I was told Borrego Springs was a great place to check out the wildflowers. On this particular trip I didn’t see anything. However, driving through this town you can’t help but notice to cool metal sculptures that are spread throughout the town. This gallery of metal art is called Galleta Meadows. Now seeing a dragon in the middle of a desert is pretty cool. What better way to make it even more spectacular than to see it at night with the stars. This was 92 images blended and stacked around 50 minutes. I did a separate exposure for the foreground as well. The red lights came in handy!
If you’re ever in Borrego Springs these sculptures are not to be missed!
Took another trip out to the southwest for a few days. For those who know me, Monument Valley is my favorite place of all time. I don't know what it is about that place, but it makes me feel happy everytime I'm there. The first day I arrived it rained. The clouds were moving fast breaking up and letting the beautiful light shine through. I think I captured something great that day. My main goal was to catch the sunrise, which I did in 26 degree weather along with several other photographers.
Then it was off to Flagstaff Az. I've heard and seen quite a few photos of Grand Falls and always wanted to check it out. This place it basically in the middle of nowhere east of Flagstaff. The sunset that day was pretty amazing and worth the drive.
After that I stopped off in Phoenix to check out Superstition Mountain. We didn't have many clouds that day, but the cactus was blooming. My trip to the southwest was short but successful and I'll definitely be back!
I had the chance to visit the L.A harbor yesterday while a friend of mine from Berlin was in town. I’ve never seen this place at night and I had heard about the famous Vincent Thomas Bridge. Why is it famous? Well, it’s known as suicide bridge. It’s the same bridge Hollywood director Tony Scott jumped from last year. Putting that aside it’s spectacular at night!
Near this bridge is also a gorgeous water fountain that puts on shows all throughout the day. If you’ve ever seen the water show at the Bellagio hotel in Vegas it’s very similar, because it’s from the same company who orchestrates them. This place is really beautiful at night and a must see!
I had to go back to the Salton Sea last week. This place is huge and I always wanted to go to the North Shore Yacht Club. It used to be a happening spot where celebrities would dock their boats back in the days. It’s now been restored and turned into a museum. Although I didn’t get a chance to go into the museum I did however get the chance to capture a beautiful hazy sunset along the docks. I’ll be back!
My first photo of the new year Vegas! Had a few days of relaxation and decided to take the new camera out with me. I didn’t get much but I think I captured what Vegas was all about, The Fastlife!
For those of you who live in Riverside, Ca Back to the Grind is displaying a few of my photographs for a couple of months. Come check them out and grab a cup of coffee!
3575 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Once A year I try to visit the Eastern Sierras to catch the fall colors. On this trip I had the chance to stay during sunset near Mono Lake. The colors there are amazing especially around the June lake loop! 3 days is not enough to capture everything I wanted, but I did get some great shots and I’ll be back again next year!
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I had a chance to visit Arizona last week. While I was visiting family in Phoenix, I took the opportunity to drive up to Sedona for the day. I’ve always wanted to visit this place. On this particular day it was rainy which meant a black and white day. While I was shooting this 180 sec exposure out of nowhere the sun decided to peek through and I’m so glad it did. It exposed the beautiful reds in the rocks which reflected on the water. I plan on going back again soon because there was much more to see!
A few weeks ago I got a chance to visit Catalina on my birthday. The Catalina Express has a special where you get to travel free round trip on the day of your birth. I had to take advantage of this because living in SoCal most of my life it’s one of the places I’ve never been and yet it’s so close. Going in summer is not recommended, just too many people and I hear in the winter the hotels are allot cheaper. The weather there is around 75 to 85 degrees all year round! A great place to be if you ever want to get away from the L.A traffic and smog and yeah the sunsets aren’t too bad either!
Help me name this photo! I’m holding a mini contest on my Face Book page. This will run till the end of July. Those with the winning name will win a free print of their choice! Hope to see you there http://www.facebook.com/TassaneePhotography
**Update** Winning name “Fire and Ice” Congrats to the winner!
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Tagged California, contest, Joshua Tree, landscape, Landscapes, long exposure, long exposures, milky way, national park, Night Time, nightscapes, Stars