Here is another one of my favorites, yet another from Yellowstone National Park:
This was actually taken on my way back from Glacier National Park, since I had an “America the beautiful” park pass it didn’t cost me a dime to buzz through on my way home, glad I did!
Here is another of my favorites, it is from Sand Dunes National Park. I like this one as well for its noncompliance with several of the rules of composition. Note the mini dunes or ripples that are directly created by the wind that eventually add up to much larger and much longer wavelength dunes seen in the background.
Yet another of my favorite sunrises from the Door Trail in Badlands National Park.
This is from Capitol Reef National Park, a place that I definitely want to get back there some day. I only spent one afternoon here and was completely blown away. The light was absolutely spectacular.
Actually the drive from Brice Canyon to Capitol Reef was just about as spectacular than either of these two National Parks combined, I’d like to spend a few weeks at, and in-between, these two destinations sometime very soon.
This one is also one of my very large stitched multi HDR images that are about 85 inches by 17 inches when printed at 360 PPI. Click on it for a larger peek.
Here is another of my favorites. This was taken on my way to shoot Yellowstone falls. This was a very frosty predawn shot of this monster peacefully eating breakfast.
This one belongs in my favorites short list simply because of the cool story behind these natural bricks. This was taken in the North Dakota Badlands, also known as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. These are naturally fired bricks created by natural coal vein fires that were, at one time or another, burning profusely firing the natural clay deposits, probably the result of lightning strikes. These bricks were extremely valuable, especially to the indigenous peoples of North America.
Here is one of my favorite views, it is from the porch of our family cabin on an early autumn morning with the Sun burning the fog off of the lake. Actually this shot was not at all planned, I simply woke up for my morning pee and was completely blown away. I wasted absolutely no time since the light was absolutely perfect. Yes, I set up my camera and tripod and blew off several exposures for this HDR image shivering while still in my tighty- whities. If you look close near the end of the peninsula you will see the sign declaring the boundary of Voyageurs National Park. (click on it for a larger image)
Here are a couple of panoramas of the new Vikings stadium being built taken with my iPhone. The first is pre shift and the second is post shift, a day later. The stadium is on schedule for a ribbon cutting ceremony sometime in July. Click on them for larger images.
As good as the iPhone is I’d like to get my real camera gear and take some real cool high resolution low noise panos.
This one I like simply because these guys are pretty shy up close, I had a few seconds to grab this close shot and actually got it. Otherwise they didn’t pop up within fifty yards, I definitely needed a blind for close shots and I got very lucky to get this one without one. I actually was very disturbed to find out that these populations have the plague, I would never had crawled on the ground on my belly to get this shot otherwise, YIKES!