Another Kelso Dunes Photo

Another view of the Kelso Dunes. If you look closely at the left side of the ridge, you can see the slide marks from where I went down. Everyone else was on the other dunes to the left of here so I had this whole place to myself. I saw a few people run all …

Kelso Dunes

Rising more than 600 feet from the desert floor and covering about 45 square miles, the Kelso Dunes are quite an amazing sight. From the parking lot, the dunes appear to be easily accessible. However, it is a bit deceiving since the dunes are so large that it looks like a much shorter hike than …

Mojave Trails National Monument

Senator Diane Feinstein recently introduced legislation to create two new national monuments in the California desert. This was especially interesting to me because the area around Amboy, which I recently photographed, lies within the proposed Mojave Trails National Monument. Happy New Year! See more of my Mojave Desert photos.

Foreclosure of a Dream

I’m sure that almost all of us know someone that has been severely affected by the current economic situation. People my parents’ age (50+) in particular probably saw their dreams vanish before their eyes along with the Dow Jones. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have this 30 year plan laid out …

Amboy Crater

Usually before I go shoot a location for the first time, I do a fair amount of research to find out what the terrain is like, history, and what other photographers have done. It was while researching Roy’s Motel a couple of years ago that I discovered the Amboy Crater was located nearby so made …

Route 66: The Mother Road

I was born after Route 66’s heyday so I don’t have the personal connection to it unlike probably many of those my parents and grandparent’s age. But what I do relate to is that many Americans long to leave the rat race and day to day grind behind to hit the road. Route 66 is …

Roy’s Motel

Roy’s Motel and Cafe is an iconic Route 66 landmark located in basically the middle of nowhere. Only the cafe is open now while the doors to the motel is open so you can wander around stepping on shattered glass every step of the way. It is definitely an interesting place to photograph americana or …

Solar Panels

Solar Panels, Mojave Desert, California This large field of solar panels caught my eye on the drive up to Bishop but I was on the wrong side of the road to access them. I’m sure that most photographers would pass by this without a second thought on the way to the incredible scenery of the …

General Store, Randsburg

Small Town General Store, Randsburg, California At this point in my life I can’t see myself living outside of California ever again. The reason is quite simple. You can find anything you want here. Mountains, coastline, desert, ghost towns, Main Street USA, you name it and you can photograph it within an hour or two. …