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Yucca Flowers


Yucca Flowers

A small critters view of a yucca flower.

Desert Splendor


Desert Splendor

Fremont's Pincushion


Fremont's Pincushion

Close up of a Fremont's Pincushion framed by a bit of Desert Sand Verbena.

Blue Penstemon's


Blue Penstemon's

Mules Ear


Mules Ear

Desert Cactus


Desert Cactus

Portrait Of A Sand Verbena


Portrait Of A Sand Verbena

Intimate detail of the Desert Sand Verbena.

Desert Evening Primrose


Desert Evening Primrose

Close up of the Dune Evening Primrose.

Monsoon Gifts


Monsoon Gifts

I was driving to a friends house during a monsoon rainstorm and just as I got to her house the sun came out and I saw the rainbow. I quickly got out my camera and began shooting. The yucca were all in bloom and I composed this one just before the...

Sun Bursts Over The Rim


Sun Bursts Over The Rim

This was my first time visiting the Grand Canyon and I had arrived very late the night before. I went to Mather Point for sunrise, not knowing how crowded it would get. I wanted to take a unique perspective from this point, since it is the most...

In A Painters Dream


In A Painters Dream

This Image was taken as the sun was setting on the hills. I managed to show up just in time for the sunset. The hills are colorful, but when you get that last glow of sunlight hitting them, they just explode with color.

The Approaching Storm


The Approaching Storm

An approaching thunder storm at sunset.

Painting Double Arch


Painting Double Arch

Stars behind double arch

First Light Over Zabriskie Point


First Light Over Zabriskie Point

The mere mention of Death Valley invokes stereotypical visions of a harsh, arid, desolate, inhospitable desert. However, when I spent a few days there last month, I found beauty abound in its curvy dunes, symmetry in its baked earth and in its salt...

Painted Hills Close Up With Flowers


Painted Hills Close Up With Flowers

Clearing Storm Monument Valley


Clearing Storm Monument Valley

A storm had just passed thru the region as I arrived in Monument Valley and gave it a nice coral look to the sand

Setting Sun Behind The Gorgeous Canyon


Setting Sun Behind The Gorgeous Canyon

People waiting for a bus at grand canyon

Passion


Passion

Thanks to me for ignoring the GPS, my friend and I barely made it to Mesquite Dunes. Carrying close to 40 lbs. of gear my friend and I hustled and hiked to capture the sun's rays as it raked across the sand dunes providing the interplay of light and...

Sonoran Sunrise


Sonoran Sunrise

A beautiful sunrise over the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. There were clouds in the sky from the storm the night before. The clouds reflected the light from the rising sun a made the sky look like a painting.

Dark & Gloomy


Dark & Gloomy

It was unusually cold this morning in Arizona. I was almost blown over by the wind. The skies were covered in dark clouds. There was even a slight dusting of snow on top of the Superstition Mountains this morning. Can you see the snow on the very top...

Reaching For The Sky


Reaching For The Sky

These crazy trees decided to start at the bottom and reach for the top!

The Human Perspective


The Human Perspective

This is one pictures out of a series that I am working on. The picture shows nature as seen by the human eye, with a low depth of field and wide angle of view. The fovea of the human eye is only a small portion of all that we see. The sharp areas...

Nevada Desert Sunset


Nevada Desert Sunset

Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the show...

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Nature

Grand Canyon Sunrise


Grand Canyon Sunrise

Taken at Yavapai Point on the mid March morning, the 6" of fresh snow lay on the canyon trees as the sun refracts thru a passing cloud. Taken toward Mather Point, the intense color and scene were made possible by that cloud trying unsuccessfully to...

Sunrise


Sunrise

Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. March 14, 2011.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Natural Wonders, Nature

Painted Rocks


Painted Rocks

Falls Of Zion


Falls Of Zion

On a hike in Zion I passed under the falls and was caught in awe at the sparkling water flowing above.

Weeping Red Cliffs


Weeping Red Cliffs

The ancient sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park where the water dripping from its pores is 900 year old rain!

The Desert In Living Color


The Desert In Living Color

Spring comes to the Arizona desert.

Sunset In Black And White


Sunset In Black And White

Also labeled: Black & White, Trees

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