Half Dome and the Merced River, Yosemite Valley
This is the view looking due east. For a view from the same spot looking south, see the first photo in the "Landscape" portfolio. In the fall, the river forms a perfect mirror for reflections of sky, mountain and trees.
Upper Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
Lupines and magenta paintbrush color the near shore shortly after sunrise. The cloud over the mountain hung around the longest time even as the others dissipated. Mount Rainier often creates its own clouds and weather.
Mink Lake, Olympic National Park
A beautiful sunrise on a quiet morning. I had been up early in my tent, hoping to hear loons on the lake. Maybe I did. The lake was named by a park employee because there was no place honoring the mink.