Park Avenue Cliffs in Arches National Park
Pre-sunset shot of the "city scene" at Park Avenue Cliffs in early Fall.
Double Arch in Arches National Park
I hiked a back country trail for this view of the Double Arches without tourists in the early morning. The red rock against the deep blue sky could not be lovelier!
Double Arch Black and White
Taken in early morning from a deserted trail behind the Arch. The black and white draws one's attention to creviced formations and details in the rocks.
Yosemite Valley in the Fog
An April morning view of W. Yosemite Valley. Almost appears to be a black and white photograph. So peaceful!
Half Dome and the Merced River
The fog was starting to clear on this brisk Spring morning in Yosemite at Ahwiyah Point. I enjoyed the play of light on Half Dome and the deeply flowing Merced River!
Winter Rainbow at Yosemite Falls
This gorgeous rainbow at Yosemite Falls in early winter was visible by the naked eye!
Sunrise View from Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park
There were many photographers at Mesa Arch 5 a.m. that morning, all hoping to capture the well known sunrise shot of the full arch. I walked to a view away from the crowd and created one of my favorite photographs of the canyon lands. What an excellent surprise!
The fabulous roar of Burney Falls California is all you hear while you are drenched in cool mist. No wonder President Theordore Roosevelt called it the Eighth Wonder of the World!
Denali/Mt. McKinley Aerial View of Snow Slide
Flying with oxygen masks at 22,000 ft. over Denali (Mt. McKinley), Denali National Park Alaska, was one of the most breath-taking times of our lives!
Turret Arch at Arches National Park with Person
What a wonderful early morning view! It is worth getting to Arches National Park before the crowds. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy our "back yard" in beautiful USA!
Slot Canyon on Navajo Reservation at Night
This slot canyon near Page Arizona is awesome on a clear, starry night! Reservations with a Navajo guide are required.
FireWave in Aztec Sandstone
Valley of Fire State Park
Aztec Sandstone Relief 2
Valley of the Fire State Park in Nevada.
Aztec Sandstone Relief 1
000 cubic feet 42000 m3 occurred from Ahwiyah Point on March 282009444 m above the valley floor500737 ft 180 percent of the northwest half of the original dome may well still be intactA large rock slide of 1CACaliforniaFogGlacier PointGolden StateHalf DomeHalf Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park CaliforniaIt is most well known for its swift and steep course through the southern part of Yosemite National Park and the worldfamous Yosemite ValleyLandformsLandscapeLight RaysMerced RiverMountain rangeMountainsNational ParksNatureNew Hemisphere. Western HemisphereNew WorldNorth AmericaParks SP NP NM ArcheologicalPossibly Yosemite's most familiar rock formationPublic LandsScenerySierra Nevada rangeSouthwestern United StatesSunriseThe Merced River pronounced merSED in the central part of the U.S. state of CaliforniaThe granite crest rises more than 4The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome which has lost its northwest half is an illusion. Half Dome can be seen from Washburn Point as a thin ridge of rock callled an arête and is oriented northeastsouthwest with its southeast side almost as steep as its northwest side except for the very topThe river's character changes dramatically once it reaches the foothills and the lowlandsThe summit was conquered by George G. Anderson in October 1875 via a route constructed by drilling and placing iron eyebolts into the smooth graniteTime of DayU.S.U.S.A.USAUnited States of AmericaWeatherWestern HemisphereYosemiteYosemite CAYosemite NP California 37.83°N 119.50°Wa 145mile 233 kmlong tributary of the San Joaquin River flowing from the Sierra Nevada into the Central Valleyatmosheric conditionbecoming a slowmoving waterwaybreak of daydawndaybreakerosionfirst lightforenoongeologic processgeologicalmorningnateral erosionsoil erosionsunuptemperaturethe Statesthe trend of this ridge and that of Tenaya Canyon is probably controlled by master jointswearing awaywind© 2017 Rick Waller© Rick Waller