The winter storms that roll through Southern California always get me excited to see how it affects the landscape. I also get a sense of disappointment that I am not up near the Sierras (or in the Sierras) experiencing the weather up there. This shot was taken in the Owens Valley in California a few years back a spring storm dusted the surrounding mountains with snow.
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Sometimes you have to make do with the time you have. These days as a husband and a father of young kids I don’t have as many opportunities to scout out a location and spend several hours taking shots. This particular shot was shot that took about two months to efficiently execute. I had scouted it quite a few times but timing the sun being up at just the right time was tricky. I was trying to time it so […]
It’s always fun to look back at some of you earliest work. This week’s selection is going back 11 years to some of my first ever digital pictures (on a 3 megapixel camera) in Stirling, Scotland looking at the William Wallace tower and also from the top of the tower. Yes, it’s the William Wallace from the Braveheart movies, he has a whole tower dedicated to him in the city of Stirling, site of one of his more famous battles. […]
Taken near Twin Peaks up in the San Bernadino mountains while looking up at this 400+ year-old tree that was hit by lightning. Because of the lightning strike it stopped growing up and started growing out, causing this tangle of branches you see. Click here to see more images from my Southern California Collection.
One thing I love about doing panoramic photos is the opportunity to expand beyond the standard dimensions of the camera frame. I remember the first time I experienced Disneyland’s Circle Vision as a kid and being blown away seeing a film that gave you a 360 degree perspective. The idea of expanding the photographic canvas beyond the standard 2×3 or 4×5 dimensions is quite inspiring. This week’s photo was again from my trip through Utah this past summer we were […]
Our first full day in Moab we were treated to some rather dramatic thunderheads that eventually became a significant late spring storm. Unbeknownst to us we were about to begin three days of significant rain with intermittent patches of sunshine. It might make for spectacular pictures but it does wreak havoc on a campsite. This particular image really stood out to me because of the repetition of the sandstone shapes in the clouds. Click here to see more photos from […]
This image was what I consider a serendipity moment on the road. We were leaving the Cedar Mesa area heading down to our next major destination White Pocket (of which I have shown several images). Most of our drive was gloomy and overcast but just as we were near Mexican Hat, and dinner, the sky started to break creating the scene you see here. We didn’t seek out the particular spot we just kind of fell into it. Click here […]
Street photography can be a fun adventure. I don’t do it very often, but when I do I find it a creative challenging. It can be very different than exploring a the natural world. This shot was taken near 9th Street on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Click here to see more photos from Chicago.
A year ago this Labor Day weekend my brothers and I did a 4-day 36-mile trek through Evolution Valley, smack-dab in the middle of the John Muir Trail in the Eastern Sierras. We saw some incredible country as we cut through the mountains, including this great shot on our last night on Darwin’s Table. The entire day we had the remnants of a summer storm dissipate over the mountains overhead, and as the sun began to set we were treated […]