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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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]