… at a place my students and graduates ought to know well.
… in Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA.
In Wyoming, the state fines you for littering … and then sends a storm after you.
… during a wet spring in Badlands National Park in South Dakota, USA.
… a small cabin high above a valley near my university.
One of the classic shots in the Palouse (eastern Washington’s grain region) is color and shadow from the top of Steptoe Butte. Rather than explore the shades of green and/or brown, I chose to explore the textural contrasts and patterns in this scene.
Faux Falls is just outside Moab, UT. It’s “Faux” because the water is pumped from an adjacent canyon through a ridge to move the water closer to town, cascading down into a lake.
During the Moab Photography Symposium I shot Faux Falls on two separate occasions, once coming down on the falls from above, once from below. Acutely aware of some errors (er, suboptimal decisions) in the first session, I set out to create a better image during the second. Part of that was seeing in black & white, part framing, part clearing excess material from the image field itself. I’m happy with the result, at least for now.
I should point out that during this second shooting session, I lost a lens step-up ring into the stream and was soaked to halfway between my ankles and knees. At least I didn’t hurt myself. That was a different shoot :-).
… over Route 50 in Nevada, oft-billed as “the loneliest road in America.”
… in the high desert of south-central Oregon, USA.
… on a downed log in the forest at my university.
This is one of 250 large-scale sculptures in Griffis Sculpture Park in western New York state. A concert featuring 10,000 Maniacs is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, to benefit the park and the Essex Arts Center.