These are from a trip to Arizona earlier this year. I love Astrophotography so much, and was very fortunate to have Outdoor Photography Magazine send me a free Zeiss Camera Lens for the weekend. It made getting out and getting these shots REALLY fun.
For as long as I can remember, my family has been camping and having adventures in the great outdoors. I remember when I was little, my grandparents has images from Ansel Adams hanging in their cabin, and I was so very captivated by them. At a young age my mother gave me a camera, and […]
In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens. ~Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery
“If for a moment you are inclined to regard these taluses as mere draggled, chaotic dumps, climb to the top of one of them, and run down without any haggling, puttering hesitation, boldly jumping from boulder to boulder with even speed. You will then find your feet playing a tune, and quickly discover the music and poetry of these magnificent rock piles — a fine lesson; and all Nature’s wildness tells the same story — the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort — each and all are the orderly beauty-making love-beats of Nature’s heart.” ― John Muir
Home is where the Red Rock is. Southern Utah captivates me for so many reasons, and the breath taking ridges of the canyons down there is only one reason. With little to no light pollution, the air is clean and crisp for astrophotography.
Attack!!! Competition pods can be VERY brutal. Males compete fiercely against each other to see who is the “biggest” and most “dominate” in the area, with the hopes of being able to escort a nearby female and her calf. (And yes, hopefully get the chance at being next years baby daddy)
If you ever want to experience one of the most brilliant sky shows ever, head to southern Utah – towards the Henry Mountains – during late July and August and you will see some of the most breath taking lightning storms ever. The storm in these photos literally chased me off a mountain, and it is not a joke that you will feel the air charge when you’re standing on top of a mountain taking photos.
Southern Utah is such a captivating landscape, and while shooting down there last fall, I decided to really give black and white photography my fulltime attention. The bold colors of the red rock down there and the juniper trees that dot the landscape really make for some truly stellar photos.
One of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco is Alcatraz. The gorgeous architecture captivates me and makes for some amazing shots. What really draws my attention are the buildings that have started to deteriorate with age. To me that really shows the time that has past there. I especially love the texture of the broken plasters.
“Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater.” — Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer Words can’t even fully encapsulate how at home I feel when I am at an aquarium. I have loved the ocean since I was little, and being able to visit a place where you can see the wildlife that inhabits the ocean makes me extremely happy.