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September 19, 2019
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Photo – Little Painted Desert 2

Hi,

Here’s another shot of the Little Painted Desert in Arizona near Winslow. The overcast sky set an interesting mood for the photograph.

This is image # Winslow0143

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 18, 2019
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Tracking Fall Colors 2019

I can’t believe that Fall is almost here. I was in Flagstaff, Arizona last week and one species of tree is already starting to change color.

Soon, the reds, yellows, oranges and other colors will be popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show.

To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state.

As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the main pages I have listed here.

I hope you get some fantastic photographs this year. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your images of changing colors. I’m sure everyone would love to see them.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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Arizona

Fall Colors on the Coconino – This Coconino National Forest site explains why leaves change colors, what trees produce what colors, and hikes to see this wonder of nature.

Fall Colors – Current Forest Information – You can find up-to-date changing color information here.

Leaf-Ometer – It tells how the leaves are changing around Flagstaff.

The Rest Of The Country

15 Epic Fall Foliage Drives with Kids – The title says it all.

Fall Foliage Prediction Map – Use the slider to see when colors may change, and by how much, everywhere in the country

Natural History Coverage – California – Lots of links for California’s changing colors.

Natural History Wanderings – Colorado – Plenty of links for Colorado.

Fall Colors – The Great Smokey Mountains – A National Park Service site with detailed information about leaves changing color in the Great Smokey Mountains, as well as hikes and drives to take.

Fall Color Report – Minnesota – Detailed information on where the leaves are changing color in Minnesota.

Fall Color Report – Wisconsin – Detailed information on color changes, and when the colors will peak.

The Foliage Network – This is a list of scenic drives all over the country.

Current Fall Foliage – The Weather Channel has a map of the U.S. showing where the leaves are changing colors by region.

Natural History Wandering – National – A list of links to National, State and Regional tracking sites.

Leef Peepers – Links and phone numbers for fall foliage information for New England, Midwest, Rockies, West and South.

National Fall Color Website – See a national map showing color changes and select a state or forest to see events in the area.

The Foliage Network – Lots of information and videos on Fall Foliage for the Midwest and East.

State by State Guide to Fall Foliage – An About.com site with information on changing colors in many states.

Travel Notes – A list of links from various states.

Natural History Wanderings – Webcams and Articles – Webcams, so you can see what’s really happening out there.

Fall Color Webcams – Webcams across the country.

There’s a National Fall Color Hotline too, 1-800-354-4595. Call this number and choose the area of the country you’re interested in and get information on leaf color, scenic drives, peak times for the colors and other fall activities.

Canada

Natural History Wanderings – A list of several sites that track changing colors in Canada.

Articles

How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day – This is one of my articles, and it will help you get great photos of Fall colors even if there’s a little breeze, or howling wind, when you arrive at your shooting destination.

Natural History Wanderings – Articles – This page has links to articles that will help you take great photos of the Fall colors.

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September 12, 2019
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Photo – Little Painted Desert 1

Hi,

You’ve probably heard of the Painted Desert in Arizona. But have you heard of the Little Painted Desert in Arizona near Winslow? It’s just like the big one, but yes, little. It’s beautiful, with a post-apocalyptic picnic area and it can get very windy if a storm is coming in. When I was taking this photo I kept getting sand-blasted. But it was well worth it.

This is image # Winslow0136

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 11, 2019
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Photo – Hieroglyphic Trail 3

Hi,

Here’s another petroglyph from the Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Notice all the images of mountain goats?

This is image # SuperstitionsHieroglyphic-0090

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 5, 2019
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Photo – Hieroglyphic Trail 2

Hi,

Here’s another petroglyph from the Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.

This is image # SuperstitionsHieroglyphic-0077

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 4, 2019
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Photo – Hieroglyphic Trail 1

Hi,

These petroglyphs are found at the end of the Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Yes, I know they aren’t hieroglyphics, but I didn’t name the trail. Most of the petroglyphs are on the canyon wall opposite the trail, but they are easy to get to. And at certain times of the year, there are a couple of small pools of water here, which overflow to create a stream down the mountain.

This is image # SuperstitionsHieroglyphic-0073

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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August 29, 2019
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Photo – V Bar V 4

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This is one of the many petroglyphs at the V bar V Heritage Site, in the Verde Valley of Arizona. This site also has a solar calendar that shows the year’s equinoxes and solstices. I’ve been there for some of these, and it’s amazing as you watch a shadow, or sun dagger, move across the rock to a specific petroglyph.

This is image # VbarV-0635

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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August 28, 2019
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Photo – V bar V 3

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This is one of the many petroglyphs at the V bar V Heritage Site, in the Verde Valley of Arizona. An interesting fact is that the meaning of many of the petroglyphs is uncertain. Representatives from several Native American Nations have been brought here, and each one says a symbol means something different. And they have no idea what some of the symbol’s mean.

This is image # 09VbarV0081

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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August 22, 2019
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Photo – Petroglyphs 1

Hi,

This is one of the many petroglyphs at the V bar V Heritage Site, in the Verde Valley of Arizona. There is a huge wall of petroglyphs for men and a smaller wall, that’s usually in shadow, for women. And even with all of the petroglyphs you can see, they believe that that there are more below the ground. The nearby river has deposited several feet of dirt over the centuries.

This is image # 09VbarV0079

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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August 21, 2019
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Photo – Sunset Crater Tree

Hi,

There’s a hike that takes you to the top of a cinder cone at Sunset Crater, near Flagstaff, Arizona. Along the trail, and at the top, you will find some toppled trees. This is part of the root ball on one of the trees, and it’s about seven feet across (2.1 meters). I could have spent all day photographing this amazing beauty.

This is image # SunsetC-0415

If you would like this print hanging in your home or office, or want to use it as a stock image for your business, go to www.jeffcolburn.com/faq/ordering-images and it can be yours.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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