Northern Hawk Owl in flight over snowy field, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

August 6, 2009

Hey everybody,

I’m making a serious effort to get some content up on this blog regularly. I’m currently playing catch-up, and still working through most of my images from late winter/spring. Back in February, I went up to Canada and shot with my friend Greg Schneider. One of the many birds we found was this Northern Hawk Owl in Ottawa.


Blue Jay in snow

May 25, 2009

Here’s one from this past winter. I was up in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, with my friend Greg Schneider. We came across an area with feeders that had over 100 blue jays, so we did what any bird photographers would do; we brought out the giant bag of peanuts and stayed for a few hours.


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Frigid Moose Falls, Yellowstone National Park

April 30, 2009

Continuing with my theme of photos taken on that ridiculously long trip of mine, here is a shot I’d like to share with you all. Moose Falls is a fantastic waterfall located in the interior of Yellowstone National Park. I was lucky to have been visiting with family, for this part of the trip. My cousin, Luke, and I took a commercial snowmobile tour on the park’s snowpacked roads. We stopped at a few waterfalls, geothermal pools, and geysers along the way, and this was by far the most photogenic subject. Due to a few 40 degree days, the waterfalls were flowing quite a bit. In the ten [boooo] minutes I spent photographing here, I probably had to wipe my lens dry two dozen times due to spray from the falls and a light snowfall. Anyhow… Here it is.

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Colorado National Monument sunset

April 29, 2009

Hi folks,

Yet another one from my lengthy trip. I’m almost done catching up with the processing! Here’s one I shot from the Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, CO. I got up there just as a snowstorm was moving out, and was treated to this wonderful view at sunset.


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Snaux above Faux Falls

April 26, 2009

This image was taken upstream of Faux Falls, easily my favorite place inside the Moab Valley. It had snowed a few inches, so I figured it’d make for some interesting photographs. This image is a double processed and blended RAW file. I’ve been feeling like my processing hasn’t been very good lately, so I’m trying to step that up a bit.

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Frosted Aspens

April 25, 2009

Taken high up in the Manti-La Sal National Forest back in December.

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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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Bryce Canyon Sunset

March 26, 2009

Hey everybody,

Here’s yet another shot from my travels during this fall/winter. I had intended to get to Kodachrome Basin for this sunset, but I was running late. I decided I’d try my luck at Bryce Canyon, knowing that it was much better for sunrise shooting. I think I made out well for the relatively clear conditions. I really love the post-sunset “glow” that is always present in the Southwestern desert. I miss it!


Hoar frosted forest, Davis, West Virginia

March 24, 2009

I’m feeling a bit unsure about this one, and I’d like to hear any of your comments or critiques that you may have. I feel like I won’t get much help from critique forums on this one, since the thumbnail isn’t very flashy looking… If you click the link you can view it really large.


It’s snowing outside!

March 2, 2009


It’s supposed to snow 5-8 inches here tonight. I’m not sure how true that forecast is, but I’m excited to get out in the snow anyway. I don’t have a whole lot of interesting things to talk about this time. Just slaving away at the computer screen, processing photos. I love it! Due to accidentally getting some toothpaste in my eye, I’m taking a break to write this entry!

Here’s a shot from Arches NP back in December. I posted it on here before, but here is the properly processed version.


More of the Great Gray Owl

February 23, 2009

Hey everybody,

Here’s another one of the Great Gray Owl I photographed in Ottawa. Once it landed on it’s prey, it would sit there for a few minutes, and would allow us to get pretty close. Before re-positioning myself to shoot the bird taking off back to it’s perch, I would try to capture a few static shots. For this particular shot, I laid down on my stomach for a super-low angle in order to show the falling snow against the darker background.


Anyway… Here’s my quick story. My super-warm leather and fur mad bomber hat was getting in the way a bit while trying to get flight shots of the owl. I casually tossed it a few feet behind me, and the owl instantly swooped down, snatched it, and flew off to the woods. He didn’t come out for the next fifteen or twenty minutes. Who knows what he did with my hat. Anyway, this image should give you an idea for what I saw as I bid farewell to my hat.


West Virginia day trip

January 28, 2009


I took a day trip out to Blackwater Falls and the Monongahela National Forest today. The roads were horrible! I got stuck in the snow multiple times and was lucky to have been able to get out on my own. I guess that’s what I get for driving past a “no snow removal beyond this point” sign. Go figure…

Anyhow, here are two quickly processed shots. The first is of Blackwater Falls, and the second is of hoar frost coated trees near Thomas, WV. Shooting conditions were tough, and I’m not too sure yet of how I did photographically. At least I had a good time!



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.


Downy Woodpecker

January 14, 2009

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I’m still getting used to being at home. Here’s a beautiful male Downy Woodpecker from Matthew Studebaker‘s awesome backyard setup. I was hoping to get some shots of the Hairy Woodpecker that has been poking around his place, but I didn’t. I’m happy with this as well! I love the pose up on top of the branch.


Coyote- Pt. 5

January 10, 2009

Keeping a watchful eye on the others..


Coyote- Pt. 4

January 10, 2009

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Coyote Chase- Pt. 3

January 10, 2009

And the next…


Coyote Chase- Pt. 2

January 10, 2009

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Coyote Chase- Pt. 1

January 10, 2009

Hey everybody,

I’ve made it to Ohio. His bird-ness Sir Matthew Studebaker has been kind enough to let me crash at his place tonight. We’re getting something like a foot of snow here in the next 24 hours, so I’m going to go out shooting waterfalls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It should be nice to get to shoot some falls with a fresh coat of snow! I’m also going to try my hand at a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers that have been hanging around Matthew’s feeders. Hopefully that will work out too. After a quick visit across the border tomorrow, I’ll finally be headed home!

Anyway, here’s the first of a few shots I made of there two Coyotes. I found them in the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. One of their friends had been attacked and killed by wolves just a few moments before. The one in the back was clearly unhappy with the other, and they fought it out for a little bit! It was truly spectacular to witness this.


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.