Guest Post: St. Croix East End

Today’s guest post is by David Bain:
The eastern end of St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. The entire east end of the island is a protected area with a few trails, and I did a lot of exploring there back when my parents lived on the island. I’ve climbed to the top of Goat Hill in the right of the picture and snorkeled in Boiler Bay to the left.”

St. Croix East End


Views of Lake Louise

Piper‘s trip to Alberta, Canada led to some incredible images of Lake Louise. The scale of the setting is almost incomprehensible—except for the tiny canoes by the shoreline.

Tiny Canoes

The composition and content of the photographs brought to mind the works of early/mid-twentieth century naturalists, and I tried to envision what their take on Piper’s work would have been:

Louise Lakeside

Lake Louise Cabin

Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse. Piper is traveling the northern land of Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Stampede. She stopped by Lake Louise, near the border with British Columbia, and home to some incredible views (more to come). This particular moment, with sunlight peaking through the clouds to illuminate a lakeside cabin and the canoes on the right of the image, was too perfect to resist posting.

Lake Louise Cabin


Today’s photograph comes courtesy of Dr. Piper Klemm.

Alexander Bontemps shows Katie Riddle in the $50,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix at the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) Thermal Desert circuit near Indio, California. Katie Riddle is a 14 year old, 16.1 h gray mare who has competed at the international level for the United States in numerous competitions, including being a member of a winning Nations Cup team in Buenos Aires in 2010.


Guest Post: Magic

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Zack Mensinger.

There are a number of places that I’ve seen lots of amazing pictures from and are on my “to-see and photograph” list. Antelope Canyon was very high on that list. I can gladly say it did not disappoint in the least. The canyons (Upper and Lower Antelope) are amazing from start to finish. Around each turn is another amazing scene with delicate light and forms. If you’re going with photography in mind, you should definitely visit both, but if you can only do one, I suggest Lower Antelope. As long as you have a DSLR and a big enough tripod, you can get a photographer’s pass that gives you two hours on your own. I mention a “big enough” tripod because they almost didn’t let me get the pass with my Sony travel model that stands at 39 inches! I can’t recommend Antelope Canyon enough, it’s out of this world.