• a clear bright morning along the south rim

    After the sunrise shoot and the requisite post-shoot breakfast, we headed to the eastern side of the Park. There were no clouds in the sky at first, and then some low fluffy ones started to come in from the east. As mentioned many times before, shooting in bright light is difficult for me to see […]


  • another Grand Canyon evening

    This series of images shows the progression of the sunset light on the view we had that evening. The colors and contrast clearly change throughout the sunset. I have had others comment that shooting at the “golden hours” of sunset and sunrise was somehow cheating. I have never understand that critique, unless they were just […]


  • January 2018 print of the month

    Occasionally “serendipity” provides moving and beautiful moments. You just have to keep your eyes open and hope not to drive off the road, while doing so. Particularly at the Grand Canyon it would be a disaster… We were returning from morning shoots and a photo review, and suddenly the clouds parted and a rainbow appeared. […]


  • a clearing day along the south rim

    [Sorry about the time away, but there were technical difficulties here at the studio. If I weren’t so convinced I could upgrade my system better than a computer pro, I wouldn’t have lost a month. Inanimate objects seem to keep me humble. But now things are back up and running, so I’ll be catching up.] […]


  • December 2017 print of the month

    This picture was one from an early spring hike into Devil’s Head Fire Tower along the Colorado front range. It is not such a long hike except for the fact that the Forest Service closes the access in winter to the campground only a mile away from the watch tower, effectively making it a 4+ […]


  • a stormy Grand Canyon morning

    After the last evening’s moody drama, I didn’t know what to expect. So arising to a gloomy, cloud covered sky made me hopeful. This morning’s project was to shoot panorama images. All the images in this gallery are 2-5 image stitches or compositions. That means that the final image is made from multiple images, because […]


  • a stormy Grand Canyon evening

    This evening was part of one of Alain and Natalie Briot’s little known workshops. This one was scheduled for the monsoon season at the Grand Canyon. It couldn’t have been timed more perfectly as the first night brought storms in from the west and showed an intensity that is not often seen. The Grand Canyon […]


  • November 2017 print of the month

    This image was taken on the first evening I went to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in September 2017. I went to remember the lines in nature. This image holds both the randomness and the mystique of winds, sand, time of year, and time of day. All came together in a manner that makes […]


  • the last evening at the Dunes

    Another afternoon storm greeted the end of my last full day at the Dunes. I had walked about halfway up the Dunes for an evening shoot only to be greeted by torrential rains. Thankfully I had my rain parka and was kept dry, except for the area below the hemline, which was totally soaked. It’s […]


  • lines in the Dunes

    I went back to sand dunes to reconnect with my artistic perception of life because of a break-thru experience I had at White Sands National Monument about 5 years ago. I discovered at that time that I loved lines. And sand dunes had clear cut lines like nowhere else. Leading lines are one of my […]