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Updated: May 15, 2015

The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth His handywork. Psalms 19:1


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For a dramatic view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks,
look at our 8 foot (96 inches) wide, 11 inches high vistagraph: here!

Vistagraphs are a series of photographs made by panning the view to be captured and stitching the photos together.
Because they are digital images, they can be made very large and retain their detail.

They are printed Giclée on canvas.

We recommend you frame them with either museum wrap or gallery wrap.

Our Vistagraphs can be printed 96 inches ( 8 feet )wide or tall.
Those displayed below are either four feet wide or four feet tall. All have a two inch white border to facilitate framing.
If you are interested in an 8 foot vistagraph, Please email me as to which title or titles that interest you.

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This vistagraph was made from north of the Golden Gate viewing the Marin headlands east of San Francsico. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m).

The Golden Gate and Marin Headlands

Catalogue Number 4030 - Size 48" x 18"

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This vistagraph was made from the start of The Bright Angel Trail. It is one of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, the other being the South Kaibab Trail. Both of these trails are well maintained and offer some spectacular views of the Canyon. The Bright Angel Trail has the advantage of offering a considerabe amount of shade.

Bright Angel - Grand Canyon

Catalogue Number 4027 - Size 48" x 18"

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Bridal Veil

One of Yosemite's Beautiful Falls

One of the most photographed scenes in Yosemite National Park tourists make is called Inspiration Point. It is on the way to Glacier Point. This vistagraph is but a sliver of one of the features: Bridal Veil. This was made in summer when Bridal Veil still drops plenty of water. It is named bridal veil because visitors below the fall see how the wind whips up the water at the top of the fall before it descends.

Note: This vistagraph was made with a long telephoto lens from Inspiration Point. (see below) You may want to buy the pair!

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 14 inches.

Catalogue Number 1000

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Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Fall are three of the park's many vistas. El Capitan on the left is a favorite with climbers some of whom do not complete the climb in one day and who must dangle in a sleeping bag from the side of this 3,000 foot sheer granite cliff. This scene is appropriately known as Inspiration Point.

Note: Bridal Veil Fall was photographed from this spot with a telephoto lens. (see above) You may want to buy both!

El Capitan, Halfdome and Bridal Veil in Yosemite

Catalogue Number 4033 - Size 48" x 19"

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Mexican Hat

A Unique Utah Vista

After passing the eroded mesas of Monument Valley, highway US 163 crosses 20 miles of rather flat landscape past scattered Navajo houses to Mexican Hat, a small settlement named after a curious formation nearby consisting of a large flat rock 60 feet in diameter perched precariously on a much smaller base at the top of a small hill. The village itself is small, home to fewer than 100 people and offering few facilities, but the surrounding scenery is exceptional and not often visited, featuring 1,200 foot sandstone cliffs at the edge of Cedar Mesa, deep, layered canyons of the San Juan River, vast sandy desert plains, and a wide valley studded with isolated red rock buttes and mesas. This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 17 inches.

Catalogue Number 1001

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The Saguara

World's Tallest Cactus

The saguaro can grow to be over 72 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state of Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona.

Saguaros have a relatively long life span. They may grow their first side arm anywhere from 50 to 75 years of age, but some never grow one at all. A saguaro without arms is called a spear.The arms are grown to increase the plant's reproductive capacity (more apices lead to more flowers and fruit). The growth rate of saguaros is strongly dependent on precipitation; saguaros in drier western Arizona grow only half as fast as those in and around Tucson, Arizona. Some specimens may live for more than 150 years.

There are no wild saguaros anywhere in the western U.S. states of Texas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, or Nevada, nor in the high deserts of northern Arizona. This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 18 inches.

Catalogue Number 1003

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Utah's Park Avenue

The Park Avenue Trail is one of the first major attractions within Arches National Park, Utah. It is a one-mile trail that follows the bottom of a canyon at the feet of some of the park's gigantic, and well-known monoliths. The Three Gossips, the Courthouse Towers, Queen Nefertiti and Queen Victoria Rock, the Organ, and the Tower of Babel are all visible from the road as visitors drive up towards Balanced Rock and Delicate Arch, but there is a large difference in experience when actually hiking through them. All of these natural wonders are famous and oft-photographed. It took nine overlapping photographs stitched together to capture this magnificent natural phenomenon. Only by comparing the vegetation in the foreground of this vistagraph can the size of that balanced rock be visualized.
This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 18 inches.

Catalogue Number 1004

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Yosemite Falls

America's
Tallest
Water Fall

Yosemite National Park in California is home to many of nature's most rewarding scenes. The upper, middle and lower falls can be seen from few places in the park. It drops a half mile from the sky. A trail to the top from this meadow is a frequent pleasure for many visitors.
Yosemite is home to countless waterfalls. The best time to see waterfalls is during spring, when most of the snowmelt occurs. Peak runoff typically occurs in May or June, with some waterfalls (including Yosemite Falls) often only a trickle or completely dry by August. Storms in late fall rejuvenate some of the waterfalls and all of them accumulate frost along their edges many nights during the winter.
This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 18 inches.

