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.
Dunquin Harbour is a very famous landmark and is frequently visited by tourists. I stopped there one day and found these great boulders.
The Llano Spillway is one of the main attractions in the Llano, TX. The region around the city is a rich geological area.
I photographed these Joshua Trees at Sunset during my last evening in the Joshua Tree National Park last May.
The Keys Family Home is part of Keys Ranch and is located within the Joshua Tree National Park. It was build in the early 1900's.
The Keys Ranch Well at Joshua Tree National Park supplied water to the Keys family who owned the ranch and mined the area in the early 1900's.
I did some light painting while attending a night photography workshop in the Joshua Tree National park during the spring of 2017.
The 215-foot waterfall in the Taughannock Waterfall system is the longest free-falling waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains.
I traveled from Buffalo, NY to the Central New York near the finger lakes to photograph the waterfalls at the Taughannock Falls State Park
The Cargill Pool Elevator located in the Buffalo Harbor in Buffalo, NY and photographed at dusk. I used my ND filters to extend the exposure.
A night photograph from the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree National Park. I used the existing moonlight to light the rocks.
I had the opportunity to visit Fort Niagara during a visit to the area. The fort has great architecture and it is a great place to visit.
A sunset with Joshua Trees along the Hidden Valley Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park photographed in the spring of 2017.
I photographed the Arch Rock Star Trails while visiting the Joshua Tree National Park for a photography workshop in the spring of 2017.
I photographed this Hemingway Sunset in the Hemingway Buttress area of the Joshua Tree NP during the start of a night photography workshop.
I photographed these "Kissing Joshua Trees" during a night photograph workshop in the Joshua Tree National Park in California.
I photographed this lone Joshua Tree while visiting the Hall of Horrors area in the Joshua Tree National Park in the spring of 2017.
I photographed this rock formation along the Skull Rock Nature Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park during a night photography workshop.
A Joshua Tree sunset photographed in the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree NP. I used my special technique to obtain another starburst.
Another great sunset in the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree NP. I achieved my goal of placing the starburst in the middle of the gap.
I photographed this night sky along the Arch Rock Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park while taking part in a photography workshop.
I photographed this Cap Rock Sunset during my recent trip to the Joshua Tree National Park to attend a night photography workshop.
I visited the Cholla Garden at the Joshua Tree NP during the second evening of the Night Photography workshop I attended last week.
This night sky photograph was taken along Lost Horse Road while attending a Night Photography Workshop in the Joshua Tree NP.
There was a very colorful desert floor when I visited the Joshua Tree NP last spring. I captured this sunset at the Hall of Horrors area.
I encountered this fossil art while photographing the sunset in the Hall of Horrors area of Joshua Tree National Park.