Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Telluride Aspens

Homage to Eliot Porter


“We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.”  


Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, July 28, 2012

New Mexico, Rancho Taos

Racho Taos, New Mexico
Found this one in my shoebox of o0ld film images yesterday. When I attempted printing this on paper years back I was simply not able to make it work. With a little help from the digital world I was finally able to finally create my vision of this often photographed church.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Telluride after the Rain
I was at a wedding in Telluride last weekend. And while Telluride is a difficult destination travel-wise it certainly has some spectacular scenery. It was a friend's daughter who was getting married and, of course, I brought my camera.

Just as the wedding started the rain came - only for about 20 minutes - but the light that appeared  after the rain stopped left me with the view posted today. And, yes, I also made a few images of the wedding for my friends...

All of this at 10,000+ feet...In the end it was all worth a bit of travel drama....

Sunday, July 22, 2012


What, You looking at me....
 In Telluride to attend a wedding. Was out shooting in the hills and was getting back in the car when I saw this guy staring at me. On closer inspections there seem I found many faces an figures in this rock formation. Makes on wonder.....

Friday, July 20, 2012


One of my favorite things about Ireland is the way they leave old structures standing and many times incorporate them into the new. It is not uncommon to see very old stone buildings being used or simply being preserved. For me this is the proper respect for the old...

I found today's image driving down a one lane road and unfortunately can not remember where...A bit of a fixer upper -

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Death Valley, Rhyolite

Rhyolite Ghost Town, Death Valley

Just me having some fun with Silver EFX Pro 2. Who knows, maybe a series will evolve.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Zion, Virgin River

Zion, Virgin River
'Trust that still, small voice that says,'This might work and I will try it'......Anonymous

Friday, July 13, 2012

California Sunrise

Sunrise, California Beach Town
'Don't look back, something might be gaining on you'.....Satchel Paige

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Death Valley, Dream

Death Valley Dream
'Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter'....John Muir

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eillean Donan Castle

Eillean Donan Castle, Gateway Skye, Scotland
'No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination'.......Edward Hopper

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Caravan, Northern Ireland

Caravan, Northern Ireland
OK, looks like I have pushed through my printing black mentioned yesterday. Maybe it was the 'words with friends' that took my mind off the matter at hand or maybe I was thinking my work was not that good and that I would never make a decent print again...Maybe I need to read Art and Fear again.......I always think there will never be a good print again....

This images has been posted before. Did a bit of post processing to prepare for print today......What magical light exists in Ireland - I felt blessed to have stumbled on this scene in this light......WAHOO

Am now thinking this image might just work in black and white....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Death Valley

Zabriske Point, Death Valley
I have been trying to print for a show for the past two or three days and it would appear I am completely blocked - nothing looks nor feels right, and, the sound of ripped paper can be heard throughout the studio. This usually happens when I  do not print for awhile - it has been almost 6-7 weeks since the last print was made....

Jumping from one image to another and then another to finally playing online 'words with friends' as a distraction...just dancing around the work at hand....wondering if I can ever make a good print again....

back at it again and just finished working on a new image from Zabriske Point in Death Valley...maybe something will get printed after all...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paris, Breakfast

Breakfast in Paris
I traveled for many years for work and always had some sort of camera along. During a one year period I decided to photograph my "days on the road" with the working title of 'Room Service'. I made images out my window, flowers on room service trays and whatever else crossed my lens.

This image was in the lobby of the George V Hotel in Paris.....

After many years I am finally getting around to that shoebox of film to see what's inside.....is it like a box of chocolates? Feels like a sequence might be on the horizon.......