Dawn, Death Valley, 1998 The Mesquite Dunes in the heat of the summer - no tourists and no footprints, but 115 degrees.
Death Valley 1, 2012 This formation of shadows lasted only a few minutes. Finding it was a complete accident.
Dune Crests, Death Valley, 1999 The afternoon wind in Death Valley can be brutal. But fortunately there is usually enough of a pause between gusts to sneak in a photograph.
Foliage, Shadowed Dune, Death Valley, 2013 Originally envisioned as a absolute crack-of-dawn photograph, I started my hike at 3:00 AM and was set up by sunrise. But as the shadows formed and the morning wore on, it kept getting better. This image was made 7 hr. later.
Grass, Beaver Pond, Colodrado, 2010 These isolated bits of flora fascinate me. I have no idea why. They seem to flourish in places where they shouldn't.
Grass, Swan, Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 2004 This is as close as I have ever come to an action shot using an 8x10 camera.
Kent Creek, Rockford, IL, 2012 The branches and twigs that are so delicately piled with snow were blown bare a few seconds after this image was exposed.
Shadowed Dunes, Death Valley, 1994 I've always admired how Oliver Gagliani would shoot straight into large areas of shadow.
McDonald Creek, Montana, 2012 Had no idea what this would look like until after the negative was processed.The shutter was open for 30 min.
Oregon Coast, 13, 2011 Another 30 min. exposure, long enough to have coffee and chat with some tourists.
Pecatonica River 2, Illinois, 2014 Found this along a bike trail.
Shadow, Death Valley, 1998 Another Oliver Gagliani influenced study of shadows.
Shadowed Buttes, Short Mesa, Colodrado, 1990 In the desert, where everything is brightly lit, I find myself drawn to shadow.
Shadowed Dune, Morning, Colorado, 1992 Ditto
Three Rocks, Utah, 2011 Air, wind and rain.
Twigs, Snow, Rockford, 1993 Someone who saw this showed me a picture by Harry Callahan...very similar. Well, OK , Harry did it first.
Water Pockets, Arizona, 1992 To make this, I had to deal with some Indian kids who were playing in the water. They wouldn't move until I took their picture.
Weathered Rocks, Utah, 1999 Or bones of the western landscape.
Yellowstone Lake, 2012 A long exposure done along the shore. I have no idea what it means.
Boundary Brush, Rockford, 1998 Apologies to Jackson Pollack
Chaos Canyon 1, Colorado, 1996 Some small Cutthroat trout watched me make this photograph
Cracks, Death Valley, 1997 I shot this loose and played around with composition in the darkroom.
Colorado River, Laughlin, Arizona, 2014 At this point, a river in name only.