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June 11th, 2014

Fresh Perspectives Assignment Winner Rebecca Wilks

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'The Chicanes' by Rebecca Wilks
Congrats to Rebecca Wilks! Her photo from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is the winner of the Fresh Perspectives Assignment. “I took this photo in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on Lake Powell March 18, 2014, during a week-long houseboat trip. This spot is fascinating to me, not only for the graphic quality of its …
 
March 6th, 2012

Sandstone Gone Wild, Valley of Fire State Park

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
cydonia-sunrise
Valley of Fire State Park, is a little known gem of amazing sandstone, only 50 miles from Las Vegas and bordering Lake Meade burning under the burning sun of the Mojave Desert. I was turned onto this park five years ago, while traveling back and forth between Zion National Park and Las Vegas. It served …
 
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 …
 
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 …