How I See

Death Valley Desert Mud

For my photographer friends, I’d like to share my thoughts and experience of How I See photographs. I find that when I carry a camera bag, I am actually “looking” for photographs. My mind seems to be running a different program than when I am out picking up my dry cleaning. When I am “looking,” […]

They Only Come Out at Night

They say that nothing is as it appears. While I never knew who “they” were, I can attest to the validity of that statement. Take this place, for example. One old and dilapidated train car discarded at the end of an abandoned road, in a town that doesn’t exist anymore. To most people, it’s just a […]

Rare Sightings in Obscure Places

Death Valley

I’ve been to most places in Death Valley National Park, but there are a few of which I never visited. One of those was the Race Track. Not available to those without a serious off-road vehicle and two and a half hours out on dirt roads, Michael became obsessed with making the trip. It wasn’t […]

Leavin’ Las Vegas

Miles to Go! Let’s Start Early One of the few actual plans made before arriving in Las Vegas was a morning sunrise in The Valley of Fire en route to Death Valley. Leaving Las Vegas by 5:30 allowed us to arrive at Elephant Rock just in time to see the sun beginning to peek over […]

Published Photo in JETGALA Magazine

Some months ago, I received an email from an editor at JetGala Magazine. She had found my website and noticed that a few of my photos would go nicely with their editorial and theme. She sent me a digital download of their very beautiful magazine and I immediately fell in love with the layout, the […]

Time to Get Dark

Sometimes everything comes together after a long journey and many attempts. Tonight was one of those nights and I will tell you why. Lets start with last night, it was a bust. A total waste or time, nothing, nada, zilch. Couldn’t make a single picture, too much damn wind. Even with the camera on the […]

Clouds in the sky

Now it’s Saturday, the sun is spotty but the clouds are AMAZING and the wind. OMG the wind. It’s powerful. I am driving to Badwater this morning and I will make a few stops along the way.  Meanwhile, I find myself chillin’ to Creedence Clearwater on my XM Radio equipped rental car. There’s no radio […]

Blowing in the Wind and Other Dark Tales

When the wind blows it sounds like voices, like tales of earlier times in a place that’s seen all of Man’s coming and goings. Like the stories of families crossing the country, like the tales of failed gold miners moaning their losses. Like lovers in the night, clinging to each other to stay warm, whispering […]

Walking in the Valley of Death I Fear Only Rain

Unlike the biblical tale of David and Goliath, there’s no monster to slay, no hero to save the day and no actual dangerous weapons. Instead, all we really had today on my first day in Death Valley, CA was a lot of clouds – the threat of rain, some wind and not much else, unlike […]