The extreme southwest desert is a diverse ecosystem of salt flats, canyons, valleys, vegetation, mountains, and weather extremes. I find it’s unique beauty and geologic variations provide opportunities to record wonderful images that are rarely seen.
Unlike the boiling temperatures in summer months, winter temperatures are pleasant with clouds enhancing the daily views. One finds a contemplative environment, allowing the senses and vision to become uniquely special while being aware of the life and death struggles of this land. In no other environment can the harshness of nature be seen combining with the changing earth surface in such a diverse and beautiful way.
These images, shown in black and white, represent the varied scenes from Death Valley, Mohave National Preserve, Red Rock Canyon of California, Trona Pinnacles, and Red Rock Canyon of Nevada.
I hope you enjoy them.