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The Last Of The Salton Sea


The Last Of The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea, California’s largest inland lake, supports over 400 species of birds that are among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the Pacific Flyway for migratory and wintering shorebirds,...

Ear Of The Wind Arch


Ear Of The Wind Arch

Ear of the Wind Arch - Monument Valley

Monument Valley


Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Petroglyph And Clouds


Petroglyph And Clouds

There are places in the Eastern Sierra with hidden surprises. Petroglyphs dot the area and are thought to be anywhere between 500 and 1500 years old. Wandering through bluffs and checking out boulders with desert varnish can result in some nice finds.

October Storm, Mono Lake


October Storm, Mono Lake

I made a dash into the Eastern Sierra for the first storm of the fall season and had some decent light, but it got amazing when I dropped into the Mono Basin. Thunder cells were racing across the basin with rainbows popping up everywhere. I ran out...

Moonrise, Last Chance Mountains


Moonrise, Last Chance Mountains

Death Valley has several sets of sand dunes in addition to the well known Mesquite Dunes. These are in the northern part of the park, at the end of a valley tucked up against this high desert ridge.

Sunrise Over The Tablelands


Sunrise Over The Tablelands

Weather over the Sierra Nevada can create a long lenticular cloud called the "Sierra Wave". When this happens at sunrise or sunset the results can be spectacular. This was a cold winter morning and we watched as the sky went from black, to cold blue,...

Island In The Sky


Island In The Sky

This photograph looks westward from the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands NP. The view is over the Holeman Spring Basin towards the far distant Glen Canyon NRA. The butte in the center distance is known as "Birthday Cake."

Cathedral Sunset


Cathedral Sunset

Sunset from Cathedral Butte

Cathedral Sunset


Cathedral Sunset

Sunset from Cathedral Butte

The Canyon


The Canyon

Solitarily, Under A Billion Stars


Solitarily, Under A Billion Stars

I took this shot near the VLA in New Mexico just as the moon was going down. It provided just enough light to capture details in the little tree but dark enough for the Milky Way to shine brightly.

Gathering Storm Clouds Over Death Valley


Gathering Storm Clouds Over Death Valley

Death Valley receives little rainfall each year. It is rare to see storm clouds form, and even rarer to actually have rain fall from them. When rain does fall it often evaporates before it reaches the ground. These clouds produced no rain.

Spring Lake At Badwater In Death Valley


Spring Lake At Badwater In Death Valley

After an unusually wet winter, followed by the "100 year" flower bloom, a large, temporary lake formed on the Salt Pan at Badwater. This photograph was taken on a somewhat overcast day. The reflection of the hills in the still lake provided an...

Grand Canyon Smokey View


Grand Canyon Smokey View

I shot this in late afternoon along the edge of the Canyon. There was a fire on the North Rim and the trails of smoke gave an interesting addition to the sky. The grasses on the edge gave some great contrast to the Rocks, Trees and Sky!

Slot Canyon Magic


Slot Canyon Magic

Classic shot of the intense color and dramatic textures of Lower Antelope Canyon outside of Page, Arizona.

Fall


Fall

Arizona Monsoon


Arizona Monsoon

In Arizona, we have 5 seasons. Winter, Spring, dry Summer, Monsoon, and Autumn. The Monsoon provides frequent lightning strikes. There is a Saguaro Cactus silhouetted among the desert shrubs and trees. This image was taken August 2011.

Arizona Monsoon


Arizona Monsoon

In Arizona, we have 5 seasons. Winter, Spring, dry Summer, Monsoon, and Autumn. The Monsoon provides frequent lightning strikes. There is a Saguaro Cactus silhouetted among the desert shrubs and trees. This image was taken August 2011.

Faces Of Nature


Faces Of Nature

The photo is taken in Antelope Canyon. Nature stone and sands with differen light appearring like several human faces, and a part of woman's body.

The Journey


The Journey

Slot Canyon Magic


Slot Canyon Magic

Classic shot of the intense color and dramatic textures of Lower Antelope Canyon outside of Page, Arizona.

Ganges Sunrise


Ganges Sunrise

Sunrise and boats over the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Milky Way Over El Paso


Milky Way Over El Paso

Shot this as 30 sec exposure F5, and ISO 1600. Looking South from the Aguirre Springs Campgrand towards El Paso/Juarez metro area where approximately 3,000,000 people live. Noticed the contrast between the Milky Way and the incoming thin clouds. The...

Southwest Landscape


Southwest Landscape

From the top of a hill, the landscape can be seen for miles, in all directions. Clouds help filter in the light.

Shine


Shine

Taken in Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ. One of the most incredible places I've seen.

River Kaleidoscope


River Kaleidoscope

Evening alpenglow illuminates the cliffs above the lower salt river. The rich green grasses along the riverbank added a nice contrast of color as well as the cloudy sky. I tried to take advantage of the location before the summer because after...

A Little Light In The Desert


A Little Light In The Desert

A lone person walking down a dusty road with the evening light filtering through.

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Scenic Routes

The Mittens


The Mittens

Taken last July on a roadtrip through Utah

Also labeled: Blue, Landscapes, Natural Wonders, Red

Sunset Over The Blue Mesa


Sunset Over The Blue Mesa

I took 8 vertical shots and stitched them together to make this pano. I like the perspective of a panoramic but I prefer the compression I get with a 50mm. Wide angle lenses tend to make distant objects look further away then they look in reality....

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