Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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Tree in Slot Canyon at Tent Rocks National Monument

Erosion has washed away the rocks and soil under the ponderosa pine hanging onto the rock walls in the main slot canyon at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. One of my favorite trees in the world to photograph.

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Tree in Slot Canyon, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM (18″x12″)

 

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Spring Rain Clouds over Slot Canyon at Tent Rocks National Monument

Spring clouds over a slot canyon composed of eroded layers of volcanic rock and ash from ancient pyroclastic flows in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM.

 

TentRocks_SkyWall_BW_March2019Spring Clouds over Slot Canyon, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM (12″x18″)

 


Tunnel to the Sky

This winter, I revisited a slot canyon at Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico that I photographed a few years ago. The eroded tube of rock in this vertical panorama sits to the left of the main slot. I keep coming back to this area because the repeating patterns of layered ash lead the eye upwards to a small window of winter sky above.

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Tunnel to the Sky, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (16″x24″)

 


Shadows in the Narrows of Zion

There tends to be a break from southern Utah rainfall in mid-May to June, and this is the perfect time for canyoneering in Zion and hiking The Narrows. The spring snows have mostly melted, and the water is more tolerable without a wet suit. This June I spent a day in the Echo Canyon area, then I took an overnight trip down the Narrows from Chamberlains Ranch. Here is one of my favorite panoramas from one of the thinner sections in the Narrows.

NarrowsShadowsandLight16x28Narrows Shadow and Light, The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah (16″x28″)


Sandstone Bluffs and Clouds at Escalante

Here are a few panoramas of the striations in the sandstone plateaus and bluffs in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

StriationsAndSky_16x48Striations and Sky, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (16″x48″)

JuniperSkeletonAndSandstone_16x60Juniper Skeleton and Sandstone, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (16″x60″)


Texture and Space at Escalante, Part V

More from the Harris Wash and Zebra slot canyon area in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.


KnifeOfLightInSlotCanyonKnife of Light in Slot Canyon
, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

RecedingSandsonePillarsReceding Sandsone Pillars, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

WavesofSandstoneandCloudsWave of Sandstone and Clouds, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (16″x61″)


Texture and Space at Escalante, Part IV

Here are a few more landscapes and texture-focused, single-frame photographs from the Harris Wash and Zebra slot canyon area in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.


BlueberryLandscapeBlueberry Landscape
, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

CracksInStriationsCracks in StriationsGrand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

PockMarkInStriations1BWPockmark in Striations (1), Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

HalfMoonandStriationsHalf Moon in Striations, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)


Texture and Space at Escalante, Part III

More of the texture and form series I am putting together from Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

CrackAndLichen1Crack and Lichen (1), Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

DrippingStoneDripping Stone, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

PockMarkedLichenPockmarked Rock and Lichen, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)


Texture and Space at Escalante, Part II

Here are a few more texture- and form-focused photographs of the sandstone walls at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

GravellyUndulationsGravelly Undulations, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

SliverOfLightSliver of Light, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

BlueberriesMoqueMarblesBWBlueberries, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)


Texture and Space at Escalante

The eroded rock faces and dark slot canyons at Grand Staircase Escalante allowed me to focus in on the light, shadow, space, and texture of the rock and sky.

LookingOutOfTheOrificeAtPeekABooLooking out of the Orifice, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (16″x48″)

ErodedDivotsEroded Divots in Sandstone, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)

SeepingStainsSeeping Stains, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (12″x18″)