• 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+ […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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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