Linkage: How to Photograph Fireworks [Updated]

by Alberto Cueto on July 1, 2011

in Linkage

Fourth of July Fireworks 2009 - July 4, 2009 - From the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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My Best Photos of 2009

by Alberto Cueto on December 30, 2009

in Miscellaneous

This past year 2009 was a fantastic year for me in the area of photography. Aside from staying close to home and going on miscellaneous shoots in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, I was grateful to travel three times this year for the sole purpose of photography.

These three trips include: Spring in Southwest USA (Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley), Summer in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and the Fall Foliage in Grand Teton National Park.

These images from my photography adventures this year represent images that truly stand out in my mind, and are ones of scenes that I will never forget. I start from the beginning of the year, and work towards the most recent of my adventures.

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Spotlight on the American Southwest: Monument Valley – Part 2

November 17, 2009

Early Morning Shooting In Monument Valley’s Backcountry There we were, a fellow photographer (also from Los Angeles) and myself, at 5:40 in the morning one day in April 2009, waiting in the lobby of Monument Valley’s View Hotel. The native Navajo music playing over the lobby’s speakers filled the empty hotel lobby, and my fellow […]

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Spotlight on the American Southwest: Monument Valley – Part 1

November 17, 2009

Monument Valley is one of my most favorite places on this planet.  It is quite a feat to find the words to appropriately describe this location, but in the next couple of blog postings, I am going to give it a shot. Few landscapes in the world come close to paralleling the mystical Monument Valley […]

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Spotlight on the American Southwest: Horseshoe Bend

November 15, 2009

The landscape of the American Southwest abounds with crazy and whimsical rock and geologic formations. There are rocks that look like pancakes (or UFO saucers), a Mexican sombrero, mittens, a mother with her child, and more. There is even a geologic formation just north of the Mexican hat that resembles a long gooseneck, scrunched up […]

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Grand Teton’s Schwabacher Landing: the View and the Beaver Ponds

October 27, 2009

As I was browsing in Grand Teton National Park’s state-of-the-art Main Visitor Center in Moose (formally named the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center) one day, I caught a few minutes of a ranger presentation being given that highlighted the main features of the park. When the ranger got to talking about Schwabacher Landing (one of […]

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Grand Teton National Park Autumn, 2009 – The HDR Collection

October 9, 2009

I have made some High Dynamic Range (HDR) images of some of the scenes that I encountered during my recent visit to Grand Teton National Park. Currently they can only be found on my Flickr account. Results using HDR as a tool have always been hit or miss for me. I find that it works […]

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Trip report: Grand Teton National Park Autumn Foliage and Wildlife, 2009

October 5, 2009

Grand Teton National Park is a beautiful place to visit and photograph anytime of the year, but in autumn, in particular, the park comes alive with colors. The cottonwoods and aspen start to change color, and the park turns into a carpet of orange, yellow, green, and sometimes, even red, indicating that winter is just […]

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Trip outlook: Grand Teton & Northeast Yellowstone (Lamar Valley), Fall 2009

September 26, 2009

I‘ll be in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks this week.  The primary focuses of this trip are on the fall colors at Grand Teton National Park, and on the wildlife of the Lamar Valley in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. In Grand Teton National Park, I’ll be hitting all of the usual […]

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Linkage for Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009

A study is underway to look at the feasibility of a co-op providing public transportation to connect the 27 counties of the tri-state Greater Yellowstone region, making it easier for visitors and anyone else who wants a ride. (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) A federal judge in Montana has restored Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears to threatened […]

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