by Duane A. Bender

  • Flow Across Sand

    Photgraphed in Whites Sands National Monument in late March

  • Golden

    The light on the grass pulled me to this scene in Jerome, Arizona.

  • Sunrise Rays Burst On The Desert

    A bright beautiful morning dawns here at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

  • Towering

    The beautiful red tones of the Sedona area seem to impress even in monochrome.

  • Rhone River Dusk

    Sunset approaches while on a river boat on the Rhone River between Lyon and Tournon-sur-Rhône, France.

  • Old Wild West Chapel

    This was shot late afternoon near the Rio Grande River in Texas.

  • Santa Elena Canyon

    This towering canyon is the most impressive in Big Bend National Park, Texas and is visible from over 10 miles away. The cliffs reach up to 1500 ft. high.

  • Home Sweet Home

    This Western Pennsylvania Log House, now part of the Ulster American Folk Park in Ireland, was originally built in Green County, Pennsylvania.

  • Graveyard of St. Columba's Church

    This cemetery is also the final resting place of the poet W. B. Yeats (1865–1939). The church is in the village of Drumcliff, Ireland.

  • The Cottage

    There are still a few thatched roof structures on Inis Mor in Ireland.

  • Irish Farmyard

    This was shot at the Muckross Farms in the Killarney National Park, County Kerry. Ireland

  • Winding road

    This was shot on the Ring of Kerry route in Ireland.

  • Texas Bluebonnets

    On the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail in 2014

  • Surprise Color

    Magically this momentary but colorful sky appeared after what had been a colorless sunset. We were packing our gear up when it appeared. Luckily my camera but no tripod was still available.

  • A World Apart

    It is easy to get lost in the expanse of White Sands National Monument.

  • Distance Weather

    The dramatic weather provides an interesting backdrop near Sedona, Arizona.

  • Lyon

    This is a small section of the City of Lyon, France.

  • Springtime Bluebonnets

    The Bluebonnets provide a carpet of color during the springtime in Texas.

  • Fog Over The Rio Grande

    The fog was burining off rapidly on the Rio Grande River as viewed from Lajitas, Texas.

  • St. Columba’s Church

    The church is located in Glencolmcille that was chosen as a base by St. Columba, one of Ireland's three patron saints, along with Patrick and Brigid. The name Glencolmcille, or "Gleann Cholm Cille" in the Irish language, means "The Glen of St. Columba's Church."

  • River Garavogue

    The Garavogue is a short and small river located in County Sligo, Ireland. From Lough Gill, it winds its way through Sligo town and into Sligo Bay. The name, Garavogue, comes from the Irish "garbh óg" meaning "young rough".

  • Wet Day On Inis Mor

    There was light rain when I was walking this street.

  • Muckross House

    Muckross House is located on the small Muckross Peninsula between Muckross Lake and Lough Leane, two of the lakes of Killarney, 6 kilometres from the town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.

  • Flowers And Rain

    Viewed on the Ring of Kerry route on the Iveragh Peninsula, Ireland

  • Ladder To Old World

    Dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs document human presence here at Bandelier National Monument going back over 11,000 years.

  • Waiting For Rain

    The lone pottery bowl is placed under the downspout at Ranch de Taos in New Mexico. The diffused late morning sun provided soft shadows to complement the adobe structure.

  • Shifting Sands

    This image was shot on a very windy day at White Sands National Monument. The swirling sand can be seen in the distance.

  • Harbor Sunrise

    The fishing boat crews were arriving as this was photographed into the rising sun at Newport Harbor, Oregon.

  • Garden Turret

    The fruit tree provides inviting color against the outer wall of the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne in France.

  • Boquillas Canyon

    This is the approach to the 20 mile long canyon in Big Bend National Park in Texas. At low water levels, the canyon may be explored on foot but for most of the year, a boat is the only option - the water is deep and fast flowing.

  • Beyond The Split Rails

    The log cabin is reproduced at the Ulster American Folk Park in Ireland.

  • Marina Dawn

    A cloudless autumn sunrise with a touch of fog at the Lake Grapevine Marina in Texas.

  • Unhitched

    The sun shined briefly on this jaunty car at the end of a wet day on Inis Mor.

  • Muckross Lake

    Muckross Lake is one of Killarney National Park's three lakes. Killarney National Park was designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1981 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), part of a world network of natural areas which have conservation, research, education and training as major objectives.

  • Countryside

    The scenic Dingle Peninsula in Ireland

  • Lost In Cactus Forest

    Liked the feel of the solitude of a bygone time in this image.

  • Bandelier National Monument

    Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre United States National Monument in New Mexico preserving the homes and territory of the Ancestral Pueblo People. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, in total from 1150 to 1600 CE.

  • The Grand Scene

    This early morning overcast day lights the Seven Sacred Pools with Coffee Pot Rock in the background, This scene can be found on Soldiers Pass Trail near Sedona, Arizona.

  • Plaza Blanca

    Plaza Blanca is located in the Rio Chama River Valley of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The movies Wyatt Earp, City Slickers, 310 to Yuma and Cowboys & Aliens were filmed in this area.

  • Quiet Canons

    An artillery battery glistens in bright early morning sun at Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.

  • Viviers

    This small walled city, that appears lost in the Middle Ages, is located between the hills behind and the bank of the Rhone River in France.

  • Rio Grande Sunset

    Cactus aglow on the Rio Grande River at Sunset in Big Bend National Park.

  • Dublin Castle Walkway

    In continuous occupation since its establishment in 1204 AD, Dublin Castle has played a prominent role in Ireland's history.

  • Blue Sky Lamp

    It was a beautiful day walking the streets of Killeybegs.

  • Window Of History

    This small Inis Mór cemetery is on the grounds of a collection of monastic ruins known as Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches). The graves are from old to modern.

  • The Cliffs of Moher

    The Cliffs of Moher rise like a cathedral in to the sky some 700 feet over the wild Atlantic Ocean in Ireland.

  • Old Homestead

    This is one of my favorite scenes from traveling the Ring of Kerry. These ruins are just outside of Cahersiveen and was Daniel O'Connell's birthplace.

  • Hallway

    Former monastery building attached to Santo Domingo church in Oaxaca, Mexico

Powered by SmugMug Log In