5 Pictures: My Favorite Pictures of the USA

This week I’ve been sharing little posts with my five favorite pictures from certain areas (check out Europe, Asia, and Machu Picchu).  Today we conclude that little post series with: my five favorite pictures from the USA.  I’m an American and I love my country, over the past few years as I’ve begun to take photography more and more seriously I’ve enjoyed looking at my country from that perspective.  America isn’t perfect by any stretch but it has some truly world-class sites, so let’s get to it!

New York City

It kind of speaks for itself, but New York City has to be in any photo essay about the USA.  This shot is from the Top of the Rock viewing deck (which I recommend over the Empire State Building) looking south towards downtown with the Empire State Building in the foreground.

new york city top of the rock

Antelope Canyon – Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is one of those other-worldly places that doesn’t seem quite real.  Having been there only once I can tell you that the experience of being there is unique but very much over-touristed if you’re not on a photographer’s only tour (heck even then it’s crowded).  It’s worth seeing at least once though and I can’t wait to go back!

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Angel’s Landing – Zion National Park, Utah

The Angel’s Landing hike is as exhilarating as it is kinda dangerous.  The views from the top, though, are incredibly worth it!  I’ve done this hike twice now and would absolutely do it again.

angels landing zion national park

US Capitol – Washington, D.C.

The Capitol is an enormous building with huge significance to our daily lives.  I was in D.C. on a work trip and took a taxi to the National Mall one morning to enjoy the Capitol free from all the noise and traffic.  It was actually quite serene!

Getting closer to sunrise

Downtown Dallas, Texas

Well of course I had to end it with Dallas!  This is my hometown and I love it.  Of course it has its quirks, but we’re trying hard to make this a world class city and are well on our way.  This picture was taken almost a year and a half ago when the Trinity River (which runs next to downtown) was flooded at almost historic levels.  A long exposure smoothed out the water and made for one of my favorite images of all-time!

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Which was your favorite?  Tell me in the comments below!

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