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Red Mountains

The Red Mountains Ivins, Utah is a mostly circular 7 miles long mountain range reaching an elevation of 4,900 feet. Navajo sandstone is what gives the mountains and surrounding soil its red color. This was taken as the sun was setting to the left giving the red color a nice glow.
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Gunlock State Park

Located near Ivins Utah.
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Top of the world

Brian Head peak Utah at almost 12,000 feet. On the dark side I've seen snow drifts in July. There was a small old stone shelter up here until last month when severe winds destroyed it.
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Navajo Lake Utah

Navajo Lake is a small lake in southern Utah at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. It is shallow, reaching depths of only 25 feet. The lake was formed by a lava flow across the eastern end of the valley. The lake drains into both the Great Basin and the Colorado River drainage systems through sinkholes in the lake floor.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument

As seen from about 11,000 feet. This and Bryce Canyon National Park are unusual because the view is usually seen by looking down.
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Colorado River

Over my right shoulder about 1/2 mile is the Glen Canyon dam.
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Setting Moon

Beaver Dam mountains Ivins Utah
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Snow Melt

This stream is at about 9,000-10,000 feet near Duck Creek UT which is between Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
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Colorado River

Over my right shoulder around a bend is the Glen Canyon dam holding back Lake Powell. This is downstream from the dam with the river about 750 feet below me. You may be able to make out a boat about 1/2 way into the photo to give you an idea of scale.
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Near Zion

Outside of Zion National Park this serves as a background for the abandoned town of Grafton. At the base, and reason for the towns settlement is the Virgin river which carved the landscape here and created Zion Park a few miles away.
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Mesquite

Rugged road through some Joshua trees with Mesquite Nevada way off in the distance. Not quite sure if I'm standing in Arizona or Utah because all three states are at this location, pretty close together. Beautiful spot to be for sunset due to the light and silence.
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1880s

South Dakota
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Fall Aspens

Up around 10,000 feet near Cedar Breaks National Monument.
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Pacific Coast CA

Pacific Coast Highway about an hour from Carmel CA.
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Rare Snow

A vey rare January snowfall in SW Utah. That evening 4-10” fell within maybe a 10 mile area and was completely gone by noon the same day. It happens maybe once a year and always looks beautiful mixed in with the areas Red Mountain.
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Sunset Key Sunset

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Springtime

Southwest Utah
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Monsoon Season Begins

The desert just woke up … The air smelt of creosote, and the distinctive olive-green bush with oily leaves was filled with bright yellow flowers. Wildflowers and a barrel cactus, withered and dry a few days ago, were blooming… dragonflies and birds filled the air, lizards, quail and roadrunners scuttled on the ground, a jackrabbit hopping across the trail, and a cardinal, with its bright red plumage flying by. Sunset brings bats, the sounds of frogs and the howl of coyotes. The desert awakes…
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Two Pots of Gold

Pine Mountain Utah
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Pine Mountain Utah

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1800s Wisconsin Farmhouse

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Squall

This one sent a strong message to the boaters that day.
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Doubler

Ivins Utah
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Red Mountains

Covered in rare snow which was gone in a few hours. Kayenta Utah
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Horse Ranch

Located in a very deep valley alongside a river with Zion National Park as background.
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Winter In Gunlock Utah

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PCH

The Pacific Coast Highway is about 1600 miles of photo opportunities. It follows the coast from Seattle to San Diego. This photo was taken along the 600 mile section in California near Big Sur.
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Kayenta Sunset

Looking West from Kayenta, in Ivins Utah towards the Shivwits Reservation.
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As seen on tv

I'm not a golfer but I've heard this is one of the iconic cypress trees seen along the ocean on a particular hole at Pebble Beach CA.
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Almost

A full double over the Red Mountains in Ivins Utah
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PG

Pacific Grove CA is called PG for those lucky enough to live there. This mornings color was nicely muted by a little fog.
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Sunset Key West

Through a "fisheye" lens.
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Fire & Steam

Falls cool air and warmer lake water combine for an interesting dawn in Wisconsin.
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Hear it?

