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Court of the Patriarchs

This shot was taken early in the morning just below the Court of the Patriarchs at Zion National Park.  Most people when photographing this mountain range do it from the comfort of their car.  This is a nice view if you want the same picture as every tourist.  I found nicer views a hundred or […]

Valley of Fire

Here is one of the crazy rock formations that makes up the Valley of Fire.  The Valley of Fire is an amazing place – and it’s only an hour or so out of Sin City.  After spending a few days attending the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Professionals International) conference, I scheduled a few days of […]

The Horse Knows The Way

Here’s another image from the beautiful frosty morning that I spent at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum a couple of weeks ago.  I love bringing this barn into my images – it’s as if they positioned it on the hill above the meadow to make a perfect background to lead your eye into the image.  Yes, […]

Winter Wonderland

I love winter.  That’s probably good because I live in a state where we get lots of it.  Sometimes I get in a rut like everyone else and think I can’t get out to shoot in the winter because it’s too snowy or cold or drab or whatever.   Frankly, it often is.  On Saturday I […]

Hoarfrost in Minnesota

Today marked a milestone of sorts – it’s the first time in two years that we had a heavy hoarfrost and I didn’t have a prior commitment that kept me from going out to shoot it.  I anticipated we’d get some last night since a pea-soup fog rolled in last evening.  When I woke up […]

Here Lies St. Pete

Today’s image of the day was another shot capturing the grandeur that is St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  This structure is the baldacchino – a one hundred foot pavilion marking the spot where it is believed that St. Peter is buried.  At one time it was thought to be the largest bronze structure in […]

The Big Kahuna

Today’s image was inspired by Jon Cornforth during our recent trip to the Big Island of Hawai’i.  We were at Place of Refuge for a sunset shoot, but the vog was so bad that we never even pulled out our cameras.  On our way out, I wanted to snap a picture of the Place of […]

Chad Rocks Buffalo

This is Chad Edwards – an awesome country singer that happens to be a good friend of mine.  He’s the real deal – the chaps he’s wearing on his CD cover actually got used to break horses in northern California.  Okay, northern California isn’t the most country place on the planet – but Chad spent […]

Desolate Shelter

It doesn’t get any more accommodating than this, folks!  This, and a 2-story outhouse (yes, really) are all that greet you when you make the brutal 4-mile hike to Ka’aha.  It isn’t much – it’s a three sided lean-to with dirt floors that is home to all manner of beasties that want to get out […]

Jason and Sue

These are our good friends and neighbors Jason and Sue.  I’ve been blessed both with their friendship and with having them grace my studio with their beautiful family on a couple of occasions. I’m dedicating this one today because Sue is having surgery today for sinus cancer which was diagnosed only a few months after […]