After our most recent two day snowstorm and my endless shoveling I had to get out the moment it ended. This was photographed at golden hour looking across the Niagara River towards the frozen shore of Goat Island. The top of the American Falls can be seen on the right edge. By the time I was done all my gear and myself were coated in ice. It was about 20 degrees and the wind was blowing west to east. It was all worth it in the end I think.
Every morning is different when the sun rises above Niagara Falls. If I could, I would be out there every morning, rain, snow or shine to capture that beauty. Crossing the border on a daily basis isn't practical but I go as often as I can. Usually you hope for some clouds to play with the colors a bit but this morning was clear and the colors were intense. Having the sun diffused by the mist had a major role in that appearance.
A stand of Aspen or Birch trees in the Kyle Canyon area of Spring Mountain National Recreation Area (Mt. Charleston) northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The contrast between the trees and the Pines behind them made for a wonderful composition.
The view from Aguereberry Point southeast, down into Death Valley National Park as the shadows rise across the face of the mountains. This location is 6433 feet above sea level while Badwater Basin, the light area in the valley, is 280+ below sea level and about 30 degrees warmer at least.
"Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge" - Clouds building on the horizon over the refuge in this image I made on my way out of town last Sunday.
Predictably as a landscape photographer I have more than a few photographers that I idolize (Adams, Weston, Muench, Dykinga, etc.). Also at the top of my list for capturing brilliant images is Clyde Butcher, a photographer living in south-central Florida whose amazing 8 X 10 field camera work in the wilds of Florida's back-country regularly documents some of the last wilderness in the state.