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Highway 163 Toward Monument Valley

Highway 163 Toward Monument Valley

This is a classic view of the lonely highway 163 heading into Monument Valley. Highway 163 connects Bluff, Utah and Kayenta, Arizona and goes through some of the most beautiful sights to see in the four corners area. I will never forget taking this road for the very...

Light Trails Through Monument Valley

Light Trails Through Monument Valley

I love light trails from cars at night. They somehow add so much more life and detail to the photograph. I took this photo about 30 minutes after sunset on a cold October night and only expected to capture the silhouette of Monument Valley. Then I heard a car coming...

Muley Point Monument Valley View

Muley Point Monument Valley View

Muley Point, near Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley Sometimes getting there is half the fun. My fellow photographer and frequent partner-in-crime Ty Cook and I found ourselves enjoying our trip a bit too much. We had tarried that day at the attractions along the way...

Eggshell Arch

Eggshell Arch

I found out about Eggshell Arch while laying in my motel bed one evening perusing Panoramio. My wife and I were heading to Monument Valley the next day and I was hoping to find some cool sights to see on the way there. Thankfully I stumbled upon this hidden gem. It...

Tatahatso Point

Tatahatso Point

Tatahatso Point overlooks Point Hansbrough and the Colorado River in north-central Arizona. This huge meander is bigger than the ultra popular Horseshoe Bend a few miles north. That said, it isn't nearly as easy to get to. I was inspired to visit Tatahatso Point...

Coal Mine Canyon Sunrise

Coal Mine Canyon Sunrise

Coal Mine Canyon, Hopi Reservation, Arizona Technology itself is wonderful. A dependence on technology is inevitable, but somewhat less wonderful. Fellow photographer Ty Cook and I were depending on Google Maps to show us the way to this out-of-the-way natural wonder....

Blue Canyon Arizona

Blue Canyon Arizona

There are at least two Blue Canyons in northern Arizona: A lovely lava field near Fort Defiance I haven’t yet photographed, and the otherworldly monument to the power of erosion and the colorful effects of minerals you see here. This Blue Canyon is a part of Moenkopi...

Bryce Canyon sunrise from Inspiration Point

Bryce Canyon sunrise from Inspiration Point

To me, Inspiration Point is the quintessential view of Bryce Canyon National Park. From this viewpoint you stand high above the main amphitheater and can see all of the archetypical formations and colors for which Bryce Canyon is known. On your left is Silent City, an...

Mono Lake tufa formations at sunset

Mono Lake tufa formations at sunset

Photographing the iconic Mono Lake tufa formations was on my short list of goals for 2014. I had tried to photograph these awesome limestone towers once before, but did not know exactly where they were. This time however, I planned everything out perfectly. My wife...

Tafoni formations at Bean Hollow Beach

Tafoni formations at Bean Hollow Beach

Bean Hollow Beach has to be one of my favorite beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway. Along with huge crashing waves, tide pools and aquatic plants, Bean Hollow State Beach has some of the best examples of tafoni formations I've ever seen. Tafoni are tiny groupings...