Photo Of The Day – Oman’s Desert + 5 More

Title: Oman’s Desert Location: Outside Mehiah, Dima Wattayeen, Oman, Middle East  (23°1’21” N 58°36’30” E) Description: Layers are easy to find in Oman, especially the sharply cut mountains inland. Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Altitude 1251′ Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Smoothness Of The Dunes + 6 More

Title: Smoothness Of The Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, Sonoran Desert, Imperial County, California, United States (32°58’57” N 115°7’55” W) Description: I see more and more why California is an excellent home for Hollywood. Only 3 hours drive from downtown are dunes with the appearance of the Sahara. According to Wikipedia, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Smoothness of the Desert

Title: The Smoothness of the Desert Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: This time of year I can imagine these pristine appearing dunes to be covered with ATVs and all kinds of tracks. And that’s okay with me. I realize some of our lands need to Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Algodones Dunes

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a little different. It’s a bunch of photos. My friend Alex Kunz, also a photographer, pointed out a little place known as the Algodones Dunes in Southern California as a great place for photos. This was about a year ago. He lamented, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cholla Cactus At Sunset

Title: Cholla Cactus At Sunset Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, North America Description: When there are no clouds in the sky to make a dramatic desert sunset, what do you do? Find the fuzzy looking “Teddy Bear Cactus” and use the sun. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers Of Wadi Rum

Title: Layers of Wadi Rum Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan  (29°37’31” N  35°30’1″ E) Description: Shot in the beautifully picturesque desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan, this shot is part of my 2015 calendar called Layers. Find it and six other calendars here. Like the photo? Join the club. Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wadi Rum At Sunset

Title: Wadi Rum At Sunset Location: Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan Description: With a quick scramble up an exposed rock face, Sabrina and I were able to catch the fleeting sunset light and beautiful colors of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest valley. This image is included in A World of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Desert Minaret

Title: Desert Minaret Location: Haddis, Al Batinah North, Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Asia (23°11’12” N  57°37’20” E) Description: One fact I learned quickly in traveling through Oman, the minarets are usually quite colorful and unique. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 110mm Aperture f/8 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

   Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra

   Title: Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra Location: Petra, Jordan (30°19’20” N 35°27’6″ E) Description: The Treasury At Petra is one of the most widely recognized images from the country of Jordan, thanks in no small part to the film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

  Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – What’s In That Slot Canyon?

Title: What’s In That Slot Canyon? Location: Al B??inah Region, Oman, Middle East (23°12’33” N  57°23’28” E) Description: In the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman are a number of slot canyons carved into the ancient rock. This monolith caught my eye not only for the swirl of rock forming Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea

Title: Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea Location: Dead Sea, Jordan, Middle East (31°35’54” N  35°33’39” E) Description: A roadside stand just above the Dead Sea sells the basics for locals and tourists alike. Officially the lowest point on the face of the Earth, the Dead Sea has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert

 Title: Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Jordan Location: Aqaba, Jordan, Middle East (29°37’32” N  35°28’59” E) Description: One of the most easily accessible and dramatic landscapes in Jordan is Wadi Rum. No special expertise is needed to reach the desert other than a car and once there, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Beauty In The Desolation

Title: Beauty In The Desolation Location: Oman, Asia Description: Oman is a little of what Westerners might expect; dry, hot and some areas quite remote. While the Al Hajar Mountains receive little rain, there are palm trees and grasses in the valleys between the hills where enough water flows Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Polaris Over Balanced Rock

Title: Polaris Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: In this 20 minute exposure taken on a night when the moon was still hanging above the Utah horizon with a pale, muted glow, Polaris, the North Star, can be seen in the far upper Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Distant Buttes

Title: Distant Buttes Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets over Canyonlands National Park in Utah, USA, haze catches fire and mimics the orange sandstone of the cliffs all around. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Balanced Rock

Title: Stars Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Timeless as the heavens, but slowly weathering away, Balanced Rock is lit by the reflection off a setting moon in this 10 minute exposure in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan

Title: The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: A few nights each week the Treasury at Petra is the scene of a wonderful ceremony with local storytelling, folk music and reverence as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Omani Desert Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 47MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury At Night

Title: The Treasury At Night Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The Treasury at Petra, Jordan, is a beautiful structure as seen from the inside out in this unique image shot during the Petra By Night ceremony. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 30 seconds Aperture Continue Reading →

Top 10 Photos Of 2012

My friend and fellow photographer Jim Goldstein is not only a great photographer, he invites people to share their work through his annual round-up of everyone’s best images from the previous year. I’m not one to participate in many “Best of…” lists, but it’s an honor for me Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand Canyon From The Sky

Title: Grand Canyon From The Sky Location: Arizona, USA, North America Description: The Grand Canyon stretches North beneath a clear Arizona sky. Camera Canon Powershot SD630 Lens —- Shutter Speed 1/1250 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 82 Focal Length 5.8mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print at Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon After Sunset

  Title: Bryce Canyon After Sunset Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Bryce Canyon, as seen from the Sunrise Lookout, is a magnificent landscape any time of day and especially when the golden orange of the sandstone is mimicked in the passing clouds above. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nothing But Hoodoos

Title: Nothing But Hoodoos Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Hoodoos, those scraggly spires seen in this image, are created by millions of years of dirt and sand sedimentation followed by thousands upon thousands of years of erosion. The different rock make up of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Passing Storm, Bryce Canyon

Title: Passing Storm, Bryce Canyon Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Bryce Canyon is one of the most accessible, dramatic landscapes in Utah. With campgrounds right across the road from this amazing lookout, sunrise and sunset are both spectacular times to take in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II

Title: Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: The Milky Way dips below Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/4 ISO 3200 Focal Length 14mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day Bonus – Delicate Arch At Sunrise

Title: Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch is one of the most photographed arches in the world. But on this morning, fellow photographer Michael Riffle and I had the entire basin to ourselves for over two hours. Sunrise is Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Daybreak, Canyonlands National Park

Title: Daybreak, Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of bedrock has been worn away by time, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Green River on its route Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park

Title: Stars Over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Timeless as the heavens, but slowly weathering away, Balanced Rock is lit by the reflection off a setting moon in this 10 minute exposure in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light

Title: The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The Treasury at Petra takes on a surreal feel when lit by the candles in hundreds of luminaries during the Petra By Night program held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than just a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park

Title: The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Shot from Dead Horse Point State Park just before the sun began lighting the thousand foot cliffs of Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado River continues to carve through eons of Continue Reading →