Monday, November 24, 2008

Curry in Flagstaff

OK, so I guess this photo isn't really Flagstaff-related, but I had to post it. Last week, my wife and I got our first dog, an Irish setter puppy named Curry, from a breeder in Denver. This photo was taken during her first full day living in Flagstaff, so I'll use that as my justification for posting it here. :-) She's a lot of responsibility, but totally and completely worth it. Here are some more photos of her if you are interested....

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The sunset behind me caused my shadow to stretch out over this field of Autumn grass near Snowbowl Ski Area. The peak in the background is Humphreys Peak, the highest point in the state of Arizona.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Windy, Wild Hair

On a windy hike a few weeks ago, I captured this shot of my wife with some wild, wind-blown hair. I like how the bokeh turned out on this one, in that her eye is in focus, but her ear is blurred out.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunset over Volcanos

Another shot of the extinct volcanic field northwest of Flagstaff.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Into the Hills

A trail near the Snowbowl Ski Area in Flagstaff. The hills and peaks in the background are actually an extinct volcanic field.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In the Grass

My wife and I took a hike around sunset a few weeks ago on an unnamed trail near Snowbowl Ski Area. The light was just perfect to catch this shot of my wife walking through some Autumn grass.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow on the Peaks

Well, I think the cold weather is finally here. Until now we have been having some unseasonably warm weather in Arizona, but with today's high of only 45 degrees and obvious snow on the Peaks, I think winter is on its way. I included two photos for this post the first (above) is a closer view of the peaks detailing the snow cover and the second (below) is a zoomed out image to include some interesting cloud formations that were present at the time. Hope the weather is good where you are. Enjoy Fall while it lasts!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Another photo of the Coconino County Courthouse in Flagstaff, Arizona as seen from San Francisco Street. Like the photo I posted a few days ago, this is also an HDR image, and although it got tonemapped a little more than I would have liked, I still think it came out OK.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Monte V

This sign hangs from the front of the Hotel Monte Vista in downtown Flagstaff. At night the hotel is lit up brilliantly with several neon signs (including this one). One of the oldest hotels in a town with seemingly endless hotels, this is definitely one to visit even if you don't plan to stay there.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This is a Coconino County Courthouse located in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Built in 1894 from local red Moenkopi sandstone, the courthouse is one of the oldest and best preserved buildings in the city. It is a must see when visiting Flagstaff.

NOTE: This is an HDR image I created using a program called Qtpfsgui 1.8.12.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I'm not sure the name of this type of flower, but they must be one of the few flowers around Flagstaff that survived our first hard frost a couple of weeks ago. If anyone can ID this flower for me, it would be much appreciated.