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Joshua Tree. 
Is it just me, or do you think Joshua Trees were the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’ wonderfully wacky world of sneetches and lorax? Maybe my attraction to this unique Yucca brevifolua is because it is a member if the Agave family, and any family member of Tequila and Margaritas is a kin to me! Happy Monday! —-
#justcatchinglight #joshuatree .
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#joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #nationalpark #findyourpark #hikinginthedesert #yucca #agave #nikond750 #nikonofilter #picoftheday #photooftheday #bluesky #californiadesert #southwestrocks #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #landscapephotography #drseuss #global_hotshotz #californiadreamin
Joshua Tree. Is it just me, or do you think Joshua Trees were the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’ wonderfully wacky world of sneetches and lorax? Maybe my attraction to this unique Yucca brevifolua is because it is a member if the Agave family, and any family member of Tequila and Margaritas is a kin to me! Happy Monday! —- #justcatchinglight  #joshuatree  . . . #joshuatreenationalpark  #nationalparks  #nationalpark  #findyourpark  #hikinginthedesert  #yucca  #agave  #nikond750  #nikonofilter  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #bluesky  #californiadesert  #southwestrocks  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #landscapephotography  #drseuss  #global_hotshotz  #californiadreamin 
Bring It Home. 
Minneapolis will be the host of Super Bowl VII in 3 weeks. The Minnesota Vikings play the New Orleans Saints here today just 2 wins away from the Super Bowl. No host team has ever played in the Super Bowl so the fans are pretty excited and to show there support business have been lighting up the city in purple and gold. Bring It Home! SKOL!
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This picture is of the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River with the city of Minneapolis in the distance on the left. It was -14f outside with a stiff breeze dropping the windchill to about -30f. —- #justcatchinglight #bringithome .
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#minnesotavikings #skolvikings #nflplayoffs #purplepride #purpleandgold #capturemn #captureminnesota 
#lowryavenuebridge #minneapolis #mississippiriver 
#shootlocal #nightscape #cityscape #longexposurephotography #landscapephotography #nightphotography #nikond850 #nikonusa #myrrs #winterinminnesota #picoftheday #photooftheday #global_hotshotz #skol
Bring It Home. Minneapolis will be the host of Super Bowl VII in 3 weeks. The Minnesota Vikings play the New Orleans Saints here today just 2 wins away from the Super Bowl. No host team has ever played in the Super Bowl so the fans are pretty excited and to show there support business have been lighting up the city in purple and gold. Bring It Home! SKOL! * * * * This picture is of the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River with the city of Minneapolis in the distance on the left. It was -14f outside with a stiff breeze dropping the windchill to about -30f. —- #justcatchinglight  #bringithome  . . . #minnesotavikings  #skolvikings  #nflplayoffs  #purplepride  #purpleandgold  #capturemn  #captureminnesota  #lowryavenuebridge  #minneapolis  #mississippiriver  #shootlocal  #nightscape  #cityscape  #longexposurephotography  #landscapephotography  #nightphotography  #nikond850  #nikonusa  #myrrs  #winterinminnesota  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #global_hotshotz  #skol 
Looking Up!
Here’s a different kind of sunrise image. We were in Albuquerque, NM at dawn to capture the hot air ballon rally 3 years ago. One of my favorite shots is taking through the base of the massive balloon as they begin to fill it with heated air while helpers’ shadows can be seen on through the colorful translucent fabric. 
This visual metaphor is my way of thanking all of you for your prayers and well wishes sent out for my father-in-law. While things are looking up and he is moving out of the ICU, there’s still a long recovery ahead before he takes off. —-
#justcatchinglight #lookingup .
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#thankyou #praisethelord 
#hotairballoon #albuquerque #sunrises #friendsandlovers #balloonrally #hotairballoonlaunch #nikond750 #nikonnofilter #picoftheday #photooftheday #newmexico #global_hotshotz #travelusa #travelphotography #sunrisecolors
Looking Up! Here’s a different kind of sunrise image. We were in Albuquerque, NM at dawn to capture the hot air ballon rally 3 years ago. One of my favorite shots is taking through the base of the massive balloon as they begin to fill it with heated air while helpers’ shadows can be seen on through the colorful translucent fabric. This visual metaphor is my way of thanking all of you for your prayers and well wishes sent out for my father-in-law. While things are looking up and he is moving out of the ICU, there’s still a long recovery ahead before he takes off. —- #justcatchinglight  #lookingup  . . . #thankyou  #praisethelord  #hotairballoon  #albuquerque  #sunrises  #friendsandlovers  #balloonrally  #hotairballoonlaunch  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #newmexico  #global_hotshotz  #travelusa  #travelphotography  #sunrisecolors 
A New Day. 
