Outside Page, AZ is an unlikely place… you walk a mile from the road and suddenly there is the Colorado River making a gigantic hole in the ground… I got a photo and two different style paintings.
Harsh in the hot desert daytime… After dark it comes alive.
17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach are pretty famous. If you see something you would like for your wall go to: mike-penney.pixels.com for prints.
I found a spot between Glacier Point and Wabash point where there were only a few people. Set up my chair and my water supply and tripod etc… and waited for several hours for this to play out…. first sun, then sunsetting, setting, setting, the finality, then stars popped out…. Now you get to see it all in one shot…. you can get prints of it at departing souls
If you find a good spot… you need to wait for the sun and earth and weather to play ball and paint the real impression you have of the place. This is a low pass on California Highway 152 in the Pacheco State Park area… at sunset.
Visited Mount St. Helens from the west side 9-9-15.
In the River Delta of the Skagit River in NW Washington state are several small towns left over from the very difficult olden days of farming by hand, diking back the tide of salt water, harvesting shellfish and swimming fish plus milking cows and growing crops. If you can keep the salt away river delta land is gold for farming… But you do have to watch the river flooding situation, too. The Skagit floods at any time. Upstream the mountains are getting multiple 10’s of feet of snow and hundreds of inches of rain every year.
This was a quick one day trip and all it revealed was how little of something I actually know even when I have lived in the area most of my life and have driven by numerous times on my way somewhere… with only brief stops. To know this place you probably need Skagit valley mud injected into your veins on a regular schedule. Here’s a few photos to get your interest up.