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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 […]

22 Sep 2021
Welcoming Autumn

Welcoming Autumn, Powder Canyon

Autumn in So Cal may not be as dramatic as it is in most parts of the US, but there are those little hints it has arrived all around. Like that cool pocket of air you walk through on a morning hike feels a bit crisper and refreshing. You can see some color change in the foliage (though most of these ‘fall colors’ you want to avoid unless you like itching). And the morning cloud cover seems to stick around […]

23 Aug 2021
Three Sunrises

Three Sunrises

Two weeks ago I got a couple of days to myself, my girls went up to grandma and grandpa’s for half the week. As nice as it would have been to get away during my time sans kids I had a lot of work I needed to do at home. So instead I created a mini-project for myself. Three sunrises, three local spots within 40 minutes from my house. It was a much needed creative exercise to clear my head […]

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 […]

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 […]