Catalogue Number 1005

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Yosemite's Upper Fall

Yosemite Fall, dropping 2,425 feet to the bottom of the valley from the top, is one of the most visited places in Yosmite National Park. The fall consists of three sections: upper falls, middle cascade and lower falls. While most people visit lower falls only, upper falls is definely worthy of visiting for its eye-opening views and hiker's self-satisfaction of reaching it. The trail to Upper Yosemite Fall is about 3 miles one way, and gaining 3,000 feet in elevation along the way. Once you get to the top of the valley, you can go to Yosemite Fall Overlook, a small plateform near the mouth of Upper Yosemite Fall, to enjoy the thrilling views of looking down from above. Before hiking the trail, please be sure that your physical condition is fit as it will surely be heart-pounding to get to the top. The trailhead is located in the Sunnyside campgroud (Camp 4) near Yosemite Lodge. In essence, the hike can be divided into sections as the following: from the trailhead to Columbia Rock, from Columbia to the lower gate, from the lower gate to the upper gate and from the upper gate to the overlook. It generally takes 6 - 8 hours for average hikers to complete the roundtrip hike. The trail is generally open for the whole year but can be difficult to hike in winter due to snow, especially beyond Columbia Rock.
This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 19 inches.

Catalogue Number 1006

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Yellowstone
Talking Eagles

This pair of nesting bald eagles have returned to West Yellowstone for nine consecutive years. The Park Rangers protect their privacy by not allowing visitors to stop within 1/2 mile of their nest.

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America.

Bald eagles are found throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska. Combined with British Columbia's population of about 20,000, the northwest coast of North America is by far their greatest stronghold for bald eagles. They flourish here in part because of the salmon. Dead or dying fish are an important food source for all bald eagles. Yellowstone has many rivers and the enormous Yellowstone Lake which provide fertile fishing grounds for the eagles.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 20 inches.

Catalogue Number 2001

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Utah's

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock is one of the most popular features of Arches National Park, situated in Grand County, Utah. Balanced Rock is located next to the park's main road, at about 9 miles from the park entrance.

The total height of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet, with the balancing rock rising 55 feet above the base. The big rock on top is the size of three school buses. Balanced Rock had a companion - a similar, but much smaller balanced rock named "Chip Off The Old Block", which fell during the winter of 1975/1976. This rock has a similar fate in its future. Balanced Rock can be seen from the park's main road. There is also a short loop trail leading around the base of the rock. While taking this trail, look up. If clouds are moving by swiftly, you get the feeling that the rock is about to fall on you.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 20 inches.

Catalogue Number 2002

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Oregon's

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. It is located in Lincoln County, near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport at Yaquina Head. The tower stands 93 feet (28 m) tall, and is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon.

Built from 1871 to 1873 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Yaquina Head Light was first lit August 20, 1873 and automated in 1966. It is active with an identifying light characteristic of two seconds on, two seconds off, two seconds on, and 14 seconds off.

Yaquina Head typically had three lighthouse keepers under the U.S. Lighthouse Service; a Head Keeper, and First and Second Assistant. The Head Keeper as well as the First Assistant usually stayed in the two-story keepers' dwelling with their families and the Second Assistant was usually a bachelor. In 1939 the U.S. Coast Guard took over the management. During WWII 17 Servicemen were stationed at Yaquina Head keeping a lookout for enemy ships.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 23 inches.

Catalogue Number 2003

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Dinosaur National Park's

Whirlpool Canyon

Dinosaur National Monument is located in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah, straddling the border of these states. About two-thirds of the park is in Colorado. Dinosaur is 210,000 acres in size; plenty of room for you to find solitude, magnificent scenery, hike a wild landscape, and renew your relationship with nature.

Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws found refuge here. Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, Dinosaur offers much to explore. One of my discoveries was Whirlpool Canyon and the Green River, after a rewarding, strenuous hike.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 16 inches.

Catalogue Number 2004

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The Golden Gate with Beach

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Most travel guides consider the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". It opened in 1937 and had until 1964 the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet.

Most visitors to San Francisco who enter on this bridge take a left turn and head downtown. If they made a right instead, this is the view they would enjoy. Locals use the beach below the bridge as clothing optional.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 24 inches.

Catalogue Number 2005

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Gold Dome

The jewel of Yosemite National Park - Half Dome - gets a golden coat on rare occasions. It is known as Alpenglow.

Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal red glowing band is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. This effect occurs when the Sun is just below the horizon but its light travels through moisture in the air. Alpenglow is easiest to observe when mountains are illuminated but can also be observed when the sky is illuminated through backscattering. The sunlight bounced off the granite walls containing Yosemite Falls and apparently used the particles of water in their spray to help produce this spectacular vistagraph.

A dozen other photographers were standing with me on the Sentinel Bridge waiting for the sun to set and hoping to obtain a colorful sky. To their detriment, they departed early mentioning that there were no clouds and they would not get good photographs. I was left alone to capture this treasure.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 18 inches.

Catalogue Number 2006

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Big Sunflowers
Goodland, Kansas

Just north of Interstate 70 as one enters Kansas from the west stands this tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.

Canadian artist Cameron Cross painted seven reproduction in seven countries of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. The easel is 80 feet tall, the "canvas" is 24 feet by 34 feet and it weighs 40,000 pounds.

To give you an idea of just how big this is, compare it to my two-tone, brown RV (bottom left) which is 40 feet long.

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 16 inches.

Catalogue Number 2010

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The Mighty Saguaro

Saguaros have a relatively long life span. They may grow their first side arm anywhere from 50 to 75 years of age, but some never grow one at all. A saguaro without arms is called a spear.The arms are grown to increase the plant's reproductive capacity (more apices lead to more flowers and fruit). The growth rate of saguaros is strongly dependent on precipitation; saguaros in drier western Arizona grow only half as fast as those in and around Tucson, Arizona. Some specimens may live for more than 150 years.

The saguaro can grow to be over 72 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state of Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona.

The saguaro is often used as an emblem in commercials and logos that attempt to convey a sense of the Southwest, even if the product has no connection to Arizona or the Sonoran Desert. For instance, no saguaros are found within 250 miles (400 km) of El Paso, Texas, but the silhouette is found on the label of Old El Paso brand products.

Though the geographic anomaly has lessened in recent years, Western films once enthusiastically placed saguaros in Monument Valley of Arizona as well as New Mexico, Utah, and Texas.

There are no wild saguaros anywhere in the western U.S. states of Texas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, or Nevada, nor in the high deserts of northern Arizona.

This size of the Mighty Saguaro is 32" x 96" (8 feet !) You may need to have cathederal ceilings in your home or business to display this appropriately.

Catalogue Number 9007


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Vistagraphs to Cherish

These colorful and inspirational images are perfect for private homes, corporate or government offices and boardrooms, hotels and restaurants, airports and healthcare facilities. Display Vistagraphs anywhere you would like to bring the beauty of nature indoors!

Vistagraphs are an acknowledgement and appreciation of the beautiful vistas given to us by our Creator.

The vistagraphs offered here are four feet either vertical or horizontal. However, many can be printed much larger. Please email me as to which title or titles interest you.

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Haceta Head Lighthouse is the most photographed vista on the Oregon coast. As it is situated off highway 101, most travellers stop to make a photograph. This vistagraph took quite a while to make in order to capture the movement of the ocean. It is located ten miles north of Florence about mid-way between California and Washington. The state maintains a day use beach below the keeper's house, but leases the keeper's house as a bed and breakfast. Tours of the lighthouse are hourly during daylight hours.

Oregon's Haceta Head Lighthouse and Keepers House

Catalogue Number 7001 - Size 57" x 28"
Note: THIS IS LARGER THAN 4 FOOT BUT SMALLER THAN 8 FEET

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Also available as Catalogue Number 4040 -Size 48 inches by 17 inches.

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There are many views of Haceta Head Lighthouse. This vistagraph was made very early in the morning with a calm sea. The colors are dictated by the sky and the position of the sun. Note also the last of the lingering clouds.These all combine to create unique views. This helps explain why it is the most photographed scene in Oregon.

Early Morning at Haceta Head Lighthouse

Catalogue Number 4043 - Size 48" x 17"

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Lighthouses were created to protect seafarers from situations like fog. Haceta Head's Lighthouse shows its protective beam even in the thickest fog.

Foggy Haceta Head Lighthouse

Catalogue Number 4041 - Size 48" x 17"

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Another of Oregon's unique tourist destination is Crater Lake. This unique vistagraph features Wizard Island. Although fishing and boating are not permitted here, visitors can take a two hour trip around the lake with a stop at Wizard Island to explore and hike.

Wizard Island in Crater Lake

Catalogue Number 4007 - Size 48" x 14"

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A more realistic view of Crater Lake is presented in this vistagraph which was made at sunset from the east. Note the real size of Wizard Island to the left.

Sunset at Crater Lake

Catalogue Number 4008 - Size 48" x 14"

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An even more realistic view of Crater Lake is presented in this vistagraph. Crater Lake is usually open for about three or four months due to heavy snows. This was made at the beginning of the season. There is limited access to Crater Lake and its gift shops even when the road around the lake has not yet been plowed.

