Mike Green's photos with the USA

Rock waves

Rock waves
This is on a different scale from my last image....

It's from Zion National Park, where I made a fair few studies of the wide variety of rock strata and patterns. Zion seemed to me to be 'all about rock', so I concentrated on that, rather than repeating…
Added on January 19, 2012

Death valley detail

Death valley detail
This was taken near the volcanic caldera image I uploaded recently. I wanted to capture something which showed what much of the terrain in the valley is like and this relatively dense and repetitious area of scrubby grass seemed to do the job.

ADDENDUM:…
Added on January 27, 2012

Antelope tumbleweed

Antelope tumbleweed
Firstly: my apologies for the extended outage on viewing and commenting on images - I've been travelling for the last several weeks. I shall catch up with the backlog eventually, I hope!

I was travelling light; this wasn't at all a photographic trip, so…
Added on December 16, 2011

Plateau

Plateau
Firstly - Happy New Year to everyone - the best of luck in 2012, and thanks very much for all the support and encouragement during 2011 - it's been very much appreciated.

I thought, before posting a whole series of images of very small parts of the US s…
Added on January  1, 2012

Antelope detail

Antelope detail
As I described in my last blog piece, I'm going to run out of 'big' images from my US trip fairly rapidly, so, in contrast to my last upload of the caldera in Death Valley, here's a tiny part of Antelope Canyon, Arizona.

I have a fair few 'normal' shots…
Added on January 11, 2012

Salt dawn

Salt dawn
I think this may well be one of my last images from the US south-west which both contain sky and are of a large area. It's even a 'classic composition' perhaps!

This was captured just before dawn, right at the beginning of our trip. We had the entire sa…
Added on January 17, 2012

Caldera

Caldera
A 'detail' image of the bottom of the Ubehebe volcanic crater in Death Valley, California.

The crater itself is pretty large, though arguably not so by volcanic crater standards, and makes a very interesting feature to walk around, certainly more intere…
Added on January  9, 2012

Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece
NOTE: after the very helpful suggestions below, I've cloned the offending fence out, as well as realigning the ground and changing the title. Thanks to everyone who suggested crops and ways to fix this - very much appreciated and I think this version is a…
Added on January 21, 2012

Winter leaves

Winter leaves
I'm not quite sure why, but this is one of my favourite images from my entire US trip. Perhaps it's because it's so simple overall, yet complex in its detail - I'm not sure. Somehow, it encapsulates everything about the mood of the landscape - as I saw it…
Added on February  9, 2012

Cottonwood congregation

Cottonwood congregation
I grew to really like cottonwood trees whilst I was in Zion National Park (and other places). These ones, in the centre of the main valley, catch the sunlight very well throughout the day and seemed to be creating a type of amphitheatre in their midst.…
Added on January 31, 2012