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Color or Monochrome?

Plan A, Hijacked I was heading elsewhere this day; intending to shoot sunset (if there was one) at another location. But when I looked over and espied this scene, all other plans went out the proverbial window! I love matching reflections… strong cloud formations… and an almost surreal/abstract arrangement of elements when they happen naturally.…

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My Big Fat Fine Art Photo Print

The Assignment & Challenge I needed to get a fine art photo of mine printed recently. Biggish. 4’x3′. It needed special treatment… and on awesome paper. This is the image:

Seeking Miracles Everyday

Living┬áLife in the Miraculous I’ve mentioned before that I like to choose a theme for my years. It helps guide my vision and approach to things… and remind me how I want to FEEL and what I want to CREATE in my life. 2014’s theme is “Living Life in the Miraculous”. This image feels like…

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Icons and Perspective

Let’s Go Shoot An Icon! A photographer friend was in town, so we headed out to Bonsai Rock at Lake Tahoe to shoot some sunset action. Bonsai Rock is a bit of an icon. Google it and you’ll see what I mean. We’re having an incredibly dry winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains… which means…

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Making Post-Processing Decisions

Decisions, Decisions I love post-processing photos. Since my approach to photography means creating my own vision or “take” on what I see, I have no problem processing a photo in dramatic directions and find it all incredibly satisfying. I was raised in an artistic family, so I guess that just got baked into me. By…

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The Bonsai Rock Mission

Avoiding Bonsai Rock: “all that” or merely insecure? Bonsai Rock on Lake Tahoe, Nevada side is an icon. An endless stream of photographers has been to this spot to shoot this very rock it seems; its wee stunted pine trees doing their mightiest to grow out of a crack in the granite. Just do a…

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Fun With Nicole & Brian

It was such a blast getting to do an episode of The Chat with Nicole S. Young! We actually recorded that one awhile back. She was one of my first intrepid friends to step up as I was still working out my format, flow and style for the show. Nicole is fearless – and she…

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