The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “american west

Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Las Vegas, High Roller, Ferris Wheel

Image made from atop in the High Roller.
It’s Las Vegas’ version of the London Eye.
Highly recommended.


In The Land of Heaven

Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon sunset on the south rim.


Badlands Milky Way Universe

Badlands National Park, Milky Way Galaxy

The image is of the Milky Way Galaxy, photographed in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota.


Travelin’!

Motorcycle

Somewhere in Wyoming on a trip out west,
these folks were outside my window.


Arizona Highway…

Arizona, Highway

…near Marble Canyon and Page, Arizona.


Daydreaming about Vacation

Zip LIne, Sports, Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Adventure

Presently I vacation by daydreaming about previous vacations. Several years ago we (the family) wanted to do something special and we thought zip lining would be perfect. Just outside of Las Vegas in Bootleg Canyon we traveled to the top of a mountain to go zip lining. All we could say was “WOW!” That’s Ashley on my left.


Arches National Park

Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is located in Moeb, Utah. The formation pictured is called “Park Avenue”.


Images of Hope


The Road Ahead

road, New Mexico, travel

…and into the future.
I was heading in the direction of Socorro, New Mexico.
My destination was the Very Large Array (VLA).


Zombies!

Las Vegas, Night, Nighttime, Zombies

Zombies are everywhere!
Including Vegas…


James Dean…

James Dean, San Francisco, Frisco, Golden Gate Bridge

…reborn.


Over the Canyon

Jet Flight

Flying over the Grand Canyon.
Photograph taken on a trip to the North Rim.


Listening to the Heavens

Radio Telescope, VLA, Very Large Array, Astronomy

A radio telescope, part of the Very Large Array, in Socorro, New Mexico.


Lost in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Jason reminded me that 10 years + 1 week ago (8-20-09), on our family vacation out west, he and I got lost in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. I wanted to take a nighttime photo of the Delicate Arch. The arch is 1 mile walk from the car. We trekked  in daylight but couldn’t find our way back at night. We had to literally call out “Help”! Someone, who wasn’t lost, came to our rescue and guided us back to our car.
Returning to the hotel, I found Deb (I state this “politely”) unhappy. She was “thisclose” to calling the police. Secretly I think she was happy I had a ton of scratches on my legs from the thick bushes Jay and I walked through on our “lost” journey. (The photo above is from the night.)


American Landscape

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation

Photograph made in Monument Valley, Navajo Nation in Arizona.


Life in the Desert

cactuses, desert, nevada, Life in the Desert

Life in the Desert.
Cactuses somewhere in southern Nevada.


Mesa Arch Sunrise

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah

Mesa Arch Sunrise in Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah.
A popular and beautiful destination for many photographers, both professional and amateur.
If you decide to go, arrive hours before sunrise. It gets busy!


Redwood Forest

Redwood Forest, California

Redwood Forest. Standing with the Giants.
In California is the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
My son poses with the Giants.


Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon Sunset on the North Rim.
The road less traveled is the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
If you want to avoid the crowds of the South Rim, head north!


Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Navajo Nation

Monument Valley. Navajo Nation. One of the most beautiful places in the world.


Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Arizona, Navajo Nation

For lovers of the American West and John Ford movies, a view of Monument Valley


Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon, North Rim, Sunset

Sunset on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.


Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower, Wyoming

I discovered Devils Tower when I saw “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in the 1977.
I was stunned to learn that the mountain was real and not a “fictional prop”.


Yosemite National Park…

Yosemite-National-Park

….waterfalls in the distance.