Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

THE GENTLE S

June 3rd, 2012, posted in 2011, HDR, New Mexico

Can you believe they made me work today? You mean I can’t just sit around an make pretty pictures all the time? Well, I’m taking the time to make at least one, and here it is: A wonderful s curve in New Mexico. I love driving the curvy mountain roads for sure!

THE TEMPLE AT SUNSET

March 12th, 2012, posted in 2011, Burning Man 2011, HDR, Nevada

Burning Man 2011 was so awesome. I don’t know if I’ll get tickets to this years burn, but that will make any future burns that much more special.

A WHISPER WAS AN ECHO

January 4th, 2012, posted in 2011, Arizona, HDR

This is perhaps my favorite photo so far from my recent trip to the Grand Canyon. If you’ve never been, it is just breathtaking.We searched for a spot where there weren’t many tourists, and it really paid off. It was super quiet except for the occasional rumble of thunder off in the distance. I can’t wait to get back and explore the Grand Canyon some more!

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STORM APPROACHING HORSESHOE BEND

September 15th, 2011, posted in 2011, Arizona

This is one of those epic shots I was hoping for on this trip. The sun had gone down and the few people that remained were starting to gather their things and head back to their cars. I had come down here earlier in the day to check out the situation and prepare for the things I would need for this shot.

I brought my camera and tripod, as well as three 5′ pieces of PVC and a lightweight aluminum step-ladder. I use the PVC as a tripod extender so it’s about 10 feet in the air. I I use live view on the back of my camera to frame the shot and then extend it a little higher. I then grabbed the external shutter release and fired off 7 brackets… from +3 to -3 ev.

I knew I needed to get high in the air to capture more of the bend… and there’s no way I’m perching my self on the edge of that sandstone ledge. I have to remind myself all the time, “no shot is worth dying for.” I also brought water, snacks and a flashlight, because it was pitch black when I left.