Nevada Northern Railway Video

I’ve uploaded a Nevada Northern Railway video of the 2018 Winter Photo Shoot.  Yes, it sounds a little odd – posting a video of a photo shoot, but things happen that way sometimes!

I’d known about the Winter Photo Shoot for several years, and for one reason or another (it’s in the middle of nowhere, it’s a long drive, etc.), I never went.  Well, this year I went!  Yes, it’s in the middle of nowhere – and it’s beautiful.  Yes, it’s a long drive – and it’s a beautiful drive.

So, why a Nevada Northern Railway video?

Well, for starters, I’ve started to shoot more video lately.  It’s easy these days.  I’m not pretending or advertising myself to be a semi-professional videographer.  I’m really just trying to preserve sights and sounds for myself and anyone interested.  And, it’s kind of fun as I learn and fumble around with video editing.

The second reason for the Nevada Northern Railway video is numbers.  I shot over 1700 images at the Winter Photo Shoot, and I’ve got a lot of screening and sorting to do – and hopefully, if I did things right, not a lot of editing.  I shot the videos, compiled them, converted them to black and white and added the title on my phone in a matter of minutes.  It’s scary considering that I haven’t completely figured out the Videoshop app yet.

Nevada Northern 40 and 93 ready to head east. East Ely, NV.
Nevada Northern 40 and 93 ready to head east. East Ely, NV.

I’m debating whether to post a color gallery or a black and white gallery or both.  Yes, I know, you can order a black and white by clicking a button in the ordering process.  If I purposely create a pure black and white gallery, I can emulate the film of the era and really give it the feeling of being there.  Being there (50+ years ago) is really what the Nevada Northern Railway Museum is all about.

So, if you’ve got a few minutes (about 17 to be more specific), click here to be taken to the video gallery and step back in time to the sights and sounds of the past on a copper hauling railroad in the middle of Nevada.

If steam locomotives are your thing, there’s more here on Laughing Frog Images.

More to follow on the Nevada Northern.

Don’t forget the upcoming March Madness sale!



Rock Art Ranch

Rock Art Canyon is located on Rock Art Ranch in St. Joseph, AZ.  The Canyon is home to a large collection of petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.

It’s an incredible place, and if you find yourself on I-40 heading through northern Arizona, it should be on your bucket list.

Rock Art Ranch is between the Petrified Forest / Painted Desert and Standin’ on the Corner, La Posada and the Turquoise Room in Winslow.  It’s about 3 hours from the Grand Canyon, and and 2 hours from Flagstaff.  I had read about it some time ago, and researched it before a trip to Winslow.

Petroglyphs photographed in Rock Art Canyon outside of St. Joseph, AZ. Rock Art Ranch should be on your list of places to see near the Painted Desert and Grand Canyon.
Happy dancer or surrender?  Click on the image to be taken to the Rock Art Canyon Gallery on Laughing Frog Images.

Petroglyphs are fascinating because we all see something different in them, and we can only guess as to what the creator was trying to convey.

Some are kind of obvious, and some aren’t.  At least to me, anyway…

You could have an interesting party with a few friends and your beverage of choice as you sat around looking at these and contemplating their meaning.

You can also spend some time contemplating their purpose.  Was it to tell of current news?  Past events?  Family history?  Was it the graffiti of the time?

The ranch is operated by the Baird Family. Tours are available and must be scheduled in advance by calling ahead. There’s a fee, and it’s worth every penny. And then, there’s Mr. Baird himself!

You can learn more about Rock Art Ranch from Trip Advisor and Arizona Central.

As these images were made on private land, they are not available for sale. They are posted in the Rock Art Canyon Gallery for your education and enjoyment.

I’ll be adding more to this gallery over time – I made several hundred images, and it’s going to take a while to get through them all!