Photo: "Isolation Room Shadows"

Daylight seeps into the hallway from one of the isolation rooms in this Alabama Asylum constructed in the late 1800's. 

The shadows on the way are caused by slats in the doors of the isolation rooms. These slats allowed nurses to check on patients and also allow air flow into the room during very hot and humid summer months many years before air handling units were installed. 

Photo: "Glacier Moon Rise"

 
 

Last July, during a boat trip to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, we anchored in Reid Inlet just before sunrise and ventured ashore to explore the beach around the base of the glacier. 

After returning to the boat and cracking open a few beers, we turned around to discover we were going to end an incredible day watching the full moon rise over the Reid glacier. 

Photo: "Moraine Lake"

I wanted to see Moraine Lake for years because I always believed photographers adjusted the saturation of the water. 

When I hiked up the hill and took a look for myself, I was pleasantly surprised to see this color was definitely natural. 

I could have sat there for hours watching the clouds move across the peaks, but my Dad and his lady friend were waiting below and it would be a very very long and chilly walk back to camp. 

Photo: "In The White Pocket"

I have always loved the landscapes of Utah; around every bend in the road, the rock and sand changes. This area of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is no different. 

We arrived here late in the evening, the 4x4 road to get to this spot took longer than we anticipated, just as the sun was setting. We grabbed our gear and ran out to be surrounded by this fascinating landscape. 

We were the only people for miles and it was perfect.