© Geoffrey R Cullen 2019
The skeletal remains of a pinyon pine still stand after a lifetime of enduring a harsh desert environment. The inspiring sandstone rock fins of "Park Lane" in the Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, USA glow in the afternoon sunshine against a clear blue sky.
Mature pine trees are dwarfed by the sheer granite cliffs of Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley, giving a sense of scale to the massive rock walls. The spring time evening sun casts a rich glow on the awe inspiring cliff face.