Deep Desert Photography

Deep Desert Photography

I am a commercial photographic artist specializing in HDR manipulations. I shoot mainly nature and landscapes of the American Southwest.
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A Giant Centipede, Scolopendra Heros, native to Arizona measuring 6 inches long. They can get up to 8 inches long.
One of several natural ponds near Sycamore Falls known as the Pomeroy Tanks. Located in the Kaibab National Forest near Williams Arizona.
A cluster of Blackfoot Daisies native to Arizona. Botanical name is Melampodium Leucanthum.
The Verde River just west of Stewart Ranch in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area. This section of the river is being fed by underground Springs.
HDR composite of a storm cell rolling over Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona near sundown. Composed of 3 exposures. One for the landscape. One for the storm, and one for the lightning.
A shiny chrome welcome sign for the town of Chino Valley Arizona.
A backhoe being used to dump gravel into a trench at a construction site in Arizona. The driver is not visible, no model release is necessary.
A clean and fresh out of the box diesel fuel filter on the left in contrast with an old and dirty filter on the right. The dirty filter had 15,000 miles use.
A species of Barrel Cactus growing out of an outcrop of rock with a tall Saguaro Cactus behind it near the Gila bend Mountains in southwestern Arizona. They can often grow in rocky terrain.
A warning sign for radioactivity from an abandoned Uranium Mine in the area of Horseshoe Mesa at the Grand Canyon.
An HDR composition of a lightning storm approaching Courthouse Butte near Sedona Arizona. Composed from 2 lightning photos merged with a single landscape photo taken just before sundown.
Taken in 2007, a semi-truck runs over a small car on Interstate Highway 10 in Arizona at Picacho Peak. The truck burst into flames because it was loaded with acid containers that ruptured.
The Two Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly, the official State Butterfly of Arizona. This one was feeding on some wild Lilac flowers near Sedona.
A hidden cave along the Long Canyon Trail in Sedona Arizona. It may have been used by the ancient Sinagua People.
Gate to an area of the Verde River near Paulden Arizona called the Promised Land. This recreation area is open to the public. Gate is to prevent livestock from wandering down to the river.
Launching point for hang gliding enthusiasts at the summit of Mingus Mountain near Jerome Arizona. City in the distance is Cottonwood. Recreation area is open to the public. No property release needed
An old copper water valve that is badly corroded and leaking.
A massive wall of dust rolling into a rural area west of Phoenix Arizona. This storm came in at night and was only revealed when lightning flashed near it. These storms are also called Haboobs.
Panorama of Dogtown Lake near Williams Arizona viewed from its west side.
Panorama view of Sycamore Canyon from Sycamore Point lookout vista near sundown. Located in the Kaibab National Forest near Williams Arizona.
A Service Road running though Billings Gap on the west side of Red Basin in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
A cave tunnel in the Red Basin of Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
An entrance to a cave along the Red Basin Trail in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
Billings Tank in between Blue Mesa and Red Basin Petrified Forest National Park Arizona. This old artificial pond is now dry but was once used by cattle ranchers before the Park was founded.
Flat slabs of agate and sandstone that resemble tabletops in an area of Petrified Forest National Park Arizona called the Flat Tops.
A valley running in between dark purple bentonite hills in the Flat Tops of Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
A cliff face on the south end of the Flat Tops in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona that resembles an Indian Warrior Head on the left side of the photo.
A giant hoodoo pillar along the Billings Gap Trail on the Blue Mesa of Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
A sheer cliff of rock jutting out from the Blue Mesa along the Billings Gap Trail in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona. Taken near midday.
North view of a Blue Valley near midday on the east side of Blue Mesa in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
East view of the Blue Valley on the east side of Blue Mesa in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona along the Billings Gap Trail.
Reflecting pools of water in Devil Dog Canyon near Drake Arizona. The boulders in the water are volcanic Basalt rock.
One of 3 Lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park Arizona. This one is called the East Lagoon.
A possible hybridized Hummingbird feeding on Aloe flowers in Arizona. This hummer has characteristics of both Ruby Throat and Black Chin. Hummingbirds have been known to interbreed creating hybrids.
