A VISIT TO GALATEA

Mono Lake is one of my favorite places that I’ve visited in my short photography career. It’s what I imagine a landscape on another planet would be like. It’s a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high …

TUNNEL VIEW STILL

This past Summer, my family and I took the RV to Yosemite National Park. We got into the park just as the sun was setting and had no place to hook up for the night. I knew there was a big parking lot at Tunnel View, so that’s where we headed. The lot was mostly empty, and by the time …

THE RACETRACK BOULDER

I took this photo on my first trip to Death Valley in 2011. When I went back earlier in 2014, things seemed so different. Huge rocks were just missing. I looked and looked for this rock again but could not find it. This thing had to be at least 300 pounds. Surely no one would have taken it or moved …

CANNERY DIVERS MEMORIAL

I shot this while on Trey Ratcliff’s (www.stuckincustoms.com) photowalk in Monterey, California. I buddied up with Karen Hutton during the walk and had a great time getting to know her. The walk ended at the Monterey Conference Center where Trey was speaking in a couple of days at the EG Conference. He got Karen and I passes which would normally …

TWILIGHT TIDES

On the first night of my trip to California, my friend, Jason Mayr, took me to Shell Beach, which is always a great place for photo opportunities. There are several close rock formations that really create a dramatic scene.