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Lower Yosemite Falls

This is a classic shot of the lower Yosemite Falls taken from the bride.  The power of this falls is felt by the mist, wind and sound that is created as the water cascades off this final ledge as it enters Yosemite Valley.  There is enough force to push mist and wind down to where I am composing the shot, enough to make me have to wipe down the lens between shots.

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Upper Yosemite Falls

The 1,430 foot drop end with a white spray of water that forms an infinite number of patterns and shapes as it hits the granite at the falls base.

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Avalanche Lake

The mountains that ring the south end of Avalanche Lake obviously suffer from the event for which this lake was named for.  The remains of hundreds of trees that were victims of those avalanches cover the north end of the lake.  But in early winter the lake is a peaceful place to watch to weather pass over the ridge line.  This lake is in the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana.

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is an amazing place. I was struck by the way the evening light accented all of the detail in the canyon wall.
The trial in the lower part of the photo is the Angel Bright trail, once many years ago I used it to hike out of the Grand Canyon on a backpacking trip to the bottom.

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Dogwood over the Merced

Of the many flowers the bloom on Yosemite in the spring, the dogwoods get a lot of attention. These white blossoms on the green trees have an elegant beauty.  These where hanging down over the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.

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Mesquite Dunes near Stove Pipe Wells - Death Valley

I really like the similarity of patterns in the photograph.  The patterns in the sand are like the dunes, which are like the foot hills, which are like the mountains.  Fractals in nature.  The yellow patch beyond the dunes is a bunch of wild flowers that goes for miles.  Death Valley can be amazing in the spring.

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Glacier Point – Yosemite

Iconic Half Dome dominates this panoramic taken from Glacier Point in the famous Yosemite National Park.  You can also see how granite the vast landscape of the Yosemite backcountry and how the landscape has been formed over the centuries.

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The Streaked Wall

While in Zion National Park on January 1st of 2005 I spotted these climbers on The Streaked Wall. I have done a little rock climbing in my day, but this big wall stuff takes a real driven person.

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is an amazing place. I was struck by the way the evening light accented all of the detail in the canyon wall.   The trial in the lower part of the photo is the Angel Bright trail, once many years ago I used it to hike out of the Grand Canyon on a backpacking trip to the bottom.

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Roadside

This is one of the many roadside waterfalls that you drive by in and around Glacier National Park in Montana.