Death Valley National Park is a favorite place of mine to visit. And exploring the remote fringes of the park like Eureka Valley is always a highlight. The most notable part of the valley are the Eureka dunes, the biggest dunes in the park. You won’t find much else out there, but on some occasions you might get your own personal air show courtesy of the Naval fighter jets from the nearby China Lake Naval Base.
The ancient bristlecone trees in the White Mountains are a favorite photo subject for me. Their extremely contorted trunks and limbs make for some interesting visual imagery. But I also like to get up close and look at their weather-worn ancient trunks and branches. The high altitude (12,000 feet above sea level) and harsh weather often strips the bark off of at least one side of the tree and can leave some deeply etched scars on the tree. What you […]
Death Valley National Park has been a long favorite place to visit for me. And one of my favorite moments on my trips is anticipating the sunrise. This particular shot is looking at the Panamint Mountains, which is western edge of the valley. Because of the sparse vegetation in Death Valley it’s a place where the colorful geological features can really stand out, and vary in look depending on the placement of the sun.
This week’s image is one my most popular photos I have taken, one of my personal favorites, and has even gotten some recognition on social media. So why am I revisiting this image? Well I thought I’d dig a little deeper and share some of the story of how this photo came to be in the first place, and how it relates to this week in a bittersweet way. Three years ago this month my wife Heidi and I applied […]
Enjoying the Beauties of Nature in the Wintry Cold Last year I got my first experience of Bryce Canyon National Park in the midst of a snow storm. It made for some striking images as the iconic hoodoos were highlighted and accentuated by the frequent dusting of snow as in this image. Winter visits to iconic parks like Bryce can give you a new facet to a familiar place. But experiencing the outdoors during the winter months also comes with […]
Kicking Off 2018 With the Renewed Weekly Image From Dubland My love for nature photography is not limited to strictly landscape. I do love to look a bit closer at times searching for beautiful intricacies and the abstractions they can lead to. This particular image is one my favorite subjects–oil and water abstraction. The first winter rainy day in Southern California can make even the most ordinary parking lot into a colorful palette of colors. With the new year I […]