White Sands National Monument, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado

My first visit to White Sands National Monument was just five months ago, but I liked it so much I wanted to return as soon as possible.  This time I planned to camp… Continue reading

Monument Valley, Arizona and the Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico

There may be no landscape more visually iconic of the American West than Monument Valley.  A partial list of movies filmed there:  Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), Easy Rider (1968), Forrest Gump (1994),… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Utah and Page, Arizona

From Death Valley I drove straight to Zion National Park.  For most of the year Zion blocks private cars from the valley, but the road is open in February and I enjoyed being… Continue reading

Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park, California

Here’s how I described Yosemite’s amazing ‘Firefall’ after first seeing it back in 2010: “Horsetail Falls is a small seasonal waterfall that only appears in late winter and early spring.  It flows over… Continue reading

Goodbye Again San Francisco

Ah San Francisco, I should have known you wouldn’t let me down. Just when I’d almost given up hope of catching one more low fog show before I leave to travel again, a… Continue reading

San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado

After a really nice holiday break, what a strange feeling to not be going back to work.  Rain storms have been drenching the Bay Area, and I’ve been reading the “Rain Turns Morning… Continue reading

San Francisco and Sausalito, California

Photo conditions in San Francisco have been rough so far this holiday season.  The low fog continues to be MIA, and good old fashioned rain has put the kibosh on a hefty share… Continue reading

Sand Dunes Power Rankings

Thought I’d try something different this post…  Sand dunes are one of my favorite things to photograph, and I’ve been fortunate enough to walk on some of the most amazing dune fields in the… Continue reading

San Francisco, California

The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is my favorite time for San Francisco photos.  The sun rises and sets farther south on the horizon, so when there’s color in the sky… Continue reading

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, Part 2

My second day at the Columbia River Gorge started with another drive across the Bridge of the Gods.  I was heading to Panther Creek Falls, a little-known but strikingly beautiful waterfall tucked away… Continue reading