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Mishra's Helix

Mishra’s Helix

I love this.  I love the concept of it, I love that it exists.  I loved that somebody created it.  I love that somebody paid for it.  And, I love that I got to take a nice picture of it. What is it?  It’s a giant clock sculpture.  It works – it ticks, it chimes, […]

Hilo Sunrise

Hilo Sunrise

Here’s another image from my trip to the big island of Hawaii with Jon Cornforth in December, 2009.  It was taken at the Kapoho Tidepools near Hilo, Hawaii.  We spent most of the week on the less rainy southern side of the island but got choked out by volcanic fog most of the week and […]

Virgin River Rapids

Zion National Park is one of the most spectacular National Parks in the nation – everything is gigantic and dramatic.  This makes photography difficult – since the dynamic range is all over the place.  The lights are very light, the darks are very dark.  Even at dawn or dusk, there are parts of the park […]

Chaska Cumulo Mammatus

Chaska Cumulo Mammatus

What are those crazy looking clouds?  These clouds are called Cumulo Mammatus clouds – and they generally accompany the strongest thunderstorms that produce tornadoes.  They are relatively rare – the last ones I saw were three years ago at my brother’s wedding.   Most of my friends in Minneapolis saw these clouds go overhead after […]

Last Rays on the Big Island

Last Rays on the Big Island

Today’s shot is one that I took on the Big Island of Hawaii back in December of 2009.  I had just completed making the “One Last Evening in Paradise” image (featured earlier this year) and was waiting for Jon Cornforth to finish his shoot.  While I was waiting, I framed up some rocks in the […]

Going With The Flow

Goin’ With The Flow

It’s a rainy day in Minneapolis today – waves of heavy rain broken up by humid sunshine.  It’s a great day for ducks, not such a great day for photographers.  Subconsciously, I kept thinking of a day last month where I spent virtually the entire day avoiding rain while trying to do some landscape photography.  […]

Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec

Late Night Maintenance on the Cumbres and Toltec

This picture is of the inside the maintenance shop for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway in Chama, NM.  The 488 had just returned from its daily run bringing tourists over Cumbres pass and was about to be serviced in the Chama shop.  It had departed that morning from Antonito, CO bringing a half-dozen cars […]

Dark Desert Highway

On a Dark Desert Highway

… cool wind in my hair.. warm smell of colitas.. rising up through the air… No, this isn’t California.. and I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t want to stay at whatever the closest hotel is to this spot, though there is a pretty nice campground at the Valley of Fire. The obvious question would be: “If […]

Valley of Fire Panoramic

I’m going really big today with a 6-shot panoramic from the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas.  The above image is seriously reduced – but clicking on it will allow you to view it in larger glory.  It is still scaled down – SmugMug stopped me at 48,000,000 pixels! This was taken after dusk with […]

Number Eighty One

This my friends is Number Eighty One.  She’s a Wissota B-Modified dirt track stock car – and she’s the pride of Jared Boumeester of Waseca, MN.  Jared just finished building this Skyrocket-framed beast and yesterday was her maiden voyage at the Deer Creek Speedway in southeastern Minnesota.  I was in Waseca yesterday to have my […]