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Archive for December 2009

Photo spot 6: Capitol Reef National Park – Strike Valley Overlook

Capitol Reef National Park offers more geological variety than any other park on the Colorado Plateau, which itself is possibly the most unique area in America for natural landscapes. You can find there multicolored cliffs and domes, slot canyons, arches, stone monoliths, and badlands. Most visitors stay on UT 24 and the scenic drive, both […]

New images: Crater Lake National Park

I’ve posted a few new images of Crater Lake National Park from last summer. I got up twice at 4am for the sunrise, but it didn’t work as planned. I went to an unmarked spot about 2.1 miles west from the Rim drive/Rim village junction. If you are not afraid of heights, from a large […]

Photo spot 5: Canyonlands National Park – Mesa Arch

Another week, another arch. Mesa Arch in Canyonlands is almost as iconic as Delicate Arch, but it couldn’t be more different. Mesa Arch is only about fifty feet wide and ten feet high, however it is remarkable for two reasons. First, because of its position, right at the edge of the mesa, next to a […]

Musings on color: the calendar

Last year, I licensed 12 images to a calendar company located in Europe for a 2010 National Parks calendar. As part of the deal, I received a limited number of copies (some are on sale here). Upon opening the package, I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the production. The images are reproduced […]

New images: a few locations in Oregon

I’ve posted new images of the following locations in Oregon: Central Oregon Cascades, Southern Oregon Cascades, and Smith Rock State Park, as well as a few from the coast, which are mixed with older images. Oregon is a state with a great diversity of terrain. Owing to its drizzly weather in winter, it is reputed […]

Photo spot 4: Arches National Park – Delicate Arch

Among the more than two thousand arches in Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, chosen by the state of Utah to be its symbol, is distinguised by its graceful shape and location above a curving slickrock basin with the La Sal Mountains as a backdrop. Even if your stay in Arches is brief, you shouldn’t miss […]

New images: Clifton and Morenci, AZ

I’ve posted new images of Clifton and Morenci, Arizona. If you’ve never heard of those places before, neither did I. One thing that I love about road trips is the possibility to run into places out of the ordinary, although not considered tourist attractions. Traveling from Arizona to Colorado along US Route 191, the Coronado […]

Photo spot 3: Death Valley National Park – Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point gives you a good introduction to Death Valley. From there, fantastically eroded and colored badlands surround you, with Telescope Peak (the highest point in Death Valley, at 11,000 feet) and the salt pan in a distance. During the winter, temperatures in the Valley are mild, the air more clear, and Telescope Peak snow-capped, […]

New images: Sunset Crater Volcano and Chiricahua National Monuments

I have posted new images of three National Monuments in Arizona: Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki and Chiricahua. Both are volcanic landscapes not usually associated with Arizona, yet they couldn’t be more different. Sunset Crater Volcano preserves lava flows and smooth cinder domes (unfortunately the namesake volcano is closed to hiking), while Chiricahua is a wonderland […]

Photo spot 2: Denali National Park – Wonder Lake

Autumn comes to Denali National Park between the last week of August and the first week of September. During this time, the entire tundra floor (almost the whole landscape) turns shades of yellow and red. This is my favorite time to be in the Alaska interior (except for high-altitude mountaineering where conditions are better in […]