From the amazing work of photographers like Tom Till, to its prominent place on many Utah license plates, the Delicate Arch is a well known icon of the West. I’ve shot it a few times, and more often than not there is a huge crowd of photographers shooting it framing the La Sal mountains at sunset. Its a gorgeous scene, but this time I decided to see what an alternative would provide.
The stunning, awe inspiring grand view of the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers on a stormy spring day. The last rays of the setting sun give us a brief glimpse of color before a night of calm begins.
For many years people have puzzled over the origins of this crater in the Canyonlands National Park. A few years ago a team of scientists found shocked quartz, all but confirming that the crater was created by a meteor some 170 million years ago.
A tight shot from the Green River overlook on a stormy October day.
Taughannock Falls has been receding from Cayuga Lake since the last ice age. As you stand and watch, you can see stone fall as the canyon grows.
One of the buttes in the Park Avenue section of Arches National Park.
Storms roll across the monument plane in Canyonlands on a late October afternoon.
This is probably my favorite of the photographs I've produce over the years. Midway through a hot, grueling hike in Bryce Canyon I stopped for a moment, looked up, and realized I had to stop and take a photograph right now. The result has been described many ways by people, rarely the same way twice. What do you see?
A long view of Zion Canyon on a late October afternoon.