My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for February, 2015

Artists’ Point

This is the view from beautiful Artists’ Point looking out at the wonderful formations of Monument Valley on the Utah/Arizona border.

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Pale Dusk and Red Rock

This was a beautiful evening to be out in Monument Valley on the Utah/Arizona border. The colors were muted but fantastic.

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Totem Pole

This formation is called The Totem Pole and stands stoically in Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border. It is a beautiful formation and a very few of you might recognize it from the climbing scenes in Clint Eastwood’s 1975 film The Eiger Sanction.

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Dusk Over Bryce

This is right at dusk looking out from Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The hikers in the bottom left lend some perspective.

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Natural Bridge

This is Natural Bridge (actually an arch, not a bridge) found in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

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Bryce Canyon Sunrise

This is sunrise from Sunrise Point in Bryce Canyon National Park. No matter how many times I come here, it never ceases to leave me in awe. Today was no exception, especially with the snow.

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Grafton Ghost Town

Grafton is billed as the “best preserved ghost town in Utah”. It has received a lot of care and upkeep since my first visit there many years ago, but I guess it’s better than just letting it disintegrate in the desert sun. It is certainly a cool place to visit, and beautiful right at sunset.

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Beautiful Butte

This butte is all lit up in the early evening glow of the sun. Spring is almost in the air. This is outside of Springdale, Utah.

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Dusk Over Zion

This is the Majestic View Lodge on the outskirts of Springdale, Utah just as the sun is setting. The mountains of Zion National Park are glowing.

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The Road to Zion

This is Highway 9 just before the entrance to Springdale, Utah. The mountains of Zion National Park are spectacular in the background.

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Navajo Falls

This is the beautiful Navajo Falls on Havasu Creek near Supai, Arizona. The creek really is that beautiful color as it pushes into Grand Canyon.

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Havasu Falls From Above

This is another shot of the breathtaking Havasu Falls near Supai, Arizona. The 9 mile hike to get here was definitely well worth it.

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Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls, near the town of Supai, Arizona, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. These waterfalls were absolutely breathtaking, and the colors are very real.

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Main Street, Supai Arizona

This is the main drag through the amazing little town of Supai, Arizona. The main village on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, Supai has a population of only 208 residents. There are no roads leading to Supai, you must either walk, fly or ride there.

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6777 Hollywood Blvd

I’ve always really liked this building. This was originally Hollywood First National Bank, built in 1927, at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The architects were Meyer and Holler who also designed the Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre and Culver Studios, among others. From 1927 to 1932, it was Los Angeles’ tallest building, and is one of only a handful of buildings in the city with gargoyles. Today, it sits empty at one of the most famous intersections in the city, a ghost of what once was in Hollywood.

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Griffith Obelisk

This is the stunning obelisk outside the Griffith Observatory in Hollywood, California. The observatory is a must-see when you visit, either by day or at night (or both!).

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Pink’s

Pink’s is one of the most iconic hot-dog restaurants in the country, and certainly the most famous west of the Mississippi. Founded by Paul and Betty Pink in Hollywood, California in 1939, I have never been here when there wasn’t a line. It is definitely worth the stop.

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Llano Del Rio Ruins

This wall is a part of the ruins of Llano Del Rio, a socialist commune which thrived in the early parts of the last century. Founded in 1914 by the fascinating one-time vice-presidential candidate Job Harriman, the commune hosted 2000 people at its peak. It would be abandoned by the end of 1918 for various reasons. These ruins can be found in the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County, California.

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Hollywood Street Scene

This is right around dusk in Hollywood, California. You can see the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars in the sidewalk, the beautifully lit El Capitan Theatre and the infamous Roosevelt Hotel in the background. I like this shot of Hollywood.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 


Hollywood Tradition

I like this photo because it shows where it all started. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre opened May 18, 1927 in Hollywood California. Two of the very first sets of prints, Norma Talmadge and Douglas Fairbanks are included in this photos along with more recent additions. It’s silly, but it still makes me smile.

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