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20 Apr 2021
Two Desert Panoramics

Two Desert Panoramics

The minimalism of the desert landscape from afar is one of things I truly cherish when I explore the Mojave Desert. These two desert panoramics showcase that perfectly. Both were taken on my most recent trip last month up Highway 395, the same day in fact. The first was on my morning drive as I was leaving the LA metro area, and the latter was late afternoon as I neared the campsite for the first night of my trip at […]

24 Mar 2021
Dichotomy, Bristlecone Tree

Dichotomy, Bristlecone Tree

If I had to pick one subject to photograph my whole life I would be quite happy choosing these rugged, beautifully ancient trees. Thankfully I don’t have to make that decision. The dichotomy of the scene, with the harsh lighting of the midday sun and the clouds dissipating over the White Mountains made this moment an apt time for doing a black & white composition. I was both delighted and disheartened to find out I was able to drive up […]

18 Mar 2021
Eastern Sierra Sunrise

Eastern Sierra Sunrise

When I was planning my trip through the Eastern Sierra Nevada this was high on the list of places to revisit. The whole week leading up I watched the weather forecast frequently hoping for a storm or clouds of any kind. But after the trip started chances of any clouds were getting slimmer by the hour. The night preceding this shot I saw all the clouds blow away as I sat on the Eureka Sand Dunes waiting for a sunset […]

11 Mar 2021
Last Change Range From Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Eureka Sand Dunes and Last Chance Range

Last weekend I got to do a little getaway to one of my favorite places to explore, the Eastern Sierra portion of Highway 395. My first night out I stayed at the Eureka Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park. I have long wanted to experience the dunes and the nearby mountains, the Last Chance Range, at sunset. It wasn’t the dramatic sunset sky experience I had hoped for, but I did have the unexpected pleasure of hiking through a […]

22 Feb 2021
Desiccated Cactus

Desiccated Cacti

I broke out my macro lens for a favorite subject of mine, desiccated cacti. I have been searching for these dried out remains on my local hikes for several years now. I discovered their beautiful textures a few years back when I stumbled across a prickly pear cactus patch that had been recently scorched by a local brush fire. I just love the web-like fibrous patterns and the complexity behind it all. I’ve gained a new appreciation for cacti exploring […]

16 Feb 2021
Snow Dusting, San Bernardino Mountains

Snow Dusting, San Bernardino Mountains

A winter snow dusting in the San Bernardino mountains on the edge of El Dorado burn area from September 2020. After assembling my last two photo calendars I realized I was lacking in the wintry scenes department. Unfortunately it’s been a very mild winter here in Southern California, but I was able to capture this small snow dusting a few weeks back while I was searching for snow my girls could play in. With the COVID travel restrictions loosening I’m […]

12 Jan 2021

Seeking Light: Recapping my Best Photos of 2020

It’s that time of year again when I look back on the year that was for me photographically, my best photos of 2020. This is my sixth year of posting my personal favorites and I thought I would switch up the format from previous years. This year I am going to share a little story or anecdote about the importance of the image to me and how it shaped or was shaped by events in 2020. As for the year […]

04 Jan 2021
Summer Storm Passing Over Great Sand Dunes National Park

What’s Lost is Found: Rediscovered Images 2020 Edition

Every year I look back at the best of the images I created that year and I sometimes post a collection of my favorite rediscovered images from my back catalog of work. And this past year was the perfect shelter-in-place storm to spend some time mining for those hidden gems that were overlooked or incomplete from my past trips. The span of these images go all the back to my first digital camera (and it’s whopping six megapixel sensor) to […]

22 Sep 2020
Last Light on Fire Canyon - Valley of Fire

Last Light on Fire Canyon – Valley of Fire State Park

This image was taken on the first night of our trip a little over a week ago while we watch to last light on Fire Canyon fade away. We definitely had no trouble with the smoke from all the wild fires that were raging in the west. We had very strong winds from the east, so strong that it blew over semi-trucks on I-15 in Utah. Where we were I had to hold onto my camera tripod to make sure […]

23 Mar 2020
Precipice Lake in the Morning Light

Looking at 2020: The Social Distancing Edition

This post is two months later than I had intended, but my personal life has been a bit hectic of late. We moved to a new house in February which has consumed any spare moment I’ve had the last three months. The year has started pretty chaotic between the move, uncertainty of future work thanks to AB-5 in California, and now the whole world is social distancing and self-quarantining itself. For now, looking ahead to future summer and fall trips […]