Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

When Jan and I got on the plane back from Tucson, Az. this past Wednesday afternoon, we knew that the weather at home wouldn’t be nearly as nice as it was in the Arizona desert. Needless to say, we were right and boy the bottom sure dropped out on the weather here in Central Illinois. It’s been cold with some rain and generally it reminds me of the weather in Seattle, so it’s not been nearly as nice as I would like for it to be! I’m good with the change of the seasons, but when it goes from being really nice to not so nice, it’s a little tough to take, but I guess that’s to be expected!

One of our day photo safari trips was spent at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Southwestern Arizona. Organ Pipe is about two hour’s West of Tucson, so it’s a nice easy drive through the desert. It’s the only place in the U.S. where the Organ Pipe Cactus grow in nature and when you see them in person, they are incredibly large. We saw some of the really mature ones that were approaching 20 feet in height and that’s pretty amazing to see in person. There are two drives that you can take in the park and our favorite one is the 21 mile Ajo Mountain Drive. On this drive you can stop at just about any place that you’d like to take photos and during the four hours that we took to complete the drive, we only saw one other car, so you really can have the place to yourself and that’s a huge plus for us!

Here’s a couple of our photos from the day spent at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Jan’s photo on top is of a wonderful scene with many of the Saguaro Cactus in the shot while my snap on the bottom is of the Organ Pipe Cactus.

It’s time for us to get busy this week, so we hope that you’re going to have a wonderful week to come and thanks for taking the time to check out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Bisbee, Az.

Tuesday afternoon Tucson, Az. greetings to one and all!

We are here in Tucson for one more day and I’m hearing that back home the bottom is about ready to fall out on the nice late summer weather! Oh boy!!!! With all of the warmer then normal weather that we’ve had in Central Illinois for most of September and so far in October, you knew that when the weather did turn that it was going to then be a lot cooler then it normally should be at this time of the year and hearing about this really doesn’t make me want to get back on the plane to come home!!! 🙂

Jan and I took a nice little day trip on Saturday down South of Tucson to Bisbee, Az. for a little photo safari. For those that have never been to Bisbee, it’s an old mining town that has turned into a bit of an artisan community with lots of shops and galleries. For us it’s a lot of fun to just walk around and shoot photos of the things that interest us. Of course we have way many more photos that what we are sharing with you today, so it’s going to be a lot of fun to go through all of them and start “working them up” in Photoshop.

Here’s a few of our snaps from a day spent in Bisbee, Az.

Thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work and we hope that you’re going to have a great rest of the week!

Kev and Jan

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High in the sky

Monday morning greetings from O’Hare airport!

Jan and I are back on the road once again and the way that things are going this year that shouldn’t come as too big of surprise to anyone! We have a couple of passes for the United lounge and we are perched high about all the travelers that are walking below our window. It’s fun to watch because there are people that are strolling along at a moderate pace while there’s an occasional person that’s sprinting through the airport and you know that they are trying to catch that next flight and they are late! It’s never fun to be sprinting through the airport and we’ve had to do it a time or two and life’s too short to be in that big of a hurry!!!

We were out shooting a bunch of drone photography for a Peoria client the last number of weeks and we are always waiting for the perfect day to get out and shoot. I always feel like that if we are going to make pretty pictures then we need to be shooting on the best days and if possible, we’ll wait till the conditions are perfect. Usually for us in Peoria, the best days to shoot outdoor photos like this is to wait for a nice cold front to come through from Iowa and Wisconsin that brings a good rain storm. When this happens it clears out all of the humidity in the air and that’s what gives you the great blue skies and crisp colors in the landscape. The photo that we’re sharing this morning was shot on just such a morning and as you can see, the city of Peoria is looking pretty darn good!!!

Here’s one of my snaps of Peoria on a picture perfect morning!

Well it’s time for Jan and I to get back to lounging before we make our next flight! We hope that you’re going to have a great week to come and thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work!

Kev and Jan

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