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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 […]

Silk Dunes

Silk Dunes

Silk Dunes This image took me nearly 15 years to create.  The idea has been floating around in my head since I was a kid.  I had watched several movies that were filmed in the desert and featured great images of massive sand dunes.  Around 1998 I saw an image of some dunes and found […]

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 […]