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April 2004


How-To

  • Discovering A Workshop


    Improve your photography in the classroom and in the field



    Photography is always a work in progress. Whether you’re a serious hobbyist or a working professional, you’re learning new things, from discovering the features of the latest camera to finding another way of looking at light. There’s so much to learn that it seems impossible to absorb all the information out there.
  • Fields Of Color


    George Lepp completes a 15-year project to document the poppies of California



    When Adelbert von Chamisso, naturalist and member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, sailed into San Francisco Bay in 1816 aboard the Russian expeditionary ship Rurik, he was greeted with hills of golden poppies. He gave them its botanical name, Eschscholzia californica, in honor of Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz, the expedition’s physician and von Chamisso’s close friend.

Columns

  • Chama River Canyon Wilderness, New Mexico


    Established in 1978, the 50,000-acre Chama River Canyon Wilderness is located north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The terrain is typical of the high-country desert Southwest, with red sandstone cliffs and a variety of vegetation due to the mix of desert and canyon river terrain. The areas along the riverbed, at about 6,500 feet above sea level, are piñon-juniper and cedar woodland. The higher elevations on the cliffs, up to 8,100 feet, consist mostly of ponderosa pine and fir.

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