They need a home ! Three gorgeous pets for adoption NOW in Phoenix – November 26th, 2020

Adoptable Pets in the Phoenix Area

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Dog: A German Shepherd Rory

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Cat: Kingfisher – a domestic shorthair

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Cat: Junimo , a short hair kitten !

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Our Cold but Wonderful Superstition Mountains Trip

This Thanksgiving, we decided to get away from the crowds and take a family backpacking trip into the Superstition Wilderness close to Apache Junction, Arizona.

Our route

Day 1: From Peralta trailhead over the #104 Dutchman trail to Miners Needle -> Bluff Springs

Day 2: From the campsite South of the Weavers Needle over Peralta Trail back to trailhead.

Total distance: 18 Miles.

Day 1:

We started off pretty easy on the Dutchman Trail, which isn’t as busy as the Peralta trail, which starts at the same trailhead. At the intersection of the Terrapin trail and Dutchman #104 it became clear how destructive the fire a few years back has been. We did get our first glimpse of Weavers Needle though !

After a short break, we continued our Superstition Mountains trip further over the Dutchman trail, into Bluff Springs Canyon. Getting closer to Weavers Needle, we decided that after 10 miles, it was a good time to look for a camping spot at the base of the Needle.

With the daylight fading fast, we made some noodles and coffee and watch the sunset over Weavers Needle. Orval found a great lookout spot to keep guard….

When the sun went down, so did the temperature… within minutes is felt like the cold was setting in.

The moon rose above the ridge line hour later, so there was no time to chill…

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After a 10 hour, cold and sometimes windy night, the sun rose in true Arizona style.

We packed up and continued our way on the Terrapin trail towards the Peralta trail. Suddenly, it wasn’t cold anymore but pretty warm, it’s unbelievable how fast the temperatures change in the Superstitions. We continued on the Terrapin trail towards Black Top Mesa, but bend southwards at the junction with the Dutchman trail. Orval took some time to relax while we were shedding layers.

After 6 hours, and 1800 ft of climbing, we hit the parking lot again and finished this Superstitions Mountains trip – Orval was pooped and rightfully so! It was a great 2 day trip and we’re looking forward to more adventures in the Superstitions !

Come see this ! Artwork of the week: November 20th 2020

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

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Welcome to our weekly artwork of the week series that showcases our most unique and popular wall art products and digital downloads. This week we feature one of the many framed artworks in our store: Foggy Windmill

What does this artwork show ?

This artwork can be purchased as a framed print.

This photo depicts the windmills of Kinderdijk during sunrise – a very cold, very foggy sunrise.

Kinderdijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkɪndərˈdɛi̯k]) is a village in the municipality of Molenlanden, in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located about 15 km (9 miles) east of Rotterdam.

Kinderdijk is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

In the Alblasserwaard, problems with water became more and more apparent in the 13th century. Large canals, called weteringen in Dutch, were dug to get rid of the excess water in the polders. However, the drained soil continued to subside, while the level of the river rose due to the river’s sand deposits. After a few centuries, an additional way to keep the polders dry was required.

How was this Foggy Windmill artwork created ?

Just like last weeks artwork, Kinderdijk is all the way on the other side of the country, I had to drive very early winter morning to (what I hoped was a) sunrise. When I arrived there, I could hardly see the windmills from the parking lot and it the temperature had dropped so much my batteries didn’t work very well. I used my Benro Tripod, Nikon D810 and 28-300 mm lens and took a long exposure. I later did some conversion to black and white in Lightroom, but it’s not that there were a lot of colors to begin with !

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Why buy this Foggy Windmill artwork from us ?

With the black and white, it will look great on your background, and as a print, it fits pretty much everywhere, independent on the style of your house ! On top of this, this artwork will help the animal rescues in Arizona. Win-win !

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Donation

Buying this artwork will generate funding for animal shelter in Arizona.

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Artwork with a mission.

Progress Through Photography is a social enterprise. This means we make profit, but utilize this profit towards our social mission: ending animal homelessness. Therefor, 25% of this work and all other works is donated to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe, AZ.

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Seven reasons for animal homelessness in America

The main, structural reasons for animal homelessness in America.

There are many different reasons for animal homelessness, but there are some major, systemic issues that need to be addressed. Visit our PTP Academy to learn more about the underlying reasons and what you can do to help.

1. Despite millions of homeless pets, for-profit breeders are allowed.

2. Pets are often ‘acquired’ based on impulse and returned later.

3. The cost of medical care for pets can be very high.

4. There is a huge need for foster parents to provide temporary homes for pets.

5. We have allowed to many animals due to lack of neutering and spaying.

6. It is difficult to find affordable rental housing which allows pets.

7. Some pet owners are not capable / willing of taking care of their pets.

Come see this ! Artwork of the week: November 11th 2020

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Welcome to our weekly artwork of the week series that showcases our most unique and popular wall art products. This week we feature one of the many framed artworks in our store: Kinderdijk Windmills.

What does this artwork show ?

This artwork can be purchased in two different frames – Silver and Black.

This photo depicts the windmills of Kinderdijk during sunrise.

Kinderdijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkɪndərˈdɛi̯k]) is a village in the municipality of Molenlanden, in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located about 15 km (9 miles) east of Rotterdam.

Kinderdijk is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

In the Alblasserwaard, problems with water became more and more apparent in the 13th century. Large canals, called weteringen in Dutch, were dug to get rid of the excess water in the polders. However, the drained soil continued to subside, while the level of the river rose due to the river’s sand deposits. After a few centuries, an additional way to keep the polders dry was required.

How was this Kinderdijk Windmills artwork created ?

Because Kinderdijk is all the way on the other side of the country, I had to drive a whopping 1.5 hours to catch the sunrise. As always, the weather was an issue, but I was lucky that the clouds just moved out of the way to present this gorgeous spectacle. I used my Benro Tripod, Nikon D810 and Rokinon 14mm lens with a LEE Big Stopper to capture this with a shutter speed of 30 seconds to get the water nice and smooth.

Please note below are affiliate links and Progress Through Photography will earn a small commission when you buy using this link.

Why buy this Kinderdijk artwork from us ?

The sunrise colors will definitely wow your friends ! On top of this, this artwork will help the animal rescues in Arizona. Win-win !

Learn more about our policies.

Donation

Buying this artwork will generate funding for animal shelter in Arizona.

No-Risk Purchase

If you are not happy with your purchase, you can return your unused item for free (not applicable for downloads)

Artwork with a mission.

Progress Through Photography is a social enterprise. This means we make profit, but utilize this profit towards our social mission: ending animal homelessness. Therefor, 25% of this work and all other works is donated to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe, AZ.

custom landscape art

Other options in our Landscape Artwork.