ALAN STENBACK PHOTOGRAPHY

ALAN STENBACK PHOTOGRAPHY

Travel & Photography Blog

Discover hidden gems, practical tips and inspiring stories. Embark on unforgettable journeys with insights that go beyond the typical tourist experience. Your passport to adventure awaits

 

The Agave Project

The Agave Project

Traveling through Mexico always sparks inspiration for novel/offbeat projects. This small project began with a simple mobile shot and quickly turned into an obsession. I’ve photographed agaves before, but never with such intention. These are the first images in what I’m hoping will be many collections.

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A Grand Canyon Adventure: Golden Hours and Timeless Beauty

A Grand Canyon Adventure: Golden Hours and Timeless Beauty

My Grand Canyon adventure began in Williams, Arizona, a cool little town along Route 66. Just 30 minutes from the south rim, it was the perfect base for exploring the canyon and soaking up the nostalgic charm of the historic highway. We even found some fantastic dispersed camping spots just outside the park’s boundary, making those early morning sunrise and sunset sessions even more convenient.

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Exploring the Wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park

Exploring the Wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park

In recent travels through the famous parks of southern Utah, Bryce Canyon served as a transition between destinations. Mid-October, both before and after a spectacular annular eclipse, was a particularly special time to visit. This unique timeframe brought folks from all over – more so than usual – to marvel in not only the natural wonder of Utah’s landscapes but also the spectacle of the celestial skies.

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Pacific Shades of Sunrise

Pacific Shades of Sunrise

Mornings in the slice of heaven that is the southern coast of Baja California are as breathtaking as any. Every morning was an offering of Pacific views, color and warmth, but this last sunrise was like no other I’ve experienced.

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Destination Shiprock

Destination Shiprock

Under the relentless desert sun, with temperatures soaring, I arrived from the south under the vast expanse of clear blue skies and endless horizons. My destination: Shiprock, a remote and sacred place nestled in the northwestern stretches of New Mexico.

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Chasing Winter Wonders

Chasing Winter Wonders

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, winter arrives early and lasts for months, providing an awe-inspiring landscape for those seeking to capture its essence through photography. I am one such seeker, spending time exploring the mountains in search of breathtaking views, unique conditions and encounters with wildlife. My home in the subalpine forests of the Mosquito Range in central Colorado gives me a unique advantage, providing a prime location to embark on these journeys.

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Adventures at Slumgullen Pass

Adventures at Slumgullen Pass

If you’ve ever tried to perfectly time the peak autumn colors in the Rocky Mountains, you know each year is a gamble. With luck on my side and perfect weather in the forecast on a mid-September weekend, I made a snap decision to travel south to the San Juan Mountains for a weekend of adventure. 

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Wildlife Haven

Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Wildlife Haven

It was quite the sunrise waiting at the gate of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Open from sunrise to sunset, the Arsenal is a wildlife refuge that sits on land once used as a weapons manufacturing facility operated by the US Army. Today it’s one of the largest urban wildlife sanctuaries in the west, covering 15,000 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Denver.

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