Three Sisters

Black And White Photography, Don, Photography
Arches National Park in Utah has many wonderful rock formations, including over 2,000 natural arches and bridges, windows, spires, and balanced rocks. One of these formations is The Three Sisters spires shown here. The park is located in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau where it receives less than 10 inches of rain each year. Park geologists continually monitor the park’s terrain which looks rugged and tough, but it is, in reality, extremely fragile.

Happy Earth Day and National Park Week

Black And White Photography, Jane, Photography
National Park, Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park

 

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Motel Slots Cafe – In memory of Patricia Fogarty

Black And White Photography, Mobile Photography, Patti, Photography

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Early morning breakfast on US Route 50 in blissful ignorance of its fame as the Loneliest Road in America.

This is the Border Inn, where accommodation is in Utah while the bar and slots are in Nevada!

Angel’s Landing

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Zion National Park UT
October 25, 2016

According to the park website, “about 5 people” have died due to falls from Angels Landing in the 100 years since the park was established. About 5? Yeah, maybe last week! This is the most dangerous hike I have ever attempted. Hanging off the side of a cliff by a chain while trying to find a foothold is not my idea of fun.

Only five deaths?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Come Back, Shane

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Mt. Carmel UT
October 24, 2016

I saw the film “Shane” when I was just a kid. The child actor was Brandon De Wilde. Since that day, I wanted to be him, until I found out he was killed in a car accident when he was only thirty.

The image above reminds me of that film.

 

Lucky Man

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Zion Mountain Ranch  Mount Carmel UT  October 24, 2016

Zion Mountain Ranch
Mount Carmel UT
October 24, 2016

“But I know I’m a lucky man

God’s given me a pretty fair hand

Got a house and a piece of land

A few dollars in a coffee can.”

Montgomery Gentry

No. 2

Black And White Photography, Emilio

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No.2 is the designation for this Long Valley Fire Engine. Which means there was, conceivably, a no. 1. And why is ‘number’ abbreviated no.? Why not nu.? And why was the Long Valley Fire Engine found in Mount Carmel, Utah? I just have so many questions.

Somethin’ Bout A Truck

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Zion Mountain Ranch Mount Carmel UT October 25, 2016

Zion Mountain Ranch
Mount Carmel UT
October 25, 2016

“Somethin’ bout a truck in a farmers field
A no trespass sign, and time to kill
Nobody’s gonna get hurt, so what’s the big deal
Somethin’ bout a truck in a farmer’s field.”

~Kip Moore~

The Secret Garden

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

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This is not, necessarily the gate to someone’s private garden. The sign says Maison Privee, Private House. It is on the grounds of La Caille Restaurant and Event Center in Sandy Utah. But, while coming up with the title for this post, I happened upon a review of the book and a preview of the 1993 film and it is now in my Netflix queue, as is A Little Princess. Go ahead. Laugh. But I’m getting pretty tired of all the Marvel  and DC versions of our world. Time for a bit of rose tinted nostalgia.

Grafton Cemetery

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Fuji X-T1 JPG 18mm f/4 @1/6000 sec ISO 200 June 25, 2016

Fuji X-T1 JPG
18mm f/4 @1/6000 sec ISO 200
June 25, 2016

The town of Grafton is currently under renovation, which is removing all the authenticity that an historic ruin reflects. Still, there is the Grafton cemetery just outside of town that is the final resting place for a few dozen inhabitants of the time. The remaining buildings of the Grafton ghost town are a mix of authentic pioneer era structures and modern-built “period” movie sets constructed for the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. These buildings are clearly recognizable to fans of the movie. All are located on private property, and trespassing will likely bring a quick visit from a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy. (http://www.findagrave.com)

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