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The Choir


The Choir

This area hasn't been officially named the choir. It is a coinage that i came up with. This area is located east of the Egg Factory - about a 10-15 minute walk. The entire area is amazing, colourful, scenic, weird, surreal..... unfortunately, my...

Cathedral Rock Reflection


Cathedral Rock Reflection

Where we camped on the John Day.

Lonely Tree


Lonely Tree

Tree near my house.

Tara Salar


Tara Salar

Photo taken on 05/April/2011 during a treking in the Atacama Desert. This place is called Salar de Tara. A salar is a salt desert. The scenary looks like more other planet than the Earth itself.

Altiplane Volcanoes


Altiplane Volcanoes

Volcanoes of Atacama desert. I shot in RAW and converted into B&W using Lightroom 3. The photo was taken from a car in movement.

Mono Lake


Mono Lake

I decided to make the 2 hour drive from Tahoe to spend my last day exploring a bit of Yosemite and Mono Lake. Needless to say, the early morning was greeted with thunder, lightning and torrents of rain in volume that almost prompted me to go online...

I17 Scenic Area


I17 Scenic Area

This scenic area is an actual designated scenic area off of i17, traveling south towards Sedona (about 5 miles before the Sedona exit). Nvtls, very nice view of the Arizona landscape north of Sedona - which would yield wonderfully to a panorama treatment.

Watson Lake Dells


Watson Lake Dells

If massive boulders and an abundance of granite in every shape and form appeals to you, then Watson Lake Dells is a must see. A short 20-30 minute hike along a well-maintained bike/jogging path introduces you to the first boulders of Watson Lake...

View North Of Courthouse Butte


View North Of Courthouse Butte

Sedona is a special place. Not because of the multi-million dollar real estate be-splattering the landscape; not because of all the high-end spas and holistic centers tooting well-being; not because of the energy centers (vortexes) which promote...

Ray Of Light - Antelope Canyon


Ray Of Light - Antelope Canyon

This picture in lower antelope canyon is inside the canyon where a beam of light hits the sandy floor. Sand was thrown towards the shaft of light to illuminate the image.

Sand Dunes - Death Valley


Sand Dunes - Death Valley

Sand dunes in the death valley are extremely hot during summer, reaching temperatures of about 120F.

Warrior


Warrior

Sunset On The Road


Sunset On The Road

Beautiful sunset seen as we traveled home to Texas through Arizona

Twilight Moonrise


Twilight Moonrise

Full moon rising after sunset in Tucson, Arizona.

Castle Valley Afterglow


Castle Valley Afterglow

Last rays of twilight turn the clouds pink and make the walls of Castle valley glow like embers as the moon hovers over the valley

Cerro Pedernal


Cerro Pedernal

Skies blaze with late evening light on the clouds above Abiquiu Reservoir with Cerro Pedernal jutting above the horizon

Catalina Sunrise


Catalina Sunrise

Along the Canyon Loop Tail at Catalina State Park at sunrise. The sun was just below the horizon and for a brief period, this Saugro was nicely framed by the fast-moving clouds, a rarity in Tucson in the winter.

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point State Park

"Wilderness..... The word itself is music." Especially for those of us who are attuned to its sonorous melodies - as was Edward Abbey whose quote begins this summary. I love the landscape, geography of the southwest. Love it! This picture was taken...

I17 Saguaro Scenic Area


I17 Saguaro Scenic Area

Summer in the desert....... Not fun at all. Nvtls, I was en route to the airport in Phoenix after some Sedona therapy and noticed an expanse of saguaro cactus off of the expressway. I had time before my flight, and decided to exit and navigate a route...

"bryce Canyon National Park"


"bryce Canyon National Park"

Dancing Witches


Dancing Witches

Waning light silhouettes the skeletal branches of tall brush in this national park famous for its mysterious rock and plant forms.

Also labeled: Abstract, Textures, Trees

Climbers On Intersection Rock


Climbers On Intersection Rock

With climbs from easy to fuggedabodit, Joshua Tree Park is a magnet for rock climbers far and wide. One climber at the very top of Intersection Rock, belays his partner just below as the day's sun has gone below the horizon.

Also labeled: Natural Wonders

Navajo Night


Navajo Night

Photographed at dusk out in the desert at a Navajo Hoop Dance performance. The white objoct (Bokeh) in the backgroound in the moon. The blur is or course the motion of the performer as he was playing his native drum.

Also labeled: Blue, Light, Seasons

Navajo Night


Navajo Night

Photographed at dusk. The white Bokeh in the background is the moon. At a Navajo Hoop Dancer performance, the dancer in full custome playing a native drum.

Also labeled: Blue, Light, Seasons

Surrealdune


Surrealdune

White Sands National Monument after rain.

Also labeled: Abstract, Monuments, Water

Death Valley Basin


Death Valley Basin

If 90+ temperatures are a deterrent, then winter is definitely the best season to visit Death Valley (although Dante's Peak may prove an uncomfortable contrast). Nvtls, Death Valley is undoubtedly my favourite place. I absolutely love DV. The myriad...

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Nature, Sun & Sky

Coyote Butte North


Coyote Butte North

It took 3 years to obtain a permit to wander the wylds of Coyote Butte North. My only regret is that i only had winter's short hours to explore the Coyote Butte North area. Nvtls, absolutely amazing geography which is a must for all landscape...

Arches National Park's Delicate Arch


Arches National Park's Delicate Arch

Arches National Park's iconic Delicate arch near sunset.

From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins


From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins

The shades in the mountains, lit by the bright noon sun, really make this image.

Cloud Bonanza Over Great Sand Dunes Np


Cloud Bonanza Over Great Sand Dunes Np

I love photos of sand dunes and wanted to see Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado during a driving trip around the Southwest. Driving up from New Mexico, I traveled through high winds and rain. In the distance, I could see sand flying high in...

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