Daily Photo – Sedona Storm
Wow I almost got stuck in a torrential downpour here! You don’t want to be hiking around when these things hit… the clay on these mountains in Sedona gets super-slippery and it’s a great recipe for going ass-over-teakettle. There’s a little settlement up there on top of that mountain —don’t know if you can see it or not, but it looks like the universe is about to suck up the house!
Daily Photo – After a Storm at Dove Mountain
We decided at the last minute to stop here at Dove Mountain in Arizona. It’s a beautiful resort with incredible food. I’m not much of a golfer, but this is an epic destination for people that are more serious about the sport. But golf courses also make great destinations for photographers as well with endless landscape compositions.
Fun Passport Sunday How-To
The Swirrrrrllly Canyon making-of
Here you’ll see how I use this fun and easy tool to make a rather complex animation. Enjoy! 🙂
Daily Photo – A View on the Way to Burning Man
The trek to Burning Man is always an adventure. Before we had our own RV that we store in Reno, I would rent an RV from somewhere around the country and drive in. I think during that week, there are like 50,000 RVs rented and it’s usually cheaper to get them somewhere else and make the journey. I plan it all out so there are some cool photo stops along the way. This one is from Sedona, Arizona.
Daily Photo – Road Shots in Arizona
It’s sort of an obvious idea, but there is nothing wrong with obvious if it works! Anyway, the idea is whenever you have a cool road heading into a vista, why not include the road? Now, after having said that, you do have a few options. You can center the whole thing, but I usually only do that if the backdrop is equally weighted. In this case, since the coolest mountain feature is on the left, I oriented the road heading off a bit to the right to bring some balance to the scene. I believe (but I’m not sure) that this is one of the roads around Sedona, Arizona.
TWIP Family Photography!
It’s not specifically about the title, but I think you’ll enjoy this interview I did over at This Week in Photography: Family.
Daily Photo – The Coolest Place in the Phoenix Summer
…was probably this place. It was one of our stops along our incredible Phoenix photo walk. I knew it was gonna be hot, but not THAT hot. It was a welcome relief when the photo walk ended up back in the bar for the little after-photo-walk talk. I think that evening’s shower was about the best I ever had!
USA Tour Highlights
Man, I love this video… the tune is so catchy. Sometimes I just play it when I’m cleaning up my studio! 🙂
Daily Photo – Golf Practice in Arizona at Dove Mountain
We had a Very Fun Evening at Dove Mountain in Arizona. We had our party bus with the whole crew on during the USA Photo Walk Tour and we were driving through Arizona. It popped into my mind that, hey, maybe there’s a Ritz-Carlton around here! They were one of our awesome sponsors, so I called up and there was! It’s here at Dove Mountain and an hour later, we pulled up the bus. We opened the door and wine bottles poured out of the bus and we stumbled out, looking like death warmed over. Next thing I knew, the whole staff was there to greet us and shake hands. And then this ranger guy popped out of nowhere with a snake coiled up his arm and beckoned us down to see all his other snakes… it was full-on but so fun! The night finally ended with this beautiful sunset. We were eating dinner right by this golf course and I walked over to get this shot.
Meditation App Reminder
If you’re looking to try a fun and easy meditation app, try “One Giant Mind.” A friend recommended this to me and it works great! It’s a fun method that anyone can do, even many of my friends that told me that “can’t” meditate! 🙂
Daily Photo – Burning Rocks in Sedona
I need to spend more time in Sedona! It’s not the most convenient place in the world, but it sure was beautiful. And now that I’m even more into yoga and meditation and stuff than ever, I should get back there and vortex it up! I mention a few days ago how islands often have nice sunsets, but now that I think about it, so does Arizona!