The Best Hikes

 The best hikes are the ones that offer the most solitude. I had been to the Santa Rosa Plateau once before to photograph the Vernal Pools, but that trail is so popular that it was more of a zoo-like environment there. This time (a week ago) since there was no water at the Vernal Pools …

Sedona Scenic Landscape

 This is the local Sedona icon trophy photo. In my three visits, I’ve never been blessed with good light so I just make do with what’s available. Though the Cathedral Rocks are featured on every postcard rack in Arizona I still was surprised by how many photographers were out here even in the dreary late …

West Fork Oak Creek Canyon

 The West Fork Oak Creek Canyon trail was one of the places I went to during my first visit to Arizona in January 2003. I thought it was a very interesting location with potential so I had always wanted to visit again. My first visit was a bit difficult to navigate since the creek was …

First and Last Man Standing

 If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you probably know that I’m scared of heights. So while the Grand Canyon is one of the amazing places on this planet, I’ve never really been able to enjoy it in the past because I never enjoyed looking over into the canyon. Whatever mental hurdles I previously …

Favorite Photos from 2011

 Last year I participated in Jim Goldstein’s annual “Your Best Photos” blog project for the first time so I made a post about my favorite photos from 2010. Last year’s post has been one of my most visited posts over the past year so I wanted to continue that trend this year. Initially I was …

Yosemite Photos Gallery

 I’ve been pretty busy as of late catching up on processing / keywording images, updating the site and handling the business side of things. Though I’ve still got a lot of work to do, I’m glad to announce the gallery of Yosemite pictures that I took in October.  

Jackson Pollock

 I first became familiar with Jackson Pollock’s work while attending grad school in San Francisco. I didn’t think very highly of his work to say the least. Somewhere along the way, I have grown an appreciation for his art and abstract expressionism in general. What I like about it is that it’s impossible to replicate. …

Fire Wave

 I spent two days searching for the Fire Wave, only to make it there at dusk on my final day of the trip. Here’s the twist: I took the trail down to the Fire Wave and walked right past it the day before not realizing it was there. I read the directions online from multiple …

Defacing Our Natural Treasures

 It is unbelievable how selfish some people are. It only takes a minute of human stupidity to destroy tens of thousands of years worth of work. I see a lot of photographers shooting pretty pictures but few show the effects of tourism on our landscape. Let’s keep it real and shine the light on the …