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March 12th, 2015

Without Expectations, Desert Wanderings (Part 1)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Expectations are a dangerous thing. They can lead us to great disappointment often and utter satisfaction only rarely. I often hear  and read other photographers whine and wallow over the lack of great light or weather at that location they have been chasing an image or idea for years. I often wonder how many images …
 
January 30th, 2014

Back from Moab

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey When I …
 
February 28th, 2013

Brain Rocking It At White Pocket

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Just last week I had another chance to visit the remote and wild country of the Paria/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of extreme northern Arizona. After catching an early morning flight out of Baltimore, I arrived in Sin City at 9:30am and quickly got straight the hell out of there. I can’t stand Las Vegas!! After driving …
 
March 6th, 2012

Sandstone Gone Wild, Valley of Fire State Park

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Valley of Fire State Park, is a little known gem of amazing sandstone, only 50 miles from Las Vegas and bordering Lake Meade burning under the burning sun of the Mojave Desert. I was turned onto this park five years ago, while traveling back and forth between Zion National Park and Las Vegas. It served …
 
November 18th, 2011

Perspective, Perspective, Perspective

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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This past November I visited and photographed one of the Southwest most beautiful locations, the Subway in Zion National Park. It wasn’t my first time. About ten years ago I camped down in the Right Fork of Left Creek and spent two days hiking to the Subway from my camp. It was an amazing experience …