Zimbabwe Sunset

A look at the setting sun through the dense under brush in Zimbabwe… a Zimbabwe sunset. Many people dread the idea of ever having to step foot on the dark continent. The entire continent is seemingly a place full of tragic misery, but it has beauty that is hard to match in the rest of…

Icy Autumn

Is this a winter scene or one of autumn? I love the colors of fall. The only thing better is when winter comes abruptly and paints a colorful autumn scene with tinges of white. These icy autumn seasons are the best of both seasons and make for some pretty incredible photos. I took this photo…

Yellow Snow – Fall Colors in Crested Butte

A different kind of yellow snow… This is a photo of two seasons colliding. Last year, Jake and I took an unbelievable trip to see the fall colors in Crested Butte and surrounding area. We camped right next to Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte and bundled up (literally with everything we brought) to sleep the night…

Colorado’s Largest Aspen Forest

We are getting closer to that time when the Aspens become the stars in Colorado. Their white trunks stand out beautifully against a canopy full of yellow leaves. This photo comes from Colorado’s largest aspen forest along CO Rd 12 near Crested Butte, Colorado. Can you see the forest for the trees? Cliché… I had…

Grown from Stone

I am always amazed how life can take root almost anywhere. I found this old Juniper tree on a barren rock… seemingly having grown from stone. Its roots spreading out and searching for the soil. I think this tree had lost its battle for life in Utah’s desert terrain, but the fact that it was…

Light in the Trees

Photos are inevitably about light. It’s what makes a photo possible.  This jungle scene wouldn’t be as good if it weren’t for those beams of light breaking through the canopy to illuminate the forest floor. But then again, you’re not looking at the forest floor, are you? You’re looking at the light beams…. This scene…

Hyperinflation – A View from the Dark Continent

Many years ago I had the privilege to visit the Dark Continent, specifically the country of Zimbabwe in the midst of their darkest time. This was an experience that changed my perspective on the world in many profound ways. It grew my understanding of what true poverty looked like. What true beauty there is in…

Stewart Tree

Most who make the voyage across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island do so to see the native birds on the secluded island. However, the trees that are found here are an added reward for those who venture across the dangerous strait. Stewart is an oddity amongst New Zealand’s three largest islands. On the North and…

Burned Out

Five years ago today the Waldo Canyon Fire burned through the front range of the Rocky Mountains along the west side of Colorado Springs, Colorado. My wife and I moved to the area about a year earlier from a region of the country that had ample rain. As such, neither of us had ever experienced…