Photography and Production
Ken Chan
10. 2009 California
Automatic advance
American Deserts
Music : Ennio Morricone
This show illustrates the natural beauty of the deserts in the
American southwest, covering the states of
Arizona, Califor...
Don’t they remind you of your favorite western movies
This land is grand
Monument Valley at sunset
Grand CanyonBlack Canyon
Canyonlands looks equally grand
Want to get down to the bottom of a canyon?
Try Canyon de Chelly - it is accessible and beautiful
The colorful Navajo sandstone formation
I am sure you know
the red color is due to
the soil’s iron content
iron + air + water = rust
Remember your high school che...
Looks like this valley is on fire – it is so named Valley of Fire
This place near the Arizona-Utah border is called wave
It is a paradise for photographers
Would be a good place
to play hide and seek
Delicate carving of the soft sandstone by wind and water
A massive display of nature’s carvings in Bryce Canyon
Looks too fragile to lean on
Better pray they don’t crumble
when you are down there
Pharaoh talking to
a veiled woman
Balance rock Three wise men
Round the clock sentry
King Kong’s hand
No Match
The famous
Delicate Arch
Arches National Park
Small one :
a natural window
A hole is formed by erosion
Over thousands of
years the hole
enlarges, forming a
natural bridge
Life of an arch / natural ...
Big one
Sand particles are produced by rock erosion
Over millions of years, they are piled
together by wind into
small one...
This dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde is well preserved
Did people actually live here?
Yes, this land has been home to
Native A...
They left behind these petroglyths
This spectacular view from Angel’s Landing in Zion
is your reward for hiking uphill for 3 hours
It does not look all dry a...
There are even trees (Checker Board in Zion)
There were trees back million of years ago
The Petrified Wood is the evidence
This living cedar at Cedar Breaks is more than 1,000 years old
The giant Saguaro Cactus is a symbol of these deserts
Cactus flowers are beautiful close up
But watch out for those spines
Spring wildflower blossom forms a yellow carpet in Death Valley
Indian paint-brush
Desert 5 spots
Some of the
Wild flowers in the region
Heard of Columbine ?
It is the name of the state flower of Colorado
Even these unknown species
are equally beautiful
I am sure you don’t mind
these little creatures
Remember this is
the wilderness
Trees thrive along riverbanks
There must be water
under the dry soil
Plenty under the
leaking roof of this cave
So there is water
between these rocks
or on top of this mesa
kenchanimages@gmail.com
It is a living desert
The End
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  1. 1. Photography and Production Ken Chan 10. 2009 California Automatic advance American Deserts Music : Ennio Morricone
  2. 2. This show illustrates the natural beauty of the deserts in the American southwest, covering the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah See if you recognize the following places Arches Canyonlands Mesa Verde Black Canyon Cedar Breaks Monument Valley Bryce Canyon Death Valley Valley of Fire Canyon de Chelly Grand Canyon Zion
  3. 3. Don’t they remind you of your favorite western movies
  4. 4. This land is grand Monument Valley at sunset
  5. 5. Grand CanyonBlack Canyon
  6. 6. Canyonlands looks equally grand
  7. 7. Want to get down to the bottom of a canyon? Try Canyon de Chelly - it is accessible and beautiful
  8. 8. The colorful Navajo sandstone formation
  9. 9. I am sure you know the red color is due to the soil’s iron content iron + air + water = rust Remember your high school chemistry?
  10. 10. Looks like this valley is on fire – it is so named Valley of Fire
  11. 11. This place near the Arizona-Utah border is called wave It is a paradise for photographers
  12. 12. Would be a good place to play hide and seek
  13. 13. Delicate carving of the soft sandstone by wind and water
  14. 14. A massive display of nature’s carvings in Bryce Canyon
  15. 15. Looks too fragile to lean on
  16. 16. Better pray they don’t crumble when you are down there
  17. 17. Pharaoh talking to a veiled woman Balance rock Three wise men
  18. 18. Round the clock sentry
  19. 19. King Kong’s hand
  20. 20. No Match
  21. 21. The famous Delicate Arch Arches National Park
  22. 22. Small one : a natural window
  23. 23. A hole is formed by erosion Over thousands of years the hole enlarges, forming a natural bridge Life of an arch / natural bridge (from left to right) The bridge gets too thin and finally collapses Notice two new holes are developing
  24. 24. Big one Sand particles are produced by rock erosion Over millions of years, they are piled together by wind into small one This one can swallow you Sand Dunes
  25. 25. This dwelling ruin in Mesa Verde is well preserved Did people actually live here? Yes, this land has been home to Native Americans for thousands of years
  26. 26. They left behind these petroglyths
  27. 27. This spectacular view from Angel’s Landing in Zion is your reward for hiking uphill for 3 hours It does not look all dry and dead from here
  28. 28. There are even trees (Checker Board in Zion)
  29. 29. There were trees back million of years ago The Petrified Wood is the evidence
  30. 30. This living cedar at Cedar Breaks is more than 1,000 years old
  31. 31. The giant Saguaro Cactus is a symbol of these deserts
  32. 32. Cactus flowers are beautiful close up But watch out for those spines
  33. 33. Spring wildflower blossom forms a yellow carpet in Death Valley
  34. 34. Indian paint-brush Desert 5 spots Some of the Wild flowers in the region
  35. 35. Heard of Columbine ? It is the name of the state flower of Colorado
  36. 36. Even these unknown species are equally beautiful
  37. 37. I am sure you don’t mind these little creatures Remember this is the wilderness
  38. 38. Trees thrive along riverbanks
  39. 39. There must be water under the dry soil
  40. 40. Plenty under the leaking roof of this cave
  41. 41. So there is water between these rocks
  42. 42. or on top of this mesa
  43. 43. kenchanimages@gmail.com It is a living desert The End
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