This past June I spent a day hiking up and down the length of the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park in search of an "ah ha" moment. These are the moments that take your breath away. I was looking for not only a stunning location, but I wanted a contrast of color and light. The Virgin [...]
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I'm back from Zion National Park in Utah where I spent a few days hiking both the Virgin River Narrows and the Subway. The temperature was hovering around 100 degrees, but the cool rushing waters of the Virgin River were refreshing. Here we have the Virgin River as it carves its way through the Narrows. Title: [...]
The July 2014 issue of Arizona Highways Magazine is now on the newsstands and the cover features one of my photos of Grand Canyon National Park. This is actually my first cover with Arizona Highways Magazine! I'm beyond excited and honored to be part of this proud Arizona institution. This photograph was created from a spot on [...]
Earlier today I announced the release of my first book, Chasing the Light - Grand Canyon, a 192-page hard-cover book with almost 190 color photographs of the Grand Canyon. I've been working on this project along with my publisher, Park Partners, for quite some time. I'm sharing the Foreword in the book with you here [...]
Happy Birthday to Ansel Adams. He would have been 112 years old. I can't possibly image the world of fine art landscape photography without him and the influence he has had on all of us. Perhaps his greatest gift to all of us was his advocacy for the preservation of wild lands and the creation [...]
The Grand Canyon is an amazing place. Of course we know it's big, it's nearly a mile deep, and we know that the Colorado River cuts a path through the canyon that is 277 miles long. But one of the many things that I love about the canyon is how weather interacts with it. We [...]
I had passed by this location many times on my journeys across the American Southwest. Often it was in the middle of the day when the light is directly overhead and becomes quite flat. On more than a few trips I had planned to be here just before sunset, but the best laid plans often [...]
Before I found my way to the art of landscape photography, I dabbled in other forms of art including creating pottery on the wheel and painting, working mostly with oils. I enjoyed creating pottery, and there's a lot to be said for feeling your work take shape as wheel the spins and the clay shaped [...]
If you're in the Durango, Colorado area, be sure to stop by Substratum Gallery where you can see my fine art prints on display and available for purchase. Substratum Gallery, located at at 1021 1/2 Main Street, specializes in fine art photography and is the brainchild of fine art photographer Joaquin Salazar and Gallery Director, Kristen McKinnon. [...]
A rare weather phenomenon known as a temperature inversion fills the Grand Canyon with clouds. This happens when cold air is trapped below the rim by hot air above. This particular event is very rare in that the entire canyon has been filled with fog, something which only happens once every 10 years. What was [...]