A beautiful moonlit night, I had the whole night to wander in peace through Bryce Canyon in Utah and create photographs. This photo shows the passage of time through a long exposure photo, showing the movement of the stars. I love how one can compress time into a single image, showing time in a manner that we cannot perceive in person. This photograph was made during a full moon walk through the famous Wall Street on Navajo Loop Trail.
A large arch in the Alabama Hills, framing the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas. The second night of my mini-trip to beautiful Owens Valley had some clouds, but undaunted, I photographed this arch anyway. After all, the sky had this gauzy atmosphere, soft and beautiful, so I embraced it. I was surprised by how many people pulled up to the area, only to leave. I used a handheld ProtoMachines LED2 light painting device to illuminate the arch from several angles. Many films, including classic Westerns, and TV shows and commercials have been created here in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA. I had someone approach me, and despite me yelling hello, did not respond. He was a bit lost and never heard me over the breeze, his headlamp weaving in and out of the rocks. When he arrived, I spoke to him for five minutes before realizing that I was still clutching my bear spray with my thumb on the activator, ready to go, which he never saw. He was a night photographer from Fresno.
Imagine walking carefully on a flat white valley floor completely aglow from the light of a full moon on a whisper-quiet evening. That is Racetrack Playa in Death Valley N.P., CA, far from anywhere, and utterly enchanting. For the longest time, none of us were sure these mysterious stones left these tracks while sliding across the parched desert floor.