• 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 […]


  • 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.] […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]