But I’m Not Dead Yet

Written by Alpenglow Images on July 12th, 2011

Over the last few weeks, family trips, a busy work schedule, and various home improvements have kept me extremely busy.  Of course this would drive any photographer/blogger crazy because I really enjoy writing, and I do have some new images to share.  I’ll be posting more in the latter half of July, but in the meantime I do want to put up some links to new images.

A few weeks ago, I shared an image from a small drainage near the northern border of Kolob Canyon, in Zion National Park.  Kanarra Creek, near the small community of Kanarraville, is such a great place, and despite its small size, it rivals the more popular Virgin Narrows in beauty.  In addition, south of Zion Canyon is a virtually untracked wilderness–the Smithsonian Butte National Scenic Backway.  Both of these locations, although “known” seem to be virtually “unknown.”  However, to celebrate the entire area, and perhaps to emphasize that there is indeed more to photograph that just Zion itself.  You can see my images of the Greater Zion Region here.

The Smithsonian Butte, south of Zion Canyon

Smithsonian Butte, June 2011

Over the Fourth of July, we made a trip out to the Four Corners Region to visit my parents in northwestern New Mexico.  While there, I got to re-visit the Bisti Badlands Wilderness, south of Farmington, New Mexico.  Although I grew up less than an hour’s drive from this amazing moonscape, I have to admit that I never fully appreciated it as a 17 year old (in fact, if I remember correctly, it was downright torture every time I was “forced” on a hike by my dad!).  What a difference several years makes!  I was sad to get only one morning in the Bisti, but you can view the images here.  Finally, in addition to visiting the Bisti, I was able to visit several other archaeological sites in the San Juan Basin; most of these sites were occupied by early Navajo inhabitants in the early-mid 1700s.  While this gallery will grow with time, you can see a couple of images here.

A Navajo pictograph from the San Juan Basin of northern New Mexico

Warrior Pose, July 2011

I hope you enjoy the images, and don’t give up on me…I’m not dead yet!  More to come soon!

New Mexico Images (Bisti Badlands & the San Juan Basin)

Greater Zion Region Images


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Russ Bishop says:

    Great images from the Badlands Greg. This is one place I have yet to visit, but seems to be full of photographic possibilities.

  2. Sharon says:

    What marvelous shots, Greg. The Bisti group is outstanding. I’m ready for more!


  3. Greg Boyer says:

    Glad you’re still in the land of the living. Now I have a new place to add to my list of must see areas, Bisti. Thanks for sharing and we all look forward to more from you.


  4. Robin Black says:

    Fantastic photos–looking forward to seeing more! That pictograph is simply breathtaking.

  5. Derrick says:

    Love the pictograph, and the alpenglow in the background is wonderful.

  6. pj says:

    Looks like some great country. I really like the pictograph too. Glad to see you’re still alive and kicking… 🙂

  7. Phil says:

    Greg, your Bisti Badlands images are great. I was just in Santa Fe and it was frustrating not having the time to get over to Bisti, its a place I’ve wanted to see for some time.

  8. Thanks for all the comments guys! I definitely wish I had realized the true beauty of the badlands many years earlier than I did, but what are you going to do?

    The best way to describe the Bisti is like a photographic Candyland. You really just don’t know where to start…so many possibilities.

  9. I love these desert images, particularly “Warrior Pose” and the Bisti Badlands photographs.

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