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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park landscape with clouds

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Southern Utah; October 23, 2016.

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February 13, 2017 at 4:50 AM

Lichen like a planet

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Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park on October 24, 2016.

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February 11, 2017 at 5:09 AM

White veins

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At California’s Muir Beach on November 1st of last year the white veins in some of the rocks intrigued me.

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January 28, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Wupatki National Monument

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Continuing north in Arizona from Sunset Crater on October 21, 2016, we soon came to Wupatki National Monument, which we, like most people, visited for its Indian ruins. As a photographer, I appreciated the place for its desert landscapes as well.

On a horizontal rock surface at the site I found a feature that could pass as the inspiration for Rorschach inkblots. What does it say of me if I see this as the fossil of a spiny fish? Chime in if you’d like to say how you see it.

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January 25, 2017 at 4:57 AM

Arizona copper ore

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On November 7th last year I couldn’t help noticing that the people who run the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson have placed some colorful slabs of copper ore at the entrance to their establishment. An accompanying sign says: “These boulders were mined south of Tucson. They are rich in copper minerals: the blue-green is chrysocolla, the blue is azurite, and the green is malachite.”

To take this picture I lay on the ground and aimed at an angle elevated enough to include some of the day’s fleecy clouds.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 21, 2017 at 4:47 AM

Finally a redwood

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After teasing you here with pictures from redwood preserves, first the Armstrong Grove and then Muir Woods, I’m finally providing a clear shot of a California redwood tree, Sequoia sempervirens, from Big Basin Redwoods State Park on October 31. This species produces the tallest trees in the world, even if in today’s photo you’re looking only at the base of one. I was attracted by the way the orange patches on the redwood’s trunk, along with the dry redwood leaves fallen on the ground, contrasted not only with the green of the moss on the tree but also and even more so with the greater greenery of the forest beyond.

Click below to zoom in on the orange area.

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© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

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January 20, 2017 at 4:40 AM

Layered clouds over undulating mountains

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Hueco Tanks State Park, El Paso County, Texas; November 9, 2016.

They know how to do clouds out there.

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January 18, 2017 at 4:54 AM

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