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Random Colorado Location #6 Frick

Frick is another one of those towns that sprung up as a rail stop and today is all but forgotten.  About the only excitement of this stop was an angry dog and of course dodging tumbleweeds between intermittent dust storms on the way to and from. Frick Currently the area around Frick is mostly agricultural […]

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Random Colorado Location #1 Penrose

The first of the 25 random locations I visited was Penrose, CO.  Penrose is a small town near Canon City, southwest of Colorado Springs.  There isn’t much to see in Penrose unless you like junk.  It seemed everyone had their own junkyard.  Some of them were actually organized collections of old thinks like tractors and […]

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Sunset Sandstorm

Sunset Sandstorm This was on of the most surreal experiences of my life.  I was in the desert surrounded by  white sand.  It was freezing out and the wind was gusting upwards of 50 mph creating a sandstorm.  The conditions and white sand made it feel like I was in a blizzard surrounded by snow.  […]

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Colorado River Reflections

Colorado River Reflections This is one of those images where the stars seem to align and something magical happens.  I was traveling west of Moab heading toward Potash along the Colorado River.  I had planned to photograph Jug Handle Arch and some petroglyphs in the early morning light.  While I was winding through the canyon […]

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Clouds and Dreams

Clouds and Dreams This is one of those images that can never be recreated.  The reason being is the purely random pattern of the clouds.  The landscape itself hasn’t changed for hundreds if not thousands of years but the sky is always changing.   Creating images like this involves embracing the change and working with […]

Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails   Few things have had as big of an impact on the American West as have railroads.  In many ways they have defined the west.  Countless towns and cities owe their existence to the rail roads.  Today they have lost the importance that they one had but they still make me wonder.  […]

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Art vs. Documentary Photography

Fajada Moon There are frequent arguments about what constitutes art.  These arguments often appear to be too common in photography circles.  Many people believe that photographic images should not be manipulated at all.  The correct and proper image is the one straight out of the camera, “get it right in the camera”, is often heard.  […]

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Lone Cottonwood

Lone Cottonwood   Cottonwood Here again are two different takes on the same subject.  Cottonwood is more of an environmental portrait of the tree.  It gives you a sense of where it lives and the color adds reality to the image.  In Lone Cottonwood the environment  is minimized and the color is stripped away leaving […]

Rio Chama

Rio Chama

Rio Chama This image was more challenging than expected to create.  I had already been at another location down the road for close to an hour before I relocated.  By the time I set up again I was frozen and could barely feel anything with my hands, they were so numb.  The sun was rising […]

Moon Shot

Moon Shot

Moon Shot I had been working out near Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost ranch and was heading back to where I was staying at the Abiquiu Inn as the moon was rising.  When I reached the top of a plateau I noticed the color in the sky and was looking for a place to stop and take […]