Although I'm much better at being ready for photo ops at sunset, sunrise is often the best time of day to capture the magic. Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, California, is a prime example. The sun comes up directly over Fannette Island, and while I was there the storm clouds added lots of dimension and drama to the emerging sky. It was as calm, peaceful, and silent as it appears. Dawn does have its rewards.

Although I'm much better at being ready for photo ops at sunset, sunrise is often the best time of day to capture the magic. Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, California, is a prime example. The sun comes up directly over Fannette Island, and while I was there the storm clouds added lots of dimension and drama to the emerging sky. It was as calm, peaceful, and silent as it appears. Dawn does have its rewards.

It was a very dark and stormy dawn when I arrived at the Eagle Falls area of Lake Tahoe, California. Although it was summer, it was also surprisingly cold. It made me wonder how bitter the winters must be there.

Standing At Eagle Falls

It was a very dark and stormy dawn when I arrived at the Eagle Falls area of Lake Tahoe, California. Although it was summer, it was also surprisingly cold. It made me wonder how bitter the winters must be there.

Description  I found this amazing International truck while exploring Bannack, Montana, a gold rush town turned ghost town. The truck just belongs there.It fits the mood, the town, the story of Bannack, perfectly. I believe it to be from the 1920s, the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the most fascinating decade of American history. In Montana, it would have seen little of the roar or jazz, but it might have seen some bootlegging. I like to think it did.

Bannack International

Description I found this amazing International truck while exploring Bannack, Montana, a gold rush town turned ghost town. The truck just belongs there.It fits the mood, the town, the story of Bannack, perfectly. I believe it to be from the 1920s, the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the most fascinating decade of American history. In Montana, it would have seen little of the roar or jazz, but it might have seen some bootlegging. I like to think it did.

Mono Lake Tufas - California

Surreal Sunrise

Mono Lake Tufas - California

Bonsai Rock is a popular attraction for photographers as it is a unique boulder with tiny trees growing out of it, enclosed next to a gorgeous Lake Tahoe shoreline.

Bonsai Rock is a popular attraction for photographers as it is a unique boulder with tiny trees growing out of it, enclosed next to a gorgeous Lake Tahoe shoreline.

I was struck by the layers and ranges of mountains in this scene from Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It was taken shortly after sunrise when the haze was still lingering on the far ranges, giving the scene an air of mystery and making it look somewhat abstract.

Southwest Blues

I was struck by the layers and ranges of mountains in this scene from Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It was taken shortly after sunrise when the haze was still lingering on the far ranges, giving the scene an air of mystery and making it look somewhat abstract.

Ahhh... Lake Tahoe. Why did it take me so many years to find you? I love Tahoe. It's the perfect combination of things. It's remote, yet civilized. There are so many place to 'get away from it all' yet nothing you could want or need is far or difficult. And, it's gorgeous beyond my wildest expectations.

Pre-storm Stillness

Ahhh... Lake Tahoe. Why did it take me so many years to find you? I love Tahoe. It's the perfect combination of things. It's remote, yet civilized. There are so many place to 'get away from it all' yet nothing you could want or need is far or difficult. And, it's gorgeous beyond my wildest expectations.

Montana Landscape Photography - As a native of Great Falls, just a few miles to the east, I understand that there is an almost mystical quality to these buttes in general, and Square Butte in particular. I have no doubt it was once of great significance to the Indians of the area, and was also a favorite of Charlie Russell, Montana's most famous artist. He included it in several of his paintings and I can not see the formation without thinking of it as “Charlie’s Butte”.  ReneeSullivanPhoto

Montana Landscape Photography Large Wall Decor Fine Art Home Office Square Butte Great Falls Red Yellow Orange Black Brown Dark Vivid Color

Montana Landscape Photography - As a native of Great Falls, just a few miles to the east, I understand that there is an almost mystical quality to these buttes in general, and Square Butte in particular. I have no doubt it was once of great significance to the Indians of the area, and was also a favorite of Charlie Russell, Montana's most famous artist. He included it in several of his paintings and I can not see the formation without thinking of it as “Charlie’s Butte”. ReneeSullivanPhoto

It was a perfect morning photographing the colorful sky over Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana.

It was a perfect morning photographing the colorful sky over Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana.

I must say, I was surprised at the raw beauty of Lake Mead. Just a short drive from Las Vegas Nevada, the lake is a startling contrast of desert and water, mountains and canyons, primitive backcountry, and busy marinas.

Mojave Desert Lake

I must say, I was surprised at the raw beauty of Lake Mead. Just a short drive from Las Vegas Nevada, the lake is a startling contrast of desert and water, mountains and canyons, primitive backcountry, and busy marinas.

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