Moab series-Part V

September 26, 2006

This is Skyline Arch, and if you look extremely closely there is a person sitting on the right side of the curve.  I didn’t PS him out (yes it was a him, I rememer he was wearing a ball-cap and seemed to be writing something), because I remember thinking that he must be sitting up there being inspired.  And how he got up there I have no idea.  Also, I am sure he had no idea that I was taking his picture.  I looked for a car to leave a note on, as I wanted to give him a copy someday.  But none belonged to him.  He must have been a camper.  And I really wonder what it was he was writing….


Blue eyes…

September 22, 2006

These absolutely have to be the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.  Just before starting this session I got really excited when I saw how blue her eyes were.  I couldn’t wait to get going.  This was the very first picture I took, her Mom had run to get a bow for her hair from the car and I just started snapping.  What a cutie.  I’m having second thoughts about the studio.  I just loved working with this little girl outside, she had the freedom to crawl and play and it was so nice.  If it didn’t snow, I’d probably not even think about a studio.  We got snow in the mountains today…winter is almost here.  I put my new logo on this image….not sure if I like it yet, just fiddling.

MOAB series-part IV

September 18, 2006

I apologize it’s been a few days.  Life got crazy…Grandpa came to visit, my son broke his arm, blah blah blah.

This image was indeed taken at Arches, but proves it isn’t all red rock and blue sky.  This is a stream near the Delicate Arch trailhead.  Near the stream and as you begin the hike to Delicate Arch you pass this small one room cabin.  This cabin has always intrigued me.  I think it’s because a family with children lived there for almost 10 years and as I look into that small cabin which is smaller than my youngest child’s bedroom, I wonder how in the world they did it.   Also, living so far from any civilization yet so close to such wonderous rock formations.  A part of me would like to try it out…maybe for a few weeks.  Just to see if I could stand it.  I did however, stumble across a living creature…this little guy hopped out and croaked at me.  At the time I was shooting these, I was all alone in the silence of the desert, so let me say it was one terrifying croak! 

MOAB series-Part III

September 13, 2006

Rocks stacked on top of each other like this could be found everywhere throughout the park.  My son decided it was a desert form of crop circles.   This, and most of these images were shot in full sun, so f-stops were around 4-5.6 depending on the angle of the sun.  Shutter speeds around 1250th.  The clouds continued to form throughout the day and I lost my saturated blue sky when a storm began to brew, but it made for interesting sunset images.  Stay tuned…

MOAB series

September 11, 2006


I am very excited to share what I am going to call my Moab Series.  Over the next several days I will post the best of a recent shoot I did at Arches National Park in Moab which is located in South eastern Utah.  What a gorgeous, and truly intriguing place Arches is.  I’ve been there twice before and every time come away feeling inspired.  This time I had my highest res camera with me and took over 75 images–it would have been more but I ran out of memory space.  Must buy more cards.  Here is Delicate Arch, one of the most familiar landmarks of Utah (it’s on the license plate) and one of my favorite places to hike.