Crater Lake's Wizard in Snow

Catalogue Number 4001 - Size 48" x 9"

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Jackson Lake is in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. This natural lake was enlarged by the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam, which was originally built in 1911, enlarged in 1916 and rebuilt by 1989. The top 33 ft of the lake is utilized by farmers in Idaho for irrigation purposes. The lake is the remnant of large glacial gouging from the neighboring Teton Range to the west and the Yellowstone Plateau to the north. The lake is primarily fed by the Snake River, which flows in from the north and empties at Jackson Lake Dam. Jackson Lake is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the United States, at an elevation of 6,772 feet above sea level. The lake is up to 15 miles long, 7 miles wide and 438 feet deep. The water of the lake averages below 60 °F, even during the summer.

Teton's Jackson Lake at Dusk

Catalogue Number 4011 - Size 48" x 14"

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Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone bison are exceptional because they comprise the nation's largest bison population on public land and are among the few bison herds that have not been hybridized through interbreeding with cattle. Unlike most other herds, this population has thousands of individuals that are allowed to roam relatively freely over the expansive landscape of Yellowstone National Park and some nearby areas of Montana. They also exhibit wild behavior like their ancient ancestors, congregating during the breeding season to compete for mates, as well as migration and exploration that result in the use of new habitat areas. These behaviors have enabled the successful restoration of a population that was on the brink of extinction just over a century ago.

Yellowstone Bison in Snow

Catalogue Number 4014 - Size 48" x 15"

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Moose in Yellowstone are one of four subspecies of moose in North America, and are found in forested areas and willow flats from southeastern British Columbia to northern Colorado. They are better adapted to survival in deep snow than other ungulates in Greater Yellowstone. Although some moose in Yellowstone migrate to lower elevations in winter, others move to higher elevations where they can browse beneath a mature forest canopy that reduces snow accumulation. Except during the rut, moose are usually found alone or in small family groups. This behavior, and their use of habitat where they are often well concealed, impedes accurate estimates of population size and distribution. There are only 200 moose in Yellowstone.
The adult male (bull) weighs close to 1,000 pounds; female (cow) weighs up to 900 pounds; 5½to 7½ feet at the shoulder. Their young weigh 25–35 pounds at birth.

Munchin Moose in Yellowstone

Catalogue Number 4036 - Size 48" x 20"

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Although bears are less frequently observed in Yellowstone National Park along roadsides and within developed areas today than in the past, many people still see bears each year. From 1980-2011 over 40,000 bear sightings have been reported to park managers. Grizzly bears are active primarily during night time, dawn and dusk. Look for grizzly bears with a high power spotting scope in open meadows just after sunrise and just before sunset. Grizzly bears are most commonly observed in Lamar Valley, Gardiners Hole, Antelope Creek meadows, Dunraven Pass, Hayden Valley, and in the wet meadows along the East Entrance Road from Fishing Bridge to the East Entrance of the park. I found this beautiful animal in Lamar Valley. Although I was only 35 yards away, I did have one foot inside my RV.
Spring and early summer are typically the best times to view bears. During years when whitebark pine trees produce abundant cone crops, bears move up into whitebark pine forests in late summer and fall to feed on whitebark pine seeds. Bears are not readily visible when foraging in forested areas. However, if the late summer crop of whitebark pine seeds is poor, bears will remain in lower elevation meadows digging roots and truffles. and scavenging wolf killed carcasses providing good bear viewing opportunities.
With visitation averaging around 3 to 3.5 million visitors annually, many bears are exposed to frequent encounters with people and traffic. These bears habituate to the presence of people and often tolerate people at distances of only 20-30 yards. Habituated bears are still wild bears and capable of inflicting serious injury or death.

Yellowstone Grizzly

Catalogue Number 4034 - Size 48" x 19"

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This iconic view of San Francisco and its Gold Gate bridge is known world-wide. It has been used in many motion pictures and commercial advertising. Take the last exit on Highway 101 prior to the bridge and enter Marin Headlands park to see this view in person. Alternatively, you may want to display this vistagraph above your living room couch.

The Golden Gate and City by the Bay

Catalogue Number 4002 - Size 48" x 12

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This twenty story high bridge was recently completed and now gives users a spectacular view of the Eel River below. It's intent was to save drivers from the dangerous curves the bridge was designed to replace. An eight foot vistagraph is on display at M.C.M Construction in Sacramento.

Bridging California's Eel River

Catalogue Number 4035 - Size 48" x 19

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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 feet above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, "its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."

Utah's Monument Valley

Catalogue Number 4016 - Size 48" x 17

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The Balloon Fiesta is the largest balloon convention in the world. The number of registered balloons reached a peak of 1,019 in 2000, prompting the Balloon Fiesta Board to limit the number to 750 starting in 2001, citing a desire for "quality over quantity". The limit was changed to 600 in 2009 — citing recent growth in the city and a loss of landing zones. On any given day during the festival, up to 100,000 spectators may be on the launch field where they are provided the rare opportunity to observe inflation and take off procedures. Countless more people gather at landing sites all over the city to watch incoming balloons.

