Most of the photographs in the American West Travelogue have been taken
by Gerald Allen of Scottsdale, Arizona. A computer consultant by trade, Gerry
combines a lifelong interest in photography with thirty years of traveling
the American west, sightseeing, camping, and backpacking.
As you might note by the contents of this travelogue, his favorite subject
is the canyon country of the southwest, primarily northern Arizona and
southern Utah. His favorite photograph from the travelogue to date is that
of Calf Creek Falls in Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
Gerry shot the photo at right with his 35mm camera. He also took the same shot
plus a slightly different one with his 4 x 5 camera. We have recently made available for purchase
several 11.5" x 17" and 13" x 19" prints of the 4 x 5 shots which are just magnificent. They
are available for sale, mounted in either a 16" x 20" or 18" x 24" mat. Please
visit our store if you are interested.
Read our exciting story about the hike to Calf Creek Falls.
Joseph Sprince, also of Scottsdale, Arizona, does most of the writing and content
selection for the travelogue. He is also the graphical editor.
Like Gerry, he has widely traveled the west
over the past thirty years and is very knowledgeable about many places.
Joe's focus is writing feature stories and travel guides for American West Travelogue. However, he sometimes delves into
photography and occasionally gets a pretty good one, such as the photo at right
of Oxbow Bend from Grand Teton National Park at sunrise.
His favorite accomplishment in the travelogue is our major feature story,
Manzanar National Historic Site, California - When
Fear Was Stronger Than Justice.