The Ferryman, October 2015

Moving south toward the trail head, I came across these millipedes seemingly sunning themselves.

I have visited the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge since I was a young teenager. Over the years I checked off one area after another, but on this occasion, I explored the one area I never visited, the Charon’s Garden Wilderness Area. Charon in Greek mythology is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world…

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The Metro, July 2013

I was particularly pleased with this extract of the huge statue of President Lincoln.

Flying to Baltimore My wife Abby and I flew to Baltimore to spend a week with Abby’s daughter Chele, her husband Tom, and our grandson Paul. In addition to visiting the family, we saw many of the excellent attractions in the Baltimore and Washington areas. We flew from Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport to Baltimore-Washington…

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Siren Song, June 2012

Elegant, delicate colors swirl in the depths of Waterholes Canyon south of Page, Arizona.

“There’s a place That’s far beyond this time and space When each of us comes face to face with something more…” ~Alan Parsons Project For many years I have been photographing Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah. On many of those occasions I visited The Needles District of the park, The Island in the Sky…

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The Point, June 2006

Horses with Chimney Rock, Colorado, in the background

Driving from Ada, Oklahoma to Monticello, Utah I’ve made this drive on a few other occasions, but never in June during maximum daylight. This allowed me to shoot more along my route. Chesler Park Trail at Canyonlands National Park and Butler Wash I started at the Elephant Hill trail head in Canyonlands National Park, with…

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The Confluence, March 2004

This is a well-known view for shooting The Windows at sunrise: looking through the North Window at Turret Arch. We didn't get to this spot as early as I would have liked, but the morning light was still quite nice.

Driving to Farmington, New Mexico Up early, I drove to Norman, Oklahoma, to pick up my guest for this trip, my long-time friend Michael Zeiler. We made two or three good images, and, except for worthless restaurant service, had a pretty decent travel day. Michael’s Honda Element was well-suited to piling-style packing, and seemed like a good…

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Chihuahua, April 2003

The setting sun shines across the gypsum dunes at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Driving to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, and Photographing the Gypsum Dunes I left very early to make the nine-hour drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. I arrived early enough to get the key to the gate that allowed me to photograph the gypsum dunes on the west end of the park. There are…

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Villanueva, July 1999

Towering cumulus clouds viewed from the rim of Capulin Volcano, Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico

In the summer of 1998, my newspaper made the transition from conventional cut-and-paste production to desktop publishing, which meant instead of printing, I would be scanning my images. I happily began using my new Nikon LS-2000 scanner, and abruptly stopped making photographic prints. It happened that I still had over 1000 sheets of black-and-white glossy printing…

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