Steve Taylor

Eagle, United States

Natures Details Photography is located in Eagle Colorado and operated by Steve and Pattie Taylor. Steves work has been juried into some...

Journal

Just a note

I haven’t been around lately because I have been so busy. I have done two shows and am getting married tomorrow. 6-7-8. The date was my idea so I would not forget it. lol Anyway ,thought I would let everyone know I am still around but dont really have alot time to spend here.

Steve

By the way my Mesa Arch image has done very well at the shows.

Why Moab Utah

I live about 4 hours from Moab and should spend more time there. As far as photography goes I don’t know how you could find a place with more opportunites. Starting out with 2 national parks and a Utah state park close. A 12,000 ft moutain range. A paved road along the Colorado river A great resort town

Arches National Park
Most natural arches anywhere
Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock, Landscape Arch and many more…

Canyonlands National Park
A lttle longer drive than Arches
Mesa Arch, Green River Overlook

The Colorado River
This is the Jewell of the Colorado Plateau. You can drive paved road along this beautiful river for a long distance with many pull offs.

Deadhorse Point State Park
This is on the way to Canyonlands and is a Utah state park.
My favorite place.

La Sal Moutains
12,000 mountains right

Colorado losing Battle

Since I joined this site many people have said that they need to get to Colorado. Well you might want to consider that sooner than later.For the past few years pine bettles have been destroring the forest land of our beautiful state. It is estimated that Colorado has lost close to 10% of the forest. The bettles kill the lodge pole pine which pretty much cover the mountains of Colorado. Some experts say the forest as we know it could be gone in 5 to 10 yrs.I live in Eagle county which is one of the worst hit. Grand county is the worst with as much as 50% dead. We have a friend in Grand county that told us his eight yr old daughter had to draw a picture of the Rocky Mountains at school and colored them brown.

Well ,we still our Aspen trees.

Why use a Tripod

The first and most obvious reason would be to steady your camera and get sharper images. That will happen. But I think using a tripod goes beyond that. It forces you to slow down and think about your shot.I will sit my tripod up,then take my camera and walk around the scene to see if I can find a better angle. (up,down ,left ,right,etc.) if not I shoot from that spot.Another advantage is finding unwanted items in yout viewfinder.(like that tree limb sticking in from the sideCamera adjustments are sometimes easier while your camera sits on a tripod.

Tripods are sometimes a hassle but are well worth the effort.

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