20 Unreal Landscapes of the American Southwest by John Fowler

When you live in the city or the suburbs, it’s easy to forget about the expansive beauty that exists in just a few places on earth. The American Southwest is one of these places. Living in New Mexico, John Fowler is closer than many of us to the amazing desert landscapes that dominate his photography. Retired, he travels throughout the southwest, trying to find perfect night and pre-dawn shots. All of his photos are about light, as that’s what he believes to be the most remarkable part of both the visual and photographic process.

To see more of John’s photographs, visit his website or Flickr photostream.

Dali Rock, a.k.a. Control Tower. Coyote Buttes South, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona.

Dali Rock, a.k.a. Control Tower. Coyote Buttes South, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona.

My verse

My verse

One more white Pocket sunset

One more white Pocket sunset

Irrational Exuberance

Irrational Exuberance

Antelope Canyon Page, AZ

Antelope Canyon Page, AZ

Peekaboo Moon Another shot at White Sands yesterday.

Peekaboo Moon.  Another shot at White Sands yesterday.

More from White Pocket

More from White Pocket

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Waiting ...

Waiting …

Antelope Canyon Weed

Antelope Canyon Weed

Fire Wave. Around sunset, Valley of Fire State Park, NV.

Fire Wave. Around sunset, Valley of Fire State Park, NV.

Temple Dawn. Zion

Temple Dawn. Zion

Ojito Sunset. I drove out to the Ojito Wilderness late this afternoon. It's about 35 miles from home. You can see Sandia Peak in the background.

Ojito Sunset. I drove out to the Ojito Wilderness late this afternoon. It’s about 35 miles from home. You can see Sandia Peak in the background.

Grosvenor Arch

Grosvenor Arch

Sunrise at Cottonwood Cove. Coyote Buttes South is a BLM-administered area in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, located in northwestern Arizona. This photo was taken a few minutes before sunrise on October 20, 2012 in the Cottonwood Cove area.

Sunrise at Cottonwood Cove. Coyote Buttes South is a BLM-administered area in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, located in northwestern Arizona. This photo was taken a few minutes before sunrise on October 20, 2012 in the Cottonwood Cove area.

Another White Pocket Sunset. There's not a lot of vegetation out there. Almost everybody gets a shot of this pretty yet rugged little tree.

Another White Pocket Sunset. There’s not a lot of vegetation out there. Almost everybody gets a shot of this pretty yet rugged little tree.

Another moonrise over Mesa Arch

Another moonrise over Mesa Arch

Magic Rocks

Magic Rocks

White Pocket with Stars

White Pocket with Stars

Timestack 2. Badwater sunset.

Timestack 2. Badwater sunset.




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Laura from Ld Nature Photography
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Wow! These are stunning! The western United States certainly has some amazing landscapes. I’ve been to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, but would love to spend some more time out there.

vivien
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Simply stunning!!

John Fowler
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Thank you, Elizabeth VanderMeer, for looking through my flickr photos and assembling this Web page.

Lynda H. Rowe
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You know how I love this amazing country and the wonderful job you do with “your hobby” to allow many of us to share in your talent and the beauty of our country. So glad you have some many opportunities on your doorstep. Hope to return some day. Keep at it. We look forward to your sharing.

Jim Fowler
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Thanks to my brother, John, I’ve seen most of these places. What I have not done though, is capture the beauty of these places the way that he has. Who knew, for instance, that Mesa Arch would glow with a moonrise? He has been and continues to be an inspiration to me and countless other budding photographers.

Jim Fowler, Greenville, South Carolina
http://www.jfowlerphotography.com

Rose
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Very nice photography…..

Susan McWilliam
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I think John, my neighbor, is an amazing photographer. I can hardly stop looking at these majestic views from his camera. I know these places are real but “how can they be real?” Amazing. John has captured God’s paint brush and handy work.

Pierre Pichot
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Some great shots indeed. I’m really fond of the time stack!

josiah muollos
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omg this is so awesome, there is more wonders on earth this is one of many.

lonnations77
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Great tips … really enjoy photography and then creating completely new images with the photographs.

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