiet majesty for this landscape photography workshop. Straddling the Mojave Desert and the Sonoran Desert, this expanse of serene wilderness holds flora, fauna, and rock formations found nowhere else on Earth.
February is the most comfortable time to visit the desert, when daytime temperatures average a balmy 70 degrees and spring wildflowers are in early bloom.
In Joshua Tree National Park, we’ll shoot spectacular locations such as Hidden Valley, Jumbo Rocks, Cholla Cactus Garden, Barker Dam, Keys View, Eureka Peak, and an optional hike up Ryan Mountain.
In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — the largest state park in California — we’ll photograph rare desert spring wildflowers, and breathtaking overviews of the Borrego Badlands, climaxing with a sunset shoot overlooking Borrego Valley from the fabled Fonts Point.
We’ll wrap up this photo tour with a double-shot of the Pacific Coast — sunset and sunrise — at locations in La Jolla and San Diego, before your return home.