West Rim Trail Deep Canyons
West Rim Trail Deep Canyons dive deep down into Zion's slot canyons. From above, the buttes create glorious islands in the sky. The highest center point is East Temple.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point glows purple in dusk lighting.
Fonts Point Precipice
Fonts Point Precipice juts out above the badlands. The soft light of dusk makes the badlands glow purple.
Fonts Point Detail
Fonts Point Detail shows how the hills just melt away through rain, runoff and gravity.
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands: Last light shines on the tops of the badland peaks and ridges.
Yellow Leaf Aspen
Yellow Leaf Aspen at Lake Blanche, Wasatch Mountains, Utah.
Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak
August 2016: Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak taken at sunset in the Wasatach Mountains. Climbing up this trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon is a highlight.
Volcanic Soil with last year's growth and this year's new life all shown together.
Orange Ryan Ranch House
Orange Ryan Ranch House. The abode walls take on various hues as the light changes at sunset.
Ryan's Room at Ryan's Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park
Cracked Wall of Abode and Brick
Abode Wall Standing
Abode Wall Standing in the desert
Burnt Log at Sunset
Burnt Log at Sunset on a lonely slope on Zion's high West Rim Trail.
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset take on various hues of brown, red, orange, purple, pink and so much more. It's amazing.
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain looking east at sunset.
Fonts Point Ridge
Fonts Point Ridge snaking its' twisted and steep path. This shot is just at sunset.
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons as seen from above
Weary Hiker after climbing up 2,700 vertical feet to Lake Blanche. The altitude here is above 9,000 feet.
Endless Imperial Sand Dunes
Endless Imperial Sand Dunes, also known as the Glamis dunes and Algodones Dunes. From a high viewpoint the dune system extends far into the distant Mexican lands.
Green Cactus, Black Canyon
Green Cactus, Black Canyon taken at dusk.
Yucca Plant and Ryan Ranch
Yucca Plant and Ryan Ranch. These two yucca happily watch over the ruined ranch house.
Empty Land Ruins
Empty Land Ruins at Sunset
Ryan Ranch Window
Ryan Ranch Window looks into the ranch house and then through the other side to the distant mountain.
Empty Room at Ryan Ranch
Empty Room at Ryan Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park.
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley, which is the unique name to a place below the West Rim Trail and few can ever reach. Ths sunset was wonderful and bright.
Ocotillo in Orange
Ocotillo in Orange in the badlands of Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point snake in every direction. Seeing a rainstorm here would be remarkable.
Fonts Point Sun Burst
Fonts Point Sun Burst at sunset
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama with many 17mm lens shots stitched together to capture this most wide and insanely beautiful sunset over the badlands.
Sundial Peak at the hour of sunset. A moose sits in the meadow also.
Zion Kinesava Sunset
January 2016: Zion Kinesava Sunset: Cactus and the glorious Mount Kinesava in Zion's high desert. This awesome sunset was so beautiful. What a great place to hike.
Black Canyon Sunset
Black Canyon Sunset with a hint of the stormy weather that came the following day. The pink clouds and calm waters belie the future.
Glow of Sunset
Glow of Sunset on Ryan Ranch
Clear Skies over Ryan Ranch Ruins
Clear Skies over Ryan Ranch Ruins at the moment of sunset.
Ryan Ranch Ruins at Sunset
Ryan Ranch Ruins at Sunset with a glowing bush and old dead tree
Sun Wall and Shade Wall
Sun Wall and Shade Wall at the Ryan Ranch
West Rim Trail Sunset
West Rim Trail Sunset with an unnamed butte in the foreground and the East Temple in the high distance.
Ocotillo in Purple
Ocotillo in Purple Light of Dusk. The skies lit up tonight with soft pastel colors.
Ocotillo on Edge
Ocotillo on Edge at Fonts Point
Fonts Point Glow
Fonts Point Glow at Sunset
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point as late afternoon turns to sunset.
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche before utter darkness fell over the mountains.
Old Utah Farm and Tractor
December 2015: Old Utah Farm and Tractor in autumn. The gorgeous blue skies at sunset mix with contrasting light and darkness in the furrowed field.
Ryan Ranch Smooth Adobe Walls
Ryan Ranch Smooth Adobe Walls. This is my favorite photo from Ryan Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The walls glow orange just at sunset. What an evocative location!
Open Ruins of the Ryan Ranch
Walls in Disrepair
Walls in Disrepair at the Abode Ryan Ranch
View of Tombstone Rock
View of Tombstone Rock from the Ryan Ranch
These Four Walls
These Four Walls of Adobe are all left standing to protect against wind and sun. Ryan Ranch was abandoned about 100 years ago. Some family members are buried nearby.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2: another take of the same shot except in horizontal format.
Fonts Point West
Fonts Point West: View of the sunset from the high vantage of Fonts Point
Shadow of Sunset
Shadow of Sunset stretching over the badlands of Fonts Point. These hills and canyons reach far away into Anza Borrego wilderness.
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo: a dead ocotillo bush lies on the edge of this high point overlooking the southern California badlands.
Pocket of Fall Color
Pocket of Fall Color in the rocks on the far left. Autumn comes to the high Utah mountains at Lake Blanche.
Sundial Peak and Meadow
Sundial Peak and Meadow: Taken at sunset, this pictures of Sundial Peak includes beautiful blue skies. If you look carefully, there is a moose sitting in the meadow, left of center.
Glencoe Road driving into the mountains at sunset. What a beautiful road to travel!
Smooth Ruins of Ryan Ranch
Ryan Ranch Interior
Ryan Ranch Interior with dirt floors, adobe walls. This is an amazing haunted ruin.
Ryan Ranch Smooth Walls
Ryan Ranch Smooth Walls in Black and White
Ryan Ranch Tree and Adobe House
Ryan Ranch Tree and Adobe House taken in the glowing sunset light.
Jumbo Rocks Panorama
Jumbo Rocks Panorama taken in the late afternoon with a 300 mm lens from a distant hill. I stitched several photos together to create this ultra-detailed panorama.