Western Sunsets

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

Well winter here in Central Illinois is sure reminding us that it’s not over just yet! We are very fortunate that we aren’t getting pounded with snow like they are out on the East coast of the US, but we sure have had our share of cold weather this past week and more to come this week! We’ll all just have to bundle up and ride it out for a little bit longer and hope that there is a break in the cold sometime soon!!!

While Jan and I were out in Utah a few weeks ago shooting nature photography in the Moab area, we were very blessed to have some incredible weather for February and that was a very welcome change. Having the good weather also made for some good shooting days on three of our four days there with lots of sunshine! We were also very fortune to have some very nice sunsets with some clouds and that was great as well!!!! On our last night shooting at Arches National Park, I had a feeling that we were going to get some interesting shots because of the high light clouds that we were seeing durning the course of the day. Needless to say we weren’t disappointed in the photos we got that evening!!!

Here’s a couple of our snaps from Arches National Park at sundown!

We hope that you have a great week to come and thanks for checking out our work!!!! 🙂

Kev and Jan

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4650 miles!!!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

Wow, that was one heck of a road trip!!! When I got back to the house on Sunday afternoon, my trip gage told me that I had traveled 4650 miles on my trip these past two weeks!!!! The thing that I so love about a big road trip like this is that I was able to combine a photo shoot with a lot of personal photography on the way!!! It’s one of the perks that I have always enjoyed is to be able to go somewhere and do a shoot for a client and then to be able to spend some personal time shooting photos for me! In this case, the road trip took me from Peoria to Phoenix for my shoot and then out to the West coast to see my folks for a few days before heading back and shooting all along the way!!!! It’s so nice to be able to do that and just go where ever you want and where the road will take you!!!!

One of my stops on the way out to Phoenix was at the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forrest National Parks. The area of the two parks are located just off of I-40 just outside of Holbrook, Az. They are two radically different areas with the Painted Desert being a big wide open area with vast panoramic areas! At sundown it is so beautiful to see the earth tone colors of the land! The Petrified Forrest is just down the road 10 miles and it’s landscapes are radically different with more subtle tones with the iron colored petrified wood dotting the landscape!!!!!!

I have two photos for you today, the first is from the Painted Desert and the second is a piece of petrified wood with it’s rich iron colors against the background of the “Blue Mesa” area of the park!

Painted Desert http://kevinmay.com/kmcpd20apr14.jpg

Petrified Forrest http://kevinmay.com/kmcPF20apr14.jpg

Alright, it’s time to get back in the saddle and busy with work!!! There are more imagines that I’ll be sharing from my Western road-trip in the coming weeks!!!! I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!!


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Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

I’m back at it here in Peoria this week and it’s good to be back home after having been gone for a couple of weeks!!

One of places that I got to visit for the first time was Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona. It’s one of those places that if you are going to visit, you’ve got to make a special trip to see it. Chinle, Az. is in the Northwest corner of Arizona and it’s out in the middle of nowhere! I went there to shoot “Spider Rock” and in todays photo, it’s the formation right in Canyon de Chelly. Here’s my photo of Spider Rock.

I also did a time-lapse of Spider Rock as well and this was the longest one that I’ve ever done! Up to this point, the longest time-lapse that I have done was three hours, but for this one, I was there for eight hours. You’ll see eight hours of time compressed down to one minute.

I have also made a couple of desktop images for your computer screen as well of this great image!

Here’s a link of the image for a normal screen. http://kevinmay.com/CdCnormal.jpg

Here’s a link of the image for a wide screen. http://kevinmay.com/CdCHD.jpg

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that you have a great week!!!


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