Grand Geyser Angel
Our friend Connie noticed that the steam formed the shape of an angel above the rainbow.
God beams, Oxbow Bend
Moments like these last for mere seconds.
Blood Moon Rising
The eclipse was just beginning as the moon rose over this ridge.
Someone gave up on a dream cabin near Mono Lake, CA.
Driftwood with Coquille Lighthouse
Powerful winter waves pile huge pieces of driftwood on the beaches of Oregon.
The first rays of the sun light up the higher peaks of the Tetons while the lower slopes remain shadowed, creating this contrast between brilliant color and muted hues.
Firehole River, Early Morning
Cool morning air condenses the vapor from hot springs to create this steamy landscape.
Two Rainbows, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite
If you get to Bridalveil Fall about 2 hours before sunset, and there is a bright sun, you are almost guaranteed a rainbow or two.
Moon with Palms
Just before sunset, as we drove into our Tucson community, I noticed the full moon rising between these palms. I jumped out of the car and snapped this.
Eastern Sierra Sunrise with Full Moon
Taken near Bishop, from Butterfield Road.
I had just bought this hat and thought it looked appropriate on the fencepost with the Tetons in the background.
This is a long exposure to get the water to blur. The fall isn't really that hidden, but I like the name I gave it. It's actually about ten feet from the pullout.
Horseshoe Bend, Early Light
It's a little scary getting close to the edge of the cliff, but I made sure I was back far enough to be safe.
Steam and calcium deposits from Mammoth Hot Springs overtake trees and rocks, causing pastel colors and unusual shapes to envelop a forest.
These slot canyons are so unique that it's hard to take a really bad picture. The colors really come alive during processing.
Teardrop Arch with Rainbow
The hike to this arch was a little longer and steeper than my usual walks, but just as I came over a small rise the rainbow appeared as if to say, "I'm going to give you a special treat for your effort."
Mittens at First Light
Another one of those photogenic places where it's really easy to get a pretty shot.
Lightning Storm Over Mittens
About 2 AM an intense storm woke Ann. She woke me and we spent two hours trying to get a lightning shot. It was an amazing and memorable experience.
Moonbow, Upper Yosemite Falls
Taken at about 11 PM from the Sentinel Bridge parking lot. To the unaided eye the lunar rainbow looks like a slightly brighter, but colorless, patch of mist. A 30 second exposure collects enough light to make the color visible.
Mount Whitney as Seen Through Laser Arch
Laser Arch is just in front of the more popular Moibus Arch. It's smaller, and flatter, but if you squat down it makes a fine "window" scene,
Old Faithful with Full Moon
As I was shooting this in the dark, Ann was scanning the area with a flashlight for bison that might be coming too close to us for safety. The bison were roaming all around us.
Pinnacle at Last Light
I was hoping I'd see California Condors, which return from foraging along the Pacific to the Pinnacles to roost at night. Still, the rocks were lovely in the warm sunlight.
The Road to Fort Huachuca
We were driving from Tucson to Sierra Vista. Processing this in black and white emphasized the desolation of this landscape.
Snake River Overlook, Autumn
The famous viewpoint of Ansel Adams, 75 years later. The trees in the foreground were not there when Adams made his iconic image.
Saguaro, Life and Death
It took a while to find this photogenic combination of healthy and dead saguaros.
Schwabacher Landing, Blue Hour
Taken about 10 minutes before sunrise.
The View from Shane Cabin
This cabin was used in the popular western "Shane", and has fallen into disrepair since the 1950's.