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National Parks: Amercia’s Best Idea PBS Series

Are you as excited as I am about Ken Burns documentary, National Parks, America’s Best Idea, that will be on PBS starting September 27, 2009? This 12-hour, 6 part highly anticipated documentary took 10 years to make, and based on the previews I’ve seen, it will have amazing footage from many of our wonderful U.S. …

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Free National Parks Computer Wallpaper Downloads

Do you want some inspirational wallpaper on your computer desktop? After poking around the PBS website to find out more about Ken Burns new TV series The National Parks, I found some really great high quality FREE wallpaper downloads! Check out the wallpaper here. My favorite is Yosemite Valley in Winter, followed by Mount Rainier. …

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The Ansel Adams Gallery National Park Photo Contest

The Ansel Adams Gallery is hosting a National Park Photography Contest, with the theme: “U.S. NATIONAL PARKS, LANDMARKS & MONUMENTS”. The contest begins on October 1, 2009, and has really great prizes including a $500 Ansel Adams Gallery gift certificate (grand prize), as well as first, second and third prizes. Check back on October 1st …

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The Scariest Hiking Trail in the World: El Caminito del Rey

I’ve received links to this video from numerous friends, and every time I see it I yearn to learn (ha that rhymes!) more about this trail! Apparently it is the El Caminito del Rey (I took Spanish in high school so I can translate that 😉 ….”The King’s Little Pathway”) and it is in Málaga, …

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Mountainfilm Festivals in Colorado

Those of you who live in Colorado are lucky to have the Mountainfilm Festival coming again this year to Telluride, Colorado. The 2010 festival will be in May 2010, and they’ll announce more details later. For 31 years this film festival has brought together filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, and lovers of the outdoors to share …

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National Geographic International Photo Contest 2009!

As a kid, I loved to stare at the beautiful pictures in National Geographic, and let my mind wander to far off places as I read the articles and learned about different peoples, cultures, animals, you name it. The photographers at National Geographic all do a stellar job. Now is your chance to enter a …

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

If you’re lucky enough to be in Banff, Alberta, Canada October 31 – November 8, 2009, then you’ll be able to check out the 34th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and see the world’s best mountain and adventure films, videos, books, and lectures. Themes include adventure sports, the environment, and mountain culture. For the rest …

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Amazing Mt. Everest Picture

In 1991, the British filmmaker and cameraman Leo Dickinson flew a hot air balloon over Everest. While up just a mile above the peak and overlooking the vast beauty of the Himalayas, he took a snapshot of the view with a 35mm camera. Just this last week (18 years later! ) the original was digitally …

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Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Art is sponsoring a painting and photography exhibit called Natural Affinities, featuring the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. It is running from May 30 – September 30. If Ansel Adams’ photos don’t inspire you to get outside, nothing will! His works are amazing, and this is a great …

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