Category Archives: Photography

Travel Tip: Canyonlands National Park

By Mike Koopsen Some of the most scenic landscapes in the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park can be reached by using a number of fairly easy trails. There are a few loop trails to explore if you have the … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Crater Lake

By Mike Koopsen Crater Lake in Oregon is one of the most spectacular natural wonders that I have had the privilege to see. It has unbelievable blue water and is the deepest lake in the United States at almost 2000 … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Navajo National Monument

By Mike Koopsen The Navajo National Monument has two of the most impressive and well preserved Native American cliff dwellings that I have seen in the American Southwest. The Betatakin ruins can be seen from a distance after a short … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip — Sunset in Sedona

By Mike Koopsen Sedona is well known for its beautiful red rock landscapes and panoramic vistas, and if you visit overnight, I would highly recommend finding a nice place to see the sunset. Airport Mesa is one of the best choices for … Continue reading

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Another Visit with Sarah Dolliver

When we last spoke with Sarah Dolliver, she was the grand prize winner in our spring 2014 photo contest. Now, as the people’s choice winner in our fall 2015 contest, she shares an update about her life and work. Dolliver … Continue reading

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Tom White: An Amateur Photographer With The Eye Of A Pro

Tom White, the winner of our 2015 Fall photo contest, spent his working life in the music business, but he had another motivation besides paying the bills. “I enjoyed sharing music with others; it wasn’t just about dollars. It’s the same … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Rio Nuevo!

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The Big Announcement!

Many thanks to everyone who entered our fall photo contest. As always, you showed us what it means to appreciate the beauty of the Western U.S. We’re always impressed by the creativity and quality of your photos, both from the pros … Continue reading

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Our Final Weekly Winner Is…

Congratulations to Dawn Santiago, our final weekly winner in the fall photo contest. It was another hard decision this week — there were so many creative and well-executed interpretations of brown, gray, and black. We liked Dawn’s owl because his … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Heather

Last week our theme was red, and we had several great entries. We liked Heather Dunn’s Tubac Cafe because it combines both a brilliant pop of red and a distinctly Southwestern feel with the adobe walls.  The hummingbird feeder in the … Continue reading

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