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Can You Belize It?

In November, 2015 I visited the beautiful country of Belize in Central America bordering the Yucatan Peninsula and the Caribbean Sea. I spent most of my time on the island of Ambergris Caye, in the town of San Pedro (the inspiration of the hit Madonna song “La Isla Bonita”), as well as traveling on a fun excursion to […]

Favorite 15 Photos of 2015

During the New Year’s holiday, it’s a tradition among shutterbugs who are members of online communities like Rocky Mountain Nature Photographers and Front Range Wildlife Photographers to share lists of their personal favorite images from the previous year. Thank you to all of the friends and family, new and old, who have made this year’s rather diverse […]

11 (not 50) shades of gray

Once upon a time, processing a photograph was a complicated but pleasurable affair in a darkroom. Those of us who are lucky enough to have witnessed the transition of darkroom to digital imaging are amazed at how much things changed in a few short years. Today we have cameras that fit inside our pocket, connected […]

The Season of Light Painting

This Peak Pixels column first appeared in the November/December 2015 edition of Colorado Life Magazine. Order your copy here: ’Tis the season to celebrate holiday tree trimmings, mountaintop star illuminations and glowing parades of light. Daylight is scarce as the winter solstice approaches in Colorado, so why not take advantage of these long, dark nights […]

Photos and s’mores aplenty in Loveland

This column originally appeared in the July/August 2015 edition of Colorado Life Magazine. Order your copy here: Sometimes photographers’ fear of working with large groups are justified. Photo shoots rarely end up being as easy as you expect, and for all your careful planning, your success often hinges on your ability to adapt and improvise. […]

Image(s) of the Month: June 2014 – Remembering the High Park Fire Two Years Later

Two years ago, residents of Northern Colorado witnessed what was then the second-largest wildfire in Colorado history by area burned. The High Park Fire was first reported on June 9, 2012 and burned more than 87,284 acres before 100 percent containment was achieved 21 days later. At least 259 structures were destroyed, making it the […]

Image(s) of the Month: May 2014 – Steamboat Art Museum Show

It’s my honor to be sharing examples of my work with ten of the state’s finest photographers at the Colorado Nature Photography Invitational Exhibit and Sale at the Steamboat Art Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs. The selection of my five images that are appearing in the show is below. The opening reception is May 30, followed […]

Image of the Month: April 2014

Spring in the Rockies is unpredictable to say the least. This image of the historic Stanley Hotel from mid-April, 2012 shows a snowy dusting over Lumpy Ridge and the Sundance Buttress in the background while aspen trees in the foreground glow green with new leaves. Examples of this clash of seasons can often be seen […]

Image of the Month: March 2014 – Snowmen

One of the things I find myself saying while teaching photography classes is: “the best camera you have is the one you have with you.” I primarily photograph with an SLR, but carrying one of my bulky Nikon D300 or D800 cameras around constantly isn’t always feasible. On a morning coffee stop earlier this year […]

Image of the Month: November 2013

I had a wonderful time teaching an In-the-Field nature photography course last month with enthusiastic students from The Fort Collins Digital Workshop. The course was held at Lory State Park west of Fort Collins. While the park is not known as a fall photography “hotspot” by some photographers, it has some amazing rock formations, brilliantly-colored […]