Waiting for Summer

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...

Maintenance Needs

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 Taffy

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 →

The Lava Field

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 →

The Cave Wall

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 →

The Cave Ceiling

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 →

The Alien Rock

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 →

A Peek at Mustang Peak

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 →

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