Shot in February 2007. Pentax K10D with DA 18-55mm
On a recent rip to Spruce Grove Campground in Angeles National Forest, I tried another attempt at Fire Photography. I’m not proud of this series and I don’t think the photos came out very well at all this time around, but I’ve got some ideas on how to make things better for next time. I do certainly like some of the long fibrous looking sparks, which remind me of don …Read More
These pictures of Badwater Basin were taken during a Photography tour through Death Valley National Park on Thanksgiving Weekend in November of 2009. Out of all of Death Valley’s incredible tourist sights that I visited, including Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View, The Devil’s Golf Course, the Artist’s Drive, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes- I most enjoyed the short time I got to spend here. Badwater Basin’s claim to fame is that …Read More
Pentax K10D with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 Ethereal glow along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River
Pentax K10D with Vivitar 105mm f/2.5 A lone explorer ambles off into unknown worlds
These pictures from Dantes View were taken during a Death Valley camping and backpacking trip in November of 2009. This point was the location used in the original Star Wars movie (Episode IV: A New Hope) for the shot overlooking Mos Eisley- that most “wretched hive of scum and villainy”. Dantes View is at the top of a mountain rising from the floor of Death Valley National Park. The peak …Read More
Pentax K10D with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 Shot in January 2010. Shot near Barker Dam.
This set of photos is my second attempt at creating interesting images by manipulating fire. The Camping and Backpacking Fire fulfills a primal urge, providing light and heat in a landscape that would otherwise be dark and frigid. These six shots were taken during a recent Camping Trip to the Sandy Flat Campground in Sequoia National Forest. Unfortunately, my Circular Polarizer ($100 lens filter) was destroyed during the generation of …Read More