Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Canyon Morn

A quick post from this morning's sunrise here at the Grand Canyon. The morning dawned clear and crisp and very cold, and the light across the canyon was magic, constantly changing as the sun got higher and higher. Its pretty nice when this sort of view is only a few minutes walk from where we are staying! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Let There Be Light.......

After continuous snow for all the day, and another 2 hour hike in at times cold and windy conditions, we were chilling out in our room when around 5pm a slight lightening in the sky had me, and Debbie a few minutes later, rushing over to the rim of the Grand Canyon where we were treated to an amazing display. Fortunately we are only about 2 or 3 minutes away from the rim's edge, though it takes a few minutes to put all your warm weather gear on as well! A huge bonus end to the day as the forecast was firm that there would be no sun for another 2 days. This is a quick post to show you what we were fortunate to witness. There was a real buzz around the place as everyone was so excited to finally see into the canyon after a constant white-out through the day.

Let It Snow (but Not Too Much!)

Its been a long time coming to get another post online. Our plans have been thrown out the window for a couple of days...instead of flying from Yellowstone down to Albuquerque in New Mexico on Sunday, our flight from Denver into Albuq. was cancelled so we ended up spending the night in the Denver airport, before catching a flight on Sunday morning from Denver to Los Angeles and then on to Las Vegas, where we picked up a car for the 5 hour drive to the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, arriving around 10.30pm. This morning the snow has set in again, see attached, and looks likely to continue for a while. We have another night here before moving on when the conditions clear. Quite the adventure!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Knee Deep in Yellowstone.

Well, I've finally got some wifi access after 4 fantastic days in Yellowstone National Park. This is just a taste, as you may recall I mentioned how I expected to be knee deep photographing the bison, well I got the bison knee deep in this amazing walk-by we witnessed in the equally amazing Lamar Valley, a fantastic winter wonderland. I should be a bit more settled in the next days to get some more images posted, but I guarantee you will be amazed at what I have to post! And the morning I took this the temperature was minus 20 celsius!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Fitting Farewell

A very nice sunrise at Lake Wendouree on Sunday was a fitting farewell before we head off to the USA early Monday morning.......my next post will be something totally different...and a lot colder!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Evening at the Lake

I wandered up to Lake Wendouree on Saturday for what turned out to be a very nice sunset. After some threatening weather for most of the afternoon the clouds had built up nicely and just as I got there I caught some great light bursting through, helped along by a couple of ducks drifting by. After that some even better mammatus clouds built up and passed over head. We were teased with a couple of bolts of lightning, though nothing further developed. It was great just sitting there watching it all pass by on a very mild, calm evening.
Hard to believe in a day or 2 we will be standing knee deep in snow shooting (!) bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Monday morning we are heading off again, so keep an eye on the blog for some awesome images...


On The Beach

I made another early morning trip out to west Lake Burrumbeet on Saturday morning. I've been looking for some low lying fogs the last couple of days as we are in a warm spell and quite often the high humidity creates these conditions. This morning it was clear and calm, though still plenty to work with on this side of the lake. These are taken a bit further north of yesterdays location.