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Storms and light trails over Sedona

Storm over Sedona Canon 5D Mark III + 24-105mm f/4 lens at 105mm: 1/13th of a second at f/11 on ISO 100 Rain has been a rare commodity in northern Arizona for the last couple of months.  When clouds started to roll in from the north while we were down there people were hopeful that […]

A Cactus Blossom in Sedona

A simple photograph of a lovely flower in the hills near Sedona. The yellow blossom from the deep purple cactus were a surprising pairing for me.  It was these complementary colours which drew me in and I worked with the shaded hedge in the background to isolate these two elements.

Spiritual Sedona

I enjoyed experiencing some of Sedona’s mystical places and the spiritual moments that have drawn ancient cultures and continues to pull people. This trip was too short to really dive in but this photograph of the sun in the forest on the West Fork Trail near Sedona suggested something of the experience.

Great Blue Heron at Red Rock Crossing

The Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) I see are usually wading in the water or flying above it. When I was in Sedona I went down to Red Rock Crossing and was surprised to catch sight of one not by Oak Creek but in a field of tall grass a couple of hundred meters away […]

Night Herons in Arizona

– When we were in Sedona a couple of weeks ago, I drove to the Page Springs Sanctuary in search of birds to photograph.  Arizona is the winter home to many species that summer in Canada and I enjoyed seeing a pair of Black-crowned Night Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) during my visit to the river near […]

Evening at Cathedral Rock

Alpen glow over Red Rock Crossing Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200mm f/4 lens at 140mm: 2 seconds at f/11 on ISO 200 The afternoon I spent at Red Rock Crossing was a fun trek along Oak Creek but when the shadows lengthened, I trotted back to where I could have a view of Cathedral […]

Winter Hummingbirds

Canon 5D Mark III + 300mm f/4 lens: 1/800th of a second at f/4 on ISO 1600 … Not in Alberta though.  Bobbi and I were in Sedona, Arizona last week and we learned that there was one species of Hummingbird that stays in the area through the winter.  In the spring and summer, there […]

Winter at Red Rock Crossing

Winter at Red Rock Crossing Canon 5D Mark III + 24-105mm f/4 lens at 24mm: 1/8th of a second at f/16 on ISO 200 Winter in Sedona is a relative term.  I spent the morning scrambling over the odd icy patch but was in shorts for most of the day.  It can snow here but […]

Sunset across the prairies

Fuji X100S with fixed 23mm lens: 1/45 of a second at f/11 on ISO 800 A few days ago, the clouds were anchored along the eastern edge of the Rockies all afternoon and I was not sure how the sunset would develop.  Well, I guess I was sure that the winter sun would go down […]

Through the Land – a landscape photography ebook

I have just published a photography ebook called “Through the Land” which includes 80 landscape images from the past couple of years. Sunrise on the prairies and winter mountain scenes share space in the collection with Sedona’s red rocks and Hawaiian oceanscapes.  The Canadian imagery also includes favourites from the Tonquin Valley, Moraine Lake, Lake […]

2012 Favourite Landscape Photographs

That went by quick.  Seems like things are speeding up and 2012 went by in a flash.  I reviewed a large set of landscapes from the past year and it was fun to recall those moments.  But, I was a little surprised that a year has gone by since I pulled together a list of […]

Butterflies on the West Fork Trail

Hiking along the West Fork Trail in the Coconino National Forest in June was a nice break from the heat of Sedona’s red rock landscape.  This trail winds up Oak Creek which streams down a long canyon which is both deep and narrow allowing it to provide shade through much of the day and creates a cool […]