Chinese Pistachio Autumn
The fiery autumn colors of a Chinese Pistachio tree backlit by the rising sun. I had so much fun photographing this spot that I spent two days working various angles and compositions of the trees.
Reaching For Stars
The bold and vibrant colors of Chinese Pistachio trees in peak autumn color are backlit by the morning sun. These trees reminded me of the Japanese maples famously photographed in the Portland Japanese Gardens, however these are much much larger trees.
Twist and turns in a narrow forest service road take you through previously burned areas where new aspens explode with vibrant oranges and yellows.
A ridge covered in various shades of turning oak mingle with a collection of pine trees on the Kaibab Plateau.
A narrow canyon below the rim features vibrant red oaks and maples.
Flames of Autumn
A grove of fiery red and orange aspen trees complimented by the traditional golden yellow aspens below as they catch the mornings first light.
A golden aspen tree stands in front of taller nearly bare rusty orange aspens.
Vibrant red aspen leaves hang on to their branches before a tropical storm makes it's way through the southwest.
A stand of bare trees catch soft backlighting on the west side of Zion National Park, Utah.
A beautiful warm autumn color palette along last dollar road in Colorado.
Golden cottonwoods lead into a hillside of aspen trees and brilliant scrub brush in Colorado.
An incredible display of autumn scrub brush and aspen groves along Owl Creek Pass in Colorado.
The sun casts down through thick clouds to illuminate stands of aspen trees on the foothills of the Cimmaron mountains in Colorado.
A classic scene from one of the backroads of Western Colorado during autumn with aspens lining a bend in the dirt road.
A variety of twisted tree skeletons sit high above the valley floor surrounded by wildflowers. I was fortunate to find this one twisting towards the sunset skies.
The Green Monster
A giant vine maple reaches out in all directions in this beautiful section of the Olympic rainforest.
Beautiful and vibrant green ferns and clover grow along the base of a vine maple in the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park.
Light of the Woods
Shafts of light break through towering redwood forests during late morning among one of California's beautiful redwood parks.
The rising sun peeks through a grove of redwood trees and illuminates vibrant green ferns in Northern California.
Peak autumn aspen trees stand tall along the inner basin trail in Northern Arizona.
Autumn aspen trees rise into a cloudy blue sky in Northern Arizona.
Aspen trunks glow in the last light of day on the slopes of the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona.
I'll Be Here When You're Gone
An ancient bristlecone pine photographed at sunset high atop the white mountains. I could have sat here for hours under the tree as if it were telling me old tales of the ancient forest.
Colorful autumn maples and oak stand against sandstone cliffs in Oak Creek Canyon.
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