Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Camera Effects


In many cameras you will find some built in filters that give special effects to your photos. Here are a few images I took with my Olympus Stylus 1. It's "ART FILTERS" make it easy to stylizes a set of pictures. No need to spend hours on the computer editing.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Old Trees

 I can only wonder if this was caused by lighting or just fire.
 Just off a trail above the first picture. As I walked past it didn't seem all that interesting, but walking back up the trail it jumped right out me.
 Near the rim but I forget where!
 Along the trail of Navajo Loop.
 Also along the trail of Navajo Loop.
 At the top of Sunrise Point, just before sunrise.
This was a shot just after sunrise, on the trail just below Sunrise Point.
Just a few trees I found as I hiked in and around Bryce Canyon. If you've not been, put it on your list of places to visit. If possible spend a week there, but you may still not see it all.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Countryside Windmill

Found this windmill on my way to Zion National Park off Highway 89. Not sure what small town it was near. When you see something you like, you pull over to get the photo. I think I had to walk back a few yards to get it. I have had to turn the car around a few time as well for a great shot. It is always worth the effort! I have another windmill I photographed on the way home. I will find it and post it later.

Friday, May 8, 2015


 A look back on the trail to see the group of early morning risers, greeting a new day at Sunrise Point, Bryce Canon, Utah.

Good morning...
The person in this picture is one of the few willing to get up early to view a stunning sunrise at Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah. Her name is Summer! I gave her a bit of a hard time when I saw her put away her Nikon Coolpix camera only to take out her cell phone to take pictures of the changing landscape. It was funny! She was a good sport and a helpful model. Thanks Summer. I hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bryce Canyon, Southern Utah

 We (my family and I) are in the parking lot of Sunset Point in Bryce Canon, Utah. Most everyone has gone for the night to their tents, rvs or hotels for the night. Not me, I have a camera that needs a work out! I wanted to see if it will capture stars and other interesting night shots. You can see Orion's Belt and a few wispy clouds. I was very happy to get this and a few other pictures. The Olympus Stylus 1 is an awesome point and shot camera.
 Leaving Bryce Canyon on Highway 12, I pulled over to get a shot of a vehicle going through the tunnel. This is one of two tunnels you would pass under on your way to Bryce Canyon.
 Red Canyon on Highway 12 going into Bryce Canyon to see the sunrise at Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah. A must see place any time of the day!
 The Big Dipper, I believe this was on Highway 12 in the area of Red Canyon. Converted to black and white with a few other enhancements.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Feeling This Way

Do you ever feel like this?