Category Archive: landscape

MT Obsession // Pilot Peak

Okay, so I have another mountain portrait obsession*.  Pilot Peak.  Well, technically, it started four years ago on my usual Fall trip to Wyoming and Montana.  But it really hit me this year.… Continue reading

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WY // The Active Landscape

One thing I will most certainly be working on this year: active people within a landscape. Though I have always considered myself a landscape shooter, I realized recently that in order to generate more… Continue reading

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A Few Faces of Long’s Peak // 48 Hrs in RMNP

If you’ve been following this blog at all, you’ll know that I love photographing mountains.  And if you’ve been following for a long time, you might know that I can get obsessed with… Continue reading

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The Dynamic Cityscape

Shooting cityscapes is not unlike photographing natural landscapes. The main difference is that your city landscape has light elements not seen in nature. This creates incredibly dynamic compositions.  But often, you must start… Continue reading

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The Great BIG Bend Giveaway

How would you like to join me on my new Big Bend Workshop in April…. FOR FREE?? Well, you could be the lucky one to win The Great BIG Bend Giveaway, and receive free tuition… Continue reading

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A New Day Dawns

As the year 2014 is just dawning… and the dew is still wet and sweet beneath our toes… I am struck with thankfulness.  Today is a new day, and this year is quite… Continue reading

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A Dusk at the Beach

Near the end of my trip, I needed a little beach time. I found Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, and it was perfect… just what I needed. I spent the afternoon and evening… Continue reading

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the river of grass

They call the Everglades “the river of grass”, and a few weeks ago, I witnessed why. Now just to clarify, the Everglades is not just limited to Everglades National Park.  The area is… Continue reading

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PINS selects

Elle and I traveled to Padre Island National Seashore this weekend to enjoy the ocean. Beach camping proved a bit more difficult than our usual locations… but it was great prep for the… Continue reading

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flashback | everglades

It was thirteen years ago…. I sat at a crappy, college-student computer, playing around on a new website called “Priceline”. Back then, all you could do was bid on flights. And so it… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the plan

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein Once I’ve made a decision on the destination, the real planning begins… I chose my route… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the destination

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller  The first thing, and sometimes one of the toughest to determine when planning a road trip… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // intro

It is said that “the road goes on forever”, but I prefer to think of it as having both a beginning and an end. And the place to start and finish is always… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited… part 2

Once again, I woke up before the sun… And witnessed a spectacular sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert, with both Texas and Mexico in view. Everything in the desert seems to want to hurt… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited

It didn’t take long to get back into the rhythm of Big Bend. After all, it had only been 18 or so months. But this lesser-known National Park, in the middle-of-freaking-nowehere on the… Continue reading

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guadalupe mountains // an overnighter

Another quick stop I made on the road trip was Guadalupe Mountains National Park, on the border of Texas and New Mexico. Yet another first for me.  I mean, I’ve passed this park… Continue reading

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petrified forest + painted desert

A really great spot we happened upon was Petrified Forest National Park. You probably won’t want to spend a week there, but it’s a fascinating and beautiful day trip at least. They do… Continue reading

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canyon de chelly // a disappearing act

When I was in college, I worked for a man who frequently raved about Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. But I’m rarely passing through Arizona unfortunately, so it doesn’t often pop into… Continue reading

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canon 24 f/1.4L II // field review

Another lens I’ve coveted from a distance for the last few months is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II (US $1749). This super fast wide angle prime lens is supposed to be one of the… Continue reading

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telluride // a few shots

By the time we got to Telluride, I was ready for a much needed break. I had been working night and day for nearly 10 days in the park, not getting much sleep… Continue reading

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rocky mountain np // motion

For fun, I decided to make a short video of some of my time-lapses and motion captures from the trip. And yes, I just had to sneak some marmots in for a cameo… Continue reading

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