Some photos just naturally come with a soundtrack.
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Labor Day 1935

The death of Flagler’s railroad happened on Labor Day in 1935. It began when the barometer started dropping. Nobody knew that the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the United States was on its way. In the 200-mph winds the railroad cars were blown off the track. Only the locomotive, which weighed 320,000 pounds, stood up to the storm. More than 400 bodies were recovered. Most had drowned though others were killed by flying debris.The Flagler railroad was lost too. When I drive across the New Seven Mile Bridge now I crane my neck to look at the Old Seven Mile Bridge and I see ghosts. Jeff Klinkenberg - Historian
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Low Tide

Recovering mangrove from hurricane Irma.
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Beaver Dam Mountains

Congress designated the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 18,667 acres. Arizona contains approximately 15,000 acres. Utah contains approximately 3,667 acres. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Elevations in the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness range from about 2,000 to 5,000 feet. Joshua trees, desert shrubs, and scattered grasses are the primary vegetation. Notable wildlife includes bighorn sheep, the desert tortoise, and large numbers of raptors.
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Big Sky Country

The clouds were so nice I had to pull over between Lees Ferry AZ and the Grand Canyon North Rim.
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Cedar Breaks

The far peak is 11,300 feet. It's accessible by preferably 4WD vehicle a few months a year.
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Crayola

This area of dessert has all the colors one could imagine.
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Highway 89

Described as one of the most scenic roads in the US. This appears around a bend as you climb up towards Cedar Breaks, Duck Creek and Bryce Canyon.
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Boca Chica

Very low tide exposed the sea bottom. At normal high tide it will be a couple feet deep here. This area is located on the South side of the Naval Air Station, one of my favorite places to just walk on the reef in the keys.
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Red Mountain Rainbow

Ivins Utah
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Aspen Forest

Northern Utah in the Park City area.
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Red Mountain

Red Mountain is a plateau of Navajo Sandstone within the Red Mountain Wilderness Area in Ivins, Utah. The elevation is about 4800 feet.
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Pine Valley State Park

Located is SW Utah at an altitude that allows for snow all winter but only 30 minutes away is St George Utah that rarely ever gets snow.
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The Reef

Florida Keys, low tide.
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Red Mountain

This is in Ivins Utah which is about 100 miles from Las Vegas. The Navajo sandstone give it the red colors. There is a housing development at the base of the mountain and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater on the other side.
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Calf Creek Canyon

Beautiful waterfall up ahead but I loved this part of the trail
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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona near the town of Page. The 710-foot high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S.
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Sundown Key West

Looking south towards Cuba the sun is setting to my right. The sunset was nothing photo worthy but it nicely lit up this southernly direction.
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Discovery Road

Utah's endless BLM land.
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Early Spring

Driving between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon.
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Mid 1800s Farm

This Utah farm was established in 1859-1863.
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Reddish Dawn

Key West, Casa Marina pier.
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is a 607-foot-tall double cataract waterfall in the south end of Provo Canyon in Utah. Maybe you can see the lady in red near the bottom to give you better size perspective.
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Tropical

Sunset Key West FL
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Outside Zion

This is the Virgin River after it has left Zion National Park. Behind me is the deserted town of Grafton UT which has been partially restored by the Park Service due to its unique history.
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Just caught my eye

Photo taken in Key West near the southernmost point
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High Altitude Prairie

Located near Cedar Breaks UT the prairie at the 10,000 foot level is covered in wildflowers if the previous season received adequate rainfall.
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Scenic Drive

Somewhere along Hwy 89 between Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park.
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11,318 Feet

From here on Brian Head Peak UT you look over Arizona and Nevada. At the base is Cedar Break National Monument and in the lower left corner is Brian Head ski slopes. It takes a fairly sturdy vehicle to venture up here and at this altitude, combined with the awesome views they will literally take your breath away.
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The Lone Cypress

The Lone Cypress is a Monterey cypress tree located in Pebble Beach, California. Standing atop a granite headland overlooking Carmel Bay, the tree has become a Western icon and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. Wikipedia
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Point Sur

Point Sur Lighthouse is a lightstation at Point Sur 24.6 miles south of Monterey, California on top the 361-foot-tall rock at the head of the point. It was established in 1889 and is part of Point Sur State Historic Park. The light house is 40 feet tall and 270 feet above sea level. Wikipedia
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Evening Sky

Evening sail in Key West
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Sand & coral beach

Key West has little sand and lots of coral.
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Dakota

This area of South Dakota was so desolate there were no homes or farms to be seen yet there was mail.
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Key West Squall Line

Coming in from the West produced big wind and rain.
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Kayenta Wash

Looking at the Beaver Dam mountains through the Kayenta wash in Ivins Utah
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Springtime at Altitude

Near Cedar Breaks Utah. Aspens are still bare.
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Boca Chica