I’ve been posting images of sunrises all week, because I want to evoke the sense of hope and promise of a new day. Some of my followers are family and friends who know why, but for the rest of you, my father-in-law had an accident and has been fighting for his life as his family has gathered to support him. Prayers have been flowing in and like the dawn, while we don’t know what the future will bring, things are looking brighter. Life is a gift, and we praise the Creator for all He gives us. —-
#justcatchinglight #anewday .
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#tunnelview #yosemite #nationalpark #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitevalley #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunriseinyosemite #global_hotshotz #nikond750 #nikonnofilter #myrrs #lightroommobile #picoftheday #photooftheday #heavencanwait #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #findyourpark #amazingsunrise
A New Day. I’ve been posting images of sunrises all week, because I want to evoke the sense of hope and promise of a new day. Some of my followers are family and friends who know why, but for the rest of you, my father-in-law had an accident and has been fighting for his life as his family has gathered to support him. Prayers have been flowing in and like the dawn, while we don’t know what the future will bring, things are looking brighter. Life is a gift, and we praise the Creator for all He gives us. —- #justcatchinglight  #anewday  . . . #tunnelview  #yosemite  #nationalpark  #yosemitenationalpark  #yosemitevalley  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #sunriseinyosemite  #global_hotshotz  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #lightroommobile  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #heavencanwait  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #findyourpark  #amazingsunrise 
Anticipation. 
Driving in the dark with a group of photographers and a Navajo guide over the bumpy trails inside Monument Valley, the anticipation of capturing the sunrise at Totem Pole was palpable. I am feeling the same anticipation for June when I will again return to Monument Valley with @wayne_pinkston and a group of photographers with a Navajo guide, this time to capture the dark skies while learning to use low level lighting to subtly light the foreground so the Milky Way remains the star attraction (pun intended). —-
#justcatchinglight #anticipation .
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#monumentvalley #totempole #navajonation #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise_and_sunsets #nikond4 #nikonnofilter #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #global_hotshotz #picoftheday #photooftheday
Anticipation. Driving in the dark with a group of photographers and a Navajo guide over the bumpy trails inside Monument Valley, the anticipation of capturing the sunrise at Totem Pole was palpable. I am feeling the same anticipation for June when I will again return to Monument Valley with @wayne_pinkston and a group of photographers with a Navajo guide, this time to capture the dark skies while learning to use low level lighting to subtly light the foreground so the Milky Way remains the star attraction (pun intended). —- #justcatchinglight  #anticipation  . . . #monumentvalley  #totempole  #navajonation  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #sunrise_and_sunsets  #nikond4  #nikonnofilter  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #global_hotshotz  #picoftheday  #photooftheday 
Golden Arch. 
Moab Utah is surrounded by amazing parks for photography. Arches, Canyonlands, Fisher Towers, Dead Horse Point are all within 30 minutes of Moab. It’s landscape has changed drastically about 65 million years ago, when the entire Rockies and Uinta mountains lifted up and separated from the western continent. This view through Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands is one of my favorite places  in the morning when the light reflects of the rock creating a golden arch. —-
#justcatchinglight #goldenarch .
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#moab #moabutah #canyonlands #canyonlandsnationalpark #nationalparks #utahisrad #utahrocks #landscapephotography #naturephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #nikonnofilter #nikond750 #myrrs #picoftheday #photooftheday #global_hotshotz #hiking #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #findyourpark
Golden Arch. Moab Utah is surrounded by amazing parks for photography. Arches, Canyonlands, Fisher Towers, Dead Horse Point are all within 30 minutes of Moab. It’s landscape has changed drastically about 65 million years ago, when the entire Rockies and Uinta mountains lifted up and separated from the western continent. This view through Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands is one of my favorite places in the morning when the light reflects of the rock creating a golden arch. —- #justcatchinglight  #goldenarch  . . . #moab  #moabutah  #canyonlands  #canyonlandsnationalpark  #nationalparks  #utahisrad  #utahrocks  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #nikonnofilter  #nikond750  #myrrs  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #global_hotshotz  #hiking  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #findyourpark 
Changes in Latitude. 
