Imagine my excitement when I finally saw this full dustjacket for the new Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State cookbook, including my photograph of the snow-blown mountaintop in Rocky Mountain National Park on the back cover!
I couldn’t be more proud to have been part of this exciting collaborative project with my sister, Michele Morris, of Cooking with Michele. The book is now available; read on to learn how you can get a discount on your own signed copy. (more…)
I am so excited that I have just sold this art documentation photograph of “Evolution of the Ball – Gateway to Coors Field Created by Artist Lonnie Hanzon.” This huge bridge-like gateway sculpture is a unique iconic Denver landmark at Coors Field, home of the Rockies baseball team.
There is nothing like a hike up to a high country Colorado alpine lake to remind me that I live in one of the most splendid places on earth! I love this photograph of Upper Forest Lake at the Continental Divide.
This spot is located in James Peak Wilderness, one of my favorite areas to hike, backpack, camp, ski, fish, and of course, take stunning photographs like this one! (more…)
Spring Storms Colorado Style was taken at Davidson Mesa Open Space in Louisville, Colorado, facing west as spring storms loomed over the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. As promised, here are the BTS (behind the scenes) details on my techniques for creating this photograph. (more…)
Mount Blanca is another surprise attraction I encountered while waiting for ideal lighting to photograph Great Sand Dunes National Park. After shooting at Zapata Falls, I headed into Blanca, the nearest town, somewhat annoyed that I had to go out of my way to fill my gas tank. My annoyance turned quickly to appreciation as I spotted this scene!
Photographing Mount Blanca, the fourth highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, was exciting already but what really thrilled me about this scene was the old barn in the foreground. That barn, surrounded by still bare trees, with the majestic Sierra Blanca Massif formations setting the backdrop were all perfect elements for a black and white landscape! (more…)
Here is a full view of the magnificently frozen Zapata Falls, near Great Sand Dunes National Park in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
I wish there were a way a photograph could do justice to how splendid this sight was. (more…)
Zapata Falls are a spectacular attraction located in Colorado’s San Luis Valley nearby Great Sand Dunes National Park. This photo was taken on a side trip; I was merely planning on killing time waiting for the harsh mid-day sun to ease to late-day light, which is ideal for photographing the contrasts amidst the Dunes. Little did I know how spectacular Zapata Falls is itself, especially in this frozen solid ice sculpture state!
Zapata Falls are located south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park Visitor Center, about 8 miles down Highway 150 (more…)
On my recent road trip to take photographs of Great Sand Dunes National Park, I was so excited to get there that nothing was going to stop me on the drive, save for bathroom breaks. That is, until I drove past Coney Island Colorado!
I say “drove past” Coney Island Colorado because, at first, my resolve to go directly to Great Sand Dunes without any stops but bathroom breaks was extremely strong, so I didn’t stop. But each tenth of a mile I drove beyond this adorable roadside attraction, the more that the following two thoughts melted my resolve… (more…)
Some things you just have to discover in your own due time. It took me twelve years of living in Colorado to visit and photograph Great Sand Dunes National Park. This weekend I discovered what I’ve been missing, including shots like this of the infamous Star Dune, nobly framed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in the background:
Silly me to have assumed that sand dunes in the middle of, hello, a landlocked state couldn’t be all that impressive… (more…)
I was super-excited when I learned Daniel Bailey’s newest eBook was going to be about “Going Fast With Light.” This eBook is an outstanding resource, whether you’re totally new to off-camera flash, or you’re a pro photographer looking for ways to lighten up your arsenal of off-camera lighting gear! (more…)
Below is my first test of Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro2 Photoshop plugin for black and white photographs. (more…)
When the art teacher at Global Leadership Academy in Denver, Colorado asked me to photograph an art documentation project, I’d just signed up for The Flash Bus Tour. This was a day-long speedlight training seminar being taught cross-country by David Hobby and Joe McNally, both strobe lighting ”gurus” in my esteem. (more…)
My previous post presented art documentation photographs of amazing mural paintings created by student artists. They were painted at Global Leadership Academy, the school in Denver, Colorado where I teach. The murals represent the character traits and the school mascot; this project has really helped to instill school pride and identity in our students and staff. (more…)
I was lucky to spend two afternoons & evenings taking art documentation photographs of mural paintings made by some very talented students. (more…)