Dawn Patrol pilots take off before sunrise and fly until it is light enough to see landing sites. Fellow balloonists appreciate the Dawn Patrol because they can watch the balloons and get an early idea of wind speeds and directions at different altitudes.

One of the biggest events of the fiesta is Mass Ascension, where all participating balloons launch in two waves, filling the sky with hundreds of balloons at once.

Many local artists take advantage of the balloons as favorite subject matter for their paintings. Balloons often land in Albuquerque neighborhoods. Many residents watch the balloons from the comfort of their backyards.

New Mexico's Balloon Fiesta

Catalogue Number 4017 - Size 48" x 17

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South of Tok enroute to Fairbanks Alaska,near the Canadian border, this glacier creates its own weather to the delight of passing tourists. This vistagraph was made on my way out of Alaska. I entered in Tok, travelled to Fairbanks, then to Denali for a week's camping, enjoyed a trip on the Alaskan Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali and back, and visited Anchorage. My departure was on a wonderful highway back to Tok and then I concluded my adventure with a return trip on the AlCan highway.

Alaska's Mentaska Glacier

Catalogue Number 4020 - Size 48" x 17

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Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado River's Marble Canyon near Lee's Ferry in Arizona. It carries northbound travelers to southern Utah and to the otherwise inaccessible portion of Arizona north of the Colorado River, which includes the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Construction of the original Navajo Bridge (left) began in 1927, and the bridge opened to traffic in 1929. During construction, worker Lane McDaniel died after falling 470 feet to the Colorado River below. Supervisors had rejected the idea of rigging safety netting, believing that it would catch on fire from falling hot rivets. The bridge is 834 feet in length, with a maximum height of 467 feet from the canyon floor. Its roadway offers an 18-foot surface width with a load capacity of 22.5 tons (although the posted legal weight limit was 40 tons). In 1990, however, it was decided that the traffic flow was too great for the original bridge. Deciding on a solution was difficult, due to the many local interests. Issues included preservation of sacred Navajo land, endangered plant species in Marble Canyon, and the possibility of construction pollution entering the river. It was eventually decided to entirely discontinue automobile use of the original bridge. A new bridge would be built immediately next to the original and have a considerably similar visual appearance, but would conform to modern highway codes.
The new steel arch bridge was completed in September 1995, at a cost of approximately $15 million.
The original Navajo Bridge is still open to pedestrian and equestrian use, and an interpretive center has been constructed nearby to showcase the historical nature of the bridge and early crossing of the Colorado River. Bungee jumpers are frequently seen using the span. The original bridge has been designated as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Navajo Bridges

Catalogue Number 4021 - Size 48" x 18

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While there are many long-distance hikes you can take in Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes the heat can just be too much. But even if it's the middle of the day, a stroll down the Cholla Cactus Garden path is well-worth your time to learn about these curious cacti. The "garden" is located 20 miles north of the park's Cottonwood Visitor Center along the Pinto Basin Road and is at the south end of Wilson Canyon. The small forest of chollas lies just south of the geographical break between the Mojave Desert to the north and the Colorado Desert to the south. A stop at the Cholla Cactus Garden rewards you with a level, quarter-mile nature trail that introduces you to a beautiful collection of "jumping" cacti, a nickname the cholla picked up for their propensity to insert their spines into your skin at the lightest touch. That's definitely something you should mention to all in your party -- particularly children -- before you head down this path. Another nick-name for this cactus is the "teddy bear" cholla, which one cholla variety picked up for the silvery bristles they seem to be covered with.

Cholla Cactus Garden

Catalogue Number 4023 - Size 48" x 18

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The higher and cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of Yucca brevifolia, the Joshua tree for which Joshua Tree National Park is named. It occurs in patterns from dense forests to distantly spaced specimens. In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California's deserts. The dominant geologic features of this landscape are hills of bare rock, usually broken up into loose boulders. These hills are popular amongst rock climbing and scrambling enthusiasts. The flatland between these hills is sparsely forested with Joshua trees. The name Joshua tree is said to have been given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.

Joshua Forest

Catalogue Number 4024 - Size 48" x 18

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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Utah provides the frame for some of the most stunning landscape in Utah. A short, easy hike will take you to the edge of the canyon and right to the rim of Mesa Arch. This natural wonder is perched on a cliff with the entire canyon and the La Sal Mountains as a backdrop. A trail takes you to the edge of the plateau where your reward is an expansive view of the rugged terrain below.

Mesa Arch is classified as a pothole arch. The arch was formed by surface water pooling on the sandstone behind the arch which slowly eroded the rock. This erosion resulted in an arch that is suspended across the mesa's edge. Sit on the edge of the mesa, admire the view of the expansive canyon below through the arch, you will not be in a hurry to leave.

