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June 7th, 2011

Thunderbird Mesa

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
While out in northern Arizona this past July, on assignment leading a private tour for three of my East Coast clients, we spent an evening up at Stud Horse Point outside of Page. The rocks over to the right away from the main group of Hoodoos have always fascinated me, but I have never had … 
March 1st, 2011

Utopia Planitia

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Utopia Planitia
Setting foot in this remote area of the Paria Plateau is as close as I will ever come to walking on Mars. The landscape is about as “alien” as it gets consisting of strange warped and twisted sandstone set against a bleak desert environment. On this day in mid November, I drove out across a … 
February 23rd, 2011

Finding Your Own Icons

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sandstone Patterns, Coyote Buttes, Utah
So what is a hardcore wildlife shooter like myself doing shooting Red Rock country in the desert southwest?  Simple, I find these landscapes as irresistible as every other photographer who makes the pilgrimage to this “shrine of color.”  We are blessed in this country with some of the most extraordinary landforms on the planet, and … 
January 23rd, 2011

Stone Paradise

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Petra Sandstone, Jordan
Coming home from Sri Lanka, our plane stopped in Amman, Jordan – a country we’ve never been to before.  We decided to take advantage of the opportunity to visit a place I’ve always wanted to see: the ancient rock city of Petra.  Imagine an Arizona slot canyon filled with buildings carved into the rock two … 
May 13th, 2010

Into the Desert

Posted By Rob Sheppard
Cape Cod-3
I grew up in the Midwest and was born on the East Coast. I was used to rain and trees. Having never been to a desert until I was an adult, the desert seemed exotic and strange. When we moved to the Los Angeles area nearly twenty years ago, I found myself in a very …