Are you tired on the dreary cold weather? Take a trip to Cancun for some relaxation in the sun, maybe enjoy yoga on the pier, or even have a destination wedding! Changes in latitude will bring changes in attitude. So will some Margaritas by the infinity pool. Muy Bueno! —-
#justcatchinglight #changesinlatitude .
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#cancun #cancunmexico #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunriseinmexico #allinclusive #resort #sunriseporn #travelphotography #travelmexico #landscapephotography #naturephotography #myrrs #nikond750 #nikonnofilter #picoftheday #photooftheday #getaway
Changes in Latitude. Are you tired on the dreary cold weather? Take a trip to Cancun for some relaxation in the sun, maybe enjoy yoga on the pier, or even have a destination wedding! Changes in latitude will bring changes in attitude. So will some Margaritas by the infinity pool. Muy Bueno! —- #justcatchinglight  #changesinlatitude  . . . #cancun  #cancunmexico  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #sunriseinmexico  #allinclusive  #resort  #sunriseporn  #travelphotography  #travelmexico  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #myrrs  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #getaway 
Ray of Sunshine. 
There is something special about sunrise. Even though we know when and where it will occur, we look to it as the confirmation that after the darkness of night comes another day. They’re not always bright and sunny, and sometimes they may be gloomy or stormy. So when the morning comes and rises over life’s ups and downs, the ray of sunshine lifts the soul. —-
#justcatchinglight #rayofsunshine .
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#badlands #nationalpark #badlandsnationalpark #findyourpark #global_hotshotz #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunrise #sunrays #landscapephotography #naturephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #nikond500 #nikonnofilter #myrrs #picoftheday #photooftheday
Ray of Sunshine. There is something special about sunrise. Even though we know when and where it will occur, we look to it as the confirmation that after the darkness of night comes another day. They’re not always bright and sunny, and sometimes they may be gloomy or stormy. So when the morning comes and rises over life’s ups and downs, the ray of sunshine lifts the soul. —- #justcatchinglight  #rayofsunshine  . . . #badlands  #nationalpark  #badlandsnationalpark  #findyourpark  #global_hotshotz  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #sunrise_and_sunsets  #sunrise  #sunrays  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #nikond500  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #picoftheday  #photooftheday 
Forest Floor. 
I’m not sure if there is anything that says Pacific Northwest like ferns. While I was planning to visit the Redwood National and State Park in northern California, I knew I would see the namesake mammoth trees, but I had forgot the luscious ferns spreadout along the forest floor. —-
#justcatchinglight #forestfloor .
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#redwood #nationalpark #findyourpark #redwoodnationalpark #redwoodnationalandstateparks #fallenredwood #ferns #hikingintheforest #picoftheday #photooftheday #nikond750 #nikonnofilter #myrrs #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #global_hotshotz #optoutside #pnw #northerncalifornia #hikingadventures
Forest Floor. I’m not sure if there is anything that says Pacific Northwest like ferns. While I was planning to visit the Redwood National and State Park in northern California, I knew I would see the namesake mammoth trees, but I had forgot the luscious ferns spreadout along the forest floor. —- #justcatchinglight  #forestfloor  . . . #redwood  #nationalpark  #findyourpark  #redwoodnationalpark  #redwoodnationalandstateparks  #fallenredwood  #ferns  #hikingintheforest  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #global_hotshotz  #optoutside  #pnw  #northerncalifornia  #hikingadventures 
Elk Jam. 
It’s still ridiculously cold up here in Minnesota where it’s been below zero for all but 2 days in the past two weeks. So I’m going back 16 months to my trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to find this bull elk with a nice rack. There were about 20 elk along the river and about as many visitors watching safely from across the river obeying the Yellowstone Pledge to protect the wildlife. Finding wildlife in Yellowstone is actually pretty easy, just looking for cars stopped along the road especially if there is a ranger walking around. Resist the temptation of popping your head out the sunroof if you’re on the road in an “elk jam”, as you may get a ticket. Trust me, I know. —-
#justcatchinglight #elkjam .
