Every now and again I feel it is important to step back and assess what is important to you. Call it self-reflection. Call it introspection. Call it whatever you want, but it needs to be done to keep yourself oriented towards your goals. I recently went through that process regarding what was most important to... Continue Reading →
It is February in Idaho, which means cold, snow, rain, and every other type of inclement weather you can think of. I took this photo last summer while out fishing. I can't wait to get outside in weather like this again. Just a few more months to go...
This is more abstract philosophy than landscape photography, but it relates to something that has impacted my life directly, and society more broadly. I really struggle to understand people who are so tied to what they think is right, that despite proof to the contrary, they hold on to that belief. Why is it so... Continue Reading →
The lava flows at Craters of the Moon take all shapes. I came across this section, which I couldn't help but stop and stare at as I imagined a mass of red-hot lava being pulled on a candy-pulling machine. The fluidity of the lava, captured forever as it hardened into a permanent display, takes on... Continue Reading →
I've said it before, but I cannot stress enough that Craters of the Moon National Monument is like no other place I have ever been. The landscapes are breathtaking, stark, yet so filled with detail from the past that it is hard to wrap your head around what you are looking at. You have no... Continue Reading →
In the same cave at Craters of the Moon that I took the photo of The Alien Rock and The Cave Ceiling, I came face to face with an imposing cave wall so full of texture and color that I had no choice put to take three pictures and stitch them together using ON1 Photo Raw... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I wrote about how The Alien Rock had fallen from the ceiling above during a collapse of the lava tube. This is the ceiling it fell from. The amount of texture in it is hard to comprehend without focusing on small areas one at a time. There is the brighter, mirror-like rock near the... Continue Reading →
A couple of weekends ago my wife and I joined two friends and took a trip to Craters of the Moon National Monument southwest of Arco, ID. It is an old volcanic rockscape and is an amazing representation of flood basalt. There are caves, lava flows, cones, craters - it's stunning. The landscape is so... Continue Reading →
I lived in Missoula, MT for over a decade. One of the things I miss most: the amazing sunsets. The colors were often surreal. This photo looks like a painting, but I assure you it is 100% real with only minor edits made in Photoshop.
Though not officially named, the mountain in this photo is called Mustang Peak but is also known as Howard Peak. One of a series of smaller peaks dotting the ridgeline above 10, 800', the peak in the photo is just over 11,000'. Located in the Pioneer Mountains of central Idaho, it is the backdrop of... Continue Reading →