Category Archive: random thought

INTO THE WINDS (Part 2)

Continued from Into The Winds (Part 1) We arrived just as our friends were tying up their horses. They came with gifts. Gifts of glorious food. One of the things that inevitably occurs… Continue reading

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INTO THE WINDS (Part 1)

Nearly 15 years ago on Valentines Day, I rolled into Pinedale, WY on frozen streets. Who knew I would fall head over heels for this area at the time? But I did. In… Continue reading

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Our National Parks Odyssey: One Wild Life

Originally posted on August 30 at the Red River Paper Blog. There’s an ebb and flow on Soda Lake that sounds remarkably like the ocean. I hear the whoosh…. whoosh…. whoosh outside our… Continue reading

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The First 10,000 Miles (part 3)

What I Learned From Life On The Road (Part 3) Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way.” — Townes Van Zandt Sorry it’s been so long, folks.… Continue reading

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Our National Parks Odyssey

Steam from the early morning chill rises off the Green River in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Squaretop, an aptly named handsome granite mountain in the distance catches the first rays of the sun, rising somewhere I cannot yet see.

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The First 10,000 Miles (Part 2)

What I Learned From Life On The Road You cannot count the miles until you feel them.” — Snowin’ on Raton, Townes Van Zandt It’s funny: I don’t feel like we’ve been on the road… Continue reading

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The First 10,000 Miles

What I Learned From Life On The Road (Part 1) Livin’ on the road, my friend, was gonna keep you free and clean. Now you wear your skin like iron, and your breath’s… Continue reading

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Delisting Grizzlies | Ensuring A Species’ Survival

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is intended to lead to recovery and delisting, so long as adequate plans exist to assure recovery continues. The ESA requires that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare… Continue reading

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#FindYourPark | BIG BEND

Now we’re talking! Big Bend is my home park… So I’ve got lots of good insight for you here. I’ve been making the 9 hour drive to this remote National Park for the… Continue reading

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Winter in Big Bend

We just returned from our annual birthday trip for Ellen to Big Bend. And this one was extra special. It’s always a special experience to spend time in nature at one of our national… Continue reading

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And A Very Merry {Odd} Christmas To You

I’ve never much liked traditional Christmas cards… nothing against shiny happy families, just not for me. So I had an idea while listening to Sufjan’s Xmas-Spirit Catcher waaaaayyy too early in the season. Like around… Continue reading

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Telluride’s Bounty

I had the absolute pleasure of spending this year’s peak Autumn colors in Telluride, CO. It’s rare that I stray to far from my usual Wyoming stomping grounds for the Fall, but 2015 was… Continue reading

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To Share or Not To Share

The debate rages on. You might ask, “exactly which debate?” The subject of sharing is quite broad. Well, let me explain… And don’t be surprised if it opens some related subjects on which I… Continue reading

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The Ocean Song

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always… Continue reading

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How To Travel All The Time… Forever

Ellen and I get asked all the time, “How do you do it?!?” With baffled looks, most people begin to wonder whether we are trust fund babies or maybe secret oil barons. Well… Continue reading

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Planning An Epic (International) Road Trip // SCOTLAND

Trying to plan road trip can be intimidating for the uninitiated.  But planning an international road trip can be downright terrifying. There are so many unknowns when hitting the open road in a foreign… Continue reading

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Telluride // What I learned…

The biggest take-away for me from this year’s Telluride Photo Festival was… drumroll please…. ….Shoot for yourself.  Not what you think editors/ agencies/ clients want… just keep shooting the way you see the… Continue reading

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Top 10 Photography Gadgets

Your camera and lenses are the most important tools in your bag.  Hands down.  But there are so many more helpful instruments out there, that sometimes choosing what to pack and what to leave… Continue reading

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The Pursuit

I am in constant pursuit of the perfect image.  A story told through the capture of a singular moment in time.  Sometimes the pursuit is brought about by clients who hire me to… Continue reading

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Autumn Rules // Top 10 Reasons Why Photogs Agree

I love summer, but in my opinion, nothing compares to the Fall.  Here are my Top 10 Reasons why professional photographers are salivating over the return of Autumn… 10.  No Mosquitos… Okay, less mosquitos at least. Depending… Continue reading

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Daring to Begin

All glory comes from daring to begin. — Eugene Fitch Ware What does it take to be a “doer”? Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take much. Not a lot of brains or money, or… Continue reading

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