The first break of dawn at the Teton National Park is an awe inspiring experience. The only other thing that comes close is dawn at the Grand Canyon.
A young member of a Mariachi band.
Three young Mexican Mariachi Band members in a concert in Phoenix. Arizona.
"Drums Along the St. Regis" Tepees along the St. Regis River in the Mohawk St. Regis Indian Reservation in upper New York State near the Canadian Border.
The name maybe misleading, but Natural Bridge is one of the many of the arches created by millions of wind and erosion in Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. Winter's coat of snow adds to the beauty.
Near Juneau, Alaska is the 13.6 mile long Mendenhall Glacier. Walking on this glacier surface is an experience not to be missed.
A minimalist view of a the sport of Golf. A golf ball and two tees and their reflection.
The inside mechanism of this 1870 pocket watch shows perfectly timed gears working together to keep perfect time. A fascinating subject for macro photography.
"Superstition Mountain" The name derives from the fact that it makes its own weather, and the Apaches believed it led to hell. The fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine is believed to be somewhere in the mountain.
Few objects invoke memories of the past than an old pocket watch.
The one-room schoolhouse was the only means of education in the Wild West for both adults and children. Many have been preserved and this is one of them. The Superstition Mountain in the background is the location of the famed Lost Dutchman Mine in Arizona.
2018's first supermoon provided the backdrop and ambience for this image of the one-room schoolhouse partially silhouetted by the supermoon.
An impressionist interpretation of a sunset off the coast of Malibu, California.
Originally built by the Romans as part of the Via Cassia. It was destroyed in 1117 and 1333 by two floods. The stone bridge that crosses the Arno River was rebuilt as it stands today in 1345. Butchers originally occupied the structure, today its jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
The terrain in and around Zabriskie Point Peak in Death Valley National Park is composed of an arid compact earth void of any vegetation. Thus, creating a stark beauty all its own.
Zabriskie Point is in Death Valley National Park. and it towers over the dry badlands. The arid terrain supports almost no vegetation and yet possess a stark beauty.
A farmhouse in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia.
After spending years photographing Arizona's famed Grand Canyon in every season and possible lighting, this is my modernist interpretation of the canyon.
Cathedral Rock is one of Sedona's best known landmarks. The high spirals give it the name and is a popular backdrop for weddings and engagements.
Hidden in the outskirts of Sedona, Arizona is iconic reflection of Cathedral Rock. The scene is a popular backdrop for weddings and engagements.
The Grand Canyon is not only Arizona's logo, but also one of nature's most beautiful place. Formed by the Colorado River over millions of years, it continuous to fascinate. The wide angle lens captures the sprawling clouds that accentuate the beauty of the area.
Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona is Navajo land and considered a sacred site. Spider Rock seen in the foreground derives its name from the legend of Spider Woman who lived in the crack between the two rocks Spider from where she spun her silken web and draped it to the ground.
This once sheep meadow is located in Eastern Arizona's White Mountains. No commercial development is permitted in the area, except for the lone Hannigan's Meadow Lodge.
Finisterre is located in Spain's northwest region of Galicia, and is Continental Europe's most western point. It is also one of Spain's most windblown area, along with heavy seas. The nickname, "The Coast of Death" tell it all.
After day in the mountains trapping the beaver seen hanging on the side of his tent, this trapper sits by warm fire contemplating the next day's adventure.
The Killpepper Sand Dunes in Wyoming are also known as the Whispering Dunes. In the still night when the wind blows the grains of sand rub against each other producing an eerie, almost human, whispering sound.
Girona, Spain is situated in north central Catalonia, and in the 14th century was the center of Jewish Kabbalism. Today, with its own airport servicing all of Europe, it's the gateway to the Costa Brava.
The scene depicts a Mountain Man and his family walking across the plains of Wyoming heading to their new home somewhere beyond the Teton Mountains.
Located on the western shore of Lago Maggiore, the summer homes of the rich and famous offer the viewer an view of unforgettable splendor.
