Category Archives: New work

Valley of Fire

I had the chance to spend a couple days in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada last month. I was disappointed in the weather forecast since there would be no clouds for nice sunsets and sunrises, but it was an opportunity to look differently at finding subjects to photograph. The sweeping overlook views weren’t going to work, so I spent time exploring the shady washes to discover some incredibly beautiful and unique sandstone colors and textures. It’s been great to visit the deserts and Utah, Nevada, and Arizona and see that each area has its own unique “style” of sandstone. Seeing a herd of bighorn sheep up close was an unexpected bonus.

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Salt Lake Sunsets

After a long streak of cloudless days last fall, a beautiful glowing sunset graced the Salt Lake Valley. Since I had been watching the weather for weeks, waiting for clouds to come, I was in position on the Bonneville Shoreline trail to capture it.

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Climbing through the fog

After an incredibly dry winter, it was so refreshing to finally get some snow in mid January. This storm brought in some fog, which is pretty rare for Salt Lake City. I hiked the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to capture some portraits of these stark trees in the conditions that I had been waiting nearly 2 years for. I don’t know what species they are, but they remind me of bristlecone pines: growing roots in the harshest conditions on the steepest slopes, and thriving to grow into beautiful shapes.

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