Posts Tagged ‘Southwest’

Flowering Yucca, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Flowering Yucca

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Southwest where I was fortunate to spend some time with my folks. They were very excited to see the iconic sights of the canyon country around Moab, Utah that I’ve previously photographed and enthusiastically discussed. The vistas they had witnessed over the course of a week exceeded […]





Stud Horse Point, near Page, Arizona

Foreign Planet

Alien shapes of the prehistoric pedestal rocks, seemingly defying laws of gravity by balancing their enormous tops at acute angles, give Stud Horse Point an otherworldly feel. Located near Page, Arizona close to the Utah state line, this group of half dozen stunning hoodoos is positioned within a depression overlooking the valley and Lake Powell […]





Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Everlasting Light

After waking up early on a cold April morning, I was somewhat disappointed to find that the dawn light at Yaki Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was obscured by dense storm clouds on the horizon. However, one of the most important things I have learned is to never give up and […]





Ancient Glow, Antelope Canyon, Arizona

"Ancient Glow"

As morning light brings incredible lines, colors and textures of Antelope Canyon to life, it simultaneously highlights the deeply contrasting, unpredictable transience of the human existence. Our lives represent little more but grains of sand on its ancient floor, carved out of Navajo sandstone by wind and water over millions of years. Consequently, we must […]





Sandstone Striations, Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

"Sandstone Striations"

Visiting a well-photographed location such as the Coyote Buttes North in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness often presents a creative challenge for the photographer. In my opinion, while there is value in obtaining classic captures of the Wave, one should also strive for original compositions.      While attempting to do exactly that, I noted compelling purple […]





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 […]





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 […]





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 […]





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