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Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2022 Photography Wall Calendar

July 19, 2021 - I'm excited to announce the Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2022 Photography Wall Calendar featuring 12 images of the beautifu...
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Attempting Fine Art in Black and White

February 07, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Sony a6500 with Zeiss 16-80 mm lens) HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Photoshop wit...
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A Bit of Luck, Moonrise Over the West Spanish Peak

January 22, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Lightroom (no Photoshop!) This image was not planne...
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The Christmas Star Great Conjunction of 2020

December 22, 2020 - “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,...
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Moonrise Composite Edited on the iPad Pro

December 17, 2020 - 30 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Moon shot at 50mm, 1/160 sec) This image is a composite: the scene was captured at 30mm...
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The Old Truck

September 27, 2020 - 29 mm, 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 100, 470 nm Infrared We spotted this old truck parked in a little meadow alongside a county r...
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Milky Way Panorama Processing

September 20, 2020 - Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks, March 2018 I recently reworked my first Milky Way image from the original raw files (s...
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Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2021 Photography Wall Calendar

September 17, 2020 - I'm excited to announce the Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2021 Photography Wall Calendar featuring 12 images of the beautifu...
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Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2020 Photography Wall Calendar

October 21, 2019 - I'm excited to announce the Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2020 Photography Wall Calendar featuring 12 images of the beautifu...
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Milky Way Panorama Stacking with Sequator

August 21, 2019 - Final stacked and processed image: 8-frame panorama from 32 exposures stacked in Sequator. Sony a6500, 12 mm, f/2.0, 2...
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Improving My Best Photo

March 17, 2019 - Final Blended Image of 3 Exposures A few days after Thanksgiving in 2017, I went out before sunrise to one of my favorit...
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Enhancing a Color Image with Black and White

March 10, 2019 - Monochrome Image Blended with Color 35 mm, 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 200 I've been working on black and white processing qui...
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Reworking an Old Image

February 23, 2019 - A good friend of mine recently purchased some framed prints to hang in his office, and one of the images he selected was...
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Spring Fire Benefit

July 08, 2018 - The Spring Fire of 2018 has devastated much of this beautiful area, yet many of the most scenic places including the Cuc...
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A Missed Composition

April 22, 2018 - This photo, captured a couple of days after Thanksgiving and edited a couple of days before New Years, is easily one of...
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Sand Dunes Panorama

November 29, 2017 - One of my favorite photographers always says that you should make an image black and white when there is no color in the...
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Best Photos of 2016

December 31, 2016 - Over the last 10 days I've showcased my picks for my Best Photos of 2016. Here they are in descending order: Number 1 N...
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Aspen Cathedral

November 03, 2016 - This image is my second attempt to realize an artistic vision to mimic a "cathedral vertorama" in a forest of aspens. My...
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The Old Truck

August 29, 2016 - My photography buddy Scot Mangold had the idea to capture the Milky Way above this old abandoned truck at Cordova Pass....
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Moonrise Over Wahatoya

June 21, 2016 - Last weekend I was reading about how to photograph a moonrise and came across an interview with Ansel Adams sharing the...
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Continually Learning and Improving

April 28, 2016 - Some of the best advice I've taken to improve my photography was to ask another photographer to critique my portfolio an...
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Photo Essay: A Winter's Walk

March 21, 2016 - A walk through Cuchara and up to CK rocks on a cold and foggy day. All images captured with 35 mm prime at f/1.8, minima...
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West Peak in Fall

February 26, 2016 - I love the view of the West Spanish Peak from this spot. The outcrop of the dike ends here with a natural arch in the wa...
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Wahatoya Trail Waterfall

February 12, 2016 - March 2017 Update If you found this photo because you read that Forrest Fenn's treasure was buried beneath the rocks at...
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San Luis Desolation

February 02, 2016 - The night before Thanksgiving we went over to the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool near Hooper or, as Claire calls it, the Hoppe...
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Cuchara by Moonlight

November 24, 2015 - I have been wanting to try capturing some images under moonlight, and last night was the perfect opportunity. It was the...
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Saved by Black and White

November 09, 2015 - Sometimes photography is a game of chance. You scope out a good location, load up your equipment, head out for sunset, a...
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