Hocking Hills


These are some photos from a recent family reunion I had in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, one of my favorite places in that state. We did a lot of hiking, even more eating and played a lot of cards, especially Euchre. All-in-all it was a great four days spent…

Bryce Canyon and Kodachrome Basin


Outside of Page, I drove north on the unpaved Cottonwood road that is a shortcut through part of the Grand Staircase - Escalante Nat'l Monument (GSENM) and leads directly to Kodachrome Basin State Park. I stopped briefly at Grosvenor Arch, just off of Cottonwood road before heading to Kodachrome Basin.…

Lake Powell


The above map shows my approximate route during my nine days on Lake Powell. I totaledaround 150 miles of paddling and my biggest day was over 28 miles. I will eventually post details about some of the canyons I explored, and I will include some of the many videos I…

Colorado River


On the advice of a local kayak shop in page, I got a haul back up the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to just below the dam, about 16 river miles. It wasn't cheap at about $65 for me and my kayak, but it was worth it for the spectacular…

Corona Arch


Corona Arch is located along UT-279 which follows the Colorado River through a narrow gorge. The trail is a mile and a half long and of moderate difficulty - there is a ladder and some cables to help out at the steeper sections. The arch which has a 140-foot by…

Utah Miscellany


A collection of photos from some random day-trips I made while in Utah - they really didn't fit anywhere else. Fisher Towers Not far from Moab, the Fisher Towers thrust out of the desert like crumbling sandstone knife blades. The Titan is the tallest free-standing tower in the US at…

Canyonlands National Park


The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park is right next to the Dead Horse Point State Park and forms the northern piece of the Canyonlands pie which is divided into three large sections by the Colorado and Green rivers. The famous Mesa Arch is located in this…

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point State Park got its name from the its use by the frontier ranchers who would drive wild herds of horses out onto the narrow point and then capture the ones they wanted. Invariably, some would die in the process. It is an unimaginably picturesque place despite the…

Arches National Park


OK, so it's been forever since my last post. I left Florida over a week ago after spending some time with James (my college room-mate) and his wife Tonya in Niceville. Three days of driving brought me to Moab, Utah. I arrived on the Saturday of Memorial weekend and found…

Mulegé


Some photos from Guerrero Negro and Mulegé, Baja California. My internet connection is pretty slow, so I'll let them speak for themselves for now... Below is a panorama of Mulegé - use the scroll bar to see the whole photo. If you look closely, you'll see Maya on my car…

Lower Antelope Canyon


The last time I was out here, I went to Upper Antelope Canyon with my brother and nephew and it was amazing. I didn't have my camera with me that time, so I decided to go again, but this time to the lower canyon. I can't say which is more…

Apartment


window.onload=function () {switch1('zero');} My girlfriend has received the unfortunate news that she must leave the country. I had recently helped her move into a new apartment in D.C. which she now must vacate. Before she leaves, I wanted to capture that beautiful space near Georgetown with views over Capitol Hill.…

Mt. Washington HDR


This is another shot of the Pittsburgh cityscape from my photo shoot at Mt. Washington a few days ago. It is actually a combination of two exposures (one for highlights and one for shadows) for reducing contrast, a technique known as High Dynamic Range or HDR. The problem is that…