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Photography In The National Parks: A Short Stay At Crater Lake

Crater Lake just after sunrise

If you read my previous article published in the National Parks Traveler, then you’ll know how I prepared for my photography trip to Crater Lake National Park during the Coronavirus pandemic. My latest article published by the Traveler is about the photography you can achieve within this park.

To read my photo article, click on the image above.

Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

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It’s Fun Fact Friday, 6-26-2020

It’s Fun Fact Friday, folks! The image above is of a plant called devil’s club. It’s quite striking among the other greenery growing in the forest interior at Mount Rainier National Park. And, as you can see, it’s got little stickers on it. But, there’s more to this plant than what you think.

In addition to using devil’s club for an arthritis remedy, fishhooks and deodorant, Alaska Natives have also used this plant for coughs, colds and fever, skin disorders, and digestive ailments.

This plant was one of the quiz questions for National Parks Quiz and Trivia #8.

So, the next time you wander the forests of the Pacific Northwest and see this plant, you’ll know more about the forest and this plant than you did before.


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Tomorrow, Back to the Real World

Why is it that vacation days pass by so quickly?  Where has the time gone?  Tomorrow, I start the 13-hour drive from Big Bend National Park back to the real world in the Houston area, with all that the phrase “real world” implies.  Sigh.

Relaxing On The Balcony

I’ve spent 6 days here in Big Bend and have come away with some awesome images of which I will be using in various future posts on this site and in articles for the National Parks Traveler.  I’ve tested a new camera bag about which I will write a review for The Traveler, and I have learned that I like my Canons much better than the rented Nikon D800 (sorry, Nikonians); I’ll explain why in a future post (it’s a personal thing, as subjective as is the art of photography).

So, stay tuned, folks.

 

 

 

 

 

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All Packed and Ready

Hey there!  As you can see, I’m packed for a trip.  Heading out on a 13-hour drive over to Big Bend National Park, Texas.  I visited this past Dec 2013 and liked it so much I wanted to go back in the spring.  As you can see, I’m taking everything but the kitchen sink.  I’m taking about 3 times what I normally take when I fly.  And, in addition to my Canon 5D Mk III and Canon 1DX, I’ve rented a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 24-70mm lens.  This photo was taken with the Nikon.  I’m totally impressed, and while I have invested too much in my Canons to divest myself of them, I can tell you that my next camera purchase is probably going to be a Nikon D800 or whatever iteration they have by the time I am able to afford one.

Packed and ReadyStay tuned for more of Becky’s Big Bend Roadtrip!

 

 

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