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Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Hoodoos at sunrise, Bryce Canyon

On such weekend evenings after a busy week of sweltering city life my thoughts inevitably drift off to the timeless permanence of the canyon country. Waking up on a frigid April morning to a buzzing phone alarm is all worth it; every such morning is filled with palpable excitement. Bundling up to see the sunrise […]





The Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

The Horseshoe Bend

Located merely a few miles southwest of Page, Arizona within the boundaries of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Horseshoe Bend is surely one of the most spectacular river bends you’re ever likely to see. Getting there is simple – take US 89 south for about 4 miles from North Lake Powell Boulevard. The […]





Panorama Point, Arches National Park, Utah

Panorama Point

Located just past the Balanced Rock viewpoint and turn to the Windows Loop section of Arches National Park, Panorama Point provides spectacular views of the La Sal Mountains and Ham Rock. In fact, views of the magnificent snow-covered peaks may be also shot from the Patrified Dunes viewpoint. Both locations are easily accessible from the […]





The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

Spring Rush at the Subway

Although hiking to the Subway in Zion National Park is no easy task, ┬áthe wondrous sight of the tunnel carved out over centuries by the tributaries of the Virgin River is incredible! It is a hike that is limited to 50 visitors a day and requires a backcountry permit from the Visitor Center, which may […]





Yavapai Point Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Yavapai Point Sunset

Yavapai Point on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to experience a dramatic, one-of-a kind sunset. It is also convenient to reach, as it is located just steps away from the Visitor Center. In the photograph below, the red light from the setting sun lights Wotans Throne […]





Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Cinderella's Castle

Inspiration Point provides unparalled views of the Bryce Canyon National Park Amphitheater. Best viewed at sunrise or shortly thereafter, magnificent monuments of the Silent City may be seen on the left hand side. On the right side, one may see many fantastic structures, including Cinderella’s Castle, pictured below. If you are spending one day in […]





False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The False Kiva

It is not every day one gets a chance to feel like a modern day Indiana Jones attempting to locate a relatively unknown and hidden archaeological site! There are few places in North America as deeply shrouded in mythicism and spirituality as the False Kiva. Located in the Island in the Sky district of the […]





Purple Silk, Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Purple Silk

Needless to say, exploring the Antelope Canyon was a “must” on the list of sights to see and photograph on our Grand Circle “tour de force,” which took us approximately 1700 miles in a mere 10 days. After arriving in Page, Arizona the previous evening and capturing the Horseshoe Bend, we awoke to the sound […]





Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

Rising 110 feet above the sea, the magnificent Otter Cliff towers above the southwestern shore of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, making it one of the highest Atlantic coastal headlands north of Rio de Janeiro. The rugged shoreline is built to withstand the powerful crashing waves and blowing winds bringing fog onto the […]





On the Rocks, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

This photograph of blue hour on Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine, is a high dynamic range (HDR) image, generated by processing multiple exposures and combining them using specialized software. There has been much debate concerning this topic in photography circles, pretty much dating back to the time the technique was invented. Many pundits have […]





Into the Distance, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

In stark contrast to my previous post, this is a peaceful image of the sunset as seen from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine. The clouds were very thick and we were only able to get a brief glimpse of the sun as it set; it had faded from view momentarily as it sank into […]





Perseverance, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

I had composed this shot of the iconic Turret Arch in Arches National Park utilizing this dried up tree to demonstrate the permanence of these components of the rugged Southwest landscape. Upon examination, it immediately became apparent that the dark sky (partly because of the use of a polarizer) yields ample contrast and therefore, possibly […]





Into the Mystic, Acadia National Park, Maine

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

At the conclusion of a gorgeous day at Acadia National Park, Maine, dense fog covered Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains. The only remaining traces of the sunset was the light spilling onto the water from the part of the sky not enveloped by the fog.   I tried to preserve the mystical glow of […]





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