Monday, April 29, 2024

"The Grotto"...

The Grotto is a nice half-way oasis on the Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park.
This trail is about 4.5 miles in length and forms a loop so you don't have to backtrack. Hiking during the wet season is the best time to experience nice streams along the way, as well as a nice waterfall at the grotto. I've hiked this trail several hundred times over the past 30+ years.

Photo # K04_9326bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp



Wednesday, April 24, 2024

"Distance in Perspective"...

This is another perspective of the popular scene in the movie "Forrest Gump". Not only do you get the feel for the open distance of the highway, but you also get a feel for the wide expanse of Monument Valley.

Route 163, Near Monument Valley, Arizona.
Photo # IM7_0989-92bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Sunday, April 21, 2024

"Ear of the Wind"...

Ear of the Wind is a 134-foot-tall arch located in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
This photo, with people included, shows just how large this monument is. The reason you don’t see any pictures from the other side of the arch is that it isn’t visible; the arch opens upward, which is why it is called an ear.

Navajo Nation Reservation, Monument Valley, Arizona.
Photo # K04_4684-89h.
(c) Kelly Shipp


Monday, April 8, 2024

"Solar Eclipse 2024"...

This is during the totality of the 2024 solar eclipse. This one was a longer exposure to capture more solar flares. If you look closely, you can also see solar flares at around 10:00, 4:00 and 6:00 (clock positions), with the largest at 6:00.
(c) Kelly Shipp
April 8, 2024. Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # K04_8424-8430c.

Monday, April 1, 2024

"Heavenly Beams"...

Clouds rolled in over central Ouachita Mountains on the day before Easter.
I've photographed many panoramas like this one, but I found the number of beams of light astonishing on this day.
Even on the cloudiest day, the light from the sun can easily be as beautiful as a sunny day.

Ouachita Mountains (central Arkansas; Mt. Nebo is just right of center of this panorama).
Photo # IM7_2479-2488bw3s.
(c) Kelly Shipp