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Skyline Arch


Skyline Arch

Arches National Park is one of my favorite places. This is Skyline Arch. The sun as it sets brings life to the color of the red Navajo Sandstone. This photo was taken in the middle of April.

Joshua Tree Natl. Park


Joshua Tree Natl. Park

A late day sun illuminates the foreground cactus and accentuates the contrasting rock spine just behind. The pinyon pine and background mounded rock complete the composition.

Illuminated


Illuminated

The late afternoon light filters through horseshoe bend illuminating a small island in the colorado river. Later on in the evening I was treated to a remarkable sunset over the bend. Sitting along the edge in awe, I was not thinking about the thousand...

Valley


Valley

Sudden spring snow in the desert. Shot facing west with the Tucson mountains in the background. Mountains are approximately 20 miles from camera position. 1/400 sec.,ISO-400, @f/8

One


One

Sunset Sands


Sunset Sands

Last light on sand dunes

Sunset Sands


Sunset Sands

Last light on sand dunes

Otherworld


Otherworld

Mono Lake at Sunset

Mountain In A Cave


Mountain In A Cave

Light plays with the nooks and curves of the brilliant red sandstone within the Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona like a child does a puddle of water. A little patience and a healthy dose of good timing results in pictures that are sometimes beyond...

Zion Patriarch


Zion Patriarch

Zion National Park holds some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. The deep reds, rich blues and lush greens make every day look like perfection. The giant patriarchs of Zion tower over much of the valley, giving an ominous, humbling feeling...

Moonrise At White Sands


Moonrise At White Sands

Taken at White Sands Nat'l Monument white the sun set on the opposite side of the sky.

Secret Canyon


Secret Canyon

Taken on a private tour of Secret Canyon, near Page, AZ. Slot canyons are formed through water erosion.

Sunset At White Sands


Sunset At White Sands

Taken at White Sands Nat'l Monument with the sun setting on one side of the sky as the moon rose on the other.

Vegas Snow


Vegas Snow

The different layers of the desert.

Red Rock Shadows


Red Rock Shadows

While vacationing in Sedona, Az. I got up early one morning and found the sky to be cloudy. It started to rain and hail on me, but soon after I hiked up the hill the clouds parted and it was a beautiful morning.

Storm Over Vermilion Cliffs


Storm Over Vermilion Cliffs

A storm sweeps across the plains towards the Vermilion Cliffs as seen from Route US89A.

Harsh Reality


Harsh Reality

A piñon pine shows the effects of its environment. Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Cactus


Cactus

I shot this cactus (which is only about a 10 inch branch) into the setting sun to catch the bristles in profile. However, I decided to turn on Force Flash to get this golden image.

Window Frame, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah


Window Frame, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Sand Dune Ripples Study


Sand Dune Ripples Study

Pyramid Butte


Pyramid Butte

Sunrise over the Shafer Basin from Dead Horse Point

Deadly Dance


Deadly Dance

Three tornadoes dance across the high desert near Deeth, Nevada.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Natural Wonders, Nature

Look Up


Look Up

Also labeled: Textures, Trees

Hells Beach


Hells Beach

A heavy storm passes over antelope point on lake Powell during sunset. The strong light contrasted with the clouds forced me to stack my graduated neutral density filters to retain shadow and detail throughout without overexposing any areas. The rain...

Valley Sentinal


Valley Sentinal

Early morning light on a lone juniper overlooking the northwestern expanse of Monument Valley, away from the Navajo Tribal Park

Also labeled: Black & White, Landscapes, Trees

Orphan Mesa


Orphan Mesa

Thunderheads pass over the mesa at sunset

Also labeled: Landscapes, Sun & Sky

Chimney Rock


Chimney Rock

The setting sun set this iconic structure, framed by a juniper skeleton, ablaze in the clear air of northern New Mexico on the fabled Ghost Ranch of Georgia O'Keefe.

Also labeled: Black & White, Landscapes, Light, Trees

Africa From The Air


Africa From The Air

TAKEN FROM THE AIR YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THE CASTED SHADOWS OF CLOUDS AS THE SEA MEETS THE LAND

Also labeled: Blue, Water

Pipe Organ, Colorado National Monument


Pipe Organ, Colorado National Monument

Formation called the Pipe Organ in Colorado National Monument.

Sonoran Desert


Sonoran Desert

Also labeled: Black & White, Landscapes

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