John Shaw: his books on macro and landscape photography
really helped me rediscover photography as my passion. I accidentally
met him at a vista point in San
Juan Mountain shooting
Fall colors in 2003.
Mangelsen: I have been
to his galleries in La Jolla, Vegas and Jackson hole. I
was really inspired by his great depiction of wild animals in their
natural environments. Fortunately, I met him in person while
shooting wildflowers in peak year 2003. A nice person.)
Nice reviews about digital cameras and forum covering
a wide variety of topics, including famous bashing wars between Canon
vs. Nikon or others. My taking: reading too
much into the forum may lead to worrying about pixel counting, back
or front focusing, etc. instead of going out to take good pictures. People
having no problem with their camera system, like me, do not bother posting
how great their camera system is. For me, as long as I order my camera
through reputable venders with good return and exchange policy, I run
a test and that is it. How often do I use the maximal aperture
or shoot directly at sun with 1/8000 anyway?.
Digital Outback Photo: Nice
reviews about digital cameras and programs, techniques.
Photo Travel: also contains extensive links to fall color, wildflower links
in different states in US.
Wildflowers in CA
Fall Color in CA
DesertUSA wildflower updates
Wild Things Photography
Adventure Hikes and Canyoneering in the Southwest
Photo Travel USA (American Southwest Shooting Locations)
Slot Canyons of the American Southwest
Black and White Photography
Nature's Best Photography
Ars Technica: It
recommends the best updated computer components depending on different
budget levels: God Box, Hot Box, and Budget Box.
weekly paper version can be picked up in San
Diego, CA and in Colorado.