Category Archives: 2012

Halloween Parade, Downtown Las Vegas, 2012

Halloween just about anywhere is pretty fun in my opinion. And of course, Las Vegas does it their own special way just like everything else about this town. These are a selection of images from the parade held on the special night of the 31st. Thanks for looking.

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Polo America in Las Vegas

This past weekend I was able to go to a unique sporting event at the South Point Casino and Hotel here in Vegas. Polo America held a weekend event including an exhibition match Friday night that I photographed. These are my favorite shots that I got, and for the most part I think they turned out pretty decent. I had never been to a polo match before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how to capture the action. The horses and their riders move quick, and lighting can be tricky.

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Death Valley National Park

I have the pleasure of living about 2 hours outside of Death Valley National Park. This makes for a great shooting environment all different times of year. So far, within the last 2 months I have gone twice. Here are some of the images that I’ve gotten while in the Californian desert lands.

And here is a shot of me standing on the edge of Dante’s View.

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The Road to Pahrump

This is a series of images taken along Highway 160, and a side road that heads west toward Death Valley National Park.

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Bat Country

The worlds largest colony of Mexican Free-tailed bats migrates from Mexico to a natural cave near San Antonio, Texas every year for the spring and summer months.  They come to give birth and to fatten up for the winter before heading back south.

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go and photograph and watch the return of the colony after staying out all night feeding.  These are some of the images from Bracken Cave where they nest.

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Bracken Bat Cave is located near the Natural Bridge Caverns and the grounds are quite nice.  Here are some images of the surrounding area.

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Lucky Connection

I really love photographing geography and landcape photography takes me back to my original love of the art sometimes.  This is one of those times.  Yesterday my wife and I flew from Indianapolis to Austin with a connecting flight in Phoenix.  At first, I thought this would be quite an annoyance as Phoenix is very much out-of-the-way but it turned out to be a great photo-op.  I’ve only been out to this area of the country once before, and it was by bus.  Seeing the desert and mountains from above gives everything a much different look.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing from a plane in the past, and it turns out that the window seat of a commercial airliner and an iPhone go hand-in-hand.

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Blurred Out

I did a series like this in college, and I’ve been wanting to play around with completely blurring the image and doing something similar again.  This is a small sample of what is to come.

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