At the base of the Wind River Mountain Range in central Wyoming is Soda Lake. Winter arrives early in Wyoming and this was in November, the first snowfall of the season.
Borrowing a page from the renowned Ansel Adams I processed by original photograph of the famed overlook in at the base of the Teton National Park and eliminated the present day vegetation in order to recreate the view Ansel Adams gave us back in 1942.
Situated a few miles north of Prescott, Arizona, Watson Lake is a geological formation composed of granite boulders. It is among Outdoor Photographer magazine's 10 best places to photograph in the American West.
South Pass City is a ghost town, in central Wyoming that once was the home of the Carissi Mine, and to 10,000 inhabitants. It long ago went bust and is now a well preserved ghost town with a population of 4, the caretakers.
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, is one of the most visited sites in the world. Millions of tourists descend on it every years, far outnumbering the locals.
Early morning light finds three Shoshone Indian women leaving camp to meet their husbands on the plains. Indian women were in charge of skinning and butchering the buffalo. The men only did the hunting.
The Killpecker Sand Dunes, east of Eden, Wyoming are the second largest sand dunes in the world; measuring three miles wide and seventy-five miles long.
The Green River Rendezvous began in 1815 and continues to this day. Naturally, this is a reenactment of the arrival of supplies and trading goods at Fort Bonneville, whose walls are seen in the background.
Fremont lake is seventh deepest lake in the United States, and lays at 9,000 feet above sea level at the foot of the Wind River Mountains.
The portrait of 1840s scout in Wyoming. The use of my PAINTOGRAPHY(Tm) I combine artistic paint strokes to portions of the image with photography.
Situated in northern Wyoming are the Killpecker Sand Dunes. They are 75 miles long and three miles wide. The Killpecker Sand Dunes are the second largest living sand dunes in the world.
A closeup of the equipment a rodeo roper needs as he gets ready to chase a calf and rope it within 8 seconds. The roping event in an American rodeo is one of the most exciting event in the program.
Belgium Jesuit priest, Father Pierre Jean De Smet traveled alone through what is today Wyoming and Montana converting Native Americans to Catholicism. On July 5, 1840 he offered the first Holy Mass in Wyoming a few miles from the place where this reenactment took place.g
Tucked away in one of the side streets that lead off the famed La Rambla in Barcelona, is this alley with it quaint, and neat appearance.
This lighthouse is situated in Galicia's Finisterre (Fisterre). It is the most western point on the European continent. The curtains tell us the the lighthouse keeper resides there.
This quaint flower vendor is located in the city of Girona, in the center of the Spain's autonomous region, Catalonia. The colorful display is typical of how small shops in the area are decorated.
The fishing town of Malpica is situated in Spain's northwest region known as Galicia. The view of the small harbor with the colorful buildings makes this place very unique.
The fishing town of Malpica, in Spain's northwest region of Galicia, offers a picturesque landscape.
This early 20th century marble spiral staircase is in the Hotel Astoria in Barcelona, Spain. It's a classic spiral staircase rarely found these days.
Tucked away in a glen in Spain's northwest Galicia is this church and cemetery. It serves as the parish church for the small farming and fishing villages the surround it.
At the end of the famed Las Ramblas, of Barcelona are these original gaslight lamp posts. This a modern rendition of these nostalgic pieces of history.
To many pilgrims who walk every year from different parts of Spain and the rest of Europe to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain's northwest region of Galicia, the true end of the pilgrimage is at this church, the Virgen of the Ship (Virgen de la Barca). It's about 50 km farther north from Santiago.
The rays of sunlight that pierce through the narrow sliits at the surface of the Upper Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona moves through the sandstone canyon floor like a specter as it reflects off the particles of sand suspended in midair and illuminates the walls.
The waterfall at the Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado takes on a magical effect under the Georgia O'Keefe stylized image.
Straddling the southern border of Utah and the norther border of Arizona is Monument Valley, one of the most photographed and iconic views in the United States. Home to the Navajo Nation it has been the backdrop to countless Westerns.
