Twists of Time
An old corkscrew tree is silhouetted by the night sky and glow from the rising sun.
I was fascinated at how the light just before sunset brought out the textures and twists of this gnarly juniper tree.
Tracks in the Sand
Coyote tracks in the Mohave desert dunes lead to a lone Joshua Tree, illuminated by the side light of the setting sun.
A sliver of sunset light illuminates a small peak the colorful shapes and striations of the Paria desert.
The badlands of Utah
The Grand View
Sandstone pillars catch sunrise light, photographed deep within one of Arizona's canyons.
I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time to witness this breathtaking sunrise over one of the most unusual landscapes in the world.
The badlands of Utah.
Serenade to Autumn
The last remnants of fall color illuminated by the glow of sunset in Utah.
The stripes of the unique sandstone formations of Utah's badlands.
The rising sun beams through a gap in this small tufa formation, complemented by a colorful sky.
The afterglow of the sunset casts a beautiful red hue on the mountain, with fleeting illumination of cholla cacti in the foreground, contrasted by a stormy sky at sunset.
Sand and Shadows
An expansive view of the dunes of Death Valley in soft morning light.
A colorful sunset over the otherworldly striated sandstone formations in the Arizona/Utah desert.
An intimate look at the form and reflected light of the Virgin River in Zion National Park.
The aquamarine waters of the Virgin River lead to a beautiful display of reflected light on the sandstone of the Narrows.
A view through a small tufa cave at the unique formations and mountain range in the distance.
Dramatic skies in this monochrome rendition of a lone tree amidst the sandstone lines of the Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona.
A unique landscape resulting from recent weather patterns, with Joshua trees rising from the desert sand dunes as the moon sets in the early evening.
Warm sunrise light filters across the desert formations with the expanse of salt flats in the distance.
Lined in Blue
The light in a landscape completely changes its character, as is the case with Factory Butte in pre-dawn light on a cold morning.
The light glows from within the trunk of an old bristlecone in California's White Mountains.
The cholla cactus is known for catching light, here as the sun rises in Arizona's Kofa Mountains.
The ability of sand to separate light is amazing. The tips of these formations glow when bathed in the day's first light, contrasted with the cool shadows below.
In the Blink of An Eye
While driving through Arizona's deserts I saw an interesting display of mammatus clouds overhead, and pulled over to capture a bird in flight as a storm brewed in the distance.
This landscape looks more like a moonscape... an otherworldly view of sandstone formations and runoffs photographed in the early morning light.
Heart of the Desert
The view through a small alcove at a blazing sunset over the sandstone formations of Vermillion Cliffs wilderness.
A particularly photogenic ancient bristlecone extends its "arms" into an explosive sunset.
The warm glow of pre-sunrise light on lone pine peak, complemented by a garden of desert flora in the valley below.
An intimate capture of both the warm and cool tones of light reflected on the textures of this old bristlecone at nearly 14,000 feet in elevation.
Edge of Light
Warm sunrise light filters in from above and illuminates the textures of Factory Butte.
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