Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Las Vegas And The Desert

We spent five days in Las Vegas and while there, toured Lake Mead and the Red Rock Canyon. Here are some shots of both, along with some texture and nature studies from each area. As usual, clicking the photos will take you to better, hi-res versions of each picture.

Lake Mead

Slipping The Surly Bonds Of Earth

 
Lake Mead National Park

Red Rock Canyon
 


Fall Color
The Canyon Near Sunset (also includes following photos)


 
 
 

And as promised, some nature and texture studies.




 

 
 
 

And someone having fun...


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ghost Planes

Sometimes when I'm looking up photographing raptors in flight, I will see- way off in the stratosphere- a plane flying overhead. They are flying so high that the photos usually look quite ethereal and "ghostly". Hence, the name. I always imagine these planes full of tourists on their way to warm-sand beach resorts in South America. 


 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Moths? Butterflies?

I'm honestly not sure which, but they're beautiful, anyway. (I've since been told by a lady who knows that they are the Gulf Fritillary. Thanks, Jrzy!)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hummers!


Click these photos to see hi-res versions, you won't regret it.




Impossibly. Tiny. Feet.




Mr. Blue Sky

On a rainy day like today, it's good to recall blue skies and puffy clouds.






Monday, October 19, 2009

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are one of my favorite- and most challenging- subjects to shoot. I never grow tired of their antics.