A fast moving stream cuts through the bedrock while autumn leaves mark the passing of another year. Sol Duc region of Olympic National Park, Washington
Shot in the fading glory of a summer day in Big Bend National Park, Texas, on the Rio Grande and Mexican border
Rocks jammed at the narrow bottom of Closed Canyon in Big Bend State Park, Texas. Just west of the National Park, the State Park is every bit as wild and wonderful - in some ways, even better!
West Texas Mountain Storm
Similar top my prior post, but zoomed in substantially to focus on the light in the center frame. If you like the image, why not follow me?
White House Ruin
White House ruins at Canyon de Chelly
Galactic Liftoff! View on Black
Taken from the floor of Monument Valley
Guardian of the Tetons
A lone bison stands guard before the Grand Tetons
Nothing better than a night under the stars!
Supermoon over the Devil's Staircase
The dying light of a summers day lights the face of the Devil's Stairs Dyke while the (nearly) SuperMoon rises behind to light dense clouds in this scene near Cuchara CO, USA. Long ago, as two large volcanos perforated the surface, the immense pressures shattered the nearby crust allowing molten rock to flow in, cool and become ribbons of granite hundreds (thousands?) of feet deep but only 5-40 feet wide. The Spanish Peaks are long dormant and the surrounding rock and soil has eroded away over the millennia to expose these wonders.
Saw this old tractor beside the barn as I drove along a dirt road. The color, the weeds, the flowers - almost perfect.
Horses grazing on the Triangle-X ranch with the Grand Tetons rising beyond.
Snake River Overlook
Taken just below the viewing area through the trees on one of many beautiful mornings in the Tetons
Schwabacker Landing in Grand Teton's National Park. Unfortunately, or fortunately deepening upon your view point, the road into this area is now closed due to budget cuts. It's not too long a hike from the main road and it certainly cuts the crowds - basically only crazy photographers make the trek. Took this in the soft morning light after leaving Mormon Row and thankfully still had excellent light.
Moulton Barn Blended
Classic view of South Moulton Barn with the Tetons in morning light
Mineral Creek Waterfall
Mineral Creek outside of Silverton Colorado
Elk on the Edge
An doe elk grazing the high meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park
A lone bison takes a glance over his shoulder at me before heading over the hill
Pronghorn on the Edge
A lone pronghorn makes its way along a centuries-old migration path through Jackson Hole, WY
Oxbow Bend in the Moonlight
Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Grand Tetons National Park with Mt. Moran in the western distance. A rising full moon illuminates the scene.
Fawn in the Forest
a fawn nibbling on spring greens in the Colorado forests near Silverton
Galactic view from Toroweep Point on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ, USA
Lite-Brite at White Pocket
After getting stuck in the deep sand of White Pocket - twice, I pulled back to this old ranching station at Poverty Flats to set up camp. I was hoping to shoot the stars over the formation but this old barn was a nice consolation prize.
Things are looking up
Antelope Canyon, AZ. I entered the canyon as one of about 200 tourists there at the time, well past the peek photography time slot, having no expectation of pulling any kind of pics out of the experience. In fact, I almost skipped the whole thing to get into page for my first shower after a week of desert camping. I was surprised, however, how well the guides handled the crowds. All other groups seem to disappear (you could still hear them, though) and the guides were very sensitive to photographers and their level of sophistication. My guide always got me and my tripod set up for a good shot and helped the little old lady from japan work her point and shoot - in manual mode - to good effect. He even spoke enough Japanese to communicate with her! Amazing.
Monument Valley Sunset 1
Looking back towards the visitors' center (behind the large butte on the left) from a formation called The Hub where I was camped.
Monument Valley, AZ: Ragged old (juniper or cedar) tree holds fast to life in the extreme desert environment
Washington Cathedral Aisle
The Washington Cathedral in Washington, DC - a modern marvel built in the tradition of the great cathedrals of Europe.
Lake Crescent Descent
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado after a very foggy snowfall in late November
Don't upset the milk cart
Old wagon wheel rests under the summer milky way in Buena Vista, Colorado
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.