Sunrise reflections along the Merced River in Yosemite National Park

A Map And A Sunrise

This image was made on my first major photography trip in Aug ’12.  There are LOTS of images waiting for me to get to and this was a particularly nice morning.  I had wanted to get shots of reflections, of which I’m a huge fan, while in Yosemite.   This particular morning I had picked out […]

Orchid!

  While co-leading a 6 day workshop on the Big Island last year with Kory Lidstrom we stopped over at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo for some different scenery.  While exploring the beautiful gardens I came across these orchids.  Unusual flowers always this particular specimen caught my attention.  I used a long […]

Heavy sea mist hugs the Na Pali coast as the setting sun illuminates it along the cliffs.

Sea Smoke

  It’s a funny thing having an image in one’s mind and then trying to go after it.  As time has progressed I find my ideas are more and more subject to the ephemerality of nature (yes that’s a word…or should be).   This particular afternoon the conditions were aligning to go after one of these […]

Sunset as seen from under Waimea Pier on Kauai

Protraction

  It had been years…many, since I had last taken a camera to shoot the Waimea Pier.  The chance came up after a camping trip to Polihale on the west side of Kauai.  On the way back home it was late enough in the day that we decided to stop by and catch a sunset […]

What do we owe photography?

  This blog comes from a place of contemplation and discussion.  What, as photographers, do we owe photography?   Recently I saw an image that was quite impressive from a photographer that had visited Kauai in the last year.  However, as I studied the shot I realized something wasnt quite right.  After approaching them privately […]

Dozens of waterfalls pour down Wai'ale'ale after a severe rainstorm

Tears Of Joy

  “Tears of Joy” It’s hard to describe the circumstances around getting this photo. The gist is running an errand last minute which was on a correction mission and driving through one of the craziest storms ever. Then, headed around traffic (because of construction) saw the mountains as the storm broke and was able to […]

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Edge Of The Galaxy

  So this one has been in the archives since 2013.  And it’s been a process to get right, and honestly is still not there.  This is a very complicated 180 degree view from the rocks at Ke’e Beach showing our place in the Milky Way.  As we sit, flying through the universe on the […]

Looking through clear turquoise water from above

Crystalline

  So way back in 2009 I found myself with some friends hiking inside a fenced off area…as you do on Kauai.  When we got to the edge of this giant cliff the view was spectacular.  Being midday, not generally my favorite time to shoot, I wasnt overly inspired to shoot that much landscape, however […]

Lower Yosemite Falls as seen through a hallway of redwoods in heavy snow

Whispers Of Yosemite

  I’ve been holding this image for a long time.  Since March of 2013 when I got to experience the magic that is snowfall in Yosemite Valley.  In the frenzy that was that morning (which can be read about more in my other image “Pencil To Paper“) I recalled this spot which I had noticed […]

Multicolored reflections off of buildings in New York City

New York City and Reflected Light

  July 2009.  Found myself in NYC.  Having only been shooting ‘seriously’ for about 2 years I dont think I would have done anything differently even now.  The undulations of the building were catching the sun hitting the other side of the street making these awesome patterns.  Had I started my photography career in a […]

Spouting Horn at backlit at sunset

Sound The Horns

  Spouting Horn is always a fun place to shoot…and a bit tricky.  Getting down to the rocks requires a bit of sneaking and a lot of precautions.  Ending up as a statistic is never on my agenda.  Working around the ocean for so long I always take my time to make sure I’m safe […]

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