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Tortolita Mountains


Tortolita Mountains

A cholla cactus blooms in the foreground, as the sun sets behind a Saguaro in the background.

White Pocket


White Pocket

After the sweet light had dissipated on a cold morning at White Pocket, I turned to my shadow as a subject.

Morning Shift At Badwater


Morning Shift At Badwater

What Lies Beneath


What Lies Beneath

The only above-ground ruins of an ancient city constructed primarily underground

Moonrise On The 4th Of July, 2012


Moonrise On The 4th Of July, 2012

The finale to the 4th.

Wind Patterns


Wind Patterns

Sand dune on South Padre Island in late afternoon sun.

California, Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Dunes, Sunset, Photgrapher


California, Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Dunes, Sunset, Photgrapher

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Photographer Bryce


Photographer Bryce

As I hiked back to the trail head after spending the dawn and early morning photographing the reflecting light in Bryce Canyon, I looked back down and saw a photographer setting up to shoot Thor's Hammer. I like how he pauses in the sunlight to set up...

Photographer Bryce


Photographer Bryce

As I hiked back to the trail head after spending the dawn and early morning photographing the reflecting light in Bryce Canyon, I looked back down and saw a photographer setting up to shoot Thor's Hammer. I like how he pauses in the sunlight to set up...

Sunset And Moonrise


Sunset And Moonrise

I waited for the sun to barely peek above the horizon to create start sidelighting, drifting shadows, and a dark enough sky to spotlight the full moon. It was terribly windy and cold but I had a big smile on my face.

Rainbow Over The Canyon


Rainbow Over The Canyon

My wife and I encountered a rain storm during our visit to the Grand Canyon. most people went to the cars and left, we stayed to watch the rain progress through the canyon. After awhile a double rainbow developed, it was such a beautiful sight.

Light Slot


Light Slot

Slot canyons have such mysterious and amazing natural designed. In this shot I pointed my camera straight up to capture the light coming in from the surface of the desert floor.

My Eye To Yours


My Eye To Yours

you tell me!

Speaks For Itself


Speaks For Itself

Oh the day I had, the things I seen, the beauty I captured.

Seeing Forever


Seeing Forever

As if the beauty can never end, exiting Glacier National Park in East Glacier-St. Mary's we headed for home. Surrounded still by stunning landscapes that extended as far as the eye can see. My camera can only capture but a moment that can never...

Teepees At Sunset


Teepees At Sunset

I spotted these Teepess off the highway headed to Santa Fe from Taos New Mexico. The sun was offering an intriguing image and I couldn't help but pull over and capture it.

Taking In The Blooms


Taking In The Blooms

Photographer's Shadow


Photographer's Shadow

Setting sun casts my long shadow as a storm is clearing.

Magic Hour


Magic Hour

On a leisurely 3 day White Rim bike trip with another photographer friend. We were treated to this gorgeous sunset one evening and when I looked across to see my friends against the sky I decided to grab this shot.

Teepees At Sunset


Teepees At Sunset

I spotted these Teepess off the highway headed to Santa Fe from Taos New Mexico. The sun was offering an intriguing image and I couldn't help but pull over and capture it.

Goosenecks Of The San Juan


Goosenecks Of The San Juan

Just west of Mexican Hat, Utah, the San Juan River makes a series of tight turns, called goosenecks, flowing more than 6 miles over a distance of 1-1/2 miles. Goosenecks State Park provides an amazing vista 1,000 ft. above the river.

Fire Sky


Fire Sky

I had hiked up to Delicate Arch to take photos during the sunset. On the way down I saw this Utah Juniper and with the sun light not gone from the sky I decided to sit and take a few photos. In order to capture the sky's color and depth I decided to...

Also labeled: Landscapes, Sun & Sky

Below Delicate Arch


Below Delicate Arch

On my trip to Arches National Park I had a goal of photographing several areas. Delicate Arch was on my list for photos to take at Sunset so I grabbed my Tarmac backpack and headed up the long trail. I really wanted to capture the arch from a...

Fire Sky


Fire Sky

I had hiked up to Delicate Arch to take photos during the sunset. On the way down I saw this Utah Juniper and with the sun light not gone from the sky I decided to sit and take a few photos. In order to capture the sky's color and depth I decided to...

Also labeled: Landscapes, Sun & Sky

Desert Nimbus


Desert Nimbus

This is a solar nimbus at The Valley Of Fire State Park.

Also labeled: Light, Nature, Sun & Sky

Desert Nimbus


Desert Nimbus

This is a solar nimbus at The Valley Of Fire State Park.

Also labeled: Light, Nature, Sun & Sky

Parition Arch


Parition Arch

I took the photo during a hike in the Arches National Park. While I was waiting for someone to move out of my frame, I decided that I liked it even better with her in the photo.

Also labeled: Landscapes

The Navajo Shepherdess


The Navajo Shepherdess

The Navajo Shepherdess herding her flock of sheep is seldom seen these days except in the far reaches of the reservation.

Textures Of Navajoland (1)


Textures Of Navajoland (1)

Rivers of sand provide the foreground for Totem Pole Monument in Monument Valley. The rising sun highlights the textures in the sand while lighting the monuments.

Textures Of Navajoland (2)


Textures Of Navajoland (2)

Rivers of sand provide the foreground for Totem Pole Monument in Monument Valley. The rising sun highlights the textures in the sand while lighting the monuments. Who knows what little desert creatures were scurrying across the dunes before sunrise?

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