NEWS and ACTIVITIES
TRAVELING HAS BEEN THE STORY IN 2017
I'm looking forward to the peak warm-weather time in the Rockies this summer. A good snow pack and moderate temperatures have provided for a steady melt rate: the falls and streams have been looking good and promise to be picturesque through July.
It was my pleasure to spend quality time in Great Smoky Mountain and Shenandoah National Parks in May and June. I've added several new images into the Spring & Summer portfolio already, and there will be more as I grade, select and process other promising image files. What a treat to experience these beautiful areas!
Meanwhile, as you visit the various portfolios on my site and read the picture captions, watch for the letters "nd" which appear at the end of some of the blurbs. They stand for "Nikon Digital," and represent the images I've added in the past couple of years, after I transitioned from medium format film to digital.
I missed most of the aspen change in Colorado and the Rockies in the fall of 2016, but I compensated for it with some quality time in the Appalachians. You can spot some of the new work in the Autumn and Changing portfolio.
If you're reading this, chances are good that you're a nature and photography buff, too.Photography is a wonderful pastime for the casual shooter and a rewarding obsession for the person who demands more of themselves and their gear.
Make time to get out and exercise your body, mind and camera skills. The more you look, the more you see. Take pictures and share them with others. That's a win-win promise.
WINNER OF THE COVER PHOTO COMPETITION
This picture of me on the Emerald Pools trail in Zion National Park was taken about an hour before I made the shot the editors of COWBOYS & INDIANS chose for their 2014 annual photography issue's cover.
I had a good feeling while I was settling on the composition for the Virgin River scene. The conditions were promising and the light was getting better and better. The hard part was waiting a week before seeing what I had gotten.
You can see the actual magazine cover in the Honors & Awards section of this site, and my original image is in the Autumn & Changing portfolio. It's called "A Virgin Autumn."
More than 900 accomplished photographers submitted their work (around 1,400 images) for consideration this time. I'm proud my image was selected as the face of a special issue.
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