New Work – June 2013

To go straight to the good stuff and skip the verbiage: New Work June 2013.

I released some really strong images in June 2013, including some from what is perhaps the most photographically productive southwest trip I’ve ever made. I froze my ass off during cold May weather high in the White Mountains and soon after sweated my ass off hiking through the parching heat of Utah desert to reach the Wave – fun! This is an eclectic group of images, starting with an image of iconic Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Pier with the setting sun perfectly aligned within its pillars. I also produced new astrophotography images (night-time star photos) from Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument (including the Wave), Yosemite National Park, the ancient Bristlecone Forest in the White Mountains, Mono Lake and my own backyard of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Here is only a small sampling; click any image to see a richer gallery of the good stuff! Cheers and thanks for looking!

Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier.
Image ID: 28475
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA

Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.  Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona

Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below.
Image ID: 28570
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars.  Photographer is illuminating the striated rocks with a small handheld light. The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only

The Wave at Night, under a clear night sky full of stars. Photographer is illuminating the striated rocks with a small handheld light. The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only.
Image ID: 28620
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA

Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way.  Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way. Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106′ high and spanning 130′ wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky.
Image ID: 28541
Location: Owachomo Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA

The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world

The Virgin River Narrows, where the Virgin River has carved deep, narrow canyons through the Zion National Park sandstone, creating one of the finest hikes in the world.
Image ID: 28575
Location: Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Milky Way over Tioga Lake, Yosemite National Park

Milky Way over Tioga Lake, Yosemite National Park
Image ID: 28521
Location: Tioga Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California

Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise.
Image ID: 28464
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA

God Beams, clouds and afternoon light over the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar, California

God Beams, clouds and afternoon light over the Pacific Ocean.
Image ID: 28479
Location: Del Mar, California, USA

Mammoth Peak over Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park

Mammoth Peak over Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park
Image ID: 28514
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA