Friday, December 31, 2010

Desert Planet

Was lucky enough to spend three days in Death Valley with Mike and Steve.

This is the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas




Thursday, November 18, 2010

North Lake


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Morning Light

Waiting for the sun at Silver Lake on the June Lake Loop.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Daniel Gordon-Levitt (July 27, 1974 - October 4, 2010)

In May this year, I met this man at Venice Beach. He was teaching students the art of Poi. We talked a bit and I took a few photos. He was an interesting guy and even in that short amount of time, it was quite apparent that he was a creative spirit.

When I got home, I discovered that he was also a photographer and the brother of actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Daniel passed way on October 4. I am certain he will be missed.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Along the McGee Creek. Shot on our last day of the workshop.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Silver Lake Boats


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Parker Lake

Second stop of the day. A short hike in... wish I was here for sunrise today. This would have been spectacular.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Mono Sunrise Photographers

1st stop of today, Mono Lake for the sunrise. Long day... too tired to process more.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Silver Lake

Long day today... up at 4AM and back in the room at 9PM. Here's the first stop of the morning... Silver Lake.


Convict Lake

First outing during the workshop.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Southern Sky

Steve and Mike were kind enough to invite me along on an after work photo sarfari to Dome Rock.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Electric Rain BW

I was invited to join the other photographers on Weekly Shot so I reprocessed this one for the monochrome theme.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trona Pinnacles Rainbow


Thunder God

Got out yesterday with Steve and Mike after work. Rain, wind, lightning, and thunder... It's all good.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kiss the Bride


Saturday, July 24, 2010





Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Storm


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Young Angler


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blue Eyes


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Portrait Oriented

Looking over the past few years, I've noticed I tend to shoot landscapes with portrait orientation. Here's a slide show. You'll see what I mean.

Friday, June 4, 2010


One more from last month. Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Burning Dan

Interesting man. Was at the beach teaching students the art of Poi. He gave me a card for the Flow Temple. Dan didn't mention he was a photographer, but he has some nice work.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Trona Pinnacles

What a strange day yesterday. Started off cloudy and raining, and by the end of the day, Steve, Shari, and I decided it was nice enough to get out and go shoot.


Monday, May 17, 2010



Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dune Shadow


Friday, May 14, 2010


This is along the Wildrose Canyon road. I don't have a clue what these are.

I think that's Telescope Peak in the background.


Dune Sun

Steve and I got out early this morning for the 2 hour trek to Death Valley.

The flare in the foreground is unfortunate, but I liked the look of this when I shot it. The sun is almost directly in front of me.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Glass Insulators

Screwed this up. 1600 ISO. Need to remember to check before I start shooting.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jagged Beach BW


Monday, March 29, 2010


Some co-workers have been playing in a flag football league for a few months. Now that my class schedule is a little different (and the added benefit of daylight savings time), I got a chance to take some photos.

Football is difficult to shoot.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pinnacles and Water

The Tufa at Mono Lake are similar to the Trona Pinnacles, but surrounded by water.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Senator Boxer

I was surfing through Senator Boxer's site and saw an image that looked familiar. It does, because it's mine. Here is the original.

It's all creative commons, so that's really not an issue. I do find it interesting that the site states, "Information presented on this site is considered public information, is held under a creative commons license, and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested."

...and yet they didn't offer the same credit to me, the photographer.

I've sent an email to the Senator's office. See where it goes from here. I'm half expecting they'll just remove it to save themselves the hassle. That would be a shame. On the one hand, I'm delighted that it's there, but I'm also disappointed that there's no attribution.


Sunday, March 21, 2010



Friday, March 19, 2010

Tired Eyes

Testing out my new lens, a Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8. My gawd this thing is tack sharp..:


Saturday, March 13, 2010



Searching for Tom Bombadil

Grass path through the Kern River Preserve


Friday, February 5, 2010

Guitarist II

Every other Thursday night, some local musicians put on a sort of open mic performance. Each artist does two songs and then the next artist performs. Really a cool idea. They're calling it "Acoustic Expressions".

Steve Mendenhall set up a couple of SB-800s stage left and right, both grided. There's also a snooted SB-800 that's lighting the hair. For this, I borrowed Steve's SU-800 commander.


Monday, January 25, 2010



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lone Pine Peak / Mt. Whitney

Steve and I got an early start for a sunrise in the Alabama Hills. Cold enough to make my face and fingers hurt. Probably 20ish.

Shot this one with the G11, just before leaving.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Picture Window


Sunday, January 3, 2010


Sandstone in a small cavern at the Valley of fire. This one is near the Mouse's Tank.


Dark Road

Long exposure at the Valley of Fire in Nevada.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Valley of Fire (detail)

Spent a few days at the Valley of Fire with Mike Byrne and Steve Mendenhall.


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