Closeup of an old railroad trestle bridge spanning Bear Canyon near Perkinsville Arizona in the Prescott National Forest.
View from the rocky shoreline of a lagoon on the southwest side of Dogtown Lake near Williams Arizona. This lagoon is part of Dogtown Wash that feeds into the lake.
Large boulders lining the shoreline of a lagoon on the southwest side of Dogtown Lake near Williams Arizona. This lagoon is part of Dogtown Wash that feeds into the lake.
White Horse Lake in the Kaibab National Forest of northern Arizona viewed from the north boat ramp.
The Entrance Sign for the White Horse Lake Campground in the Kaibab National Forest near Williams Arizona. Public land, no property release needed.
A pair of lightning bolts twisting through the air on their way down to a mountain near Arlington Arizona during the 2012 Monsoon season.
A marshy wetland downstream from Stillman Lake in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area near Paulden AZ.
Macro photo of the flower of a Maurandella Antirrhiniflora, also known as a Snapdragon Vine. This one is native to the Chino Valley area of Arizona.
The fruit of the Fragrant Sumac native to Arizona, alson known as the Skunk Bush. The fruit is edible and tastes kind of tarty like a Lime. This fruit can be made into a tea.
Panorama view of Hell Canyon where it converges with Grindstone Canyon and the Verde River near Drake Arizona in the Prescott National Forest.
A male House Finch native to Arizona perched on the flower of a Saguaro Cactus.
A section of drywall that had to be removed due to flood damage. The wall interior is exposed in order to dry it out before it can be repaired.
A rocky lagoon in Watson Lake Prescott Arizona along Lakeshore Trail. The gray rock indicates how much water volume has been lost due to the drought.
View from the north side of the Pendley Arch north of Sedona Arizona. The arch is in the Coconino National Forest just outside of Slide Rock State Park.
A waterfall along Oak Creek in Slide Rock State Park north of Sedona Arizona.
The emerald waters of Oak Creek on the north side of Slide Rock State Park north of Sedona Arizona.
TV, Radio, and Cell Phone Towers perched on the summit of Mingus Mountain near Jerome Arizona. These towers reside on publicly accessible recreation land. No property release needed.
View of the Verde Valley from the end of North Mingus Trail on Mingus Mountain near Jerome Arizona in the Prescott National Forest. The city in the distance is Cottonwood with the red rocks of Sedona.
The launching point for hang gliding enthusiasts at the summit of Mingus Mountain near Jerome Arizona. Open to the public. No property release is needed.
Launching point for hang gliding enthusiasts at the summit of Mingus Mountain near Jerome Arizona. The city in the distance is Cottonwood. Recreation area open to public. No property release needed.
A picnic table with a view in the Mingus Mountain Recreation Area near Jerome Arizona. The city in the distance is Cottonwood. Recreation area is open to the public. No property release is needed.
The city of Cottonwood Arizona viewed from the south eastern summit of Mingus Mountain near Jerome.
Dust from a Backhoe being sprayed down with a water hose at a construction site in Arizona. Construction regulations in Arizona prohibit large amounts of dust being released into the air.
Kaibab Lake near Williams Arizona in the Kaibab National Forest viewed from its west side on the dam that created the lake.
Kaibab Lake near Williams Arizona in the Kaibab National Forest viewed from its west side on the dam that created the lake.
A clump of snow covered Marsh Grass on the north side of Kaibab Lake in winter. Located in the Kaibab National Forest near Williams Arizona.
Kaibab Lake near Williams Arizona viewed from its northeast side in winter. Located in the Kaibab National Forest.
Snow covered amphitheater at Kaibab Lake in winter. Located near Williams Arizona. Public recreation area. No property release needed.
View from the fishing pier at Kaibab Lake Arizona in winter. Located in the Kaibab National Forest near Williams. Public recreation area. No property release is needed.
Kaibab Lake near Williams Arizona viewed from its east side in winter. Located in the Kaibab National Forest.
Panorama of Dogtown Lake near Williams Arizona viewed from its northwest corner.
Panorama of Dogtown Lake in Williams Arizona from its southeast section.
Rocky water fall cliff, currently dry, west of Sycamore Point in the Kaibab National Forest south of Williams Arizona.
