First Show of the Season-Denver Arts Festival

    2016 Denver Arts Festival poster
    2016 Denver Arts Festival

    I will be in Denver this weekend for the first show of the season. The Denver Arts Festival is moving to a new location this year across from Northfield Mall in Stapleton. This is my first year to be in this show and am looking forward to it! If you are in the area, stop by and check out my booth. I will be located on Valentia Street near the intersection of Northfield Boulevard (next to Brixx Pizza).

    Saturday, June 18th – 10AM – 6PM
    Sunday, June 19th – 10AM – 5PM

    Admission is free.

    2016 Art Show Schedule

    2015 Yampa River Art Stroll
    2015 Yampa River Art Stroll

    I decided that doing ten shows last year was just a little aggressive and have cut back to just five this year. It turned out that I never had a chance to get out and take any pictures! It should make for a much more enjoyable and productive summer. I have made some changes to my booth layout this year and added some new picture sizes and images, so make sure to stop by and see me if you are in the neighborhood!

    Dates Show Location
    6/18-6/19 Denver Arts Festival Denver, CO
    7/8-7/10 Art on the Rockies Edwards, CO
    7/16-7/17 Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival Salida, CO
    8/13-8/14 Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival Ridgway, CO
    9/10-9/11 Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Castle Rock, CO

    Golden Grove-Colorado Aspen Forest Panorama

    Autumn sunshine streams through an aspen grove illuminating the forest floor carpeted in golden undergrowth in the San Isabel National Forest outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.
    Autumn sunshine streams through an aspen grove illuminating the forest floor carpeted in golden undergrowth in the San Isabel National Forest outside of Buena Vista, Colorado.

    There is a large aspen grove that sits on top of a ridge down the valley from my home outside of Buena Vista. It is so large that in the fall, I can keep tabs on the changing colors by just looking out my window. That makes it easy for me to tell when it is time to take the forty-five minute drive over there. (more…)

    Autumn Color Splash-Vibrant Colorado Aspen Panorama

    A panoramic view of a vibrant grove of golden and orange aspen trees along Last Dollar Road outside of Ridgway in southwestern Colorado.
    A panoramic view of a vibrant grove of golden and orange aspen trees along Last Dollar Road outside of Ridgway in southwestern Colorado.

    I was so busy this past summer participating in art shows around Colorado that I barely got a chance to get out to take any pictures. It was driving me crazy, especially since I had picked up a new camera late in June. I finally got a chance to get out and do some shooting in September. (more…)

    Picture featured in Colorado Life Magazine

    My North Clear Creek Falls image was used on the cover and inside the May/June 2016 issue of Colorado Life Magazine.
    My North Clear Creek Falls image was used on the cover and inside the May/June 2016 issue of Colorado Life Magazine.

    I have one of my favorite images featured on both the cover and on a double page spread of the May/June issue of Colorado Life Magazine. Daybreak at North Clear Creek Falls was selected to be part of an article on Colorado waterfalls. I am really impressed with how it turned out. If you haven’t ever seen Colorado Life Magazine, I encourage you to have a look, especially if you live in Colorado. They share lots of interesting facts about the state and highlight a variety of things to do and see throughout the region.

    New Website Update

    I started working on updating my website last August, but one thing after another kept me away from really focusing on getting it done.  At one point I worked on moving it to a paid hosting site (in fact I switched for a couple of hours!), only to find what I should have known from the beginning – I don’t like giving up control! Well after many hours at the computer, I can say it is done. (more…)

    Jungle Pearl-Paihi Falls on Hana Road in Maui

    Honolewa Stream emerges from thick vegetation and gracefully tumbles down Paihi Falls outside of Hana on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
    Honolewa Stream emerges from thick vegetation and gracefully tumbles down Paihi Falls outside of Hana on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.

    The gentle rain never let up as I sat at Koki Beach waiting for sunrise this morning. After an hour or so, I decided it was time to move on and explore other opportunities.

    I set my GPS to take me to some of the waterfalls on the road south of Hana and made my way back to Hana Road. As I traveled further south, the road went from two lanes to one for the most part. I figured that was no big deal since there wasn’t much traffic out that early in the morning. Or so I thought. I rounding one of the hairpin turns only to practically run into one of the locals speeding down the road. With a little guidance (ha), they directed me to where to pull over to that would somehow let them get by. It wasn’t but a couple more turns before I came upon a large crane and a dump truck headed towards me. I stopped and backed up to the nearest wide spot I remembered. It was what seemed like forever before the traffic let up. Who would have guessed the 8:00 traffic was that bad out in the sticks?!

    I stopped at a couple of streams where I had waterfalls marked. Funny, they looked like they would be so easy to find when I was looking at the map. Not so in a jungle! I decided it was probably in my best interest to not go slogging down through the thick rain soaked brush and continued on to the next candidate. Paihi Falls was easy to find. It was right off the one lane bridge that crossed Honolewa Stream. The only issue was that the only shots were from standing on the bridge. Fortunately, I was able to come away with a couple of different compositions in between having to move off the bridge for traffic before the sun came out and brought an end to shooting waterfalls.

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    Daybreak Drama-Stormy Sunrise along the Maui Coast

    Stormy clouds and a rain squall over the ocean are illuminated by early morning light beyond the rocky Dragon's Teeth formation on the northwest coast of Maui, Hawaii.
    Stormy clouds and a rain squall over the ocean are illuminated by early morning light beyond the rocky Dragon’s Teeth formation on the northwest coast of Maui, Hawaii.

    It is about time that I post something new! I snuck in a trip to Maui before the holidays and have found some time to start processing images. The first sunrise location that I visited was the dramatic Dragon’s Teeth volcanic rock formation on the northwest tip of the island. This image portrays just some of the drama from the scene that morning. (more…)

    Grace amidst Gold-Nellie Creek Falls in Southern Colorado

    Graceful Nellie Creek Falls is framed by golden aspen trees in the Uncompahgre National Forest outside of Lake City in southern Colorado.
    Graceful Nellie Creek Falls is framed by golden aspen trees in the Uncompahgre National Forest outside of Lake City in southern Colorado.

    Fall is quickly approaching and it reminded me of a trip I took last year. I met up with
    good friend and fellow photographer Rod Hanna
    in late September and headed out in search of peak fall color. We heard from others that the colors were good down around Lake City in southern Colorado. I hadn’t spent much time in the area and was anxious to check it out.

    The aspens were indeed near peak color when we arrived. As we traveled around looking for shots, I remembered that there was a waterfall nearby that I had never been to. A check of the map and we soon found our way to Nellie Creek outside of town. We parked at a pullout close to where the falls were and hiked up the single lane road to where we could see the falls between the trees. Shots I remembered seeing of the falls always had aspens in the foreground, and I now I could see why! We played around with different compositions using different trees in the shot and came home with many to choose from.

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