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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whitefish Dunes

This shot was a first for me – it was the first time my wife came with on a dawn shoot.  We were in Door County for our 5 year wedding anniversary – and I couldn’t resist trying to get a little work done while I was there.  Fortunately, this spot was a reasonable walk […]

The Spooky Tree

There are lots of cool things to shoot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – pretty much every place you aim the camera.  This cool gnarly spooky-lookin’ tree hadn’t quite got leaves yet this spring when this picture was taken making it look all that much more spooky. Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 17-40 […]

Looking Towards Lanai

You have no idea how deadly this shot really was.  The cool looking black rocks at the bottom of the pictures?  Slick as glass.  To really get a good shot here, I had to wander way farther out into the slick glassy rocks than I really wanted to.  One wipeout would have left me with […]

Noontime at the Oasis

I now understand why a place of respite is called an oasis.  This little cluster of trees is located at the end of Borrego Palm Canyon – a hot dusty rocky place where we spent every morning shooting brittlebush.  At the entrance of the trail, there is a rather grim sign that sternly warns you […]

Every Rose Has Its Storms

I really can’t believe it didn’t storm up into something nasty last night – it was Africa-hot around my house last evening.  The skies looked pretty nasty right around sunset, too – so I had to run out and shoot SOMETHING!  Being that I was watching the little ones – I was pretty limited on […]

Coyote Canyon Verbenas

One last shot from the Anza Borrego shoot from this spring.  This one was taken in ‘the mother lode’ – a cache of flowers about 2 miles off the road that we found while hiking.  This shot was a little right of a few others I’ve shown.  The goal behind this one was to get […]