Nestled in the hills above Poggibonsi, Italy in the province of Siena is the medieval walled city of San Gimignano. Famous for its towers and visited by millions of tourists every year it is an active, thriving rural town.
The rocks on this beach at first glance seem unattractive until one gets closer and sees the different colors they possess.
Portrait of a two year old young lady with a classic Rembrandt lighting.
The Maroon Bells recreational area 12 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado makes for a stunning view in either color or black and white. The name derives from the two 14,000 feet peaks in the background,
The Cedar Breaks National Monument, is an amphitheater composed of shale and sandstone that through millions of years of erosion has formed spires, or Hoodos, that raise like organ pipes above the ground. The process continues at the rate of 2 inches every 5 years. Truly a wonder of nature.
The Arches National Park, outside of Moab, Utah, sometimes produces its most beautiful sights at night. This is image is one of these moments.
The Snake River Overlook is one of the most iconic corners of Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson, Wyoming. It was made famous by Ansel Adams, 1942, black and white photograph of the view. Today, trees block a full view of the Snake River, as it makes it way to the Columbia River over a 1,000 miles away.
At the foot of the Grand Teton National Park is Schwasbacher's Landing. If offers a stunning view of the Teton Range reflected in the marshy water of the place.
A bog of sulphuric acid in Yellowstone National Park has killed the trees rendering a stark, desolate landscape. This is a Dali-esque modern, surreal interpretation of the scene.
East Mitten Butte in Mountain Valley, Arizona. This night photograph during one of the rare appearances of the Supermoon in the year was taken in Monument Valley in the Navajo reservation.
Canyonlands National Park, outside of Moab, Utah, has some of the most spectacular vistas in the Southwest. This area is known as Island in the Sky because it's at 7000 feet above sea level, consisted of deep fissures carved out by the Green and Snake rivers.
August means Monsoon Season in Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. The late afternoon rain storms add to the area's already stunning views. One hour after this image was captured the sun came out to close out the afternoon.
Maroon Lake is dominated by the Maroon Bells, the two peaks seen in the background. It's at 7500 feet above sea level in the Elk Mountains, 12 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado. It is an iconic view of Colorado.
In Utah's Canyonlands National Park this area is known as Island in the Sky. It is composed of sandstone canyons visible from space. It is an surreal landscape open to many interpretations.
A photo composite of an majestic elephant making his way to the watering hole trying to escape the heat from the blazing sun in central Africa.
Nestled at 4,484 feet above sea level in Montana's Glacier National Park is 10 miles long Saint Mary Lake. Trapped between glaciers for millions of years it is completely freezes over during the winter with ice up to 4 feet thick.
The Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming is one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world. The striking and iconic peaks offer the viewer a refreshingly stunning beauty.
Driving on Route 66 heading West near Kingman, Arizona. This portion of American's Mother Road, is the longest section still in use.
Inside the Upper Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona it's normally dark as the only source of light is from the rays of sun that pierce through the opening at the surface. The intruding sunlight reflects off the sand particles suspended in the air and the sandstone walls are illuminated. In this image sand cascades off a small ledge inside the canyon.
Tucked away in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona is Hannagan Meadow at 9,000 feet above sea level. It is one most picturesque corners of Arizona.
Abstract, surreal rendition of Malibu Beach in Southern California.
Sequoia trees are the longest living organism on the planet with some being over 2000 years old. Late Spring at Sequoia National Park at 7000 feet above sea level still carries the risk of snow storms.
Tucked into the walls of northeastern Arizona's Canyon de Chelly is this Pueblo dwelling built by the Anasazi people circa 900 AD. The area is today part of the Navajo Nation Reservation and 40 Navajo families live on the canyon's floor.
The 800 sandstone monolith took 230 million years to form and the name derives from the Navajo legend that the Spider Woman, one of their deities, taught them to weave and built her home at the top of the monolith.
A shaft of sunlight penetrates the dim, narrow sandstone Upper Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona like a ethereal intruder. Reflected by the sand particles suspended in midair it illuminates the interior of the canyon.
