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To Be or Not To Be A Panorama

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Pin It Picture: Sunset light on clouds with full moon rising over Mono Lake from above Conway Summit, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California Question: Is there a definite point when something can or should be called a “Panorama” vs. a time when it shouldn’t? Is this image a Panorama? If it’s not a Panorama, what […]

It will swallow you whole

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Storm clouds envelope a mountain peak in Glacier National Park, Montana Do you see the giant rock-eating monster? You can almost hear it saying, “Nom, Nom, Nom.” Have you ever had that feeling like a wave has come upon you and simply swallowed you up whole? Rather than a literal ‘beach’ wave, […]

The Great Northwest Trip 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Sunset and god beams from the rim of Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon In my last blog post of nearly four weeks ago, I mentioned that I was turning off and moving on, all whilst posting an image of Mount Rainier that I’d taken back in 1993. I wrote that […]

A cosmic coincidence to start the New Year

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Jet airplane with contrail flying through high cirrus clouds and a rainbow known as a circumzenithal arc, in the skies above Lake Tahoe, Nevada Back in 2005, after 15 years of shooting professional transparency film, I entered the digital era when I purchased my first DSLR, which at the time was Nikon’s […]

Happy Holidays 2012

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Pin It Picture: Clouds streaming off the top of Half Dome in Winter, Cooks Meadow, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California I’d just like to take a moment to wish everyone who celebrates a very Merry Christmas, and for everyone who follows the Gregorian Calendar, a most Wonderful and Prosperous New Year. And for everyone […]

Coming out of the clouds

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Pin It Picture: Rugged mountain peaks coming out of the clouds along McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, California You know that feeling you get when you say, “I feel like my head is coming out of the clouds;” – that’s the way I feel right now. It’s a good feeling. I can’t believe it’s almost July, […]

First post of 2012 – A huge Thank You.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Pin It Picture: A break in the storm at sunrise over Lake Alpine, Alpine County, California Now that we’re officially into the New Year of 2012, (and according to some, potentially earth’s last year – if you believe in the ancient Mayan calendar) there’s no better time for this; The very first thing I want […]

You know it’s been a busy time when…

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Pin It Picture: Storm clouds at sunrise in the Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area, near Redding, California You know it’s been a busy time when you suddenly look back and realize you’ve never even processed a few of your favorite images that you’ve taken over the last year. Such is the case with the […]

The Unmistakable Smell of Impending Death

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Cumulonimbus Thunderstorm cloud building near the summit of the Sierra Buttes, California This is going to be another post that my family isn’t going to like reading; but it makes for excellent blog fodder. As a promised follow-up (read: preamble) to my previous two lightning related posts: My Buddy Michael had already […]

A Moment in the Storm

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Lightning bolt striking the Sierra Buttes reflected in Packer Lake, Sierra County, California In my last post, “Dancing with Zeus and Thor” I described an encounter with the power of a summertime Sierra thunderstorm, and capturing a bolt of lightning that hit around a quarter mile or so from where we were […]

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