Southwest images

These images are from several
weeks-long rambles I've taken in the past few years. I love the Southwest when the desert begins to bloom, and you can find some of those shots over in the Spring Blooms section. Some of the images here have been presented in the New Work section in years past, and are repeated here to bring them all together to make it easier to browse through them.

Bryce Canyon

Monument Valley Sunset

 

Arches

Arches National Monument is located near Moab, Utah, and is famous for the nearly 200 sandstone arches formed by wind and water in the canyons and buttes.

Grand Canyon and Arizona

A few shots from the Grand Canyon area, including the Goosenecks of the San Juan, which is often mistaken for the Grand Canyon. This represents just a fraction of the striking images I have from Arizona

Bryce Canyon

Another well-known park in Utah, Bryce is famous for its wind carved hoodoos and high-altitude. Bryce often makes its own weather.

Canyon de Chelly

Once the stronghold of the Dine, or Navajo people, the canyon is still home to many, who farm its peaceful interior.

City of Rocks

An interesting geological phenomena near Deming, New Mexico, City of Rocks is a small yet picturesque area, known for its, well, rocks.

Ghost Towns and Architectural Details

Here you'll find some great doors and artifacts from the towns left standing when the miners and the cowboys left for richer parts.l

Lee's Ferry

The last crossing place before the Grand Canyon, and the start of many raft trips down the mighty Colorado River. Lee's Ferry is south of Page, Arizona about 20 miles as the crow flies.

Monument Valley

Made famous by John Ford's western movies, Monument Valley is a quiet, contemplative place, not over-developed, and difficult to get to.

Panoramas

Canvas Panoramas from some of the other galleries. Find the long skinny here.

Sedona

A couple of images from the center of the holistic universe.

White Sands and the Organ Mountains

White Sands gypsum is often mistaken for sand, and the wind creates beautiful patterns in it in much the same way. White Sands is midway between Alamagordo and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Lucky Strike Extra

A few images that aren't strictly from the Southwest, but are thematically related nonetheless.