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Skydiving - Tandems

Monday, October 27, 2008

Location - Cotton Wood, AZ
Red Rock Skydiving.

Here's our friend Mary up in the sky, enjoying herself. :)
I am too much of a chicken (something) to jump off an airplane. I wouldn't mind getting on that Cessna though, since it flew right over Sedona, must've been quite a view over the red rocks.

Camera - Nikon D70.

Skydiving in Red Rock Country

Location - Cotton Wood, AZ

A friend of ours decided to go for a tandems dive to celebrate her birthday. So we tagged along to check it out. This is a shot of the dive instructor, with the red rocks in the background, I like the effect.

Camera - Nikon D70.

My Secret Waterfall

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Location - Oak Creek, AZ
Not really that big of a secret, but the few times I have been there, I only see few visitors there. It is on your way from Flagstaff to Sedona, on 89A. 2 - 3 miles before you hit Slide Rock State Park entrance, you will see this little picnic area on the right hand side (creek side). A fairly steep trail will take you down by the creek. There, you will see a few small waterfalls, a deep pool (usually stocked with trout), and a rocky beach area. Has to be a really nice area to visit during the hot Summer months to cool off. A mixture of gray basalt and red sand stones are found in this area, makes for pretty contrast.

Camera - Nikon D80.

Oak Creek Fall Foliage

This is the right time to be in Oak Creek/Sedona for fall foliage. The colors are spectacular. There're lots of visitors in the Oak Creek area, and parking at West Fork is almost impossible, be ready for a long wait, gotta get there early.

Camera - Nikon D80.

Sunset from Moran Point.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Location - Grand Canyon, Moran Point.
Camera - Nikon D70, 170mm

Got One!

Location - Oldsmar, FL. City Park by the water.

Camera - Nikon D70, 200mm.


Location - Safety Harbor Marina, FL

Camera - Nikon D70, 112mm.

Fall is Here

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Location - San Francisco Peaks.
At 41 degree, and wind gusting, it was a cold day up near the peaks. But it was worth the drive up, as more aspens have changed to golden hue - but some bigger trees are still green.

Camera - Pentax DL, 40mm pancake.

Yosemite - 2

Location - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Fall, wrong time of year though.

Camera - Canon SD400

Yosemite - 1

Location - Yosemite National Park.
2 hours from Fresno, but glad I made the trip. A bit hasty this time, but I'll make another trip, fer sure.
Camera - Canon SD400.

Comparison in Size

Friday, October 10, 2008

Location - Maricopa Grove, near Yosemite National Park.

The giant Sequoia makes the 3-4 story tall pine tree next to it looks like a twig.

Camera - Canon SD400.

Among the Giants

Location - Near Yosemite National Park Entrance, off of SR 41, from Fresno, CA.
From Fresno, head north on 41, at Yosemite Park entrance, go right for 2 miles, and it will take you to this giant sequoia forest, it is called Mariposa Grove. Due to controlled burn, the place was a little hazy due to smoke.

Camera - Canon SD400, gotta travel light for work.

Fall is near

Sunday, October 5, 2008

With fresh snow on top of San Francisco Peaks, I was hoping the aspens would have more dramatic colors. But just not quite there yet. Maybe, just one more week.

Location - San Francisco Peaks
Camera - Nikon D70 with 80-200mm.

Verde Canyon Railway

Friday, October 3, 2008

Took the Verde Canyon railroad train ride today, starts from Clarkdale, AZ. Really enjoyable, not a very hot day, and a nice breeze. The rhythm of the train brought back memories of older days when I lived in Taiwan, where train travel was fairly common then. After 31 years, this is the first time I had a train ride in the states, cool, :)

Link: http://www.verdecanyonrr.com/

Location - Clarkdale, AZ
Camera - Nikon D80, 18mm.

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