Milky Way and a Red Flashlight
Milky Way and a Red Flashlight
Fractal Landscape
Fractal Landscape
Canyon Arches
Canyon Arches
Monument Valley Sunrise
Monument Valley Sunrise
Sunrise at Horseshoe Bend
Sunrise at Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend sunrise - another view
Horseshoe Bend sunrise - another view
The Lady of the Canyon - Upper Antelope Canyon light beam
The Lady of the Canyon - Upper Antelope Canyon light beam
Mysterious Passage - Lower Antelope Canyon
Mysterious Passage - Lower Antelope Canyon
A rainbow of arches - Lower Antelope Canyon
A rainbow of arches - Lower Antelope Canyon
Waves of Color - Lower Antelope Canyon
Waves of Color - Lower Antelope Canyon
Pink Desert Sunset - near Waterholes Canyon
Pink Desert Sunset - near Waterholes Canyon
Desert Sunset
Desert Sunset
Milky Way and a Red Flashlight
Milky Way and a Red FlashlightWe were photographing the Milky Way in Badlands National Park and decided to see what would happen if we illuminated the foreground hill with a red flashlight.
Fractal Landscape
Fractal LandscapeThis drone shot was taken just outside of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. You cannot fly a drone in a national park, but we found this terrain just outside of the park. I love the fractal look you get seeing the ravines from above.
Canyon Arches
Canyon ArchesA beam of light shines through the majestic arches of Antelope Canyon.
Monument Valley Sunrise
Monument Valley SunriseThe sun is just peeking over the horizon behind the mittens of Monument Valley.
Sunrise at Horseshoe Bend
Sunrise at Horseshoe BendHorseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped curve in the Colorado River near the city of Page Arizona.  This picture is taken from a steep cliff overlooking the river.  Getting there to photograph sunrise requires hiking through some difficult terrain in darkness.
Horseshoe Bend sunrise - another view
Horseshoe Bend sunrise - another viewHorseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped curve in the Colorado River near the city of Page Arizona.  This picture is taken from a steep cliff overlooking the river.  Getting there to photograph sunrise requires hiking through some difficult terrain in darkness.
The Lady of the Canyon - Upper Antelope Canyon light beam
The Lady of the Canyon - Upper Antelope Canyon light beamThis is a rare light beam that reaches all the way to the bottom of Upper Antelope Canyon.  The light beams only reach the bottom of the canyon during months when the sun is high in the sky.  Even then, light beams are only visible in certain areas and certain times, and only for a few minutes.Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon near the city of Page Arizona.  It is part of the Navajo Nation and can only be seen with Navajo guides.  It is very narrow and very deep.  Because of that, the only light the reaches some areas is the blue glow of the sky.  Other areas are lit by direct sunlight bouncing off the reddish brown sandstone.  The differing colors of light gives the canyon the appearance of waves of color.The canyons were formed by flash floods cutting through the sandstone.  Flash floods are still a concern.  Tourists have been killed by flash floods in Lower Antelope Canyon.  Since water from a very large area funnels into narrow canyons, even a small amount of rain can cause the canyons to fill with water in minutes.  The Navajo people carefully monitor the weather and close the canyons if there is any possibility of rain.There are two separate areas: Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon.  Upper Antelope Canyon is easier to get to and is all on one level so it is easy to walk through.  Consequently, it is more heavily visited.  Getting into Lower Antelope Canyon requires climbing down steep stairs.  Getting through the canyon requires climbing up and down various areas.  Some parts of the canyon are difficult to squeeze through.  As a result it is less heavily visited than Upper Antelope Canyon.I have pictures here from both Upper Antelope Canon and Lower Antelope Canyon. 
Mysterious Passage - Lower Antelope Canyon
Mysterious Passage - Lower Antelope Canyon
A rainbow of arches - Lower Antelope Canyon
A rainbow of arches - Lower Antelope Canyon
Waves of Color - Lower Antelope Canyon
Waves of Color - Lower Antelope Canyon
Pink Desert Sunset - near Waterholes Canyon
Pink Desert Sunset - near Waterholes CanyonAt sunset, the light turned pink for just a few minutes bathing everything in pinkish light.
Desert Sunset
Desert SunsetSunset in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.
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