Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ghosts of Tourists Past

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Egypt Sunset

Monday, February 27, 2012


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Petra Detail #3

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tye Die Petra

Friday, February 24, 2012

Petra Detail #2

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Abby #2

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Petra Detail #1

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Obstructed View

Monday, February 20, 2012


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Holy View

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bell Decay

Friday, February 17, 2012

Double Bell

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lone Bell

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Crepuscular Ray

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bell Caves

The next few posts are all from a place called the Bell Caves located in the Beit Guvrin National Park in Israel. These are man made caves that were made mining for a soft limestone to put on roads. On the surface there was a thin layer of a harder rock so to facilitate mining they dug a small hole and then they would fan out as they mined down producing these bell shaped caves. The walls are quite beautiful and worth a visit if you make it to Israel.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Olive Trees and Jerusalem

Sunday, February 12, 2012

On the Mount of Olives

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jerusalem Center

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rock Art

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Geneva Cooling Ponds

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Reeds Meet Rain

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pelican Point

I like how tranquil this scene is. I recently looked at a snapshot I took of the valley from the top of Mt. Timpanogos 10 years ago. It was a shock to see how few houses there were on the west and north sides of the lake back then. Now I look at Pelican Point and it saddens me to think some people want nothing more than to turn this spot into the end of a bridge. So that the wave of suburban sprawl can continue with greater convenience.

I wish maintaing places of peace and solitude carried a stronger weight in politics and business than money does. When I started down the path that has led to my life in photography I was heavily motivated in that direction by a few words from a teacher: "Why would you want to be rich and miserable? Do what you love and everything else will find a way to take care of itself." I find places and moments such as these far more rewarding than money.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Storm and Rocks

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunset Breaking

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Moss Out of Water

Friday, February 3, 2012

Private Fishing Spot

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Old "Crap"

I have yet to figure out why I take these kind of pictures or what I will do with them. All that I know is that I am drawn towards subjects that show visible signs of character and life. Brett Weston, who was one of my early favorite photographers, had a similar infinity and explains one possible reason: "The taint of age can be very beautiful. The wreckage of man-made objects is something more beautiful than the new. Rust and weathering adds a patina of...well, I call it 'elegant shit' or 'elegant gorp'."

p.s. Happy Groundhog Day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shallow Water

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