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09 May 2022
Sierra Haze Triptych

Sierra Haze Triptych

In April I did a little trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevada region. I didn’t have any set agenda, just some places I wanted to scout out, but on my return home the high winds kicked up the dust and made for some hazy conditions in the Owens Valley, so lingered a bit to see how that would affect the sunset. I had set up a composition for sunset, and while I waited for the setting sun I did some […]

30 Mar 2022
Haze on Leidig Meadow, Yosemite Valley

Haze on Leidig Meadow, Yosemite Valley

One of my favorite things to do in Yosemite Valley is take in the transition from light to dark in the valley throughout the day. The prescribed burn in the valley added an extra layer of interest as the cool morning air pushed down the smoke into what looked like a fog bank at first. Last week my girls had their spring break so I took them on a quick trip, their first, to Yosemite. At least that they remember. […]

08 Mar 2022
Mishe Mokwa Trailhead at Sunrise

Sunrise in the Santa Monica Mountains

This past weekend I got a chance to spend a day sunrise-to-sunset in a locale near and dear to me. These are the mountains that galvanized my love for hiking and the outdoors growing up. I don’t get to spend as much time there nowadays but it’s always a joy to revisit these old friends.

06 Jan 2022
Sunset in the Clouds

Looking Back on my Favorite Photos of 2021

Reflecting on the past 12 months photographically is one of the things look forward to doing this time of year. Reviewing what I did helps me get perspective of what I have experienced and achieved. Realizing where I have changed and what I would do differently for the upcoming year. 2021 may not have been as disruptive as it’s predecessor, but it was by no means a normal year. Yes, I did do more work, traveled a bit more, but […]

27 Dec 2021
First Light, Eastern Sierra

What was Lost is Found: Images Rediscovered in 2021

It’s that time of year where I look back on the images that defined the past year. My best images of 2021 will actually go out later this week. Right now I am focusing on the gems I uncovered in my back catalog of work this year. Last year I decided to revive this list and I thought I would keep it going this year as well. It wasn’t as prolific of a list as 2020, but it’s still a […]

25 Nov 2021
Phantom Limb Revisited

Phantom Limb, Revisited

A few weeks ago I posted this image not sure about what to share about it at the time. I had no intentions at that moment to make this follow up a Thanksgiving post, but thinking about it now it does seem a bit fitting. How do you approach gratitude while still grieving loss? I didn’t even set out to make this composition associate with loss when I shot it, but as I was fumbling around in processing this piece […]

12 Nov 2021
Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

There are photographs you plan out, work on, revisit, and refine; then there are ones you just fall into. This is the latter. It’s funny because I have walked by these two trees countless times hiking in the hills above my house, but this particular instance I was stuck by the contrast between the two live oaks and how they related to each other. This photo has been quite a conundrum for me, I think I have rewritten this post […]

04 Nov 2021
Schwabacher Landing - The Cover of my 2022 Calendar

My 2022 Photo Calendar is Now Available to Order!

It’s that time of year! My new 2022 photo calendar is now on sale! This year’s calendar is comprised of my favorite shots from my trips this past year in the Eastern Sierras, Death Valley, the Rockies, and my home in Southern California. The calendar format itself folds down to 8.5 x 11 inches (still 11 x 17 inches when it’s unfolded.) Click here to learn more about my 2022 Wall Calendar. Sample Calendar Images You can also find prints […]

27 Oct 2021
Sunset at Colter Bay, Grand Teton NP

Photo Recognition, Westways’ 2021 Photo Contest

I was honored to find out one of my photos, Colter Bay at Sunset, was selected as an honorable mention winner in Westways’ 2021 Photo Contest. This photo was one of the highlights from our two-week family trip this summer that spanned 8 states, 5 national parks, 3 national monuments, and 3 state parks. The crux of the trip was family celebrations. We started the trip celebrating a 50th anniversary for Heidi’s parents and ended it with a 75th birthday […]

15 Oct 2021
Freezing Pond, Eastern Sierra Nevada

A Frosty Fall in the Eastern Sierra

Last week my family did a quick trip up to Virginia City for my unce’s 80th birthday party. I knew there would be potential of some beautiful fall colors on the trip so I kept close tabs on some of my favorite Eastern Sierra spots for fall. By Wednesday it was looking like there was a strong possibility of snow on our weekend trip which made things even more interesting. The fall colors themselves weren’t at their peak, we were […]