My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for May, 2014

Navajo at John Ford’s Point

This is a great shot of a Navajo on horseback at John Ford’s Point in Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Arizona/Utah border.

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Overcast at Dead Horse Point

Even though it was overcast, it was still a beautiful evening at Deadhorse Point State Park near Moab, Utah.

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Desert Flowers

These were some beautiful cactus and desert flowers in the Moab area of Utah.

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Sunset at Delicate Arch

“There are several ways of looking at Delicate Arch. Depending on your preconceptions you may see the eroded remnant of a sandstone fin, a giant engagement ring cemented in rock, a bow-legged pair of petrified cowboy chaps, a triumphal arch for a procession of angels, an illogical geologic freak, a happening—a something that happened and will never happen quite that way again, a frame more significant than its picture, a simple monolith eaten away by weather and time and soon to disintegrate into a chaos of falling rock. A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us—like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness—that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world which surrounds and sustains the little world of men as sea and sky surround and sustain a ship. The shock of the real. For a little while we are again able to see, as the child sees, a world of marvels.” -Edward Abby

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Moab Sunset

This is the sunset over the sandstone desert in Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah. The sky is fantastic in this part of the world.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 


Sunset in Temple Square

Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah is such a beautiful and quiet place, especially around dusk when most of the crowds from the day have moved on.

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The Grand Tetons on a Crisp Afternoon

This is the view across Jenny Lake on a crisp afternoon in May. There was quite a lot of snow cover around the lake, but I found a nice clear spot to take this shot.

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One Man, One Bull, 8 Seconds

At the rodeo in Jackson, Wyoming, bull riding is always a crowd favorite. The intensity of this ride right from the gate really caught my eye. In case you’re wondering, the bull won.

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Grand Prismatic Spring

The colors at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone are just breathtaking. Caused by heat-loving bacteria called thermophiles, it paints a pretty picture in the park.

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Afternoon on the Yellowstone River

This was a beautiful place to stop for lunch in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The river is high this early in spring, and the sky was so blue.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The view from Artist’s Point of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is always a favorite. Today was good because the light really brought out the color in the stone. Contrasted by the blue sky and even some snow, it was a great day in the park.

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Bison in Western Yellowstone

I enjoyed seeing these bison out in the valley here in Yellowstone. Bison are some of my favorite animals and I never tire of seeing them.

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Southern Idaho Sunset

After a few cold days in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a warm sunset on the farm near Hollister, Idaho is a welcome sight.

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Snow on the Carson Pass

It’s almost June, why is it snowing on me in California? At 8754′ of elevation, Carson Pass is a beautiful approach to Lake Tahoe. I may complain, but I actually enjoyed the summer snowfall.

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Half Dome on a Clear Day

Half Dome is probably my favorite natural occurrence in the whole world. I have loved Half Dome from the first time I saw it. It has never stopped inspiring awe and wonder in me. Yosemite National Park is a beautiful place in every way, but Half Dome is its best feature.

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Upper Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls was gorgeous today and the sky was just so blue. I’ve been here in Yosemite National Park so many times, and every time it’s magic. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Evening Along the Van Duzen River

This is an evening shot from the confluence of Grizzly Creek and the Van Duzen River in the heart of California redwood country.

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Coit Tower from a Chinatown Balcony

This is the fabulous and iconic Coit Tower as seen from a balcony in Chinatown in San Francisco, California.

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Chinatown Tea Shop

Having a cup of tea in Chinatown in San Francisco, California.

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Alcatraz

Alcatraz. Evil Island. The Rock. Garrison. Prison. Protest site. Park. I have always been fascinated by Alcatraz and its industrial beauty. It’s not a pretty place and yet somehow it is.

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