An Honest Silence: A Celebration of Wilderness eBook

I recently received a copy of An Honest Silence: A Celebration of Wilderness which is a joint eBook effort by Greg Russell, PJ Johnson and Ann Whittaker, with a forward by David Leland Hyde. The eBook features a number of great images but most importantly the authors make a passionate case for why wilderness is important …

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime …

Arches National Park

The town of Moab is the epicenter for one of the most amazing scenic places in the world. Nearby Canyonlands National Park was highlighted a couple of posts ago and Arches National Park is even closer to town. After having been to several well-known National Parks, I would rank Arches up there with the best …

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch is another popular landscape but luckily there was no one else there when I arrived. I am terrified of heights but I managed to stick my head over the edge long enough to capture a few images while underneath the arch. Canyonlands National Park is an amazing place though I didn’t spend much …

Putting Your Own Twist on Familiar Icons

The drawing above shows a scene at Arches National Park, Utah that I experienced a week ago while driving in search for a sunrise photo location. I had several ideas for locations that I thought might fit the type of light I was hoping to achieve in my photos, but couldn’t decide until I saw …

The Best Colors in the West

With all apologies to John Muir, the best colors in the West lie in Canyon Country. This past weekend (11/12 – 11/13/05) in Zion National Park and in the surrounding area I witnessed the most amazing display of fall foliage I’ve seen in my life. The Eastern Sierra is bigger and has more trees, but …