Oak Leaf and Grass with Hoarfrost

2013 Dec 2

Scrub Oak Leaf and Grass with Hoarfrost, Colorado 2013

On the last morning of the Colorado Workshop I attended in October with Ian Plant and George Stocking we arrived before dawn. The location was a beautiful view of Mount Sneffels. After an hour of shooting the landscape I hiked up the hill behind us to look for a different vantage point and noticed the interesting hoarfrost on the ground. Macro time!

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Ocotillo with Crescent Moon

2013 Jun 14

Ocotillo with Crescent Moon

In addition to the Grand Canyon visit, our recent trip to Arizona also included an evening at the Peralta Trail area. By the time we arrived at the trailhead, the sun was already behind Superstition Mountain, rendering the whole area in shade. We headed back down the long gravel road which yielded a few good opportunities for flowering cacti and silhouettes.

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Lipan Point, Grand Canyon

2013 May 12

Grand Canyon from Lipan Point, AZ

How can you make a unique image from a place that everyone has seen depicted in photographs hundreds of times? I think that it's an example of one of the supreme challenges of photography: Making the best of the situation and scene in front of you, at that moment in time, all while trying to imbue your own artistic imprint.

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Hedge Apple Tree in Fog

2013 Feb 15

Hedge Apple Tree in Fog | Apple iPhone 4S @ 1/120 sec., ISO 64

How is it possible that I have a computer that fits in my pocket, that also is a good digital camera? It doesn't seem like that long ago that a pocket camera was a 110-Film-format piece of junk. Now we have phones that have a tiny, 8-megapixel sensor just 5mm wide, yet still yield beautiful pictures blown up to 11x14 inches.

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