About a year ago I spent a few days on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon shooting some 360 time lapse footage for a project. While those cameras were rolling, I set up several regular time lapse cameras and got one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever filmed. […]
Category Archives: Landscape Photography
Time lapse video from the two trips I took this year up to Coyote Flats, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains above Bishop, California. The nights were in the 20’s and teens on this recent fall trip, but it was definitely worth it. It is beautiful country, and it is great […]
Recently I spent two nights and one day on the northern side of Mojave National Preserve shooting time lapse. This is what I got. One three-axis Dynamic Perception slider, one one-axis DIY slider on a 2×6 with a Dynamic Perception controller, and one two-axis pan/tilt Emotimo TB3. All Sony a7S/a7S2 […]
Here’s my most recent time lapse project from a short trip last week out to the Chimney Peak Wilderness in the southern Sierra. As usual, the big grand moving camera shots were done with my Dynamic Perception rig and all cameras were Sony a7 variations shooting through lots of different […]
Time lapse video shot in the Owens River Valley near Independence, CA across two nights December 28 & 29. Several parts of the river were frozen solid enough to walk on, and definitely solid enough to rest a camera rig on. It was nice to be able to extend the […]
Time lapse shot over two nights and one day in Death Valley on Lee Flat and on the north side of Hunter Mountain. The big camera moves were on a Dynamic Perception Stage One Plus with pan/tilt Stage R. Cameras were two Sony a7S’s and one Canon 1Dx with too […]
Early Sunday morning, October 18, I caught a very rare sight on camera. During a time lapse shot (while I was sleeping) a meteor exploded in the night sky, thankfully within the frame of my 14mm wide lens. The light was very blue-green and bright enough that it lit up […]
Three free days, hmm, what do with them? They were during the week so nobody else was available to join in, not a problem though. The decision was more along the lines of, given my limited number of days to take a road/camping trip, where do I really want to […]
About an hour north of Los Angeles is Frazier Mountain containing a large number of great 4×4 trails. My friend Daniel and I took a day-trip up to this area on Sunday only to find that the entire mountain and all of its trails were closed for the winter. I […]
For my second trip in the Xterra, I eventually settled on a drive out to a place not too many photographers have heard of – White Pocket in Arizona. White Pocket is located a little east of the famous Wave formation and the general Coyote Buttes area of Vermilion Cliffs […]
After owning seven sports cars so far in my life (all but one having two doors), I have made a large paradigm shift and went for something different with vehicle eight. A couple weeks ago I picked up my brand new 2013 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x with a manual transmission. Not […]
Recently I had a rare two-day weekend during a production, so two friends (Kurt & Christian) and I figured we would head up to Death Valley. As I don’t have an off-road vehicle yet, we took Kurt’s Xterra up for the weekend. Our initial plan was to head up from […]
Most summers while I was a teenager included at least one long backpacking trip of a week or more with my father and brother. Over the last three years, my Dad and I (unfortunately my brother lives too far away to join us) have started back up doing an annual […]
One of the great things about living in Southern California is that you have such a large diversity of landscapes and environments within just a few hours drive. Back in 2011, a friend and I did a hike along a short section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the southern […]
Photography from a warm April weekend trip to Death valley. We spent Saturday in the Eureka Dunes in the norther part of the park and Saturday driving through the rest of the park. I absolutely fell in love with the abstract shapes and tonality of the dunes and will be […]
Road trip through southern Utah and a little northern Arizona.
This was another short overnight backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierras, but this time it was with my Dad who met me in Mammoth from Sacramento. We had decided on Chicken Foot Lake in the Little Lakes valley just above Rock Creek Lake between Mammoth and Bishop. The great thing […]
Here are my photographs from a wonderful little overnight backpacking trip my wife and I recently did. The hike took us from Lake Sabring (outside of Bishop, CA) up to Blue Lake at 10,400′ elevation. About a half hour in, the clouds started to get a bit darker ahead. As […]
Had a great time on this easy day trip from Los Angeles up at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area. I didn’t realize that such a wonderful place with so many natural arches and other formations was so close to home. I’m definitely returning here for another trip in the future, […]
Here’s the full photo gallery from our recent trip to Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. The trip started out in Park City, Utah, then continued up to Montana where we spent a lot of time in Galcier National Park. Then on to Ennis, Montana where we visited Yellowstone National Park in […]
So far in my life, most of the trips I have taken have been packed full of cultural, historical, and wilderness exploration. I usually try to maximize the time I have and ride the line between a full trip, and a jam packed and exhausting trip. This summer my wife […]
Photography from a recent trip up to the Alabama Hills and Mount Whitney Portal. I’ve been working long 6-day weeks on Spider-Man and that seventh day (Sunday) is usually very precious time to relax and reset. I realized a few weeks ago that I needed to get out into nature […]
Went on a training hike up to Russell Peak but didn’t quite make it all the way up. Russell Peak is south east of Owens Peak in the far southern Sierras. Maybe it was the 60lb pack or the fact that we started late in the day, but we just […]
Took a little side trip from Tucson west into the desert to Tucson Mountain Park. Had some fun with a 100mm macro lens at the end and found a couple of little critters who decided to pose for me.
Photography from a short trip to Sedona, AZ. Rented a Jeep from Barlow Jeep Rentals and did some rock crawling and 4×4 trails. Definitely a great way to get back into the more remote parts of the area.
Photography from a three day exploratory trip to Death Valley. Now that I have a good lay of the land, I’m definitely looking forward to going back and spending much more time in this wonderful place.
Photography from a day hike in the Owens Peak Wilderness area along the Pacific Crest Trail south east of Chimney Creek Campground.