Trip to Dinosaur National Monument


Why does it feel like either I’m not taking trips at all or I’m taking trips all the time? It’s the second trip this week (the first was on Sunday) and this time, it was a trip to the Dinosaur National Monument, which is about 4 hours from me in Jensen, Utah. My uncle drove this time while I was in the passenger seat making sure he doesn’t get lost while enjoying the scenery.

I haven’t processed many of the pictures yet but I can tell I got some of my 2022 favorite photos here.

I have been to Dinosaur National Monument before, back in 2017, but as much as I am interested in dinosaurs, I actually came for the natural scenery this time. As we stopped at each location, I tried to find subjects for my photos because one of the recommendation I got from the instructor of the photography composition class I took in April was to focus on something. “Try to focus on something and not just taking pictures of the general landscape.”

I think focusing on something makes a photo that much interesting. Don’t you think so?

Strawberry Bay: Enjoyable or Not?


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Yellowstone 2021 Day 3


I should’ve done a “Day 3” of the trip 3 days ago but with my guests still in town and work, I just couldn’t find the time.

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Yellowstone 2021 Day 2


It’s amazing how I’m able to find so much in common with my fellow traveler and guest, who happens to be a 15-year-old.

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Yellowstone 2021 Day 1


Of the five Yellowstone trips I’ve taken so far, I think this is the most relaxing trip so far or maybe I’m just exhausted from all the traveling I’ve done recently.

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Las Vegas 2021 Trip Day 4


I think a picture of the sunset from the 35th floor is a fitting picture to end this journey. Another end to another trip.

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Las Vegas 2021 Trip Day 3


I think this is definitely a 2021 thing. I was told this conference is going to be crazy, that there would be lots of people, believe me, 1000 is a lot of people especially in a time like this but it has been slow-going working at the registration desk.

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Las Vegas 2021 Trip Day 2


One thing I must admit about Las Vegas or perhaps every city, the night view is definitely different from what I’m used to especially when it’s from the 35th floor of a 5-star hotel room.

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Las Vegas 2021 Trip Day 1


It was around 8:45 AM when I arrived in Vegas and it was 100-degrees. So hot!

It’s my first time traveling to Las Vegas guys via an airplane and I have to say it’s more exhausting than driving – you have to park at the airport, ride a shuttle to the terminal, go through security, walk to the gate, board the plane, and ride for an hour. An hour later, more walking. Oh and let’s not mention all the things you cannot bring with you when you air travel.

I’m on my way to the hotel. My cold has somewhat subsided after taking multiple medications this morning. Hopefully, it’ll stay that way.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild


This week on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150, Dianne assigns the topic of “Let’s Get Wild” and I say let’s get wild with Mother Nature.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool Colors – Blue and Green


This week on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149, Tina has challenged everyone with the topic of Cool Colors – Blue and Green and I have just the pics.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected


I spent this past week traveling and on the first day of my road trip, while I was walking along the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park, I spotted something moving in the trees. At first glance, I thought it was an owl. I have no idea what made me think of that. I was about to point and whisper-shout, “Owl,” when I realized it was just an ordinary fatty of a squirrel.

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Highway 12 Road Trip Day 4


After about 4 hours, I am at last home.

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Highway 12 Road Trip Day 3


Okay, day 3 of 4. I had probably driven almost 500 miles by now. I’ll have to check my odometer in the morning.

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Highway 12 Road Trip Day 2


This is day 2 of my 4 day trip along the All-American highway (Highway 12). This is actually the first day touring Highway 12 as I spent yesterday in Capitol Reef.

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Highway 12 Road Trip Day 1


It was such a beautiful day today. Though I’m dog-tired having driven almost 300 miles and fulfilled my 10,000 steps today, I had such a great time. It is very rare to get a quiet day without my mom and the jet noise from the air force base. It’s one of those rare days I get to just focus on nature.

Now onto Day 2

Weekly Prompts Color Challenge: Purple


Weekly Prompts Color Challenge – Purple

Birds in Actions


Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Wings

Vanishing Point on a Path


Cee’s Black and White Challenge

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Path

CBWC: In or On Water


Yacht in the middle of the ocean
A buoy bobbing on the water

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

CBWC: Shoes, Boots, Slippers


Giant Dutch-style Clog in Solvang, CA

Cee’s Black and White Challenge

Wordless Wednesday: When you’re not a painter…


Lens-Artists Challenge #81: Find Something Red


This week on the Lens-Artist Challenge, we were challenged to “find something red”, which reminded me that it was Chinese New Year this past Saturday and just about everyone I know knows the color red is seen just about everywhere during Chinese New Year – red lantern, lights, red envelopes…

Therefore, I think it’s fitting to see and relive the experience of seeing these colorful lanterns from when I celebrated this holiday in China three years ago.

Location: Zhongshan, China

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