Canyon Palate

Fish Creek Canyon on the Apache Trial in Arizona is a fascinating place. Spring is a great time to explore with cacti draped in their green attire. When the light is right, the canyon can transform into a kaleidoscope of color and texture.

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The Dallas Divide

This view of the San Juan range in southwestern Colorado provided a lot of eye candy … fall color, early snow and partly cloudy skies.

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Sun Baked

One of my favorite places to shoot a layered sunset is atop Fish Creek Hill (AZ). This particular day was a scorcher. I took the opportunity to try to produce a visualization of what it is like to sit unprotected in the sun. My camera was even hot to the touch.

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Dusting on the Flatiron

With daytime temperatures normally above freezing, you have to get up pretty early to capture any remnants of snow in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. I thought this composition of an iconic saguaro complemented this rather rare sight of the white stuff dusting the Flatiron.

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Memories of Snow

Last Christmas we took a few days and headed up to White Mountains of Arizona in search of snow. We were treated to a White Christmas that will be remembered for years to come. The strong winds during the storm left behind some unique abstracts in the snow drifts. I loved the variance of texture and shadow throughout this particular image.

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Dappled Dreams

Located on the Washington coast, the Hoh Rain Forest (Olympic National Park) receives anywhere from 140 to 170 inches (12 to 14 feet!) of rain annually. Surrounded by moss-laden spruce giants, the trek through the rain forest provides a plethora of imaginary treats for the mind. When the sun does peek through it dapples the forest offering a dreamy perspective of what could be.

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Magical

There is nothing quite like standing among giant Redwoods of Northern California to provide a little better perspective on how large the world is around us. Visiting on a day when the paths were mostly void of human traffic, I was able slow down my pace and spend some time letting the forest tell its own story.

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