I’m gradually updating my web site, which has not seen any real improvements since about 2005 (when I added a blog). The “galleries” are now formatted somewhat better and include much more recent images. First up: Man and Ocean, stock photography of the many way man works and plays in the ocean.
I just added some new images from Joshua Tree National Park to my stock photography archive. Take a look at a selection of my Joshua Tree National Park photos including both recent images and photos from prior years. Thanks!
Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park.
Image ID: 26794
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
I made a spur-of-the-moment trip with Garry McCarthy to do some night-time photography. We were pretty sleep-deprived by the time we were done, jacked up on coffee and then having to drive several hours home as the sun was just rising, but I managed to make four or five images with which I am happy. This one, a self-portrait with the Milky Way rising above a natural stone arch upon which I am standing, was selected as the EarthShots photo of the day today. Garry realized the possibility of an arch-over-arch and really was the one who conceived the overall composition. I added myself to the image to add some scale to the image as well as tension between the star field and the ground. We took a variety of similar frames including many in which the arch is lit but, upon editing the images back home, this is the one that stood out as my sentimental favorite.