Tourists, Tourists Everywhere

Tourists, Tourists Everywhere

As we slowly reopen from our pandemic lock down, people are hitting the road to visit the national parks. Although I haven’t experienced it first hand yet, I hear that the parks are getting crowded with tourists. This got me to thinking about the photographs I have...
Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial

Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial

…and My 42 Years of Photographing It by James Cowlin I went to the Grand Canyon to photograph for the first time in 1977. I had been shooting landscapes in Arizona for a few years but had avoided the Grand Canyon. I told myself that every photographer went there...
Painting Water—The Art of Barbara Kemp Cowlin

Painting Water—The Art of Barbara Kemp Cowlin

On many of our trips on US Route 89, Barbara and I have found ourselves camping and hiking near water. From Peña Blanca Lake near the Mexican border to the lakes of Glacier National Park, water in its many natural forms has been a part of our journey. So it was almost...
The Painted Desert Project

The Painted Desert Project

The last place you would expect to find street art is along US Route 89 on the Navajo Reservation. But there it is. You can’t miss it as you head north from Flagstaff. It’s on tanks and roadside jewelry stands. Big black and white photographs pasted up there for all...
Using a Compact Digital Camera for Travel Photography

Using a Compact Digital Camera for Travel Photography

Barbara and I went to Ohio a couple of years ago for our son, Mathew’s, college graduation. I knew I wanted to take pictures of the occasion and the rest of the trip, but I didn’t want to lug my DSLR kit. When I pick up that camera, I go pro. That is, I knew I would...