• October 2017 print of the month

    This month’s print is from a sunset shoot on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in later August. It was at the end of the monsoon season, a roughly 2 month period when the Canyon gets the most rain. It officially runs from mid-July to mid-September. This picture was taken after almost 2 weeks […]


  • Great Sand Dunes in Colorado

    I recently went to the Great Sand Dunes for 3 days and 2 nights for my first photo op in a long time. It was a good and challenging experience. The Great Sand Dunes dune field is about a 5 x 6 mile semi-square. The Dunes reach a peak of over 600 feet above the valley […]


  • September 2017 print of the month

    This month’s print is the second print from my White Sands experience. These two images represent <1% of the total number of shots during my time there. I have heard it said that 1-3% of images taken (by advanced practitioners) are worthy of a fine art categorization. I was shooting with the sun coming up […]


  • August 2017 print of the month

    This month’s print of the month is part of a breakthru series of images I created at White Sands National Monument in southeast New Mexico, outside of Alamogordo. “Breakthru” means one of those “ah-ha” moments when the light turns on and a new way of seeing or understanding happens. My time at White Sands was […]


  • a day on the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    These images and those in the subsequent post were taken in 2010. This was my first solo photo op to try to apply some book learning I had acquired. It is so much easier to read about art and photography than to develop one’s skills and practice it. But I knew I had a lot […]


  • July 2017 print of the month

    This month’s print comes from a fall expedition to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The Black Canyon is a dizzying 2000 foot deep canyon carved along a fault by the Gunnison River. Much like the Grand Canyon, traveling from the south rim to the north rim requires at least 60+ miles and 2-3+hours. I […]


  • Antelope Canyons – then and now

    We are not going to explore the millions of years of erosion and formation of the Antelope Canyons. Instead I am going to describe the amazing transition of tourism to the Antelope Canyons in a fairly brief span of history. There are so many more of us on this planet that it is not surprising […]


  • Mono Lake, California

    Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Mountains of California is at the western edge of the Great Basin. It is a salt lake, like the Great Salt Lake in Utah, which is on the eastern edge of the Great Basin. The Great Basin is a large basin of land that has no outlet for its […]


  • June 2017 print of the month

    This month’s print of the month is a divergence from the Southwest’s arid and rocky forms and colors. I have always liked leading lines when I compose an image, as they lead the viewer into the image. I have loved photographing trails for the simple reason that they are leading lines. This month’s print is […]


  • Slot Canyon walls

    As you wander down slot canyons and arroyos, you will often see hundreds of millions of years of earth’s history carved by the sand, wind, and waters. It makes one feel quite small. Yet the complexity of the years displays a remarkable beauty. Over the hundred of thousands of years the deposition of the sands […]


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