The Lower Fall at Yellowstone National Park falls into the area known as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The water comes from Yellowstone Lake and undergoes many changes as it flows into the canyon.
A flock of flamingoes at the Los Angeles Zoo bask in the sunlight while preening themselves.
The setting sun illuminates the low lying clouds and the Haleakala crater located at 10,000 feet above sea level on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
A late afternoon view of the Grand Canyon in early December from the Desert View point at the Grand Canyon National Park.
These are the original Art Deco tickets counters of famed Los Angeles's Union Station. An Art Deco building built in 1939 and the parting point for many service men and women who left for either the Pacific or European fronts. Many never to return. This area is cordoned off and only seen from a distance. The ticket counters have been replaced by automatic ticketing dispensing machines inside the terminal.
An abstract, surreal interpretation of Leo Carrillo Beach north of Malibu, California.
The city of Florence, Italy is divided in two by the Arno River. The numerous bridges that span the river are visible in the photograph with the famous Ponte Vecchio in the foreground. The Arno continuous its serpentine path through the equally famous city of Pisa.
Ponte Vecchio is arguably one of Florence's most famous sites. It spans the Arno river and has been in existence since 1109. The Medici family covered it in order to be able to walk from the residence at the Pitti Palace to their offices in the Uffizi without be noticed by the people. The bridge has been the home for small shops since its inception when butcher stores covered the span.
Situated in northern Wyoming is 100 miles running through the Shoshone National Forest until it empties into the Big Horn River in Lovell, Wyoming. The Buffalo Bill Dam controls the flow of the river harnessing its power to produce electricity.
The narrow shafts of light that enter through the narrow slits at the surface to illuminate the interior sandstone walls of the Upper Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona.
Autumn arrives early in northern Wyoming and so do the autumn leaves. This is a stretch just outside of Yellowstone National Park that displays an early Autumn.
Situated just east of Denver, at over 12,000 feet above sea level, Summit Lake, is just below Mount Evans, 14,142 feet above sea level and reachable by automobile along the highest paved road in North America. The ground is strewn with Permafrost.
This is located in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado. The display of cascades and flower arrangement are astounding.
An empty kayak tells the viewer the kayaker has returned safely home before evening. A photograph taken at Watson Lake, outside of Prescott, Arizona.
An abandoned covered wagon along the Oregon Trail.
A sunset off the coast of Malibu, California. This is a unique scene because most the time the marine layer starts to build up and the sunset is hazy.
A view of Watson Lake, a man-made lake outside of Prescott, Arizona. The area is known as the Granite Dells because of the large amount of huge granite boulders that populate the place. The lake is used for boating and fishing only.
The country fence splits this serene meadow in half as it leads the viewer's eye to the Ponderosa pine trees in the background. This is a meadow at the base of the San Francisco Peaks just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona and at the foot of Arizona's premier ski resort, Snow Bowl. In the foreground the sky is threatening a summer monsoon storm.
The later afternoon sun illuminates the peaceful grove of Aspen trees that surround the area at the base of Snow Bowl, Arizona's premier ski resort. This is 9000 feet in elevation in the San Francisco Peaks, composed of three dormant volcanoes near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The aftermath of a lightning summer storm in the San Francisco Peak outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. The sky is just starting to show some blue as the storm finishes passing. The sole victim of the storm, a lonely Ponderosa pine tree split in half by a bolt of lightning.
The narrow passageways of the sandstone canyon, Upper Antelope Canyon, reflect the light that comes off the sand particles suspended in the air when the sun's rays strike them.
Sunlight that filters in from the narrow openings at the surface illuminate the sandstone interior of this canyon as they reflect off the sand particles suspended in the air.
The ribbon waterfall that seems to come from the cloud above it cascades down the granite mountainside of the Tongass National Forest and empties into Tracy's Arm fjord in Alaska. This portion of the Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest, leads into the Terror Wilderness of the area.
This a portion of a sandstone canyon in Northern Arizona that was formed by rain and wind over a period of millions of years. The only source of light is the sunlight that filters in through the narrow surface openings.