Doug Allen Photography

American West

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Wildlife in the Grand Canyon is full and flourishing.  This desert bighorn sheep lives in some of the most rugged terrain in the west.  The males have large curling horns that can weigh up to 30 pounds.  Desert Bighorn Sheep survive on sparse vegetation and can go for extended periods without water.  They range from the rim to the river and endure extremes in temperature from well below zero to over 100 degrees.  This large male is a spectacular presence, who keeps a keen eye on his harem.   Find The Beauty Every Day – Desert Bighorn Sheep © Doug Allen


I Can See For Miles

The clouds and rain storm passed through the Grand Canyon this afternoon and everything turned grey.  Flat light for sunset is a challenge, but sometimes you have to be patient.  Eventually the sun popped down below the clouds for a couple of minutes.  Just long enough to shoot a few frames and get a big star pattern.  I bracketed seven frames at Moran Point tonight with f-32 and finished with HDR Pro processing in Photoshop CS5 with an artistic twist to make me happy.  Find The Beauty Every Day  –  Moran Point Sunset @ Doug Allen


The Mother Ship

While traveling through the California desert at Anza Borrego State Park, the winds were blowing over the mountains and rocking the house.  In the late afternoon these lenticular clouds popped up over the mountains.  If you look real close you can see the alien mothership hiding in the clouds.