California - dojulander
Sand Dunes at Sunset, Death Valley National Park, California:<br />
With a spring storm covering the afternoon sky, my daughter, Kellie, and I hiked for over three hours through these Death Valley sand dunes with the optimistic hope of capturing the beauty of this desert.  After finding this picturesque scene, we waited and watched as the sun set below the cloud line lighting up the dunes.  In less than 10 minutes the light was gone leaving a wonderful memory and this image of the beautiful dunes.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine at Sunset, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo National Forest, California:
Camping with my daughter, Kellie, in the White Mountains brought us into company with many majestic Ancient Bristlecone Pine trees. But this specimen particularly caught our attention with its symmetry and elegance. We waited for several hours for the sun to begin to set and the light to be just right. Our patience was rewarded by this image which is actually a composite of two photographs stitched together to create one.

TreePanoramaAncient Bristlecone Pine ForestInyo National ForestCalifornia

From Forest and Mountain Wilderness