About

Mission statement:

My name is Catherine Phoenix and I have a passion for adventure. Little Blue Tent Photography is dedicated to bring you creative and inspirational travel and adventure photography. “I hope that my pictures will enable, expand and encourage your own personal dreams of adventure while inspiring you to GO… SEE… and PROTECT our wondrous World and her fragile ecosystems.”


Who is Cat?

I’m a Corporate America Runaways. In 2008 I started selling off all my worldly possessions that were financially and physically weighing me down and in June of 2010 hit the road to discover the world. I now live part time in Texas, Pennsylvania and part time in Quebec, Canada. But the most likely place to find me is on the road on my trusted BMW GS!

Almost a full year was dedicated to outfitting my bike for adventure travel and my photography endeavors. I chose the BMW F650GS Twin because of it’s dual sport on/off road capabilities, ruggedness and reliability. I carry two camera bodies, several lenses, an array of filters, flashes, chargers tripods and other stuff. I also carry a small but powerful laptop, two back up drives and many flash cards! All of which does not leave much room on the bike for other necessities and camping gear, so… if you see me wearing the same boring black outfit I like to wear, I apologize in advance! And for all you Nikon shooters, sorry but I’m a Canon kid! (we can still be friends though and I’d love to go shooting with y’all some time.)

Some of the pictures that you will find on my web site are taken from some of my  long-distance rides. Such as a 15,000 mile/24,000km adventure which took me from Austin, TX to Prudhoe Bay, AK. I left Austin on June 6th and arrived in Fairbanks, AK on July 4th by way of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and The Yukon. 6 weeks were spent in Alaska along and I traveled as many of the paved and unpaved roads I could find. I even braved the Dalton Highway and made it all the way to Prudhoe Bay. This is the most northern road that you can drive on in North America. The pictures of the rainbow on Tundra are taken on this road. It was about 1:30am and I had just ridden through a torrential downpour after crossing over the Brooks Mountain Range where the road was covered in about 4 inches of mud when the sun appeared as did this stunning rainbow.

 

BMW GS Motorcycles under the rainbow

1:30am on the Dalton Highway

If you are wondering what the heck I was doing on on the bikes at that time of the day, it’s a long story and I’ll be happy to share that with you over coffee, a cold beer or my favorite whiskey if I’m not riding! 🙂 You can also find more stories on my Blog page.