Misty Spring sunrise on Bear Rocks, Dolly Sods, West Virginia

June 2, 2009

Wow, it has been a whole week since I updated this. Geez. I’ve been super busy. This past weekend, I assisted on one of Joe Rossbach’s photo workshops. It was a great time, and great learning experience for me. I drove from there straight to Maine, where I’ll be photographing for the next week and a half. I’m going to have to wait another week or so for the lupines to be at their best here, so until then I’m focusing on sunrise/sunsets on the rocky coast, and breeding songbirds! I’m trying to get the most out of this spring, if that wasn’t obvious đŸ™‚

Here’s one from the morning after the workshop. Myself, Joe, and a workshop participant, Reza, camped up on Dolly Sods overnight to catch sunrise at Bear Rocks. It was some nice light! Please excuse any errors that may be present in the processing, because this was done on my uncalibrated laptop monitor.


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Clearing Piedmont

May 11, 2009

I took this photograph a few days ago, on the seventh. Chris Kayler and I took a morning trip to Shenandoah National Park hoping to photograph a waterfall or two. Much to our dismay, the clouds began to break up hours before they were forecasted to. We decided to roll with the punches, something every nature photographer knows all to0 well. Instead of hiking Overall Run, we drove Skyline Drive looking for interesting things to photograph along the way. We came across these foothills just as the clouds were clearing out of the Piedmont. Seeing gently lit foothills in contrast with fairly thick ground-level clouds, we had no choice but to stop for a while!

Here’s my best take from that morning.


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Canyonlands Dreamscape

April 21, 2009

From Canyonlands National Park this past December. I was lucky to find the Island in the Sky district like this; seeming as if it truly was an island in the sky! Bret and I had a heck of a time shooting for a few hours while these conditions stuck around.

On a different note… Spring is finally beginning to hit my home area and I can’t be more excited. I’m heading out this week for a few days of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail without the camera gear, and hope to hit it hard when I get back!

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Monongahela Sunrise #2

February 14, 2009

Hey everybody,

Here’s the other shot from the morning with Joe. It’s amazing how many different views and perspectives one can obtain from one overlook. There wasn’t a whole lot of fall color up there, but the color that was present was really vibrant due to the leaves being mostly backlit.


Monongahela Sunrise

February 13, 2009

Hey everybody,

I’m still working my butt off to process these files and get up to date! Here’s an image from a sweet sunrise I shared with Joe Rossbach this past October in the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia. This particular overlook is one of my favorites. On this day, we were treated to some awesome valley fog, thanks to a very slight temperature inversion. This image doesn’t show off a whole lot of Autumn color in the mountains, but I still feel like it’s one of my favorites. In my next post, I’ll show you a different shot from the same morning.


Yellowstone Elk

January 17, 2009

Hey everybody,

Now that my trip has come to an end, I’ll begin the daunting task of processing all of my photos! Stay tuned to my blog, as I’ll be sharing images almost daily over the next few months. There’s also a ton of shooting I’d like to do in my home area, so that’ll keep me busy as well.

Here’s a Rocky Mountain Elk I photographed in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. He was HUGE! Well, actually, I’m sure some of you have seen bigger. It was the biggest I have ever seen, though. I’d love to go back in a few years. I can’t think of a single place I’d rather be in the winter.


On the road and going home.

January 6, 2009


I’m just a few hours from leaving Wyoming and beginning the long drive home. It’s about time! Here’s a quick shot I got in Grand Teton National Park a few days ago.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

December 24, 2008

Hey everybody,

Nothing much to say. Just wishing all of you a happy holiday season. Enjoy yourselves. Here’s a shot from last March of Blackwater falls in good ‘ol West Virginny.

Blackwater Falls Winter Overlook

More More More Great Falls!

September 25, 2008

Hey Folks,

Here’s the last of my Great Falls shots for the year. I swear! I won’t have any more mornings to spend at Great Falls until next year. I’m quite excited, actually. I’m just a few days away from beginning a massive photo trip. I’ll be leaving on the First of October, and getting back in Mid-December. I plan to photograph Autumn foliage throughout the Blue Ridge, Wildlife in Texas, and wintry desert scenes throughout the southwest. It’s going to be a marathon, and it’s going to put my dedication to test, but I know I can do it!

Be sure to check back for updates as I plan on updating as much as possible from the road.

Anyways, this photo was taken during the little “group outing” on September 14th. Joe, Chris, Pini, and I all made some quality images in the breaking fog at sunrise.


September 22, 2008

I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time in preparation for a rather lengthy trip this fall and winter. I’ll be photographing autumn foliage throughout the Blue Ridge, Wildlife in Texas, and winter desert scenes throughout Arizona and Utah. My journey begins in the West Virginia highlands, and should wrap up around Capitol Reef NP, Utah. I’ll be out for over two months, and I absolutely can’t wait.

Anyhow, enough about that. This is yet another Great Falls shot from the trip with Joe, Chris, and Pini. I used the backlit fog to my advantage, and composed with a somewhat unique composition (for me, at least.

Great Falls National Park, VA

August 26, 2008

Here’s a photograph from last week up at Great Falls National Park.  I met up with another photographer, Chris Kayler, to photograph the sunrise. The shooting conditions were pretty nice. The skies were very clear, which was less than ideal, but there was a good amount of mist rising off the water, which is characteristic of this time of year. I showed up a bit late and I think I missed the best light. That’s okay, though, since I have no shortage of days I can go back. I live only 15 minutes away.

Anyway, here’s my favorite shot from that morning. I’ll be heading back a few times this week, so look out for more shots soon. I also had the opportunity to photograph shorebirds in Conneaut, Ohio, so I’ll be posting plenty of those images as well!