The following exhibits are currently displayed:
* Bryce Canyon Forms (57 mm, monochrome)
The amphitheater of Bryce Canyon National Park is like no other place on earth, a wild and eerie forest of stone carved by endless freeze-thaw cycles. The views from the canyon rim are extraordinary, but it is even more interesting to take the short but intense trails that lead through the labyrinth. The rocks have a fairly uniform red color, so Bryce Canyon is a good subject for monochrome photographs that abstract and emphasize the symphony of shapes. The high-resolution images of this exhibit are suitable for large prints.
* Canyons of the Escalante from Hole-in-the-
* Canyon de Chelly (35 mm, monochrome)
Canyon de Chelly National Monument in eastern Arizona features well-preserved Anasazi ruins and 1000 foot shear cliffs. It is located within the Navajo Nation. It has been occupied by the Navajo since the 1700s and served as a redoubt in conflicts with Spanish and American invaders. These images were digitized from 35 mm negatives recorded in the mid-1980s when there was strong water flow in the canyon.
* Rock abstracts, San Rafael Swell (Digital, color)
The American Southwest contains an unusually large number of rocks. Some of the best are in the San Rafael Swell near Hanksville, Utah. The Swell is a large dome of sandstone, shale, and limestone created by a geologic upheaval in the distance past. Subsequent erosion by wind and rain has created a network of multi-colored narrows and slot canyons. A few years ago, I spent a week enjoying several routes. Being at the bottom of a narrow canyon all day shifts your view from sweeping vistas to a more microscopic examination of the surroundings.
Images in the gallery were recorded by Stan Humphries over a 40 year span. He has had wide experience in technical photography. Over his career in experimental plasma physics and pulsed-power technology, he developed a variety of state-of-the-
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Southwest-Gallery is a unique collection of monochrome and color images of remote and unspoiled locations in the American Southwest. Full-resolution images are available at no charge for non-commercial and commercial applications.