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#elk #bullelk #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #yellowstonepledge #nationalpark #wildlifephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #picoftheday #photooftheday #nikond4 #nikonusa #tamron150600mm #myrrs #wyomingwildlife #findyourpark #global_hotshotz
Elk Jam. It’s still ridiculously cold up here in Minnesota where it’s been below zero for all but 2 days in the past two weeks. So I’m going back 16 months to my trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to find this bull elk with a nice rack. There were about 20 elk along the river and about as many visitors watching safely from across the river obeying the Yellowstone Pledge to protect the wildlife. Finding wildlife in Yellowstone is actually pretty easy, just looking for cars stopped along the road especially if there is a ranger walking around. Resist the temptation of popping your head out the sunroof if you’re on the road in an “elk jam”, as you may get a ticket. Trust me, I know. —- #justcatchinglight  #elkjam  . . . #elk  #bullelk  #yellowstone  #yellowstonenationalpark  #yellowstonepledge  #nationalpark  #wildlifephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #nikond4  #nikonusa  #tamron150600mm  #myrrs  #wyomingwildlife  #findyourpark  #global_hotshotz 
Channeling Ansel Adams. 
Parker Lake is tucked in a small canyon overshadowed by the 12,000 ft. peaks of the Sierra Crest. It is a 3.6 mile hike at the end of Parker Trail inside the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. So it only seems appropriate to  edit this image in black and white channeling Ansel Adams. —-
#justcatchinglight #channelinganseladams .
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#parkerlake #inyonationalforest #anseladamswilderness #easternsierras #junelakeloop #blackandwhitephotography #bnwphotography #blacknwhite_perfection #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #landscapephotography #hiking #hikingadventures #optoutside #dayhiking #picoftheday #photooftheday #nikonnofilter #nikond750 #myrrs #californialakes #global_hotshotz
Channeling Ansel Adams. Parker Lake is tucked in a small canyon overshadowed by the 12,000 ft. peaks of the Sierra Crest. It is a 3.6 mile hike at the end of Parker Trail inside the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. So it only seems appropriate to edit this image in black and white channeling Ansel Adams. —- #justcatchinglight  #channelinganseladams  . . . #parkerlake  #inyonationalforest  #anseladamswilderness  #easternsierras  #junelakeloop  #blackandwhitephotography  #bnwphotography  #blacknwhite_perfection  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #landscapephotography  #hiking  #hikingadventures  #optoutside  #dayhiking  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #nikonnofilter  #nikond750  #myrrs  #californialakes  #global_hotshotz 
Sermon on the Mount. 
Ready to play “What do you see?” again? What do you see when you look at this image of some of the Trona Pinnacles? To me, I see Jesus and his disciples giving the sermon on the mount, especially with the dappled sun highlighting the tallest rock on the hill looking like a man in a robe with outstretched arms. I’m curious to hear what you see in this otherworldly image. —-
#justcatchinglight #sermononthemount .
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#tronapinnacles #trona #pinnacles #whatdoyousee #explorecalifornia #southwestrocks #otherworldly #global_hotshotz #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #nikond500 #nikonnofilter #picoftheday #photooftheday #optoutside #desertcamping #californiaadventure #californiarocks #hikingadventures
Sermon on the Mount. Ready to play “What do you see?” again? What do you see when you look at this image of some of the Trona Pinnacles? To me, I see Jesus and his disciples giving the sermon on the mount, especially with the dappled sun highlighting the tallest rock on the hill looking like a man in a robe with outstretched arms. I’m curious to hear what you see in this otherworldly image. —- #justcatchinglight  #sermononthemount  . . . #tronapinnacles  #trona  #pinnacles  #whatdoyousee  #explorecalifornia  #southwestrocks  #otherworldly  #global_hotshotz  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #nikond500  #nikonnofilter  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #optoutside  #desertcamping  #californiaadventure  #californiarocks  #hikingadventures 
Morning Glow. 
Waking up early to find the location to capture the morning glow of sunrise is so rewarding when all the elements come together. I was fortunate on day two of my fall trip to the Canadian Rockies to be at one of the Vermillion Lakes to capture this scene. —- #justcatchinglight #morningglow
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#vermillionlakes #banff #banffnationalpark #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #alberta #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelcanada #explorebanff #naturephotography #nikonnofilter #nikond750 #picoftheday #photooftheday #global_hotshotz #serenity #lakereflection #reflection #myrrs
Morning Glow. Waking up early to find the location to capture the morning glow of sunrise is so rewarding when all the elements come together. I was fortunate on day two of my fall trip to the Canadian Rockies to be at one of the Vermillion Lakes to capture this scene. —- #justcatchinglight  #morningglow  . . . #vermillionlakes  #banff  #banffnationalpark  #sunrise_and_sunsets  #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld  #alberta  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelcanada  #explorebanff  #naturephotography  #nikonnofilter  #nikond750  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #global_hotshotz  #serenity  #lakereflection  #reflection  #myrrs 
What Do You See? 
