Light & Composition

November 2, 2015


<a href="/images/craft/flow-zion-virgin-river-large.jpg"></a> I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. - John O’Donohue...

November 30, 2014


<a href="/images/craft/zion-breakthrough-large.jpg"></a>There are moments. Very personal, resonate moments. Moments you hesitate to write about for fear of diminishing their significance. Because, despite their gravity, they are ephemeral, ...

November 22, 2014

Pine Creek Reflections

<a href="/images/craft/pine-creek-reflections-large.jpg"></a>Recent hard freezes and wind have encouraged the leaves to drop off trees like rocks, abruptly concluding the fall color season here. And, as with all transitions, new opportuniti...

October 17, 2014

The Well Positioned Camera

<a href="/images/craft/camera-position-is-everything-large.jpg"></a> Position is everything. You can have an amazing subject, amazing light, and an amazing camera that you spent an amazing amount of money on but, when it comes to release th...

October 13, 2014

Water Reflects Stone

<a href="/images/craft/water-reflects-stone-large.jpg"></a>Water reflects stone.Stone reflects water. I spent a good 20 minutes musing on a zen-like statement for this image. Once I came up with it, it seemed obvious. Despite its official d...

September 4, 2014

Oregon Granary Stack

<a href="/images/craft/granary-stack-007-large.jpg"></a>While the bulk of my efforts these days is focused on film photography and <a href="/ilfochrome/" title="Ilfochrome">Ilfochrome printing</a>, I've been, when circumstances allow, worki...

November 3, 2013

Reflections in Zion

<a href="/images/craft/river-reflections-zion-large.jpg"></a>“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”- Norman Maclean...

June 16, 2013

Sunset on the Eastern Oregon Desert

<a href="/images/craft/high-desert-sunset-large.jpg"></a>One of my first sojourns out of Bend took me into the Eastern Oregon desert chasing weather and the chance for some thunderstorms. Monitoring satellite photos from my iPhone, I drove ...

May 8, 2013

New Directions

<a href="/images/craft/granary-stack-large.jpg"></a>I can feel a shift or maybe, more accurately, an expansion of my photographic direction inspired by my northern relocation and the new subject matter I've encountered on the several trips ...

January 21, 2013

Black and White

<a href="/images/craft/stacked-pipes-large.jpg"></a>I spent New Year's Day driving south from Bend, Oregon to San Jose, California thinking about my photography. With <a href="/ilfochrome/">Ilfochrome</a> discontinued and ~2 years left of s...

November 21, 2012

Death Valley Star Trails

<a href="/images/craft/death-valley-star-trails-large.jpg"></a>My annual return trips from Zion are usually a boring 10 hour drive through Las Vegas, Barstow, Bakersfield, and the San Joaquin Valley. But this year, I decided to mix it up wi...

November 14, 2012

Leaves on Stone

<a href="/images/craft/leaves-on-stone-large.jpg"></a>I like the simple contrast between the leaf shapes and textures and the swirling striated sandstone. Classic Zion. Hopeful this will look lovely as an <a href="/ilfochrome">Ilfochrome</a...

October 26, 2012

Zion Magic

<a href="/images/craft/leaves-in-oily-water-large.jpg"></a>Back in Zion. Like visiting an old friend. I learn a little more of her nuances each year. But the mysterious power of this place never ceases to humble and amaze me. The leaves her...

October 17, 2012

Aspen Reflections

<a href="/images/craft/aspen-reflections-large.jpg"></a>Water reflections have recently become a favorite subject of mine. I've found that the best time to photograph them is often the middle of the day when light is strongest on the reflec...

October 15, 2012

The Gift of the Unexpected

<a href="/images/craft/leaves-and-raindrops-large.jpg"></a>Last Thursday, I headed into the Sierra Nevada for a rendezvous with friends at Twin Lakes, near Bridgeport, California. On the way through Yosemite, over Tioga Pass, I was greeted ...

October 9, 2012

Well Worn Tripod Holes

<a href="/images/craft/horseshoe-overlook-large.jpg"></a>Down river from Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River has carved out a big 180° loop aptly named Horseshoe Bend. South of Page, Arizona, off HWY 89, a short 3/4 mile trail leads out to ...

September 27, 2012

Abstraction - Bristlecone Pine

<a href="/images/craft/bristlecone-pine-detail-large.jpg"></a>Abstraction can be a very powerful (and fun) theme to use in your photography. But to be successful, it should be done with purpose. Successful compositions are no less easy. Do ...

September 17, 2012

Lightning, White Mountains

<a href="/images/craft/lightning-whites-mountains-large.jpg"></a>On a recent trip to the White Mountains of California, I had the opportunity to test out a new accessory for my Nikon D800e, a <a href="

July 14, 2012

The San Juan at Goosenecks

<a href="/images/craft/d800e-goosenecks-large.jpg"></a>East of Monument Valley just past Mexican Hat, a side diversion of a few miles lands you at <a href="">Goosenecks State Park</a>. Here the S...


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