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Dream Lake
Violet Explosion
Emerald Lake in Blue
Emerald Lake Gold
Emerald Lake Last Light
Anchorage Tidal Pool
Swing in Warm Tones
Damp Dark Places
Welcome to the Revolution
Path in the Wood
Black Lilly
On the edge of the light
There's a storm coming . . .
Dark waters
In the morning
Path to Enlightenment
Don't upset the milk cart
Pinnacle Constellation
Buttress of stars
The Western Spanish Peak
Bend in the road
Trudge
Blue Sky Fog
Just a Crack
Dark Sun Snowy Dunes
A Pretty Big Wave
Cold Light on Dunes
Buttress
Spanish Peaks d'Oro
Silver Blue and Gold
El Camino del Spanish Peaks
Dunes on the Square
Untitled
Red Sand Black
Spanish Peaks by Starlight
Great Sand Dunes
Look Down
Ripples in the Snow
Great Sand Dunes
Red to Blue
Road to Somewhere
Grass Under the Stormclouds
Big Valley
Rising Storm
Mossy Rocks at Crescent Lake
Lake Crescent, WA
Lake Crescent Jewel
Lake Crescent in Purple Tones
Lake Crescent Fire
Lake Crescent Inlet
Merrymere Falls
Footbridge Over Tiny Cascade
Lake Crescent Descent
Shi Shi Beach, WA
Shi Shi Beach, WA
Washington Cathedral Aisle
Across the Room
National Cathedral
National Cathedral, DC

Dream Lake

Dream Lake is a high mountain lake within Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. This image is from early June of 2010 when the trail opened up with the spring thaw.

Violet Explosion

I cannot identify the plant at all - just another wildflower along the forest trail.

Emerald Lake in Blue

Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park at sunset

Emerald Lake Gold

Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park at sunset

Emerald Lake Last Light

Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, USA

Anchorage Tidal Pool

Taken from the footpath that runs along shore of the Cook Inlet in downtown Anchorage. The water is so shallow and the tides so dramatic that the coast there is basically a silty mud flat with rather unpleasant odor. However, at that latitude the sunset is long and dramatic during the summer months. With a good, low angle, the mud disappears and the colors pop revealing a beauty that might otherwise be overlooked.

Swing in Warm Tones

This charming swing caught my eye as we drove past. So, after dropping off my family, I headed back to try and frame some shots. As it was behind a barbed-wire fence, I had to stand along the roadside and compose from some distance. This shot was taken with my 70-200mm at 140mm and f2.8. I desperately wanted to have the freedom to walk around the tree and compose differently, but you have to respect the fence!

Damp Dark Places

The forest floor is a magical place where small dramas play out amid fantasy landscapes if only we were small enough to see it

Welcome to the Revolution

A freshly caught salmon swims in an icy mixture of her own blood

Path in the Wood

Just under Merrymere falls in Olympic National Park

Black Lilly

detail from the lilly pond at the arboretum in Dallas, Texas

On the edge of the light

detail taken from the lilly pond at the arboretum in Dallas, Texas. this lilly was just peeking out from under the shade of the larger leaves - one of which is seen here - and into the bright sunlight

There's a storm coming . . .

Roadside, somewhere in eastern Colorado, USA

Dark waters

Full color version of a previous posting taken at the Dallas Arboretum

In the morning

flowers shed drops of light morning mist

Path to Enlightenment

Arboretum, Dallas Texas

Don't upset the milk cart

Old wagon wheel rests under the summer milky way in Buena Vista, Colorado

Pinnacle Constellation

Buttress on the dikes outside of Cuchara, Colorado with the winter milky way rising during a new moon. Light on the rocks provided by one of my car's running lights - I sat in front of the other one to limit the light. That was uncomfortable

Buttress of stars

The Western Spanish Peak

The two Spanish Peaks are known in the region by their native American name, Wahatoya, which translates as "breasts of the world."

Bend in the road

Cuchara, Colorado along the road. Backside of Devil's Stairsteps

Trudge

Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado after a very foggy snowfall in late November

Blue Sky Fog

Fog and snow can't keep the blue skies away forever. Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado in November

Just a Crack

Snow covered dunes in central Colorado

Dark Sun Snowy Dunes

The sun tries to burn through winter clouds over Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO

A Pretty Big Wave

Giant sand dune, covered in snow, appears to wash over the San Juan range in the background

Cold Light on Dunes

soft cold light of winter over the sand dunes of the Great Sand Dunes Natl. Monument in Colorado

Buttress

Giants Stairsteps - a giant dike of vertical granite that radiates from the western Spanish Peak in Cuchara, Colorado

Spanish Peaks d'Oro

The Spanish Peaks as seen from La Veta, CO. You can see the spine of one of the great dikes running from the Western Peak (on the right) towards the viewer and to the left catching the afternoon sun. The dikes are solid granite walls that rise to well over 100 feet and are left from magma intrusion into giant cracks in the crust. The magma cooled and hardened. The surrounding crust has now eroded away revealing the dikes.

Silver Blue and Gold

El Camino del Spanish Peaks

Dunes on the Square

Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO in November with fresh snow and a lifting fog.

Untitled

Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO in November with fresh snow and a lifting fog.

Red Sand Black

Red sands of the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado rendered in black.

Spanish Peaks by Starlight

The Spanish Peaks (CO Rockies) under the stars. The image is quite dark, but it was a true new moon and only the starlight was available. This is pretty true to what one would see after about 20 minutes with no light.

Great Sand Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO

Look Down

The Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO

Ripples in the Snow

Great Sand Dunes National Monument in the snow

Great Sand Dunes

Red to Blue

Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO

Road to Somewhere

Storm on the Colorado Plateau

Grass Under the Stormclouds

Somewhere in CO

Big Valley

on the road to Vail, CO

Rising Storm

A squall blows across the ridge somewhere north of Buena Vista, CO

Mossy Rocks at Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake, Washington at sunrise

Lake Crescent, WA

Dawn breaks over Storm Pass at the end of Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Lake Crescent Jewel

Breaking dawn over Storm Pass and Lake Crescent on the Olympic peninsula, WA.

Lake Crescent in Purple Tones

pre-dawn light at lake crescent on the olympic peninsula west of seattle. singray gold-n-blue polarizer captured these beautiful purple tones before sunrise as a heavy stream of fog blew across the lake

Lake Crescent Fire

Dawn breaks over Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula of WA

Lake Crescent Inlet

Standing ankle deep in the inlet stream of Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with a light morning fog. There is a lovely little swimming area there with a pebble beach and floating dock. The thin horizontal line is a breakwater.

Merrymere Falls

Footbridge Over Tiny Cascade

Lake Crescent Descent

Shi Shi Beach, WA

Shi Shi Beach, WA

Not sure about this one - thought it was great when I was there. Was then disappointed with the actual exposure. I wish I would have been more patient but it was the end of a very long day, I was cold and wet, and had a 4 hour drive ahead of me to get back to Seattle to catch the red-eye to Dallas. So I bailed. I've been struggling with this one for a while and produce a few "finished" images. None of which have been great but at least this one seems pretty good. I'd be happy to take suggestions.

Washington Cathedral Aisle

The Washington Cathedral in Washington, DC - a modern marvel built in the tradition of the great cathedrals of Europe.

Across the Room

National Cathedral, Washington DC

National Cathedral

National Cathedral, DC