Utah's Mesa Arch

Catalogue Number 4025 - Size 48" x18

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Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and "broken" lands. Hoodoos are most commonly found in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau and in the Badlands regions of the Northern Great Plains. While hoodoos are scattered throughout these areas, nowhere in the world are they as abundant as in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park. In common usage, the difference between Hoodoos and pinnacles or spires is that hoodoos have a variable thickness often described as having a "totem pole-shaped body." A spire, on the other hand, has a smoother profile or uniform thickness that tapers from the ground upward.

At Bryce Canyon, hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. The name given to the rock layer that forms hoodoos at Bryce Canyon is the Claron Formation. This layer has several rock types including siltstones and mudstones but is predominatly limestone. Thirty to 40 million years ago this rock was "born" in an ancient lake that covered much of Western Utah. Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.

Bryce Hoodoos

Catalogue Number 4028 - Size 48" x 18

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year who come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. Just about everyone has seen photographs of Mount Rushmore. This vistagraph is four feet wide and the detail is like high definition. After an evening presentation including patriotic music and a movie on how this was created, the light beams flood this work of art.

The Presidential Mount Rushmore

Catalogue Number 4037 - Size 48" x 20

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Landscape Arch is the longest of the many natural rock arches located in the Arches National Park in Utah. The arch is among many in the area known as Devil's Garden in the north area of the park. It was named by Frank Beckwith, leader of the Arches National Monument Scientific Expedition, who explored the area in the winter of 1933–1934, and can be reached by a short walk of about 1.5 miles along a maintained trail.

The Natural Arch and Bridge Society (NABS) considers the Landscape Arch to be the longest natural arch in the world, having measured the span in 2004 at 290.1 ± 0.8 feet which is slightly longer than a measurement made by the Society in 2006 of Kolob Arch in Zion National Park. Since 1991, three slabs of sandstone measuring 30, 47, and 70 feet long have fallen from the thinnest section of Landscape Arch,a prompting the Park Service to close the trail that once passed beneath it.

I could touch the rock on the right where I had my tripod set up. I took nine overlapping photographs to produce this unique vistagraph. It can be printed eight feet wide by three feet high for those who have big living rooms. When the day comes and the arch collapses, this will become a rare photograph.

Utah's Landscape Arch

Catalogue Number 4026- Size 48" x 18

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This is a rare view of the Superstition Mountains. It only happens a few times a year. It is known as Alpenglow. Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal red glowing band is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. This effect occurs when the Sun is just below the horizon. Alpenglow is easiest to observe when mountains are illuminated but can also be observed when the sky is illuminated through backscattering. Since the Sun is below the horizon, there is no direct path for the light to reach the mountain. Instead, light reflects off airborne snow, water, or ice particles low in the atmosphere. This occurs when the sun drops below the horizon and there is moisture and dirt particles in the air. This series of photographs--a vistagraph--was made on February 11, 2006. There was a brief, heavy rain and rush hour smog enveloped Phoenix forty miles to the west. This alpenglow lasted less than ten minutes.

Superstition Mountains in Alpenglow

Catalogue Number 5002 - Size 57" x 21"
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Most visitors to Yosemite National Park never get to see this view of the Yosemite Valley. Visitors generally spend a day or two on the valley floor, but this view is from Glacier Point, about a forty-five minute drive -each way -from the valley's 3,000 foot elevation to 8,000 feet elevation. Note to the right are two of Yosemite's many waterfalls: Vernal and Nevada. From this point visitors can look straight down into the valley. It is a most impressive view.

Yosemite's Half Dome From Glacier Point

Catalogue Number 4005 - Size 48" x 13"

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Mountains in Denali National Park and Preserve are part of the Alaska Range, with several subsidiary ranges included within the overall Alaska Range. Mount McKinley (also known as Denali), is the highest peak in the park and the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. The Polychrome Glaciers are five glaciers in the Alaska Range. The glaciers originate in parallel glaciated north-trending valleys in the Alaska Range, opposite Polychrome Mountain across Polychrome Pass. The park only has one road - ninety miles. A series of shuttle buses transport campers who are not allowed to use their personal vehicles. I got off the shuttle to make this vistagraph and then met a mama grizzly with her three cubs on this road. Denali is often hidding by clouds as in this view. I spent five days in vein waiting for the clouds to lift.

Polychrome Glaciers in Denali Park's Alaska Range

Catalogue Number 4009 - Size 48" x 14"

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The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a 3 foot narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. It runs over 10,015 feet Cumbres Pass and through Toltec Gorge, from which it takes its name. Trains operate from both endpoints and meet at the midpoint. Today, the railroad is now the highest narrow gauge steam railroad in the United States.
Can you find the elk and guess why it is still grazing with the noisey engine going by? Actually, I set up to make this vistagraph while the elk was there. I took four photos to the left of the train and four to the right including the elk and then I waited about ten minutes for the train to arrive. This demonstrates what else can be done when creating panoramic photographs with the vistagraph method.

