• rain in the Dunes

    An interesting thing happens when it rains on the Dunes. The outer perhaps ½” becomes slightly caked. It turns dark. And as this caked layer dries out, it starts to break apart. A bit like watching an ice field break up in the water. The ensuing shapes form odd textures and contrasts on the surface […]


  • Sand Dunes day 2 morning

    The mountains at the Dunes are to the east. The sun rises in the east. If you want the sunrise, mountains, and sand dunes together in your shots, you have to go to the south and western side of the dunes. I did not go to the western side of the dunes as planned. Instead […]


  • 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 […]


  • south of Yellowstone

    Okay, I can’t leave Yellowstone National Park without a picture of some of the buffalo. I came upon a herd that clearly knew they owned the road. So I stopped and waited and waited and… This huge buffalo sauntered by about 10 feet from the car. I must say that it was one of the […]


  • storm clearing over Yellowstone Lake

    The gallery shows the Yellowstone River as it is leaving Yellowstone Lake, as well as some images of the overnight storm leaving the area. The angle of the early morning sun made for a sparkle in the water and trees that drew my eye, attention, and delight. I was headed south from Gardiner, Montana, through […]


  • Mammoth Hot Springs #4

    This small collection is about as impressionistic as I get (so far). However looking into the water as the overhead light changed made for some images that were more abstract and impressionistic. These pools seemed to draw one’s attention into its colors and depths. Several of them remind me of a contemporary painter named Cosmina, […]


  • Mammoth Hot Springs #3

    This collection shows a series of foreground-only images and shows the range of subjects in the pools and area around the hot springs. This was a time in my journey when there was much less focus to my work. I returned here from farther down the road of learning and critique to reconstruct these images for […]


  • Mammoth Hot Springs #2

    Once you get above the ashen wasteland, the walkway levels out to show the land and vegetation creeping forward toward the springs. There are peculiar shapes and colors in and around the pools. Dead pools continue to show the ashen remnants of a once-life. Trees have died leaving their archetypal shape. There is a glimpse […]


  • Mammoth Hot Springs #1

    Mammoth Hot Springs in northern Yellowstone National Park is a truly weird place. Fascinating but weird. I did not even know it was there when I drove into the park, although I had heard of it sometime somewhere. I was staying the night in Gardiner, Montana, just north of the park and planned to go […]


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

    Since the last post (actually overnight in real life) a snow front moved in. Low clouds, no sunrise, grey and featureless clouds met me as I got up early to go to the south rim. No one was there, except a ranger who told me that there were no fees because of the off-season. I […]


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