Boca Chica Key is about 20 miles from Key West. Behind me is the Naval Air Station. It's was a great place to walk because of this scenery containing mangroves and the Atlantic ocean. You can walk on the coral for miles while keeping an eye on the tides as some spots get quite deep during high tide. I tool this photo a few years before hurricane Irma completely changed this shoreline so it will be many years before the mangroves fill out again.
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Sunset Key

Sunset Key is a small 27 acre island with a hotel and individual homes. It is reachable by a short ferry ride from Key West. It was originally developed by the US Navy to hold fuel tanks but later sold to a developer.
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Pacific Coast

Near Carmel California
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Due West

Photo taken from Cresent Beach on Sunset Key FL
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Mojave Desert

Gold Butte National Monument covers nearly 300,000 acres of remote and rugged desert landscape in southeastern Nevada, where dramatically chiseled red sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains punctuate desolate stretches of the Mojave Desert. The brightly hued sandstone provides a stunning canvas for the area’s famously beautiful rock art. BLM This remote area is a favorite of due to the colors and feeling of remoteness. By Park Service design there are no services and access requires a capable vehicle. There are these beautiful Joshua trees, numerous abandoned mines, ancient rock art and endless new discoveries.
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Lake Powell AZ

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the 1972 creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination of public land managed by the National Park Service. This photo was taken from Observation Point. A couple feet in front or to my right is a sheer 800 foot drop.
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Cresent Beach

On Sunset Key, Key West Florida
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Low Flow

Took a long hike to find a waterfall shooting horizontal out of a crevasse. It was more of a drizzle due to rainfall but the scenery was pretty.
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Angry Skies

My usual serene sunrise setting is upset about something.
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Rolling Lake Fog

Wisconsin
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Road to Canyonlands

Outside of Moab UT is Canyonlands National Park. This 340,000 acre park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. (Wikipedia) While driving through wide vistas I will sometimes shoot with a camera close to the pavement which can make for an interesting photo.
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White Pocket National Monument

Very remote Utah location
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Pine Valley

Pine Valley, at the head of the Santa Clara River in the Pine Valley Mountains Utah.
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Quaking Aspen Forest

Photo was taken near Park City Utah. The leaves quake or tremble in light breezes and turn a brilliant yellow in fall.
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Red Mountain

The city of Ivins in Southwest Utah is located about 100 miles from Las Vegas. The centerpiece is Red Mountain which is the ever-present backdrop for Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Snow Canyon State Park and the art community of Kayenta.
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Low Ceiling

Near Duck Creek Utah at roughly 10,000 feet. Aspens, perfect clouds, river and lava field make for a nice landscape. Leica SL ISO 50 72mm f/11 1/125
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Brian Head Peak

11,300 feet overlooking the town of Brian Head (out of sight) which is the highest year round occupied city in the USA. From here one can see Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Straight ahead the red scar is Cedar Breaks National monument. I drove up here in July and there were still snow drifts along the "road".
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Ivins Utah

Ivins is a city in southwestern Utah near the Nevada and Arizona borders. It is situated in a beautiful area bordered by the Beaver Dam mountains wilderness area, Red Mountain wilderness area and the Shivwits Paiute Reservation.
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Sunset Light

Florida Keys nearing sunset. Everything just kind of lined up for me at the right time. And, I had my camera.
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Death Valley NP

These are the sand dunes with mountain range in the background. I took this on a bright sunny day with a black and white camera. The deep blue sky becomes grey black but lightens where the white sand reflects the sunlight upward.
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It’s a rare one

Pewaukee Lake WI
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Beaver Dam Mountains

SW Utah, elevation 7,800 feet
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Castle Rock in Moab Utah

This formation has been used in many tv commercials over the years. Among the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world, Castle Rock has been summitted by thousands. Climbing historian Stewart Green reports that the number of successful ascents is over 40,000 and there have been so many that "no one really knows how many folks have reached the summit. From ground level to peak it's about 4,000 feet.
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Beaver Dam Mountains bathed in sunset color

Sunset over the 17,600 acre Beaver Dam wilderness area. The mountains are 23 miles long and reach a height of 7,680 feet. This photo with sage and a small oak tree was taken from a residential area in Ivins Utah
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Sundown

And the Henry Flagler Railroad Bridge
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Dusk in the Keys

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Watching the sunset

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Wisconsin Countryside

Red Wing Blackbird
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Dramatic Sunset

Key West
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Bahia Honda State Park

Sand, surf & sky
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