Monument Valley

Arches and Canyonlands NP

Arches National Park exhibits a varied landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures. There are more than 2,000 natural stone arches, virtually hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks.These images were obtained in October of 2011 and June of 2016.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass a spectacular mountain environment, with abundant wildlife and many alpine lakes and streams. Trail Ridge Road crests at over 12,000 feet and offers scenic overlooks to alpine and subalpine areas. Photos from August 2011 and July 2014.

Bryce Canyon – Zion

Zion National Park is located in Southwestern Utah (78 miles from Bryce Canyon). Zion Canyon proper is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep.   The park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons and natural arches. Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology, and consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved by the erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater. The result is bizarre shapes, slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called “hoodoos”.  Images in this Portfolio were obtained in November of 2011.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in Montana just south of the Canadian border adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park. The park encompasses over  a million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains) and over 130 named lakes. This collection of images was captured in July of 2011.


Valley of Fire State Park

The Valley of Fire State Park (NV) gets its name from the unusually bright crimson color of the sandstone formations, augmented by the setting sun’s soft light. The images were captured in January, 2013.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to more than 500,00 species, making it amongst the countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. More than twenty-seven percent of the country’s land has a protected status as national park, wildlife refuge, or forest preserve.  National Geographic called it the most “ biologically intense place on Earth.”  These images were taken in January of 2013 (Hotel Bougainvillea Gardens, Arenal Lodge, Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, and La Paz Waterfall Gardens) and February of 2014 Hotel Bougainvillea Gardens, Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Selva Verde Lodge, and Bosque de Paz Lodge).

Yosemite in June

Yosemite National Park has nice photographic options regardless of the season. Each season, however, has good points and bad points.  The accessibility to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass is questionable in June and  there may be lingering snow.  The Valley is greening up with trees blooming and wildflowers out; furthermore, the water flow should be spectacular.  All this before the explosion of crowds.

Yosemite in February

The good and the bad. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed during the winter months, but the Valley remains accessible by motor vehicle. Water levels may be low, but are usually still flowing. Snow may prevent hiking, but snow can create very special scenes for photography: developing and clearing storms, and the aftermath of newly fallen snow. These images were obtained the first week of February. Water flow was very good but after the first day there was no additional snow. Actually I have seen better snow during a November shoot.

1787 Autumn Colors, Tiogo Road

Yosemite in November

Fall in Yosemite can be a photographic bonanza. Unfortunately, by fall, there is low water flow and the possibility of closure of Glacier Point and Tioga Pass roads. But the Big-leaf maples, black oaks, Pacific dogwoods, and other deciduous trees should be very showy. And it’s not just the potential for autumn color change that highlights Yosemite’s classic views but the possibility of sudden stormy weather bringing cloud drama to surround the iconic Yosemite Valley.