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Aspen Abstracts
Aspen Abstract III

Aspen Abstracts

A story in refusing to give in to gloomy weather Does gloomy weather affect your mood when it hangs around too long? It sure affects mine. I start to get…

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Dying of the Light
The last rays of sunset graze the peaks near Aguereberry Point in the mountains above Death Valley, California.

Dying of the Light

High in the Mountains above Death Valley I imagine that what most people associate with the name "Death Valley National Park" is the basin in the valley between the Panamint…

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Way More Trouble than it Looks
Flash floods deposited this pile of rocks along a wall in Waterholes Canyon in Northern Arizona.

Way More Trouble than it Looks

The story behind "Rock Pile" This simple scene was surprisingly complicated to photograph. It's a pile of rocks in one of the lesser-known slot canyons in Northern Arizona called Waterholes…

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Agave Sedona
A group of Agave plants grow near Sedona, Arizona

Agave Sedona

Challenging Techniques for Challenging Scenes In March of 2019, I was in Oak Creek, Arizona, just outside of Sedona, hiking along some of the many trails in the area, hoping…

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Alabama Hills Sunrise
But the color wasn't supposed to be THERE!

Alabama Hills Sunrise

Look Behind You and be Willing to Run I've written previously about the need for photographers to be mindful of what is happening around them and not be trapped in…

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Sometimes it is Hard to Say DONE
Sunrise comes to Laurel Mountain in California's Eastern Sierra Mountains as the backdrop to an incredible scenic view.

Sometimes it is Hard to Say DONE

"Laurel Mountain Sunrise" Every so often, an image I'm working on takes more than its fair share of effort to reach a point where I'm satisfied with how the image…

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A 6-Hour Round Trip Gamble
A magnificent sunset over Death Valley National Park's Badwater Basin.

A 6-Hour Round Trip Gamble

The Story Behind "Badwater Sunset" Predicting how much color will be in a particular sunrise or sunset is tricky at the best of times. Even with the help of various…

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Bucket List Item Checked
Night descends on Mount Laurel in California's Eastern Sierra Mountains.

Bucket List Item Checked

The Story Behind "Night Falls" Roughly four years ago, I saw an image by a photographer I know named Marc Adamus that was of a landscape that seemed to be…

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Not Your Typical Sedona Landscape Image
The tangled roots of a desert plant intertwine near Sedona, Arizona

Not Your Typical Sedona Landscape Image

The Story Behind "Tangled" When I think about images taken in Sedona, Arizona, I think of grand landscapes showing the impressive rock formations that have made the place famous And…

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Getting Lucky with a Sunset
Sunset lights up some clouds above Horseshoe Bend in northern Arizona.

Getting Lucky with a Sunset

The Story Behind the Image Horseshoe Bend Sunset Horseshoe Bend is a very famous feature of the landscape near Page, Arizona, just south of the border with Utah. It is…

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