When I look at rock formations, I tend to see things in the shapes created by nature. I think I learned this from the Navajo guides at Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon who have names for many formations. Even the Grand Tetons were named by French Trappers. Anyway, when I look at this image of the tufas at Mono Lake, I see the three wisemen on the left carrying their myrrh, frankincense, and gold. What do you see? —-
#justcatchinglight #whatdoyousee .
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#monolake #tufas #monolaketufa #twilight #bluehour #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #nikond500 #nikonnofilter #myrrs #picoftheday #photooftheday #natureswonders #optoutside #hiking #global_hotshotz #lightroommobile #californiaphotographer #californiasunset #threewisemen
What Do You See? When I look at rock formations, I tend to see things in the shapes created by nature. I think I learned this from the Navajo guides at Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon who have names for many formations. Even the Grand Tetons were named by French Trappers. Anyway, when I look at this image of the tufas at Mono Lake, I see the three wisemen on the left carrying their myrrh, frankincense, and gold. What do you see? —- #justcatchinglight  #whatdoyousee  . . . #monolake  #tufas  #monolaketufa  #twilight  #bluehour  #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #nikond500  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #natureswonders  #optoutside  #hiking  #global_hotshotz  #lightroommobile  #californiaphotographer  #californiasunset  #threewisemen 
Climbing Up. 
The new year will begin like last year, filled with hope and plans to make this year better than the last. I’m excited to be investing in new gear and a low level lighting workshop led by @wayne_pinkston in Monument Valley. I won’t have as much travel time as last year so I will have to do better at making the most of long weekends and shooting local. I’m also going to spend more time on the huge library of images I have to make them available for purchase so people can enjoy them on something other than Instagram. I’ll continue posting a new picture a day but will spend less time on the internet. :
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This little cascade was found climbing up to see the Hanging Lake in Colorado. The early morning light bleeding through the leaves created a nice glow. —-
#justcatchinglight #climbingup .
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#hanginglake #hanginglaketrail #colorado #cascade #waterfalls #longexposurephotography #travelphotography #travelusa #naturephotography #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #nikond750 #nikonnofilter #myrrs #picoftheday #photooftheday #newyearsresolution #hikingadventures #optoutside #global_hotshotz #coloradogram #coloradorockies
Climbing Up. The new year will begin like last year, filled with hope and plans to make this year better than the last. I’m excited to be investing in new gear and a low level lighting workshop led by @wayne_pinkston in Monument Valley. I won’t have as much travel time as last year so I will have to do better at making the most of long weekends and shooting local. I’m also going to spend more time on the huge library of images I have to make them available for purchase so people can enjoy them on something other than Instagram. I’ll continue posting a new picture a day but will spend less time on the internet. : : This little cascade was found climbing up to see the Hanging Lake in Colorado. The early morning light bleeding through the leaves created a nice glow. —- #justcatchinglight  #climbingup  . . . #hanginglake  #hanginglaketrail  #colorado  #cascade  #waterfalls  #longexposurephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #naturephotography  #landscapephotography  #landscapecaptures  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #newyearsresolution  #hikingadventures  #optoutside  #global_hotshotz  #coloradogram  #coloradorockies 
My Most Liked in 2017.
I’m in my second year using Instagram and I appreciate the 1000+  followers and the 50+ most valuable supporters who regularly give me encouragement. Thank you all very much! 
Like many of you, I was curious to see which posts received the most likes this year. I must admit I don’t really understand why some pictures get more likes than the next, but I was pleased to see two of my top ten favorite places shared this past week made my top nine most likes of the year. Have a happy new year! · 80461 likes · 16728 comments · via @my.best.nine
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1. Valley of Fire State Park
2. Upper Antelope Canyon 
3. Two Jack Lake
4. Lower Antelope Canyon 
5. Na’pali Coast
6. Horseshoe Bend
7. Valley of Fire State Park
8. Grand Teton National Park 
9. Sunwapta Falls —-
#justcatchinglight #mybestnine2017 .
