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.Read More»
My 2014 custom 8½” x 11″ spiral-bound wall calendars are now available to order. The calendar features locations from across the west including the Grand Canyon, Colorado, Sedona, the Rio Grande in New Mexico, and Bryce Canyon. Several of these photos are new and have never been published before including the cover image of a rainbow over the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
There will be a limited printing run of this calendar, and it’s only available by ordering it directly from me, you won’t find it anywhere else on the shelf or online. Makes a great Christmas gift for family, friends, or yourself!Read More»
On the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, near the lodge, you will find Bright Angel Point. From here, you have a commanding view of Deva, Brahma, and Zoraster temples, the South Rim, the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, and down into Bright Angel Canyon. It’s a fantastic place to listen to the wind, feel the refreshing desert air, and experience a Grand Canyon sunset.Read More»
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, feature to the right of the tower.Read More»
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 that makes my artistic heart beat with life.Read More»
The Grand Canyon 2014 South Rim Summer Photography Workshop is on! This workshop will be limited to 8 participants, and will be taking place on the South Rim of the park from August 7th to 10th. To get more information about this workshop, or to save your spot, please visit the 2014 Grand Canyon South Rim Photography Workshop page. Here’s a look at the itinerary…Read More»
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 sea-level. In the state’s tallest peaks, the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, you’ll discover beautiful forests of ponderosa pines and aspen trees. Here, it is a much colder environment, with Flagstaff being the second snowiest city in the United States with an average snowfall of 100.1 inches.Read More»
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 away, and out of sight, unleashes a much needed rain.
This is a location that I stumbled upon back in 2002 while making my way to a ancient cliff dwelling, although I’m not the first to see it, or photograph it for that matter. But, even with so many places to see and photograph, I continue to be drawn back to this petroglyph panel. It was the first place I created a digital photograph, way back in July 2004, with the brand new Canon Digital Rebel.Read More»
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 get one full day of photography. The reward was this magnificent display of fall color in the hills surrounding Mount Sneffels in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.Read More»