Paria Badlands after Sunset

March 16, 2009

This image was taken about twenty minutes after the previous one. I really liked the strong shapes and color in these badlands. I’ve never seen purples like this anywhere else.


Paria Badlands at sunset

March 16, 2009

This is an image from November, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument of Utah. I’ve had a hell of a time processing this, and have to admit I still don’t feel great about it. You may recognize that I posted it a few months ago in this post. I think this version is quite a bit stronger, but I’m still uncertain in general.


Rainy Day

December 13, 2008

Hey guys,

I wrote this last night and scheduled it to show up now. I’m probably out in the rain photographing some petroglyphs right now. I’m not particularly interested in them, but I think it’s a fun way to spend a rainy day, and it’s nice to have images of them.

Here are two more from Death Valley that I’ve worked up.



Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

Hey everybody,

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m writing this from snowy Bryce Canyon, Utah. My girlfriend, Jaci, has been out here hanging out and dealing with my photography all week long. We stuffed ourselves at a Thanksgiving buffet, and plan to spend the rest of the day feeling miserably full and watching some football. So far, four inches of snow have fallen up here, and it looks like it’s supposed to continue through the night. It’s forecasted to clear up right around sunrise tomorrow, so I’m hoping things will work out for me photographically. It’s pretty tough shooting at such a grand place as this with little to no visibility.

Here are some shots from a few nights ago at a place called Paria, in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I loved the purple hues in the badlands, and I hope to go back and catch another sunset out there. The sky was filled with dark clouds, with only a sliver of clear sky on the western horizon. I was hoping for magnificent colors in the sky, but was treated to these equally rewarding conditions.