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Trip to the Desert in Instant

Last week I took a trip out to the desert with two of my best friends, Joe Connolly and Philip Casey. All three of us used to work together when we lived in Anchorage, Alaska. Joe has stayed and made Alaska his home and Philip and I moved back to the ‘Lower 48″ a couple of years ago. Each year we try to get together at least once. Since all of us are complete photo nerds and love the outdoors as well we try to do a trip together that will fulfill both of those loves. This trip didn’t disappoint. We all flew into and met in Vegas. We rented a super cool minivan:)and headed out to the desert for a week. Along the way we visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef (best spot of the trip!), Moab, Canyonlands, Arches and a lot of the Nevada Desert and Southern Utah Desert.

I took three cameras: Mamiya RZ ProII, Contax 645 and the Zeiss Ikon. I made sure to take the Polaroid back for the RZ and snapped we snapped a few tourist photos each day (well, we tried to each day, but it was most days). The rest of my photos should be done in a week and I’ll get them up. I’ll also post a link to the photos that Joe and Philip put up on their blogs. Joe is maybe the slowest/worst blogger on the planet:)If he ever gets them up I’ll make a link.

Phoenix for a Day

This weekend I went out to Phoenix with my dad and brother-in-law to watch our beloved Detroit Lions get destroyed by the Arizona Cardinals. Luckily we had a day to drive around in the desert and enjoy some of the scenery. What a cool place! That was my first time to the south-west and I can’t wait to go back in March!

Hanging Out in Germany – Buildings

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