Checkerboard Has a Different Meaning in Tennessee:

Zion National Park, September 2009

Wind and water cut perpendicular grooves into the surface of the sandstone of Checkerboard Mesa.

Angry Sunset Sky:

Grand Canyon National Park, September 2009

This was taken shortly after the photo of the double rainbow I posted earlier. As we had been eating dinner and had just left the restaurant when the skies became filled with all sorts of amazing color, I didn’t have my tripod and there wasn’t time to return to our room to fetch it. Since the light was fading fast as I attempted to capture this scene, I was forced to underexpose this quite a bit. So it isn’t in sharp focus and there is quite a bit of noise in the photo (which I have attempted to clean up). But overall I was quite taken with this moment, so I decided to post it anyway.