When I saw this tree I was drawn to its curves and couldn't help but notice the resemblance to a crazed woman with snakes coming from her head. I photographed her from a low angle, not only to include that awesome log in the front, but also to make it so she towered over the mountain in the background. I wanted to give her great presence and power in the photograph.
This was my favorite shot from Moab, UT.
Since I was raised in Phoenix, I did not grow up experiencing the majestic season of fall, therefore, I find the colors and reflections all around me to be out of this world and I wanted to be able to capture that on film (well... memory card anyway).
There is a print of this image printed on aluminum hanging in a restaurant called Rovali's on Historic 25th Street in Ogden, UT. The aluminum gives it great depth and I recommend seeing it in person and even buying it if you like it. :)
This is another shot from Moab, UT. I like the use of complimentary colors and the great curves against the sharp angles and branches of the trees.
To purchase this image, please contact me, as it's a weird size not offered on my sales site.
Lurking in the Shadows
I found this little spider taking cover from the rain.
Standing Alone in the Blazing Sun
San Diego Glows Orange
I love to shoot cities on overcast nights. The orange lights that most cities have installed to "create less light pollution" give the cities a very Gotham-esque feel, while not good on a crime and deceit front, I find it to be very visually stunning... but I like things to look creepy.
Visitors: Anger and Sorrow
While driving through Arizona, I saw this barren landscape. Usually red and filled with color and vibrancy, it was fighting a losing battle against one of Mother Nature's temper tantrums. All the life from the mountains fled for the afternoon.
Daylily in the Rain
I love lilies and to see the way the water droplets formed on this one, the vivid green background, and the striking color of the flower, I felt like it needed to be captured.
Things People Do
While photographing a sunset over the water I stumbled across this mini roc sculpture in water. It's simplicity and great silhouette caught my attention and enjoyed the thought that something so simple and visually appealing could have been created by anyone, not just a great artist.
This print was displayed at the Eccles Community Art Center during their juried photography exhibit in 2011.
Moss is my Favorite
I just love moss.
Really... that's it.
This is a 10 minute long exposure from a cold, cold, cold, night at Pineview Reservoir, UT. I couldn't have asked for more perfect cloud coverage and movement. It enabled me to have the moon in a solitary position instead of dragged all over the sky like it would have on a clear night in a 10 minute photo.
The natural colors of night amaze me.
Keeping an Eye on the City
This park in San Diego creates the perfect frame for the twinkling city lights. I love the way the orange lights in the park give the intricate trees a creepy vibe.