Welcome to My Index of Old Favorites

The small thumbnail images serve as links to larger versions of the images.

In addition to this page, my newer images are in cartegories listed and linked to my Home Page, locasted at PaulRoark.com

Selected Favorites

Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree NP

Fishing Boat, Ninilchick, Alaska

Zion Narrows

Rainbow Falls

Granite Park


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park in California needs no introduction. I've been a regular visitor since age 2 and still find it to be a nature lover's and black and white photographer's nirvana. Although, I prefer to avoid the Summer crowds.

First Light

Half Dome

Half Dome from the Diving Board

Clearing Storm

Yosemite Falls

Badger Pass

Cathedral Rocks


Rock's Grotto

The John Muir Wilderness and Environs

The finest high country (10,000 feet and above) in California's Sierra Nevada range is encompassed within the John Muir Wilderness, although the neighboring Ansel Adams Wilderness, Golden Trout Wilderness, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks also have spectacular scenery. I think of the entire area, generically, as the "John Muir Wilderness and Environs."

For many years I have been backpacking into this area -- which thankfully has no roads to spoil its beauty. Since 1981, with the purchase of my Rollei SL66 outfit, I've been accumulating hundreds of high resolution, medium format negatives that record my views of much of this spectacular wilderness. The posted images are a few of my efforts.

Sunrise, Hilton Lakes

Above Blue

North Guard

Evening at Woods Lake

Moonlight Falls

Sierra Wave

Woods Lake

Sotcher Falls

California Coast

Most of the images here are from the California Central Coast, from just north of Santa Barbara through Big Sur, including the hills and coastal valleys along the coast, encompasses areas that combine good California weather, smog-free air, low density of population, and natural beauty that is often overlooked. I currently live in the Santa Ynez Valley, which is at the southern end of this Central Coast area. As such, the Central Coast is my new home range, which I am enjoying exploring. Some of what I am finding is below.

Sunburst, Santa Ynez Valley

Whalers' Cabin, Point Lobos

Mission San Miguel

Dunes, Oceano

Oso Flaco Beach

Cambria Surf

Poison Oak and Eucalyptus

Alisal Oaks

Roots, Carrillo Beach



The Northwest U.S., including not just the coast but also the Mountains of Wyoming, Montana, and the rest of the region, has some of the finest scenery I've seen.

The Grand Teton

Rialto Beach

Cedar Creek

Burney Falls

Port Angeles

Southwestern Themes

The Grand Canyon

Cliff Palace

Taos Pueblo Cemetery


Abstracts of Nature and Man

To varying degrees, most of my photos involve some abstraction. However, I appreciate that most people prefer photos that are easy to interpret and that they can relate to. Most of the photos above fit that description. Here, I will be putting those more abstract images that may suggest other than what is literally presented. However, it's all in the eyes of the observer.

Wood Heart

Mr. Rock's Grotto

Westport Lighthouse

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Paul Roark
Solvang, CA