Founded in 1882 after the Santa Fe railroad laid an 88-mile track between Benson and Nogales, the Santa Cruz Valley towns of Sonoita and Elgin have a rich history in cattle ranching. In the 1880’s as many as 3,000 head of cattle shipped to markets in the East each day. (http://www.thenogaleschamber.com/Portal/LivinginSCCounty/Sonoita/tabid/66/Default.aspx) This land is still used for […]
This spider is a Western Spotted Orb Weaver (Neoscona oaxacensis). I came upon it as I was strolling through an outdoor Mexican pottery shop in Tubac, Az. Like a zebra, the orb weavers each have their own unique pattern of spots. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
This is one of the thousands of seagull inhabitants of Mono Lake in central California which I photographed a few summers ago. I pulled up this photo as I was assembling samples of “panning” to show my photography students. Panning is a technique where one tracks (with the camera) a moving subject at the same […]