Favorite Sites

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Wave Permits Coyote Buttes North and South Online permits
Wave permit Q&A How to obtain a permit
Navajo Nation A backcountry permit is neded to hike or camp on Navajo land.
Canyonlands White Rim and Dolls House permits
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Weather Underground current at a weather station on the SW corner of Vermilion Cliffs
Weather Underground Forecast 10 days out, for SE corner Vermilion Cliffs
Weather Underground Historical For Page Municipal Airport
Weather.com The Weather Channel, Current and Forecast, for Page
National Weather Service Forecast Point Forecast at The Wave
Climate Historical Temperature and Precipitation by month, US only
Weatherspark Climate Data Climate, worldwide - excellent site
Sunrise/Sunset Times Sunrise sunset, Moonrise moonset, Moon Phase - worldwide
Stellarium Free planetarium software, must have for night photography
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DPReview Camera & Lens Reviews, News, Forum
Photo.net Articles, many images
The Luminous-Landscape Articles
FredMiranda Photoshop Plug-ins, User Lens Reviews, Forums
The Digital Picture Lens reviews. Test chart images, Canon oriented
Photozone Lens reviews
DXOMark Lens & Camera reviews
Buying a Camera Best Buy's guide to buying a camera
How Camera's Work Brief discussion of how cameras work, many links
Travel Photography Beginner's Guide to Travel Photography
Saving on Photography Tips for Saving on Your Photography Hobby
Adobe Systems Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, …
Thom Hogan Many articles, Nikon oriented
The Nocturnes Night Photography Resources
Birds as Art Arthur Morris on Birds
NatureScapes Articles, images, and forums - wildlife oriented
Luminosity Mask Software by Tony Kuyper
Helicon Focus Focus stacking
SLR Gear Lens reviews
Nik Software now DXO, Color Efex Pro and Viveza are excellent
Star Trail Stacker Free PS action to create star trails, by Floris van Breugel, great!
Noise Ninja Noise reduction software, easy to use
Photomatix HDR - Photomatix sets the standard
Akvis Enhancer Brings out details in an image
Color Mechanic Pro Adjusts color easily and simple to use, not well known
Topaz Labs Noise reduction and other Photoshop add-ins
Rob Galbraith mostly for photojournalists, good Compact Flash database
Lens Tip Lens reviews
PTGui Panorama stitching software
DOFMaster On-line DOF Calculator
DOF Theory and Equations Wikipedia article
Focusing in the Digital Era Luminous-Landscape article on focusing
Diffraction Cambridge in Colour article on diffraction
Field of View Calculator and an angle of view calculator as well
onOne Software Several PS actions, I use Perfect Resize and Perfect Portrait
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Canon USA
Nikon USA
Kirk Enterprises Camera brackets, clamps,  and rails
Really Right Stuff Ball Heads, clamps, brackets, pano heads, rails
Gitzo US Tripods
Sigma Cameras, Lenses
Carl Zeiss - US Lenses
Tiffen Filters and DFX software
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Elaine Belvin My wife's featured images
Tom Till Tours Tom Till tours
Evanescent Light Many great images of the southwest by Ian Parker
Isabel Synnatschke Many maps and excellent images, mostly in German
Grand Falls of the Little Colorado Great information on the Grand Falls - from Isabel
Rainer Grosshopf Many maps and images, Adeii Eechii Cliffs, in German
Arizona Highways Subscribe, Tours, the best images of Arizona
Covert Arch Some maps and images
List of US Arches Natural Arches and Bridges Society List of US Arches
Secrets of the West Steffen Synnatschke's website, maps, images, blog
Lou DeSerio Sedona images and workshops
Terra Galleria Many many locations shot by QT Luong
Si Belle La Terre Accueil Blog with many good images throughout the world, in French
Bob's Arches Good list of arches, mostly in Utah
OuestUSA Excellent site in French, many routes and maps of the southwest
Phillipe Schuler Many good images of unusual locations
Photographing the Southwest The bible for photographing the west, also on Amazon. Kindle editions.
Photograph America Newsletter for photographers
George Steinmetz Aerial Photography of the world
Awake the Light Articles and Tours, excellent blog by Mollie Isaacs and Mary Linghjem
Wilderness Utah by Paul Jones, many good photos and articles
Jessica Fridrich Many good photos of the southwest
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Hike Arizona Many many trails, many with tracks
Best Hikes The hike to The Wave
Google Maps The best maps on the web
Google Earth Google Maps on steroids
Google Map Maker Add location information, roads to google maps
Bing Maps Another great map source
GPS Babel Convert tracks, routes form one format to another, free
GPS Prune Free software to clean up tracks and routes
OKMap Convert GeoTIFFs to other formats, free
Robogeo Geoencode photographs, not free
The Photographers Ephemeris Great software, determine whether a location  will be in shadow…
Topoquest Map Finder Find the USGS topo map for a given named location or lat/long
Topoquest Free Topo Maps USGS 24K, listed by state
Another source of free Topo Maps Libre free map project, maps  the same as those in Topoquest?
More recent free topo maps I prefer the older maps
Garmin Maps and devices
Delorme Maps and devices
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Timescapes Amazing videos, forum
Cinema5D Reviews
Creative Cow Forum
Digital Video Information Network Excellent forum
Road conditions Contains videos of many roads in the southwest
Zacuto DSLR rigs and loupes
GoPro Ultrawide for cars, motorcycles, sports
DJI Phantom Quadcopter for aerial sots
USA Road Trip Waterholes Bend video shot with the DJI Phantom and GoPro

This page last updated 2/10/2021