Great Scenic Areas · Landscape Photo Technique

It takes great light to make great pictures

Shooting in good light is perhaps the most important part of good landscape photography One of the most basic principles of photography is shooting in good light.  Everyone knows, even non-photographers, that you should take photographs early in the morning or late in the evening.  We all know this truism, but it is amazing how… Continue reading It takes great light to make great pictures


The Green River in Utah

                Sometime in the spring of 2011 my son Mike asked me if I wanted to go on a raft trip in July, on the Green River in Utah, the Grays and Desolation section to be specific. He said there would be his family and a bunch of friends,… Continue reading The Green River in Utah


Gila Wilderness Backpack

All pictures in this article were taken on my 2010 backpack into the Gila Wilderness in Southern New Mexico. Click on the pictures in the article for more information. The mesa above Salamander Canyon, Gila Wilderness, New Mexico   The Gila Wilderness Area in Southern New Mexico was the world's first wilderness area. In 1922 Aldo… Continue reading Gila Wilderness Backpack


Pictures of the Maroon Bells in Colorado

I spent most of last week shooting in Colorado. The Aspen leaves were turning and a storm had just dumped a load of snow on the high peaks so I thought I should shoot it while I could. I drove up to the Maroon Bells, shooting as I went, and ended up spending the rest… Continue reading Pictures of the Maroon Bells in Colorado


Rocky Mountain National Park, Part One

Rocky Mountain National Park Part One: Bear Lake Road Moraine Park, Sprague Lake, Glacier Gorge, Albert's Falls, The Loch, Sky Pond Misty Bear Lake and early snow. Rocky Mountain National Park is the gem of the Colorado Rockies. The Park spreads out on both sides of the continental divide and its mountainous terrain can be… Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park, Part One


Rocky Mountain National Park, Part Two

Part Two: hiking and photographing in the Bear Lake Area. Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake. Best photographic locations. In Part I of this Article, I discussed hikes and photo opportunities on most of Bear Lake Road. This article is about the area right around Bear Lake itself plus a few more areas… Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park, Part Two


Last Dollar Road

Finding and driving one of Colorado's best back country roads. This is Dallas Divide Colorado. It is on Colorado Highway 62, just before you make the turn onto Last Dollar Road. More info on this picture. Driving Last Dollar Road Last Dollar Road is one of the all-time-best Colorado back roads. There are great Colorado… Continue reading Last Dollar Road