New Mexico Steam Engine with Elk

Catalogue Number 4006 - Size 48" x 15"

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Mount Shasta is not connected to any nearby mountain and dominates the northern California landscape. It rises abruptly and stands nearly 10,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. On a clear winter day snowy Mount Shasta can be seen from the floor of the Central Valley 140 miles south. The mountain has attracted the attention of poets, authors, and presidents.
This vistagraph was made from the west.

Mount Shasta in Snow

Catalogue Number 4010 - Size 48" x 14"

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The last of the sun's light is reflected from a few of the rocks as
the full moon begins its reflection of the sun.

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Moon Over the Superstition Mountains

Catalogue Number 4022 - Size 48" x 17"

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Most people can identify Arizona whenever
they see a photograph of a beautiful sunset and Saguaro Cactus. You can find this view below Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction Arizona. You can count on it being this beautiful every evening.

Arizona Sunset

Catalogue Number 4003 - Size 48" x 12"

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Condors have a wingspan of 9 ½ feet, and can weigh up to 25 pounds as adults. Using thermal updrafts, condors can soar and glide up to 50 miles per hour and travel 100 miles or more per day in search of food. In October 1996 six birds were transferred from captive breeding facilities to an acclimation pen on top of the Vermilion Cliffs. Before release each condor was fitted with two radio transmitters and individual number tags. On December 12, 1996 the six condors were released atop the Vermilion cliffs. This was the first time condors had been seen in Arizona since the early 1900's. This vistagraph was made in the late spring of 1997 from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The vermillion Cliffs are 150 miles to the northeast of this location. The gigantic birds learned quickly how to blend in.

The Grand Arizona Condor

Catalogue Number 4029 - Size 48" x 18"

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Most people no longer get to see the US $2 bill.The bill was discontinued in 1966 but was reintroduced 10 years later as a potential cost-saving measure. Today, it is seldom seen in circulation, and as a result, the production of the note is the lowest of U.S. banknotes: fewer than 1% of all notes currently produced are $2 bills. This comparative scarcity in circulation, coupled with a lack of public awareness that the bill is still in circulation, has also inspired urban legends and occasionally has created problems for people trying to use the bill to make purchases. Of those who have seen them how many could describe what document was being created and preserved on the back of the currency?

The Founding Fathers and the US Constitution

Catalogue Number 4039 - Size 48" x 20"

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Test your patriotic friends and ask who's portrait is on the front of the US Two Dollar Bill.

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy, embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.

As long as he lived, Jefferson expressed opposition to slavery, yet, he owned hundreds of slaves and freed only a few of them. Since his own day, controversy has ensued over allegations that he fathered children by his slave, Sally Hemings; DNA tests in 1998, together with historical research, suggest he fathered at least one. Although he has been criticized by many present-day scholars over the issues of racism and slavery, Jefferson remains rated as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

President Thomas Jefferson

Catalogue Number 4038 - Size 48" x 20"

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Why does our largest denomination of paper money feature someone who was not a president?

Obviously, he was a very important person during the founding of the United States. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American". A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment.

Franklin, always proud of his working class roots, became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia, the leading city in the colonies. With two partners he published the Pennsylvania Chronicle, a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies.

Big Ben

Catalogue Number 4042 - Size 48" x 19"

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The Town of Windsor is a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life. The Town of Windsor offers a wide variety of services and recreational opportunities, well-planned business areas, and a historical downtown.
Windsor's Old Downtown dates from the 1870s, and the advent of the San Francisco and North Pacific Coast Railroad. With a major rail line, hotels, shops and homes, it was the turn-of-the-century center of busy Windsor life.
As the shipping point for a vast amount of locally grown produce and grain, including fruits, grapes, hay and corn, it was also home to two of the largest wineries in Sonoma County at that time.
Today, The Town of Windsor, in partnership with a private developer, has revitalized the downtown core. The Town and its Redevelopment Agency invested over $15 million dollars. Its Town Green is in the heart of the Old Downtown covers 4.5 acre which boasts a bandstand, fountain, pools, historical timeline walk, children's play area and a stand of native blue and valley oaks over 200 years old. It is the perfect place to listen to music, enjoy a picnic or attend a festival.

Windsor

Catalogue Number 4004 - Size 48" x 12"

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This magnificent animal runs free at the Oregon Wildlife Safari. Visitors must stay in their vehicle while animals from all around the world run relatively free. Many are seperated from each other. For instance the lions or grizzly bears have their own area. Wildlife Safari is located in Winston Oregon, one hundred miles north of the California border, five miles west of Interstate 5. It is well worth your time to drive in this safari.

