Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dust Storm, Mojave Desert

I seem to have good luck at this spot. Driving home from Death Valley we came across a whippin’ wind storm and I pulled over near the dry lakebed off the 14 near Red Rock Canyon. I had shot here … Continue reading

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Camel yoga, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, Calif.

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My first time using lights!

In an editorial penned by someone with far greater talents than myself, I recently read that it’s a meaningful moment when you go from capturing what you see to actively manipulating a scene for a better shot. He was referring … Continue reading

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Mono Lake is like being on the FRIKKIN’ MOON – All photos, Night 1 & 2

The first night we arrived at Mono Lake it was past midnight and we were wiped. Absolutely done. So I knew there would be little chance of a sunrise shoot, especially considering that we had no idea where to go … Continue reading

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Bears in Tahoe! All the photos.

Not much to say here other than, I SAW A HUGE BEAR WHILE HIKING. We spotted him coming down a trail, snacking the afternoon away. We were about 800 yards out at first and I crept in quietly until I … Continue reading

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Photographers: worse than DJs?

Man, the more photographers I meet out in the wild while shooting, the more I really like them. Everyone I’ve come across has been lovely – there’s next to no bravado or snottiness in person with photographers I’ve met while … Continue reading

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Photographing the creepiest place I’ve ever been

This is a ghost ‘ranch’ north of Mono Lake. It’s also the creepiest place I’ve ever been. It’s not creepy simply because it’s a ghost ranch, or abandoned, but rather because of the *way* it’s so desolate even though it’s … Continue reading

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High contrast photos at the ghost town of Bodie, California

There are two things you should know before you attempt to photograph the [amazing] ghost town of Bodie, California. 1) The park is only open from 10 to 3 during late spring/summer/early fall, so it will be high contrast no … Continue reading

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Lee Vining, Calif.

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I made a GIF! Of the sea hawk.

Click the image below to see all 49 frames animated! After I posted that last blog post of the Osprey at Mono Lake, I realized I had fired off about 49 frames of it landing in that nest. I opened … Continue reading

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