The Grand Canyon has one of the darkest night skies anywhere in the lower 48 states, meaning it’s one of the best places to see stars, the Milky Way, and even a galaxy. In this photo of the Watchtower at Desert View you can see the Andromeda Galaxy, which appears as a bright, elliptical shaped, [...]
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This photo represents what was simply one of the most amazing sights I have ever experienced at the Grand Canyon. A summer rain was illuminated by the setting sun as it fell from the heavens into the canyon. This is the landscape and light that inspires me, the place I dream of, it is the place [...]
It’s easy to think of Arizona as hot, dusty, and brown, but Arizona is actually an incredibly diverse state with everything from hot low-land deserts to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America, and all the way up to the cool air of mountain peaks that reach up to well over 12,000 feet above [...]
Hidden in the canyons of the American Southwest are the remains of a past culture of a people that had to have lived a hard life. The canyons are deep, the desert is hot, and distances are great. This is a place of extremes where a dry wash becomes raging torrent after a thunderstorm miles [...]
Fall Color in the San Juan Mountains With a full Grand Canyon workshop schedule, I had serious doubts that I was going to be able to make it to Colorado for fall color. After hearing reports about the color, and how good it looked, I jumped in the truck and drove 9 hours just to [...]
Waiting for the Light at the Grand Canyon A peaceful late-summer evening on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I stand on the rim watching the clouds move across the landscape. I know the sun is there, but its blocked by the clouds, and every time it looks like it will appear…another cloud moves [...]
Each summer, for the past 4 years, I have spent time volunteering at Grand Canyon National Park with the Parks in Focus program. I recently spent an afternoon working with a group of kids on the rim. We talked about composition, light, color, and the impact that artwork, including photography, can have on the creation and [...]
You may recall that a photograph I created of a massive thunderstorm over the Grand Canyon titled Intensity took top honors in the Arizona Highways magazine 2013 Photography Contest. Well...earlier today I happened to stumble upon a YouTube video that features Robert Stieve, the Editor in Chief for the magazine, being interviewed for the Sonoran Living [...]
I have always been drawn to dramatic lighting and a moody atmosphere. I guess this is why I love the work of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, both painters of the American Landscape and accomplished artists. Many years ago, before I found my way to photography, I was a painter. I don’t think I [...]
The warm light of summer illuminates the shadowy depths of the Grand Canyon as the mist of the Summer Monsoon fills the air in this majestic view. This image, titled 'Revelation' and captured in July of 2013 from Mather Point on the canyon's South Rim, was created using 5 images assembled together to present [...]