Sunday, March 1, 2015

Photos from Needles Highway, South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota


A few photos I took along Needles Highway in Custer State Park, South Dakota. Check out "Needles Highway (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 252)" to watch the full video and read more about the location.

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Cathedral Spires and Limber Pine Natural Area Sign
Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Highway, Custer State Park
South Dakota

Needles Eye
Needles Highway, Custer State Park, South Dakota

Sunset at Needles Highway
South Dakota

Friday, February 27, 2015

Photos from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Unisphere and Observation Towers from the World's Fair in New York City

All these photos of Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens I took while shooting the video "Flushing Meadows World's Fair (Queens) - In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 90)" for my Moving Postcard video series. You can watch the video and read more about the park HERE.

The unisphere and the observation towers are a classic roadside attraction on the expressway to or from LaGuardia airport and, in my opinion, are a must-see sight in Queens - especially in winter.


Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Nest in the Unisphere

Unisphere in Winter

Observation Towers from the World's Fair in New York City

Remnants from the World's Fair in New York City
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Remnants from the World's Fair in New York City
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Remnants from the World's Fair in New York City
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Remnants from the World's Fair in New York City
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Observation Towers
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Remnants from the World's Fair in New York City
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Observation Tower, World's Fair
Queens, New York

Observation Tower, World's Fair
Queens, New York

Time Capsule
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens



Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York

Terrace On The Park
Queens, New York

Unisphere from World's Fair
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Dead Pigeon Hanging From The Unisphere
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Dead Pigeon Hanging From The Unisphere
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Inside the Unisphere
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Needles Highway (South Dakota) - In Another Minute (Week 252)


Needles Highway (South Dakota) - In Another Minute (Week 252)


Needles Highway is the most impressive road that I have driven on - so far. Located in Custer State Park, along South Dakota Highway 87, Needles Highway is part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

The name of the highway, built in 1922, is inspired by the granite spires that the highway winds around. Highlights include the Cathedral Spires (a Registered Natural Landmark), the Needle Eye Tunnel and the Needle Eye itself. The wildlife we saw along the way, like mountain goats and chipmunks, I put into the accompanying video Custer State Park (South Dakota) - In Another Minute (Week 251), which I published last week.

You may notice that this video shows more photographs than actual video footage. That's because I wasn't all that satisfied with the material from my old Lumix  now that I have the Sony RX-100... The photos were taken with a Canon 60D.

This will be the last video from our Black Hills road trip, which Scott, Whiskey and I took in September 2014. We are already planning to go back to Custer State Park and revisit Needles Highway and Sylvan Lake. I can't wait to hike around those granite Needles!

If you'd like, check out the other videos I made in the Black Hills.

Devils Tower aka Bear Lodge (Wyoming) – In Another Minute (Week 228)

Spearfish Canyon (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 229)

Mount Rushmore (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 246)

Crazy Horse Memorial (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 247)

Custer State Park (South Dakota) - In Another Minute (Week 251)

The  song in this video is the instrumental version of “I'll Be Right Behind You, Josephine” by Josh Woodward. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Thank you for all your great music, Josh!

The view from Needles Highway
Custer State Park, South Dakota

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Photos from the Garden of the Gods (Colorado)

Balanced Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Quite a few photos I took at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs - even though we weren't able to stay long this time. Because I got hit by a migraine that afternoon, Scott took 2 of these photos (rocks framed by trees on the left and right). I plan to go back to see the rocks and trails I missed on this day. So I might have more photos and another video to share down the line...

To see more right now, you can watch the video I made for my Moving Postcard web series: Garden of the Gods – In A Colorado Minute (Week 250)


Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Cathedral Spires, Three Graces, Sleeping Giant
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

North Gateway Rock, Pulpit Rock, South Gateway Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

North Gateway Rock, Pulpit Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Kissing Camels
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

The Garden of the Gods
Forever Free To The Public

Sentinel Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Sentinel Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Sleeping Giant
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

South Gateway
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Cathedral Spires
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Climbing Cathedral Spires
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Climbing in Garden of the Gods

Climbing in Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Cathedral Spires
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Cathedral Spires
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Three Graces
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

South Gateway Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Kindergarten Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Kindergarten Rock
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Sleeping Giant
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Pikes Peak seen from Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak seen from Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Kindergarten Rock and Pikes Peak
Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Garden of the Gods
Rocky Mountains

Garden of the Gods
Rocky Mountains

Just North of Garden of the Gods

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