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#elephantarch #valleyoffirestatepark #upperantelopecanyon #twojacklake #banffnationalpark #lowerantelopecanyon #napalicoast #horseshoebend #firewave #schwabacherlanding #grandtetonnationalpark #sunwaptafalls #jaspernationalpark
My Most Liked in 2017. I’m in my second year using Instagram and I appreciate the 1000+ followers and the 50+ most valuable supporters who regularly give me encouragement. Thank you all very much! Like many of you, I was curious to see which posts received the most likes this year. I must admit I don’t really understand why some pictures get more likes than the next, but I was pleased to see two of my top ten favorite places shared this past week made my top nine most likes of the year. Have a happy new year! · 80461 likes · 16728 comments · via @my.best.nine * 1. Valley of Fire State Park 2. Upper Antelope Canyon 3. Two Jack Lake 4. Lower Antelope Canyon 5. Na’pali Coast 6. Horseshoe Bend 7. Valley of Fire State Park 8. Grand Teton National Park 9. Sunwapta Falls —- #justcatchinglight  #mybestnine2017  . . . #landscapephotography  #travelphotography  #naturephotography  #nikonnofilter  #nikond750  : : #elephantarch  #valleyoffirestatepark  #upperantelopecanyon  #twojacklake  #banffnationalpark  #lowerantelopecanyon  #napalicoast  #horseshoebend  #firewave  #schwabacherlanding  #grandtetonnationalpark  #sunwaptafalls  #jaspernationalpark 
Sunset on 2017.
On this last day of 2017, I have a sense of gratitude for all that I experienced this year. I visited 7 new US and 2 Canadian National Parks, not to mention countless state parks,  National Monuments, and return visits to National Parks like Yosemite as seen here. It’s been a year like no other, and one that has really inspired me to pursue this beyond a hobby. So while it’s sundown on 2017, I’m excited to see where 2018 will take me. I hope you’ll follow along with me as I continue with my daily posts of landscape, nightscape, and wildlife images as I am just catching light. —-
#justcatchinglight #sunseton2017
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Sunset on 2017. On this last day of 2017, I have a sense of gratitude for all that I experienced this year. I visited 7 new US and 2 Canadian National Parks, not to mention countless state parks, National Monuments, and return visits to National Parks like Yosemite as seen here. It’s been a year like no other, and one that has really inspired me to pursue this beyond a hobby. So while it’s sundown on 2017, I’m excited to see where 2018 will take me. I hope you’ll follow along with me as I continue with my daily posts of landscape, nightscape, and wildlife images as I am just catching light. —- #justcatchinglight  #sunseton2017  . . . #yosemite  #nationalpark  #yosemitenationalpark  #halfdome  #glacierpoint  #yosemitesunset  #panorama  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #global_hotshotz  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #optoutside  #findyourpark  #hiking  #wildernessculture  #californiaadventure  #californiasunset 
Top Ten - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. 
2017 is almost over and it’s been a real treat for me to visit so many beautiful places across North America. I’ve been sharing my top ten (actually 12 if you count back) favorite places I visited this year. It’s been fun recapping the year going back through my archives and finding new images from my favorite places. :
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. 
For those of you that follow me you know I love waterfalls, so I picked this image instead of the more typical Sequoia trees photographed in the park. With the heavy snow last winter, there was no shortage of water rushing down these creeks. —-
#justcatchinglight #topten #sequoiaandkingscanyonnationalpark .
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Top Ten - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. 2017 is almost over and it’s been a real treat for me to visit so many beautiful places across North America. I’ve been sharing my top ten (actually 12 if you count back) favorite places I visited this year. It’s been fun recapping the year going back through my archives and finding new images from my favorite places. : : Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. For those of you that follow me you know I love waterfalls, so I picked this image instead of the more typical Sequoia trees photographed in the park. With the heavy snow last winter, there was no shortage of water rushing down these creeks. —- #justcatchinglight  #topten  #sequoiaandkingscanyonnationalpark  . . . #waterfalls  #sequoianationalpark  #nationalpark  #sequoia  #sequoianationalpark  #findyourpark  #optoutside  #hiking  #global_hotshotz  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #travelphotography  #travelusa  #longexposurephotography  #nikond750  #nikonnofilter  #myrrs  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #top10  #favoriteplaces  #waterfallsfordays