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U.S. Highway 163 – Monument Valley, Utah

September 29, 2015

Monument Valley, Utah U.S. Route 163 (also U.S. Highway 163, US 163) is a 64-mile (103 km) U.S. Highway that runs from US 160 northward to US 191 in the U.S. states of Arizona and Utah. The southernmost 44 miles of its length is within the Navajo Nation. The highway forms part of the Trail of the Ancients, a National Scenic Byway. The highway cuts through the heart of Monument Valley and has been featured in numerous movies and commercials.…

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Monument Valley with Cumulus Clouds

September 23, 2015

Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line (around 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. The valley, featured in many forms of media since…

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Agathla Peak Monument Valley Arizona

September 22, 2015

Agathla Peak is a peak south of Monument Valley, Arizona, which rises over 1500 feet above the surrounding terrain. It is 7 miles north of Kayenta and is visible from U.S. Route 163. The English designation Agathla is derived from the Navajo name aghaałą́ meaning ‘much wool’, apparently for the fur of antelope and deer accumulating on the rock. The mountain is considered sacred by the Navajo, and is part of the Navajo Volcanic Field in the southern Colorado Plateau.…

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Dallas Skyline at Sunrise

June 4, 2015

Dallas Skyline at Sunrise – Gleaming like a sparkling gem, the early morning sun envelops the Dallas skyline in incandescent warmth with colors of aureolin, saffron, lavender, wisteria, and marigold. In the foreground, a flooded Trinity River winds past the city, revealing a rarely photographed moment of the beautiful Dallas skyline. (Photo/Stephen A. Masker)…

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Dallas, TX Skyline – Panorama with Reflection

June 2, 2015

“Dallas, TX – Panorama Skyline with Reflection” – Illuminated by a blend of ambient and artificial light, sunset shimmers off the Dallas skyline as the city is reflected back in the flooded Trinity River. As the sun dips below the horizon, Bank of America Plaza (centered) glows neon blue and yellow, while lights on the iconic Reunion Tower (far right) flash and sparkle, bringing the city to life as the night quickly approaches. (Photo/Stephen A. Masker).…

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Dallas Skyline at Dusk with Reflection

June 1, 2015

Illuminated by a blend of ambient and artificial light, sunset shimmers off the Dallas skyline as the city is reflected back in the flooded Trinity River. As the sun dips below the horizon, Bank of America Plaza (centered) glows iconic neon green, while lights on the iconic Reunion Tower (center left) flash red and blue, bringing the city to life as the night quickly approaches. (Photo/Stephen A. Masker).…

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TENACIOUS: A Brief Photo Essay – Alexandria, VA

December 16, 2013

Late last night, I was browsing through my photo archives as I often do, when I found some images from a small photo essay I did one early morning back in Oct. 2011. I was in Alexandria, VA interning with former White House photographer Chris Usher when I was asked one evening to wake up early and to find and photograph an interesting person. Made public for the first time, here are some recently edited images from that morning:…

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