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Images Online and Off; Travel and Wilderness; People and Places; This, That and the Other Thing.
Images Online and Off; Travel and Wilderness; People and Places; This, That and the Other Thing.

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Slide presentation given to the Salt Lake Photographic Print Society and the Wasatch Camera Club.
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Day trip to Heimaey. Finally finished processing the images from our day trip to Vestmannaeyjar. Heimaey ("Home Island") is the largest and only inhabited island in the chain of 15 islands known to English speaking people as the Westman Islands. 45 minutes or so by boat from the SW shore of Iceland, Heimaey is definitely worth venturing to. Especially if you like climbing on volcanoes, extinct and merely dormant. The views out to sea as well as to Iceland proper are are nothing short of stunning. in 1972, half of the town (also named Heimaey) was destroyed by lava flows when the still-to-this-day-warm volcano Eldfell erupted.
http://www.clayhausphotography.com/iceland #iceland #icelandphotography   #travel #travelphotography #clayhausphotograpahy  
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2015-09-18
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Beautiful, mystical, shamanistic, vision-producing...dangerous, poisonous, delirium-invoking, deadly. The night-blooming Moonflower -- better known as jimsonweed, Datura, and Yerba del Diablo (the Devil's Weed) -- is an ubiquitously-found, generally low-laying plant with bright green leaves, spiny seed pods, and gorgeous elongated white and sometimes purple-tinged trumpet flowers. I see many instances of it around town in people's yards or in parking strips. It's flowers and seeds, stem and roots are all chock-full of powerful tropane alkaloids such as scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine. All of these have medicinal uses in controlled instances and with the application of well-managed doses. But even Native American tribes that have used Datura as part their shamanistic culture for centuries have problems managing Datura's dosing, due to the plant-to-plant variability of the active alkaloids.
I just like to photograph them.
http://www.clayhausphotography.com/botanicals

#datura #jimsonweed #flowers #photography  
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2015-07-27
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Three from Cohab Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park. One of the more popular trails, the trail head of which is just yards from the famous Gifford Homestead (think pies, ice cream and super tasty salsa), many have hiked Cohab Canyon, but how many actually know how it got its name? In the late 1800s, with polygamy officially outlawed, whenever the Feds came to town (Fruita) looking for the recalcitrant Mormon fundamentalists, the elders hid their multiple wives up this conveniently close-by canyon. Cohab as in Cohabitation Canyon. True or false? Yes! Apparently what I just wrote is the still pervasive legend, but others doubt it: http://1.usa.gov/1eF0V4U
#landscape #landscapephotography #nationalpark #capitolreef #clayhaus  
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2015-07-20
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Mancos Shale Morning.
Iconic Factory Butte loomed gloriously. After some serious rains in the Southwest, the skies were clean but cloud strewn. Perfect.
#factorybutte #hanksville #landscape #landscapephotography #clayhaus #photography  
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2015-07-05
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Four miles down Lower Muley Twist Canyon then one mile up to the top of the Capitol Reef on a rough semi-trail called "The Cutoff" then another mile down, steeply so, following well-placed and fortunate cairns to arrive at The Post, just before the storm hit. Beautiful.

#capitolreef #landscapephotography #photography  
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2015-07-04
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Headquarters Canyon is a short, and in some places, pretty narrow defile in the lower Waterpocket Fold region of Capitol Reef National Park. 
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2015-07-03
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These three images are from, respectively, from the flowerly approach to Surprise Canyon, at the headwall of the same canyon, and a sandstone structure just south of the canyon mouth, all aglow with the sunset. Taken in the Waterpocket Fold area of south Capitol Reef National Park.
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2015-06-30
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Here is a final three from last month's trip to the San Rafael Reef. Our last afternoon we took a short walk up an old, rutted road that traversed to the top of the mesa behind us. From the top of a little butte we could see the length of the Reef and further northeast to the Book Cliffs under storm clouds. Southeast spread the San Rafael Desert and in the distant south was Little Horse Mesa. After some photographing, a return to camp, the cooking of Indian food and a nice cold beer (or two) was in order as the sunset sang a bit to us.
http://www.clayhausphotography.com/sanrafaelswell
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2015-06-24
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