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 →
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 →
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 →
I actually have no idea what this lake is called, so I've dubbed it "unknown lake". What I do know is that it was off in a side canyon up a rough trail in the mountains outside Sun Valley, ID. It was a gorgeous August day, and the water was the clearest I have ever... Continue Reading →
Here is my first attempt at animating a photo. I brought the Snake River Canyon Photo into Hype 3 (HTML5 Interactive web content and animation software from Tumult, Inc. - you can buy it here: https://tumult.com/hype/) Looks pretty cool for a first go at using the software.
As good as the Long Lake photo looks, it looks downright killer in B&W. Somehow it makes the details pop. I may have to have this printed in large format, framed, and hung in my house somewhere.
I took this photo in late July of 2017 near Copper Canyon just north of Mackay, Idaho. My mother-in-law and I drove a Razor on a trail meant for dirt bikes and ATV's, white-knuckling it half the way up. We experienced a thunderstorm and had to take cover under a tree for a while. But,... Continue Reading →