Sycamore Canyon viewed from the west side of Sycamore Point. Located in the Kaibab National Forest south of Williams Arizona.
A portable Potty placed among the Ponderosa Pine trees in the Kaibab National Forest along the Bill Williams Loop Road in northern Arizona.
A wall that had been damaged by a flood being dried out by forcing air into the hollow interior of the wall.
The first cliff overhang along the West Fork Trail in Call of the Canyon north of Sedona AZ.
An Arizona Desert Iguana that had climbed into the branches of a bush in order to nip the leaves for food. This species of lizard is vegetarian.
A pair of Titanium Wire Rim eye glasses that have broken and split apart on the nose bridge section.
A large piece of petrified wood in the Petrified Forest National Park along the Blue Mesa Trail that has been uncovered by decades of erosion. In the background is the Blue Mesa Overlook.
View from the western slope of Steamboat Rock in Sedona Arizona, looking north. Located in the Coconino National Forest.
View of the summit of Steamboat Rock in Sedona Arizona in the Coconino National Forest.
The Onyx Bridge in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona. It is one of the few petrified trees in the Park that is still nearly intact.
Panorama of the Lithodendron Wilderness viewed from a ridge near Onyx Bridge in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
Super panorama of the Lithodedron Wilderness along the trail to Onyx Bridge in Petrified. The Squared Off Butte in the center marks the turning point in the trail.
Panorama of the Lithodedron Wilderness along the trail to Onyx Bridge in Petrified Forest National Park Arizona.
An overhead view of an Echinocereus Nicholii, Hedgehog Cactus, covered in snow after an overnight snow storm in Chino Valley Arizona.
An Echinocereus Nicholii, Hedgehog Cactus, covered in snow after an overnight snow storm in Chino Valley Arizona.
Basalt Cliffs of Devil Dog Canyon near Drake Arizona. Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock. Because it is winter there is a small frozen pond at the base of the cliff.
A frozen pond at the base of a basalt cliff in Devil Dog Canyon near Drake Arizona.
A shallow section of the Verde River along the Greenway Trail in Dead Horse Ranch State Park Arizona.
Fruit of the Wolfberry, Lycium Andersonii. Native to Arizona this desert fruit bearing shrub was a staple food for ancient Indians. It is high in vitamin C and has a tarty tomato taste.
One of the last relics of the Historic Stewart Ranch in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area near Paulden AZ.
A Flow Station set up by the Arizona Game & Fish Dept to monitor the water flow of the Verde River in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area near Paulden AZ.
A road leading down to the old Stewart Ranch along the Verde River in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area near Paulden AZ. The road is closed to vehicles and can only be hiked on.
A Backhoe Machine digging a new hole at a construction site in the Arizona desert.
Panorama of the Upper Verde River Canyon near Paulden AZ. Located east of Sullivan Dam and Lower Sullivan Canyon which is where the Verde River headwaters begins.
Panorama of Upper Verde River Canyon near Paulden AZ. Lower Sullivan Canyon is in the distance on the right.
Stacks of stone slabs at the abandoned Mexican Quarry near Perkinsville Arizona. The quarry is on publicly accessible federal land in the Prescott National Forest. No property release is needed.
The remains of the Mexican Quarry Pit, now abandoned. It is on publicly accessible land in the Prescott National Forest. No property release is needed.
Panorama view of Lower Sullivan Canyon just east of Sullivan Dam in Paulden AZ.
A forgotten cattle corral in the Prescott National Forest east of Paulden Arizona. The area is publicly accessible federal land. No Property release is needed.
An abandoned cattle corral at Cotton Dam Cattle Tank on Big Black Mesa near Ash Fork AZ.
The Dam Cattle Tank Corral in the Prescott National Forest Arizona east of Chino Valley, now dry from lack of rain and the heat of the summer.
Cynipid Wasp Galls on Emory Oak Leaves. This particular Emory Oak tree, Quercus Emoryi, is native to the Chino Valley area of Arizona. The red galls contain the larva of the wasp.
Panorama of the Verde River Canyon Walls viewed from the Bear Siding Recreation Area in the Prescott National Forest near Perkinsville AZ.
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