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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 […]

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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 […]

Sunrise Over Taos

Sunrise Over Taos

Sunrise Over Taos This image is part of my Western Color collection and it’s easy to see why.  The vibrant colors of the the sunrises and sunsets in the west are breathtaking. I had spent many hours the day before I created this image scouting the location.  My initial plan was to just photograph the […]

Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Burning Bush This image is part of my Western Color collection.  The range of color throughout the western landscape has always impressed me.  Two of the most striking displays of color are sunrise and sunset. I was setting up to photograph the sun as it rose above the horizon.   Initially I was just looking for […]