October 18, 2013 - Neighbor Roy & I arrived about 5PM. Our mission? To photograph the annual Colossal Cave Halloween Howl. Halloween Howl will be held next weekend as well. The ghosts and ghouls look forward to having you there! Learn more about Colossal Cave Mountain Park here. Editor’s Note: I dreaded this assignment. Photography is tough enough without trying to capture a great image in the dark with moving subjects … WITHOUT FLASH. Go ahead. You try it. I employed my fastest lenses … a 1.8 28mm and a 1.4 50mm. I cranked up the ISO to 12,000. I put the camera on a tripod. We hid in the cave awaiting unsuspecting ghouls, zombies, ghosts, & assorted tourists. We snuck behind the cave to capture moonrise over Colossal Cave Mountain Park. We drove the mile or so down to the Ranch to photograph the haunted hayride and other festivities. ‘Twas … Continue reading
Tubac, The Missions, The Titan Missile Museum, The Mineral Discovery Museum and more! There are two historically important missions south of Tucson just off I-19: Missions San Xavier del Bac and Tumacácori. (pron: san ha’-vee-air and too-ma-ca’-cor-ee) “Bac” was the Papago Indian name for the site. The Papago Indians are now known as the Tohono O’odham, meaning “Desert People” as opposed to their cousins in the Phoenix area who are now the River People, due to their proximity to the Gila River. Visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac, Mission Tumacacori National Historic Park and the historic Tubac Presidio in between makes for a fine day trip. And if you have time, the Titan Missile Museum is just a mile or so west of the freeway and an excellent side trip. (See our videos). All are highly recommended. Mission San Xavier del Bac is about 15 minutes south of downtown Tucson. … Continue reading
One of the reasons so many locals visit SouthernArizonaGuide.com is our recommended Things To Do With Kids section. Extreme summer heat increases the difficulty of finding activities for the whole family. Which is why we appreciate our great Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum even more in June, July, & August. Every Saturday night from June through August [...]Continue reading
Barrio Viejo, the old neighborhood, mainly consists of Tucson’s 19th century homes and commercial buildings. In the 1960′s & ’70′s, much of the old neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for urban redevelopment, including the Tucson Convention Center. Today, most Tucsonans would be happy to bulldoze the Convention Center if it would bring back the heritage that was lost.Continue reading
Bisbee Enclave is a beautiful and useful website about dining, lodging, upcoming events, and things to see and do in historic Old Bisbee.
Bisbee Enclave is published by local musician Becky Reyes and local photographer Charlene Mitchell. You can view more of Charlene’s extraordinary photography at EvokingImages.com.
RaVen Bifrost is an independent, professional photographer specializing in Nature, Portraits, Events, and photographic restoration. All of his images here were taken at our Desert Museum. Click here to visit RaVen’s website: Photos by RaVen. … Continue reading
In this pictoral slideshow you will find colorful scenics in and around Bisbee, Arizona describing what is so unique about this old copper mining town.Continue reading
Our April 2012 road trip took us first to the ghost town of Gleeson (yes, that’s how they spelled it). After a look around at some of the ruins, we headed west toward Tombstone on a dirt road for just a few miles until we saw the sign for Rattlesnake Crafts, one of Southern Arizona’s stranger places. John & Sandy Weber make and sell wallets, belts, and other items out of rattlesnake skins. They also have a significant collection of gems and Old West artifacts.Continue reading
Old Tucson has served as a movie studio for over 300 Westerns, TV productions and commercials. Today, it’s an Old West theme park that is both entertaining and educational. In April 2012, I attended the Western Music Festival & Art Show there and took these photographs. Old Tucson is closed to the public during the hot summer months, but is open October – May.Continue reading
Mescal Arizona is a faux Old West town 50 miles east of Tucson that was built as a movie set. A lot of Westerns were filmed here, including Quick & The Dead …Continue reading