Category: Landscape Stories


Planet Tahoe

I posted this image on my Facebook page a while ago and someone commented asking if this was taken on Planet Jones. I think that’s where all of my work comes from, but this one I like to think of as Planet Tahoe. While I tilt the camera constantly at the race track, I don’t […]

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Fog City

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So Close and Yet So Far

I took one more trip to Yosemite on Sunday night because of the holiday and the fect that I’ll soon start traveling for the MotoGP season. I figured I might get one more opportunity to capture Horsetail Fall from a different perspective, hoping that the sun’s arc hadn’t passed beyond the narrow range required to […]

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A Tunnel View Story

Ansel Adams said famously, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Few spots I’ve visited make this as plain and as simple at the equally famous Tunnel View that looks over Yosemite Valley. As a fellow photographer said yesterday morning, “This shot has everything.”

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The Magic of Science

For two weeks each February, the sun’s arc throws light on Horsetail Fall in a certain way. When the conditions are correct, the fall glows orange against the dark granite of El Capitan’s eastern face. This sight is a common subject for Yosemite photographers, and has been since Galen Rowell made the first color photograph […]

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Windy Morning

This photograph almost cost $4,000! The wind was so strong atop Hawk Hill this morning at sunrise that it tried to push my camera and tripod over the cliff. The fall would’ve been about 25 feet, far enough I think that the heavy end of the rig would’ve hit first. At just the wrong angle, […]

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5 Things I Learned Last Night About Snow

Never having lived through a snowy winter, there is much about dealing with the white stuff I don’t know. Last night was a great learning experience, for I learned ALL SORTS of things related to snow. Having gone to the eastern shore each night of this current trip to Lake Tahoe, I decided last night […]

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Lake Tahoe Sunset

This is the same subject as yesterday’s photo, but from a different perspective and at sunset instead of 2am. I was walking back to the truck after feeling a bit let down by a sunset that went, as the poet said, gentle into that good night, showing very little warm light on the section of […]

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

How long did it take to make this photograph? About two hours last night to get it just right, plus several trips over the past year to find the right location and perspective, four evenings in the past two weeks waiting for the sky to be perfectly clear, and several months waiting for the above […]

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A Star On Top

For the first time in quite a while this photographer actually make some photographs last night. For months now, work for me has been about producing the MotoMatters calendar and our “Fast Things” t-shirt, printing landscape images for display in one of the Northstar at Tahoe shops, and filling orders for the Rossi glowing brakes […]

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