A Turtle in the Park

by Kristi Hines

I love how random things in life happen. This photo was taken while strolling through a local park where we found a turtle just hanging out in the grass. No idea how he (or she) got there.

Turtle at the Park

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1275 (Retired)
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Wrecked in the Snowy Desert

by Kristi Hines

While exploring Escalante, we found a long abandoned, wrecked vehicle.

Wrecked Car

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

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Frozen Waterfall

by Kristi Hines

I’ve seen some interesting waterfalls, but never a frozen one. I wish I had gotten a nice perspective shot of it – it was probably about ten feet high! This was off of the Mossy Cave Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Frozen Waterfall off Mossy Cave Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

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

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Inside a Slot Canyon

by Kristi Hines

Over the holiday, I got to experience my first slot canyon. I really didn’t get my husband’s enthusiasm about them (he has a nice collection of slot canyon photos) until I went through one myself. By the end of our trip, we had went through three and I figured out why he loved them so much! This was a shot inside the first one.

Inside a Slot Canyon

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

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Morning Snack

by Kristi Hines

This photo is from last year’s trip to the Grand Canyon. As we were driving into the park, we saw this guy just grazing on the tree. We stopped the car on the side of the road and jumped out to get photos. He didn’t seem to mind as he was busy snacking!

Deer in the Snow at the Grand Canyon

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 70-300mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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I have to admit, I’m usually not enthused about the cold or being up early in the morning. But being at the Grand Canyon early on a foggy day when you only get a few glimpses from the rim can pay off at the right moments.

Snow Covered Grand Canyon from Bright Angel Trail

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

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It Was Blue Hour…

by Kristi Hines

This shot was taken around blue hour, but thanks to a messed up white balance, it looked like pink hour. I’m a fan of infrared photography, and so far this is the closest I’ve gotten to that same affect.

Blue Hour at the Snow Covered Grand Canyon

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

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Winter Wonderland

by Kristi Hines

Many photographers would say there is nothing worse than pure blue sky when shooting a landscape scene, but there is something perfect about it when paired with snow!

Winter Wonderland Snow Covered Grand Canyon

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

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This weekend, we traveled to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon after a nice snowfall. If you have ever wanted to see deer, this is the best time. I thought I was lucky to see about 9 early in the morning, but by the end of the day, we had probably seen around 40 in various places (including one group of about 15 just running through the snow-covered woods. This group was grazing and not too concerned about us taking pictures of them.

Deer at the South Rim of the Snow Covered Grand Canyon

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

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Fall Reflections

by Kristi Hines

Water always seems to be the calmest in the morning, which led to this serene moment where I could see the fall colors reflecting in the nearby stream.

Fall Reflections

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

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