Frozen Owens River


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 […]

Death Valley Nov. 2015


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 […]

Meteor over Mammoth


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 […]

North Rim Grand Canyon


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 […]

Hungry Valley SVRA


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 […]

White Pocket, Zion, & Mojave


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 […]

Anza Borrego 2013


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 […]

Death Valley Nov. 2013


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 […]

Piute Pass


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 […]

China 2013


This year China was nowhere on my radar. In July I was finishing up work on Spider-Man for Comic-Con and starting to ramp up for the rest of the movie which would take me through next February. Out of the blue, I got a phone call though from an old […]

Chimney Peak Wilderness


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 […]

Scotland & Ireland


This year we decided to take our big international trip to Scotland and Ireland. They have the benefit of being English speaking countries – oh, and they are also quite scenic and chock full of history. We spent a week in each country, renting a car in each to explore […]

Death Valley April 2013


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 […]

Chicken Foot Lake


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 […]

Blue Lake


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 […]

Devil’s Punchbowl


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, […]

Caribbean


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 […]

Whitney Portal and the Alabama Hills


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 […]

A Day in the Life of OPCC


2013 is the 50th anniversary of Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica. Pretty amazing that they have been providing services to the homeless, mentally ill, and victims of domestic abuse for five decades. To help celebrate OPCC and promote their cause, OPCC put together a group of photographers and […]

Russell Peak


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 […]

Tucson


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.

Sedona


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.    

Death Valley


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.