Unnamed Arch at Sunrise, Valley of Fire, Nevada
There are fantastic red sandstone formations in this oldest and largest park in Nevada. I ran across this arch by accident while exploring an area well off the main road. I’ve visited it several times, and always had it to myself. This early June morning, I arrived before sunrise and spent some time looking at the stars before the sun began to put on this show in the eastern sky. The view is toward Lake Mead in the distance.
Afternoon At Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park
The glaciers did us a favor when they created Tenaya Lake. The bright granite of the surroundings create beautiful reflections here. The Ahwahnechee people, the area's original inhabitants, had a perfect name for this alpine lake: “Lake Of Shining Rock.” This photo was taken from the western end of the lake.
Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point
At 3,214 feet above the valley floor, Glacier Point is a phenomenal place to watch the sun rise or set. But on an early June day, when the waterfalls were flowing at a 100 year peak, it was a great spot for contemplating the power and grace of Yosemite Falls. The roar of the water filled the entire valley like a song.