March 2015

Photographing Sunrise at the Grand Canyon


Photographing sunrise at the Grand Canyon can be a challenging affair, and it takes many elements coming together to create a successfully image. I like to start with a location that allows me to have overlapping features in the landscape and a foreground that can catch some golden light. Next, having some clouds definitely helps, but we still need a gap [...]

Arizona Highways Magazine – March 2015


The March 2015 issue of of Arizona Highways magazine is on the shelves and on page 9 is an interview I did about my obsession with the Grand Canyon. The article also includes my photo of lightning striking the Grand Canyon as rain is falling into the canyon at sunset. This photo was captured in August [...]

Light on the Colorado River


Sunlight breaks through a summer thunderstorm illuminating the Colorado River. Captured during the monsoon season from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Title: Light on the River Date: July 2011 Camera& Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark II & 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: 0.3 seconds at f/11, ISO 100.

February 2015

Happy 96th Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park!


Today, February 26th, Grand Canyon National Park celebrates the anniversary of its designation as a national park. So...Happy Birthday to Grand Canyon National Park, and thank you to everyone that has been a part of protecting and preserving this wonderful place! Title: Warm Summer Light Date: July 2012 Camera& Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & 16-35mm f/2.8L [...]

Early Morning Light in Slickhorn Canyon


Located far downstream of the tiny town of Mexican Hat, Utah, on the San Juan River is  Slickhorn Canyon.  Located almost in the middle-of-nowhere, and not far from where the San Juan flows into Lake Powell, Slickhorn is only accessible via a very long backpacking trip, or by rafting the San Juan. I arrived at Slickhorn via raft 3 days after [...]

Morning at Moran Point


Today, February 12th, would have been Thomas Moran's birthday. Moran was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York. Moran said of the Grand Canyon "Of all places on earth the great canyon of Arizona is the most inspiring in its pictorial possibilities." In honor of Moran and his work [...]

January 2015

Arizona Highways Magazine – January 2015


The January 2015 issue of Arizona Highways magazine has my photo of Wotans Throne shedding a blanket of clouds in the moments leading up to sunset. You can find the photo on pages 6 & 7. This photo was captured in August 2014 from Cape Royal on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. I [...]

December 2014

Grand Canyon Chasing the Sun


The Colorado River has been and is a major force when it comes to shaping the Grand Canyon, and yet the river is only visible from a few select points along the rim of the canyon. Still hard at work, the river has dug a deep channel and is often obscured from view by the [...]

September 2014

Horseshoe Bend, The Edge of Autumn


Standing on the edge of the Horseshoe Bend overlook 1000 feet above the Colorado River is a rush. The river, meandering below,  reflects the deep blues of the sky above as the first rays of the morning sun paint the distant canyon wall in hues of gold and red. At my feet are the first signs of autumn. [...]

A.J. Gets His Wish thanks to Make-A-Wish and Treehouse Masters


This past August, my wife Sally and I had the privilege of photographing a very special event. Just down the street from us here in Flagstaff, Arizona, is an 8-year old boy named A.J., who  has spinal muscular atrophy. Being like many other young boys, A.J. likes to get out and explore, but being confined [...]