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04 Apr 2018
Morning Clouds in the Cummings Valley

Morning Clouds in the Cummings Valley – Featured Image

Last week I spent some time in Tehachapi and the Cummings Valley where we were treated to a very cold spring storm that gave us some sleet and dusted the surrounding mountains giving us winter look for little over a day. For a town that boast four seasons we were treated to some surprising wintry weather just before Easter. The image above was the day after our sleet storm, as you can see we were still socked in with some […]

15 Mar 2018
Eureka Dunes in Spotlight

Eureka Dunes in Spotlight – Featured Image

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.

26 Feb 2018
Weather-Etched Bristlecone Trunk, White Mountain

Weather-Etched Bristlecone Trunk – Featured Image

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 […]

06 Feb 2018
First Light on the Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park

First Light on the Panamint Mountains – Featured Image

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.

25 Jan 2018
Lembert Dome Reflected on the Tuolumne River

Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park – Featured Image

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 […]

15 Jan 2018
Hoodoos After a Winter Storm

Hoodoos After a Winter Storm – Featured Image

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 […]

09 Jan 2018
Oil Abstract

Oil and Water Abstract – Featured Image

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 […]

29 Dec 2017

Looking Back, The Images That Made 2017

The Year That Was It’s that time of year again, remembering the year that was. To recap my personal 2017 and give it full context we have to go back to where I was a year ago in 2016 as my beautiful wife was nearing the end of her three-year cancer journey. The image above I feel typifies my year. Out of the stormy few years I have had I am starting to see light. It’s not quite defined yet, […]

28 Dec 2017
Winter Storm on Owens Lakebed

What’s Lost is Found – 2017 Edition

Looking Back On All The Lost Gems Rediscovered In 2017 It’s that time of year to reflect on the highlights and low-points of the past year. Every year at this time I pick out my favorite images from the year that was. I also like to look back at all the rediscovered images I found in the past year from my personal archives. I like to revisit old images from time-to-time to find hidden nuggets within the catalog of all […]

17 Sep 2017
What should I write about?

I Need Your Input, What Should I Write About?

Now that Dubland has been successfully relaunched I am prepping for roll out phase two of the new site, creating new content for the blog. So here’s an open call for topic suggestions. What in the wide world of travel, photography, and the general great outdoors do you want me to cover?