The challenge of shooting a location during a very narrow weather window is deciding which vantage point to settle on. Hopefully I chose correctly on this dramatic autumn morning in Colorado.
While racing home after shooting sunrise on our last morning, the lure of frosty morning trees in clearing mist became too much to ignore, and after several stops, I captured this image.
While shooting sunrise in Colorado during autumn, I happened to look behind me and see this scene erupting in color. I quickly reset and shot the other direction to make this image.
The Aspen trees that stretch across the Colorado landscape come alive in early autumn.
At extremely high altitudes in Colorado, a few hearty trees attempt to grow in the harsh climate. When the frost sets in, it makes for a dramatic image.
A break in the afternoon storm accentuates the wild formations of the New Mexico landscape.
Lines of Aspens frame up a lone pine in the woods near Crested Butte, Colorado on a fall afternoon.
Mammatus clouds catch the waning light across the great plains. This violent thunderstorm produced incredible clouds that stretched out for miles
A shelf cloud advances across the plains. This is a composite of several bolts that this storm through down over about a 5 minute period
A building storm bears down on a lone tree in Kansas. I wondered how many storms this tree has seen in its lifetime
Sometimes things just line up for you, as this scene did in the deserts of New Mexico
Mounds abound in the ancient lake-beds of New Mexico and pick up an eerie blue glow after sunset
A wild formation in the New Mexico desert reminds me of a sailing ship gliding along the lonely ocean
My friend David Thompson surveys the Martian landscape of New Mexico after a successful sunrise shoot. Always grateful for his friendship and the times we spend together
Capitol Peak in the Colorado Rockies towers over a valley of autumn color before disappearing into a thunderstorm.
High upon a ridge in the Colorado Rockies, a magnificent valley scene presented itself before being swallowed by the clouds.
Standing in the Great Plains of Colorado facing an approaching thunderstorm was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. This is why I do photography. It makes me feel utterly, completely alive.
North Dakota was the last state that I needed to visit, and this storm chase took us across the beautiful plains in the southwestern corner of the state. The storms cooperated to make it a memorable afternoon
A bull moose in the mountains near Vail Colorado surveys a misty morning. With his size and strength, he made it very clear to me that he was not at all concerned about my presence.
The wild geology of Planet Earth is on full display in the desert southwestern US. The colors come alive in the soft, pre-dawn light.
For millennium, water has been slowly carving through the sandstone plateaus of Arizona. Intricate channels and canyons have formed, and when the light bounces down into the depths of the deepest chambers, the colors come alive.
The end of the most prolific day of shooting in my life. David Thompson and I barely made it to this location in time for sunset, and had no time to scout for compositions. Luckily, the atmosphere carried the day
A wonder of geology deep within the interior of New Mexico provides other-worldly landscapes to enjoy. The remoteness of this location meant that we were the only people around, and we were left to just soak in the evening.
Eons of water and wind erosion form fascinating sandstone formations in the southern Utah desert. During twilight, the colors become vibrant and quite stunning.
The Milky Way rises above the colorful hills of Southern Utah. It is impossible not to feel very small when confronted with a scene like this
Southern Utah is littered with Hoodoos and wildly colorful hills. The patterns can be intricate and intriguing, and I found myself grateful to be able to see some of these formations while they still they are still standing
Death Valley, California is an inhospitable place. But after the sun goes down, the soft light settles onto the Badland peaks and spills into the valleys creating a beautiful scene with rich colors
An erroneous read of the Oregon Coast tidal charts by one Ryan Dyar caused some seriously wet camera gear, but luckily my weather forecasting skills made up for his usual massive shortcomings and we encountered some wonderful evening light
A self portrait taken during the last minutes of twilight amongst the wonderful badlands of Death Valley, California.