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By A.D.Wheeler Photography | Photography Journal Daily ~ Informative, Inspirational, and Educational photography articles.

Badlands National Park - South Dakota

Hey guys! It’s been a while, for both writing and a return trip to Badlands, National Park in South Dakota. I have been under a serious writers and …

Mammoth Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - Part 7

Another of the places that was on my list of must see locations while in Yellowstone National Park was Mammoth Hot Springs. This area is a bit of a …

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron Sculpture Park, WI - Steampunk Power On

We were on our way home from an amazing US cross-country trip from New York to Wyoming and back when we came across a Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron …

Sculpture

Kimberly Crest - Redlands, CA

I was searching for nearby interesting architecture, when I discovered Kimberly Crest. I expected to find the usual Victorian mansion since there are …

New York State

2017- My Favorite Images and Their Stories

Another year has gone by in a whirl of politics, hurricanes and learning a new job. But through it all my photography has been my happy place. When I …

National Parks

Glasgow, Scotland

I expected to have more time in Glasgow but sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. My whirlwind tour of Scotland was shorter than …

Snow Day!

“Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn’t it wonderful? Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand new!<br>A new year … a fresh, clean …

Grand Prismatic - Midway Geyser Basin, Yelllowstone National Park - Part 6

I had seen images of this iconic site but nothing prepared me for the actual view of the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in …

Mammoth Lakes, CA

It’s incredibly easy while riding in a tour bus to lose all sense of direction because you never see where you’re going. Wanderingon winding mountain …

A Black And White Challenge

I was recently challenged to come up with 7 black and white images with no description or humans over social media. I like the idea of a challenge as …

Bannack Ghost Town - Bannack State Park, Montana - Part 5

One of the must see places we wanted to photograph while out West, was a ghost town. Our friend, Evan Jones, who lives in Idaho, told us about and …

A Closer Look at 2017

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language<br>And next year’s words await another voice.”<br>― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets<p>Many photographers post a …

Hayden Valley - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - Part 4

One of the main attractions in Yellowstone National Park is the bison! The afternoon of our second day we made the trip to Hayden Valley. There we …

The Camas Prairie Railroad Part 3 - Reubens to Highway 95

Exploring the Camas Prairie Railroad has been something I really wanted to do for the last few years. In this part of my series i will be exploring …

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

I was thrilled to learn about the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival from information that was sent from the Charlotte Camera Club. I am always …

My Top 7 Photos from 2017

Yes, my top 7 photos from 2017. And mom, I know you are looking down on me right now and saying, “If everyone else jumped off the cliff, would you?” …

Schwabacher Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - Part 3

I was watching a KelbyOne class on Lightpainting by one of my favorite photographers, Dave Black, a while back. This class was about lightpainting …

Beauty of Trees

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and …

West Thumb Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - Part 2

On the west side of Yellowstone Lake is an interesting and colorful area called West Thumb Geyser Basin. This area is one of the many active …

Yellowstone National Park

First Snow - Asheville, NC

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were …

Christmas Trees

Exploring The Eastern Sierra - Mono Lake

I recently joined a bus tour of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, an area I’ve long neglected simply because of the rather large desert out there! …

Birdwatching

USF Botanical Gardens - Tampa, Florida

The USF Botanical Gardens are tucked away in a corner of the large campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Besides being …

Florida

Feeling Festive at the Biltmore House

“Let the decorations create a magical Christmas spirit in your heart…”<br>― Wight Angel, A Magic Christmas: Diary of Wishes<p>No matter what time of year, I …

Decorations

Alive In The Night

Something that I loved about the trip to San Francisco in 2015, besides hanging out with friends, was the night photography. The world becomes a …

San Francisco

New Zealand Part 17: Queenstown

The one place I will always visit when I go to New Zealand is Queenstown. The town has grown since my last visit and the resort atmosphere may not be …

New Zealand

Photographer's Weekend On The Sumpter Valley Railroad - Eastern Oregon

The SVRR Photographer’s Weekend on the historic Sumpter Valley Railroad is a very<p>worthwhile and fun event! The Sumpter Valley Railroad in beautiful …

Trains

The Beartooth Highway in Wyoming/Montana

I first drove the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming/Montana when I was driving from Yellowstone to NY in 2010. It was my first BIG road trip for …

Summer Stories: Canyonlands Desert Spring!

Goodness. The last I shared with you all it was April and I was still couched with a broken femur. Summer seems to spin a pretty speedy path to fall, …

National Parks

Yellowstone Grand Tetons Trip - At the House, Tetonia, ID- Part 1

It is best to start a week long Yellowstone Grand Tetons trip at a good & sturdy base. So we rented a house in Tetonia, ID to be our home while we …