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Buford
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1/13/2022
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New year, new thread.

Desert sunrise from the first trip of 2022:


None of these were the desert birds I was looking for:







More shots from my Borrego timelpase stacked to simulate long exposures:







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Brian
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1/13/2022
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Very nice pics. I always love seeing your shots of the ramp.
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1/14/2022
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Looks like a good start to 2022..!

Nice DOF on the bird shots Thumbs Up

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1/14/2022
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Great eye! I always enjoy your superb wildlife photos and desert panoramas too!
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1/14/2022
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Thanks. I was looking for owls or other birds of prey but only found the birds pictured and only got bird on a stick shots. I have seen owls in those areas before multiple times. I know I could always go to the campground for owls but that is less fun.

One more bird on a stick:
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1/17/2022
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Cell phone shot:
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1/18/2022
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Anyone know anything about this:


Found on a trip that started in Rockhouse and went up into the Santa Rosa range. Google turned up nothing for me.
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1/19/2022
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Have not run into that one before, have found a few others however...nice find.

Buford wrote:
Anyone know anything about this:


Found on a trip that started in Rockhouse and went up into the Santa Rosa range. Google turned up nothing for me.


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1/24/2022
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Stormy conditions make for better photos and timelapses. New shots, old locations and compositions.









Multiple timelapse exposures stacked to simulate a long exposure:
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1/29/2022
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Great photos Buford.
Really like the bird on the Ocotillo shot and the time lapse scenery photos

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1/31/2022
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Buford wrote:
Anyone know anything about this:


Found on a trip that started in Rockhouse and went up into the Santa Rosa range. Google turned up nothing for me.



Where abouts on the ridge was this? Looks close to Toro.
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1/31/2022
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Rocko1 wrote:
Buford wrote:
Anyone know anything about this:


Found on a trip that started in Rockhouse and went up into the Santa Rosa range. Google turned up nothing for me.



Where abouts on the ridge was this? Looks close to Toro.


Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.
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1/31/2022
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Best mountain range in the park





A new timelapse is coming at some point.
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Brian
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1/31/2022
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Buford wrote:
Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.


Wow, that's quite an undertaking to get to that area from Rockhouse. I've explored Alta Seca Bench from the top, but never gone up any of the ridges from the bottom. Maybe soon though!
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1/31/2022
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Brian wrote:
Buford wrote:
Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.


Wow, that's quite an undertaking to get to that area from Rockhouse. I've explored Alta Seca Bench from the top, but never gone up any of the ridges from the bottom. Maybe soon though!


My idea of a fun hike is probably different than most. Toro Peak is only ~6 round trip from the upper rockhouses and Nicholias Spring.

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2/1/2022
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Buford wrote:
Brian wrote:
Buford wrote:
Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.


Wow, that's quite an undertaking to get to that area from Rockhouse. I've explored Alta Seca Bench from the top, but never gone up any of the ridges from the bottom. Maybe soon though!


My idea of a fun hike is probably different than most. Toro Peak is only ~6 round trip from the upper rockhouses and Nicholias Spring.

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Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?
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2/1/2022
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Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?


Head up the ridge from the cottonwoods. When you hit the Santa Rosa crest, follow that to Toro. Nothing technical and navigational wise easy enough. I can add a map later but it is a simple route. Works out to ~3 miles each way. Not easy.
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2/2/2022
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Buford wrote:
Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?


Head up the ridge from the cottonwoods. When you hit the Santa Rosa crest, follow that to Toro. Nothing technical and navigational wise easy enough. I can add a map later but it is a simple route. Works out to ~3 miles each way. Not easy.
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Something like this?
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2/2/2022
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Rocko1 wrote:
Buford wrote:
Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?


Head up the ridge from the cottonwoods. When you hit the Santa Rosa crest, follow that to Toro. Nothing technical and navigational wise easy enough. I can add a map later but it is a simple route. Works out to ~3 miles each way. Not easy.
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Something like this?


Not exactly, South portion of that line swings too far East. As drawn it probably goes but is not necessary. Straight North from the cottonwoods to the ridge that looks over the spring is what I did. Your lines looks fine for the top half. The top part gets brushy but is ducked to get through the worst of the brush.

Just beware, my idea of a fun day hike is something along the lines of 6582 or worse.

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Both routes probably go and are close enough.
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Brian
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2/2/2022
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Here's a pic I took from Alta Seca Bench. Is the ridge in the middle / behind the bush the same one you marked on the map?


Buford wrote:


edit -> more like this:


Both routes probably go and are close enough.
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2/3/2022
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Buford wrote:

edit -> more like this:




This looks like the route I have used. Although I know I have recorded it before, I looked thru all of my tracks and couldn't find one. Lots of brush also.

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Buford
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2/22/2022
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Brian wrote:
Here's a pic I took from Alta Seca Bench. Is the ridge in the middle / behind the bush the same one you marked on the map?


Buford wrote:


edit -> more like this:


Both routes probably go and are close enough.


Hard to tell. Looks like it might be the right one. I didn't take any pics that showed it well. Here is one part way down.

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Buford
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2/22/2022
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Here is more timelapse cleaned up a bit. Some new sequences from this year and a lot of the same older sequences I used previously. I cleaned up some of the technical issues. Still not perfect, still learning. I need to stabilize one of the sequences in post, the tripod was not steady enough in the high winds.

Click the image to play.


Edited to update the link to a newer version.
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3/3/2022
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Well done!

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3/4/2022
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Excellent, they should play this at the visitors center !!
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15 days ago
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Costas


meep meep




A couple different takes on the milky way


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14 days ago
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One more from an area most people just drive past.

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12 days ago
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Great pics as always, Buford. I don't recognize the last one so I'm sure I've just driven past it too.
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9 days ago
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Brian wrote:
Great pics as always, Buford. I don't recognize the last one so I'm sure I've just driven past it too.



Scissors area.

Rockrunner


Tarantula hawk
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rockhopper
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9 days ago
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Awesome photos. Please keep em' coming!
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9 days ago
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Thanks.

A couple more. The roadrunner tried to attack a dove and the dove got away.








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8 days ago
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Look great Bufurd, thanks for sharing.

The time lapse was really awesome, really nice work..!! Thumbs Up

Last milky way shot looks like the culp valley / pinyon campsite at the end of the road near the trail to pinyon ridge.

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7 days ago
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dsefcik wrote:
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Last milky way shot looks like the culp valley / pinyon campsite at the end of the road near the trail to pinyon ridge.

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Correct. I've scouted that site out before for milky way shots, never got around to shooting there until last weekend.



I usually try and get birds in flight instead of bird on a stick shots. I couldn't get the doves to cooperate.
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6 days ago
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Buford, looks like you worked for Nat.Geo. :-)
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4 days ago
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For time lapse, how about watching one of those small sandy wash belly bushes creating that swirly pattern in the sand as the wind blows the branches back and forth? Or maybe an ant hill being formed? got make them unique to ABDSP so it's not "just another one of those swirly bush/ant hill" time lapse videos...wink

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