Tall Tales From The Field

Posts tagged “Arizona

Aspen Trees Autumn-Post Peak

Even leaveless Aspen Trees have their appeal. At the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aspen Tree Autumn Colors-Peak Color

Aspen trees were at full color at Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim last week.  Paradoxically, nearby aspens were past peak. Those images to follow soon.

 

Fall colors have arrived in the Aspen Tree forests at The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On The Road To the Grand Canyon

A recent drive to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim revealed some sights not normally associated with The Grand Canyon. Like wildlife, Aspens and Autumn Colors.

 

 

 

Fall colors have arrived in the Aspen Tree forests at The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Wild Bison graze in a meadow at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

 

 

 

And of course, the Grand Canyon itself!


Blurred Aspens

Using In-Camera techniques, I photographed these past-peak color aspens while moving the camera slightly to achieve a blurred, ethereal look.

 


Full Moon Rising

Last night’s full moon rising near The Grand Canyon.

 

 


Marble Canyon Sunset

Light from a setting sun shines upon Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona.

 

Light from a setting sun shines on Marble Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

 


Marble Canyon Rainbows

Rainbows over Marble Canyon during probably the last of the monsoon storms for this year.

 

 

 


Monsoon Time Lapse

Taken at Marble Canyon Arizona

 


Buttes, Plateaus and Mesas- What’s the Difference?

The images below shot last week along the Arizona/Utah border show buttes, plateaus and mesas, geologic land forms that permeate America’s Desert Southwest. In general terms, buttes are smaller than mesas and mesas are smaller than plateaus. Buttes were probably once mesas but shrunk in size due to erosion. Plateaus are bigger than both mesas and buttes. But specific sizes of each land form are not normally defined.

 

Mesas, Buttes and Plateaus make up the landscape near Fredonia, Arizona

 

 

 

Storm clouds hover over Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah. The smaller hills at the base can be categorized as buttes.

 

 

 


Highlights and Shadows

Sunlight penetrates clouds from a passing thunderstorm, producing sunbeams along Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona.