Our photography workshop group searched for a "Lone Tree" the entire time we were in Yellowstone National Park. We finally found one on the last day. This tree is located near Soda Butte along highway 212 in the north side of the park.
One of our first stops during the "Winter in Yellowstone" photography workshop I attended was along the Tangled Creek portion of the Lower Geyser basin where we photographed trees casting shadows in the snow.
I decided to focus on simplicity as part of my goals during my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. I found some small saplings along the Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail that allowed me this opportunity.
We ran across this wonderful scene of bison on the range along highway 191 on our way to photograph the Grand Prismatic Spring. What caught our eye was the ever-changing light behind the group of American Bison.
This Firehole Falls Panorama was taken during a "Winter in Yellowstone" workshop to the park in the winter of 2018. This is a series of four photographs brought together in Lightroom using the Panorama merge feature.
A panorama of the winter landscape around the Fountain Paint Pot Trail in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.
A Cow Elk photographed in the Phantom Lake Area along the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park. There were quite a few Cow Elk crossing the road that day in search of food.
A panorama of American Bison grazing near the Opalescent Pool in the Black Sand Basin in Yellowstone National Park is a testament of nature's beauty despite the difficult conditions.
A winter panorama of Devil's Thumb and Palette Spring located within the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park.
A Yellowstone Coyote photographed in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. The Coyote appeared to have an injured left front leg as he was limping heavily.
Prints in the snow found near the Old Faithful Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. I'm curious what walked through there and where it was going.
Firehole falls is located along Firehole Canyon Road in Yellowstone NP. They are located about half mile upstream from the confluence of the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers.
I had the opportunity yesterday to visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, where I photographed this sleeping Grey Wolf.
The Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. I photographed the spring in the fall of 2016.
A Handsome Elk photographed in the Yellowstone National Park along the Madison River, during the fall of 2016.
No trip to West Texas is complete without visiting the Prada Store. The store sits right next to Highway 90 and it is a very popular tourist attraction.
Another Juniper Canyon Sunrise. The location can be found about 0.8 miles up the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park.
This Moon over Chisos photograph is one of my favorite photographs from my fall trip to the Big Bend National Park area.
A west Texas sunrise photographed in the area North of Terlingua, Texas in a region called the Terlingua Badlands. This is a new area for me and one I intend to return to frequently.
Merry Christmas 2017! This is another spectacular sunset in the Joshua Tree National Park. Christmas lights on a young Joshua Tree.
The Dorgan House along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park taken at sunrise. I posted a few photos of the Dorgan house at sunset but the Dorgan House at Sunrise is special.
A sunset view of Santa Elena Canyon from the Dorgan house along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend National Park.
A prickly pear sunrise during my trip to Big Bend NP in the fall of 2017. The skies were filled with clouds which made for a great sunset.
A window to Castellon Mountain as seen from the Dorgan House property in the Dorgan-Sublett in Big Bend National Park.
A wild horse in a West Texas snowstorm in the fall of 2017. I photographed it while driving on highway 118 near Marathon, Texas
Hen Egg Mountain in southwestern Berwster County at sunset. This ia a new location for me. I scouted it in April of this year.
This view of Castellon Mountain is from the Dorgan house in Big Bend National Park. This vantage point is a great place to see the park.
A winter storm warning was issued for west Texas. I had to drive through the heart of the West Texas Snowfall yesterday morning.
The Visitors Gallery at the LBJ Wildflower Center, photographed during an outing to capture photographs of the Liminations exhibit.
The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX was opened in 2014 and serves to unite children and families.
Every year, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, puts on a show called Luminations. It is a great family event.
The Austin skyline as seen during the summer of 2015. The skyline has dramatically changed since then as there are a lot of new buildings.
Sunrise at Stuart Rocks, Florida in the spring of 2015. The sunrise colors were magnificent. A sunrise to remember.
The Nakalele Blowhole in Maui, Hawaii, is a major attraction for anyone visiting the island. A short hike leads to this amazing landmark.
Another great sunset sky in Big Bend NP. Photographing into the sun is very tricky and one must find a balance to capture the image details.
The Big Bend NP desert floor in the spring of 2015 was one of the most colorful desert floors I have ever seen. I hope to see it once again.
The flowering Ocotillo is one of the brightest flowers on the desert floor. I enjoy photographing them, however, you need calm winds.
Eastern Red Columbines are one of my favorite flowers. I enjoy looking at columbines in general. My favorite is the Longspur Columbine.
A Cerro Castellan sunrise in Big Bend NP. High clouds blocked the sun that morning giving us this wonderful pink color on the clouds.
A Red-shouldered Hawk photographed in a wooded area near my home in the winter of 2015. Red-shouldered Hawks frequent this area.
I spotted these boots on fence posts along Willow City Loop in the Texas Hill Country while looking for Texas wildflowers to photograph.
A Great Roadrunner photographed just outside of my cabin in Sutdy Butte, TX, Near Big Bend National Park. These birds are very popular!
A Bus and Car ATS the Car Forest of the Last Church near Goldfield, Nevada. I photographed this scene during a night photography workshop.
There are many cars at The International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield, Nevada. I was attracted to this Car at the Car Forest.
My ancestry runs through Northwest Arkansas and I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents in what was known as "Dave Smith's Place".
The stage of the Gold Point Saloon in Gold Point, Nevada. I photographed this stage during a night photography workshop in Gold Point.
A miner's cabin near Gold Point, Nevada, a popular ghost town destination. I lit the house with fairy lights and the bush with a tea light.
I photographed this Water Well Truck in the Gold Point, Nevada ghost town during a photography workshop that I attended in the area.