The Tree Pruner

Catalogue Number 4013 - Size 48" x 15"

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An ethereal mountain landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above the Jackson Hole valley, Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming just south of Yellowstone National Park and just north of the town of Jackson. Visitors can reach the park through U.S. 191.
The park's mountain range is very popular among climbers, hikers and photographers. The Tetons are a prime example of fault-block mountain formation. When the earth's crust cracked along a fault millions of years ago, the Tetons rose into the sky. The exposed crystalline rocks give these mountains their dramatic appearance in any season. The Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet above sea level and 12 other peaks reach above 12,000 feet elevation.

Wyoming's Grand Snowy Tetons

Catalogue Number 4012 - Size 48" x 15"

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Lakeview is a city in Lake County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,294 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lake County. Although it is an incorporated city, the municipal government refers to the community as "The Town of Lakeview", and bills itself as "Tallest Town in Oregon" because of its elevation of 4,800 feet. Lakeview is situated in the Goose Lake Valley at the foot of the Warner Mountains and at the edge of the Southeastern Oregon high desert.
Hang-Gliding Capitol of the West, Lakeview hosts competitions every year in July around the Fourth. Participants from all over the world launch from five sites to enjoy the World's best thermals!

Oregon's Tallest Town

Catalogue Number 4015 - Size 48" x 16 "

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Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The top of the island reaches 6,933 feet above sea level, about 755 feet above the average surface of the lake. The cone is capped by a volcanic crater about 500 feet wide and 100 feet deep. The crater was named the "Witches Cauldron" by Will G. Steel in 1885, who also gave Wizard Island its name at the same time. The land area of the island is 315.85 acres.
Wizard Island was created after Mount Mazama, a large stratovolcano, erupted violently approximately 7,700 years ago, forming its caldera which now contains Crater Lake. Following the cataclysmic caldera-forming eruption, which left a hole about 4,000 feet deep where the mountain had once stood, a series of smaller eruptions over the next several hundred years formed several cinder cones on the caldera floor. The highest of these cones, the only one to rise above the current lake level, is Wizard Island, which rises over 2,700 feet above the lowest point on the caldera floor and the deepest point in the lake.

Snowy Wizard Island

Catalogue Number 4018 - Size 48" x 17 "

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These beautiful fox pups in Montana were bribed out of their holes with chicken breasts.
They are curious to know if there will be seconds.

Stereo Fox Pups
Catalogue Number 4019 - Size 48" x 17 "

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Yosemite National Park's El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Fall are three of the park's many vistas. El Capitan on the left is a favorite with climbers some of whom do not complete the climb in one day and who must dangle in a sleeping bag from the side of this 3,000 foot sheer granite cliff. This scene is appropriately known as Inspiration Point.

El Capitan, Halfdome and Bridal Veil in Yosemite

Catalogue Number 4033 - Size 48" x 19"

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse is located near Newport, Oregon. Yaquina Head Light Station was built in 1872 and operated by the U.S. Lighthouse Board, afterward called the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse Service was abolished in 1939, at which time the U.S. Coast Guard took over operations.The Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is located near the mouth of the Yaquina River at Yaquina Head. The tower stands 93 feet tall, and is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon.

Oregon's Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Catalogue Number 4031 - Size 48" x 18"

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The California "Avenue of the Giants" is a destination vacation: This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, which parallels Freeway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the entire 500 mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way. The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Take time to picnic, camp, hike, swim, fish, raft or bike ride in the cool hush of these ancient redwood forests.

Fallen Giant - California Redwoods

Catalogue Number 4032 - Size 48" x 18"

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The Yellowstone river flows over two falls. This is the lower fall. The upper is around to the left. The lower fall drops 308 feet. Visitors can hike to a platform within feet of the fall. In May, when this vistagraph was created, the melting snow and rushing river produced an incredibly loud sound on that platform. The water flows into what is called the Mini-Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Most visitors want to see Old Faithful erupt. This water fall is about thirty-five miles east, but it is well worth the time. Spend a few hours here and enjoy the hike to the viewing platform.

Yellowstone's Lower Fall

This vistagraph will be printed 48 inches by 19 inches.

Catalogue Number 1007

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Most of the vistagraphs here are either four feet wide or four feet tall. If you want an eight foot canvas vistagraph, please remember that you will need adequate space to display it. All eight foot canvases have an extra eight inches of white border to fascilitate framing. If you use our recommended method of framing - either museum wrap or gallery wrap - you should have at least ten foot ceilings for our vertical vistagraphs.

Keep this in mind if you are purchasing an eight foot or wider horizontal vistagraph.

As for framing an eight foot vistagraph: please review our detailed instructions: Need a Framing Guide?

It is easy and very inexpensive. The materials cost less than that needed for a 48 inch vistagraph.

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