Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is a place of serene beauty. It's exemplary, ancient Oregon; a gentle and quiet landscape. This was my first trip there, and I didn't have much time, but I'm so glad to finally have discovered this place. This post is my account of the visit and description of the image (and experience) I brought home with me.
The image Rift was made at Alabama Hills, on the eastern flank for California's Sierra range. We made our visit to this area prior to heading into Death Valley National Park this past December (a great time to go if you don't like crowds). The photograph is a blend of a star-streaked night sky and the Alabama Hills formations and Sierra peaks just as the light of day reached them. Read more about the…
Project photography offers several benefits to serious photographers. It helps us grow, stay fresh, and adds to our body of work. It also can be an important way that we learn about and embrace our own personal brand of creativity. I've been pursuing the Smith Rock Project for that past four years now, and in this post draw upon the lessons it has taught me.
Southeastern Oregon is a truly magical place; high desert, largely undisturbed by humans, and one of the remotest places in the United States. We travelled to the Owyhee River, a beautiful vein of water coursing through the desert an on a quiet evening I made this quiet image--Owyhee Sojourn.