Another Gold Point Cabin from my trip to attend a night photography workshop in Gold Point, Nevada. This was a challenging long exposure.
A bus at the International Car Forest of the Last Church located near Goldfield, Nevada and photographed during a night photography workshop.
Ladder No 3 in the old Goldfield, Nevada fire station. I photographed this ladder truck while attending a night photography workshop.
A mail truck and limo at the International Car Forest of the Last Church located near Goldfield, Nevada. I went there as part of a workshop.
I photographed this VW Beetle at the Car Forest located near Goldfield, Nevada during a night photography workshop .
A miner's homestead in the town of Gold Point, Nevada. It was a thriving mining community in the early 1900's. Today it sits mostly empty.
Buildings located in the old ghost town Gold Point. Gold Point Gold Street is lined with these structures. Great night photo opportunities.
The Big Dipper over Gold Point, Nevada. A popular ghost town that once was a thriving mining community in central Nevada.
I photographed this old jeep at Keys Ranch while attending a night photography workshop in Joshua Tree National Park.
I photographed this brown bush butterfly eating 3468 while visiting the Reiman Gardens located on the campus of the Iowa State University.
The Cross at Slea Head is located about half way along the Slea Head Drive on the western-most part of Ireland in the Dingle Peninsula.
An abandoned Irish home near Waterville, Ireland along the Ring of Kerry. The home is located across the river from Waterville Golf Links.
A panorma of the right side of Juniper Canyon at the end of the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park in the summer of 2017.
Another old movie set located near the Big Bend Ranch State Park. it is located just outside the western side of the park boundary.
Sunrise along the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. I captured this photo after a 2.4 mile hike up the popular trail.
The Hot Springs General Store in the Hot Springs Historic district of the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.
A pair of American Agaves (aka Sentry Plants or Century Plants) against the Chisos Mountains in the Big Bend National Park.
The Perry Schoolhouse is located in the Terlingua Ghost Town located near the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.
Sunset on the Rio Grande in Big Bend Ranch SP. I like the foreground and how the Rio Grande serves as a leading line to the setting sun.
The Balanced Rock formation along the Grapevine Hills trail in Big Bend National Park. I captured this panorama in the summer of 2017.
A Rio Grande sunset photographed from the Nature Trail near the Rio Grande Village within the Big Bend National Park.
A pair of Lechuguilla plants, with stalks near the end of their cycle, posing at sunset in the Big Bend National Park.
Sunrise along Grapevine Hills in Big Bend National Park showing Balanced Rock on the left side of the image.
I photographed these Ballaghisheen Sheep while in County Kerry, Ireland earlier this year. Much of the area is dedicated to raising sheep.
The Great White Shark that is part of the Washed Ashore (TM) exhibit in the Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa.
A Giant Wood Nymph (Idea leuconoe) photographed at the Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa.
An Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly photographed in the butterfly exhibit of the Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University campus.
Colorful rocks photographed in Dunquin Harbour, County Kerry, Ireland. It was a very wet, windy and rainy day making it hard to photograph.
A Valentia Island farmhouse photographed while visiting the island. The island is located in County Kerry, Ireland.
The Gallarus Oratory is located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. it is one of the recommended stops in the peninsula.
Northern Gannets on Little Skellig off the coast of Kerry Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. This is one of the largest colonies in Ireland.
Little Skellig as seen from the "Wailing Woman Rock" on Skellig Michael off the coast of the Kerry Peninsula in southwestern Ireland.
A view of Glenmore Lake from the one-lane road that separates County Kerry and County Cork in the Beara Peninsula in Ireland.
An abandoned farmhouse located along the Ballaghisheen Pass in County Kerry Ireland. I hopped the fence to photograph this old structure.
A hungry Puffin photographed on Skellig Michael off the Kerry Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland in the summer of 2017.
I used the light painting techniques that I learned while attending a workshop in the Joshua Tree NP to paint the inside of this structure.
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland is located in County Limerick near Adare Castle. It's home to a private school but still operates as a church.
Dunquin Harbour is a popular photography location in Ireland. Located at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, it was a port for the Blaskets.
The Bray Head Tower sits on the western end of Valentia Island. It was used for centuries as a lookout against invaders.
The Skelligs Lighthouse is located on the southwestern peninsula of Skelligs Michael and continues to provide safety to mariners at sea.
One of the great memories of visiting Skellig Michael during my recent trip to Ireland was the incredibly large Puffin colony.
St. Fionan’s Monastery is located on Skellig Michael just off the Kerry Peninsula in Co Kerry, Ireland. I visited it in the summer of 2017.
Skellig Michael is one of the most amazing places in Ireland. Located off of the Ring of Kerry, the island is full of history and intrigue.
The Ballycotton Lighthouse, built in 1851 and it is located in County Cork, Ireland. It was operated by keepers until 1992.
Ballycotton Cliffs are located in County Cork, Ireland. I had the opportunity to visit this are in the summer of 2017.
Irish sheep photographed along the Ballaghisheen Pass in Ireland during the summer of 2017.
One of my favorite locations in Southwest Ireland is Valentia Island where I encountered this standing stone near the lighthouse.
The Torc Waterfall is located about 5 Km from the city of Killarney and sits along the Ring of Kerry, a popular tourist route in Ireland.
Dunquin Harbour is one of my favorite spots during my recent trip to Ireland. The harbor has a number of great photography locations.
I photographed Killcatherine Church and Cemetery during a trip to the Beara Peninsula in the summer of 2017.
I photographed this Old Irish Home after viewing it from the Waterville Golf Links during a trip to the Southwestern part of Ireland.