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Spooky Tree #2

Here is a picture from the west ridge of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  I’ve featured this tree in another picture of the day – but this is a slightly different composition and framing than the first.  This picture was taken very near the end of my father’s patience for waiting for me – […]

The Purple Rose of Spring

In honor of the winter-like weather the Californians seem to think we are having here in Newport Beach, I’m putting up a powerful image of spring.  Seriously, I saw a guy yesterday wearing a stocking cap and scarf in 70 degree weather.  It’s a simple image made from our Easter bouquet shot with very low […]

The Devil Went Down To Lakeville

  This is a photo of Dwight, the lead singer of Smokescreen.  I took this shot at Babe’s in Lakeville as they played a rockin’ gig for a full house.  It is so much fun shooting this stuff.. they are great to shoot and the 5D Mark II is a total rockstar in low-light club […]

Round ‘Em Up, Cowboy!

A couple of weeks ago I posted an amazing picture of a cowboy chasing a train in Southern Colorado.  It was really a striking picture of a red shirted cowboy galloping down a steep rocky path to catch a train.  He was the real deal – not some stunt put on by the railway.  Earlier […]

My Turn, Daddy!

It’s tough to not have the “cobbler’s kids” syndrome sometimes when you’ve got client sessions, landscape trips, and loads of business setup tasks to do.  It has actually been almost a year since I got William in front of the studio lights – and my wife politely reminded me of this fact.  Last week, William […]

To Hell You Ride

Back in the day.. and I mean the late 19th century day.. it was pretty difficult to get to the mining town of Telluride, CO.  The mule teams would haul you over Black Bear pass – a scenic but treacherous route through the San Juan mountains.  Today, that route is considered expert 4×4 terrain that […]

Afternoon at the Black Canyon

Here is another one of my shots from my trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  It’s not of the canyon itself, per se.. there are lots of interesting things to take pictures of on the rim of the canyon.  We just don’t have gnarly little trees here in the verdant Midwest – so […]


Here’s a shot from a modeling shoot that I did this morning.  This is Kendall – and she’s three feet of sass.  I did family portraits with her mother, father, and sister last fall – and was very excited to get the chance to take pictures of her again.  She’s a natural – we just […]

Needs Curb Appeal

This is the Walsh House in Animas Forks, CO.  The Walsh house is the signature landmark in this well-preserved late-19th century ghost town just outside of Silverton, CO.  It’s on the scenic route that takes a 4WD tourist over Cinnamon and Engineer Pass, but it can be reached by a cautious passenger car driver that […]

Autumn at the Black Canyon

This shoot was inspired by a true giant in the landscape photography world – Ron Niebrugge.  Ron posted some gorgeous shots taken at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison on his photo blog about two weeks before my trip to Colorado.  Since my route from Silverton to Denver would take me right through that area, […]