The Beginning

September 16, 2020  •  6 Comments
First Light on the Tetons | We were greeted to this fabulous panorama after several days of the valley being socked in. Behind our campsite, a hill rose up opposite the Tetons, affording a wonderful opportunity to get above the fog for first light. “Oh no.” My first words of the day. Five seconds of wakefulness had led me the two feet from o...
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Saving the Great Burn

April 11, 2020  •  1 Comment
"A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." - Howard Zahniser As a rule, I do my best to steer clear of potentially controversial issues on this...
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Pain and Encouragement

March 07, 2020  •  8 Comments
I have done a poor job of maintaining a rhythm with writing in the New Year. I have come to realize this is not because I don’t have anything to say, but rather that what I have to say isn’t terribly cheerful or photographically rich. Personally, I tend to avoid reading sad stuff and, I suspect, most people do too. Why would I produce something tha...
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Photography as Anti-depressant: The Anatomy of a Storm

January 12, 2020  •  6 Comments
Depression sucks. Put another way, depression is stupid. Depression is on my mind because, as of late, depression has been in/on/around my mind. The last month and a half - since my last posting - has been largely defined by the presence of depression. Now, before you feel pity for me, remember that I (like you) am a human replete with my share of...
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The Most Beautiful Day in Recorded History: A Photoless Photo Essay

November 15, 2019  •  1 Comment
July 27th, 2019 | For the third time on this day we walked from Heart Lake to Pearl Lake. The first time was with the photography workshop I was leading. We hiked/photographed one of my favorite subalpine loops along the Stateline Trail in the Great Burn Recommended Wilderness. The hike unfolded with delightful conversation, incredible views, rich...
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