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New OTR photographs from Wyoming road trip

A last minute assignment took me up to Gillette, Wyoming earlier this week.  Here are a few of the new OTR photos from the 750+ mile round-trip!

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Rainy drive home = new moody landscape photographs

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North Dakota (and Montana) in motion

Finishing up another shoot in the Williston, North Dakota + Eastern Montana area (the Bakken) for a client – I decided to take a break this evening and edit some personal photographs from the trip.  Below are 8 new additions to my ongoing On The Road project of non-traditional landscape photographs.  I passed by many more fantastic scenes on this shoot – but traffic and construction in this part of the country right now make conditions too dangerous for me to work on this alone a large portion of the time.

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Abstract Landscape Photographs – OTR by Train in Spain #2

Here is a more abstract set of landscape photographs from Spain + Portugal that move my project a little further.  Still, however, attempting to capture the spirit of the landscape I pass in a unique style and always with a real photograph.

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New OTR photographs – The spaces and places in between

Below is another addition to my ongoing project, On The Road; a series of non-manipulated photographs capturing the essence of a landscape in a very non-traditional way.  Often my work takes me to remote or rural locations that require hours of driving to reach.  The spaces and places in between offer their beauty as the miles roll by.  With these photographs I hope to capture a bit of the soul of the land I pass and a glimpse into the lives lived upon it.

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New mountain set of non-traditional landscape photographs

This set of new photographs from my continuing project, On The Road (OTR) captures a colorful sunrise through the mountain trees while driving to Jamestown, CO to photograph the destruction from the recent flooding there.

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Colorado Mountain Landscape Photography My Way

My ongoing series of non-traditional landscape photographs (On The Road) consists mostly of agricultural scenes.  This time I took a trip into the Colorado Mountains and returned with a new set of photographs.

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New non-traditional landscape photographs

A set of new non-traditional landscape photographs capturing a bit more of the spirit of  rural Colorado.  I created these photographs while driving between editorial assignments recently.

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6 photographs at the intersection of man & nature

Another day began, as many promising days do, with myself in an unfamiliar car and rural miles extending ahead as far as I can see.  On this day the dreary morning was welcome; rain for the ranchers and farmers I was passing by and would soon meet is so deeply needed here.

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Strobed Battle Photographs; Outside

A recent weekend of heavy combat, fencing, and other Medieval and Renaissance activities provided a prime opportunity to create some visually interesting photographs with my new Fujifilm X100s camera.  Combining the ability of the camera to sync with flash at shutter speeds faster than most cameras and this amazing event resulted in some interesting photographs.  All are .jpgs straight out of the camera – not even opened in Photoshop.

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3 new non-traditional landscape photographs

3 new non-traditional landscape photographs attempting to capture an ethereal portrait of the landscape.

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Spirit of a Landscape

Early morning, struggle to get gear into car – last of the coffee slides off the frozen roof.  Thus this trip to South Dakota began but all was not lost; an emergency Redbull stored in the fridge replaced spilled coffee, and my attempt to capture a more ethereal portrait of the landscape seems to have been successful.

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Landscape Photographs created my way

A moment before the long drive begins, I sit in my car and look at a map, or a map I’ve scribbled on the back of an old The Far Side page-a-day calendar or conjure up a map in my brain.    I preset my camera to the settings I believe will be most likely to capture the mood of the landscape that lies ahead, or maybe best embody the mood of the driver.  And as the car turns down the road, and the miles accumulate I hope to bring home something from On The Road.

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Moody Landscape Photographs

Another two reasons I love this part of the country.  Here two moody landscape photographs I captured recently during a trip up to the oil boom area of North Dakota and Montana attempt to capture a bit of the beauty there.  These are part of my ongoing OTR project.

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The disappearing agrarian landscapes of Colorado’s Front Range

I used to drive I-25 to and from Denver and Fort Collins every week.  There was a stretch of close to 50 miles where a subdivision was not to be seen; corn, sunflowers and cows ruled the land.  Today much of that agrarian land has been planted with rows of houses.  Below are 6 photographs I captured of those disappearing agricultural landscapes during a drive home from Wyoming.

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Hope for more of this in 2013

The sky is turning from black to blue, the street lights click off and people begin to stir outside as I sit drinking my first cafe-bought coffee of the New Year selecting photographs for a blog post showing destruction and hardship from the drought.  But first I wanted to offer this photograph, an addition to my growing OTR (On The Road) project, as hope not just for a less dry year but general hope for prosperity and a lack of smiting from the powers that be.

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Down the rabbit hole: photographs from in the mine

A recent assignment took me down the rabbit hole.  We were about 1/3 mile below the ground in Wyoming and used a modified jeep to travel from the shaft to the various locations in the mine we needed to photograph.

 

 


Photos from On The Road – Hong Kong

Here’s a quick set of new pictures from my OTR series.  A new twist here as these were taken from public transportation.  All were shot during a quick ride on Hong Kong’s tram (apparently the only exclusively double-decker tram line still in operation in the world)

An entire photo book could be shot in this fashion while riding the tram  *hint, hint, to any ambitious photo editors out there – I’d love to go back… 🙂 *


To beat the storm

From heavy traffic to a lone barn – 3 visual treats from a quick trip made a few hours early in an attempt to beat the storm.


On The Road – photography in transit

This is the first installment of an occasional series of pictures taken while on the road.  Literally.  I often have the opportunity to drive from my home in Denver to surrounding states for an assignment.  Most of the time I drive alone, sometimes I carpool with a reporter or the subject of the story.  But on every trip the landscape flies by.  And these pictures from On The Road are but a slice of what the Rocky Mountain West has to offer.