A Squirrel from Yosemite

by Kristi Hines

This little guy (or gal) popped out of the bottom of a tree near my campsite in Yosemite. Didn’t seem to mind me getting down to take the photo.

yosemite-campsite-squirrel

Camera: Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-300mm
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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It’s not often that someone comes back from a famous photography destination with so few of the expected photos. Yet that’s what I did on our trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this month. After processing my favorite photos, they consist of small mammals, a hint of urbex, and abstracts.

One of my favorite wildlife shots is this one. While I was photographing a little squirrel, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. He had just popped out of his home for a few moments, but I managed to capture him. What a cute little guy!

weasel-yosemite-national-park

Camera: Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-300mm
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Doorways

by Kristi Hines

One thing I didn’t expect to find while out hiking in Sedona was a little bit of urbex heaven. Yet, here I was, standing inside this little rundown building, looking at two perfectly aligned doorways.

Sedona Urbex - Doorways

Camera: Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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A few weeks ago, I took the photography tour in Upper Antelope Canyon. They did an impressive job of clearing people out of the way so the photographers could set up their tripods and shoot the canyon with minimal interruptions. This is the first shot from that series!

Inside Upper Antelope Canyon Photography Tour

Camera: Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Since I haven’t gotten a chance to process photos from Antelope Canyon yet, I thought I’d share this cute picture of our dog Dobby at the park. :)

Dobby the Miniature Schnauzer

Camera: Fuji FinePix S5100 (retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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I’ve decided that fall is my favorite season, and I would love to spend it in Sedona, Arizona. This is another shot from my first camping trip of the fall colors framed by a large, fallen tree.

Natural Framing of the Fall Colors

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Closeup with a Chicken

by Kristi Hines

While wandering around the Gold King Mine Ghost Town, I discovered that I really liked chickens. Not eating them, mind you, but photographing them.

Closeup Chicken

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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For a while here in Arizona, I thought we had escaped the winter with several days in the 70′s. But that changed this Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) when it dropped back to a chilly temp. Chilly for us in Phoenix at least. In tribute, I decided to post something wintry.

The Lonely Snow Covered Trees at the Grand Canyon

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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The Laughing Camel

by Kristi Hines

There’s nothing like catching an animal at the right time, kind of like this shot of a camel who looks like he just heard a great joke…

The Laughing Camel

Camera: Fuji FinePix S5100 (retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Inside an Icy Mossy Cave

by Kristi Hines

While the name of this cave is Mossy Cave, it really should be re-named the Icy Cave in the winter. It was full of lovely ice formations. The challenge was getting close enough to shoot inside, as the ground next to the railing was also covered in ice.

Inside Mossy Cave in Bryce Canyon Utah - Winter Icicles

Camera: Nikon D90 with 50mm Nikon Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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