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Friends Best Friend Forever: Bruce Babbitt

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Friends - Best Friends Forever | 1 comment

Friends Best Friend Forever: Bruce Babbitt

Introducing the Friends Best Friends Forever, a hall of fame for those who do all they can for conservation lands.

Thank you Bruce Babbitt for your visionary approach to Public Lands, your continued efforts on behalf of these lands as well as so much more that you do to inspire us to action.

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Landscape Photography 101 Part 3 – Learn from a pro

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Backing up your images Managing your images is can become a full-time occupation, if you don’t have a workable plan.  In the last segment, we discussed basics on moving your images from your camera to your permanent storage, most likely a pc or Mac computer.  In this installment, let’s move on to some basic steps to take in order to make sure you never lose those images, and that you can find them again 3 years later. First, having just one copy of your images located on a computer hard-drive is a recipe for disaster.   In just the...

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Landscape Photography 101 part 2. Learn from a pro.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In the last installment we talked about resolution and I promised that I would move into a discussion of “workflow” in part 2, so here we go. If you are serious about your work, as I hope you would be, it is important to get in the habit of performing a series of steps or a workflow that will keep your work consistent, your gear performing to its best, and your images up to your best standards. It is much easier to develop good habits than to break bad ones, as I can attest to.

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Spectacular Photography 101

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Landscape Photography 101 Allen Tippetts – Midvale, Utah www.catgraphics.biz   Several years ago I attended a seminar in Salt Lake City sponsored by the Smugmug web hosting company. It was a very informal gathering of photographers who use Smugmug to host their websites, and when introductions were made, I was the only landscape photographer in attendance. All of the other photographers were wedding photographers. Other than the fact that we both use cameras, record moments in time, and use the Smugmug webhosting service, we had very...

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Isn’t it ironic….

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello Friends, Isn’t it ironic that on Earth Day, the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating all that our earth does for us and so generously gives us every day of the year that Deseret News out of Utah would publish yet another attack on our public lands form UT Rep. Rob Bishop. Does the editor and Rob Bishop not look out their window? Do they not see the beauty of the protected lands that is available today because for many years we as a public have asked for protection of our treasured places and congress and our Presidents...

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A Founder shares her story

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A story from one of our Founding Members, thanks Kate! Wow! What a wonderful day I had hiking today.  I started out with just a small exploratory hike in mind, and ended up on a wonderful adventure.  While hiking along the old mining roads that run throughout the Vermilion Cliffs I crossed over a little dry creek bed framed by two large sentinel stones.  “I wonder where that leads” was the thought passing through my mind.  Well I had time and plenty of water so I decided to check it out.  I headed up the trailing, following...

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Silence is golden but finding your voice is priceless.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Action and advocacy, Members | 0 comments

Silence is golden but finding your voice is priceless.

Friends of The Cliffs is finding its voice. We are speaking out . We have a message that many will enjoy hearing so we are speaking to those who of you value your public lands, we are speaking to our state legislators about the value of our Monument and we are speaking to our Federal representatives asking them to support our Monument and all of the Conservation Lands. Friends of The Cliffs also wants to listen. We are comfortable listening to the quiet of Vermilion Cliffs solitude but now we really want to hear you make noise. Tell us what...

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….and the earth moved.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Travel to VCNM | 2 comments

….and the earth moved.

……and the earth moved. Highway 89, a beautiful section of highway cut through the red sandstone of Echo Cliffs, Navajo Nation fell off the cliff face. Photos have been splashed throughout the various news media for the past week. But the photos do not tell the whole story. While the photos, dramatic in their own right don’t show the changes to the many residents and visitors lives. Their plans have been altered. They will remain altered until the geologists, engineers and planners work their magic and put a road back from the base of...

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Friends of The Cliffs

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Featured, Members | 0 comments

Friends of The Cliffs

Recently a new Friends of The Cliffs organization was formed. The Friends group purpose is to support our local treasured places: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, the nearby Echo Cliffs and House Rock Valley. Friends of The Cliffs needs to raise funds and I am asking for your support.

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