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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cash for Clunkers #2

This ancient pickup has certainly seen better days.. probably about 75 years worth of better days.  The remains of this pickup is sitting at almost 12,000 feet above sea level – it is just above Animas Forks on the way to California Gulch.  It is so fun shooting in the San Juan mountains – there […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Clinging to Life

This picture is from the rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  I was there to shoot the canyon.. but the light conditions were really unforgiving for capturing the harsh contrasts in the canyon.  The light was filtering through thin clouds making for ugly grey high contrast light.  As I was making one last […]