• Great Sand Dunes in Colorado

    I recently went to theĀ 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 […]


  • 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 theĀ 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 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Sedona mornings

    This project is a compilation from four morning shoots to the south of Sedona Arizona. Each day was unique and offered a different perspective from the usual Sedona images I have seen. On these early spring mornings the light for 10-20 minutes held the most pastel colors I have consistently seen. The Sedona area carries […]


  • projects

    Projects have become a special item for me. Alain Briot taught me about projects. A project is a collection of images tied together artistically. It may be a location or subject, but the project is tied together by its uniformity of presentation. In Alain’s teaching paradigm, projects lead to a personal style. In my opinion […]


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