Posts Tagged ‘usa’

Flowering Yucca, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Flowering Yucca

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Southwest where I was fortunate to spend some time with my folks. They were very excited to see the iconic sights of the canyon country around Moab, Utah that I’ve previously photographed and enthusiastically discussed. The vistas they had witnessed over the course of a week exceeded […]





Mother Bear and Cubs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

"Hanging On," Nikon D800 handheld, NIKKOR 70-200 f/2.8, 1/100 sec at f/5, ISO 800

In the great spirit of Mother’s Day, I’m sharing some images of a mother black bear with her three cubs captured this spring in the Smokies. Mama was busy protecting them in a truly menacing fashion just like a loving mother should while teaching the kids how to climb trees. Across all cultures, borders (and […]





Stud Horse Point, near Page, Arizona

Foreign Planet

Alien shapes of the prehistoric pedestal rocks, seemingly defying laws of gravity by balancing their enormous tops at acute angles, give Stud Horse Point an otherworldly feel. Located near Page, Arizona close to the Utah state line, this group of half dozen stunning hoodoos is positioned within a depression overlooking the valley and Lake Powell […]





Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Everlasting Light

After waking up early on a cold April morning, I was somewhat disappointed to find that the dawn light at Yaki Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was obscured by dense storm clouds on the horizon. However, one of the most important things I have learned is to never give up and […]





Ancient Glow, Antelope Canyon, Arizona

"Ancient Glow"

As morning light brings incredible lines, colors and textures of Antelope Canyon to life, it simultaneously highlights the deeply contrasting, unpredictable transience of the human existence. Our lives represent little more but grains of sand on its ancient floor, carved out of Navajo sandstone by wind and water over millions of years. Consequently, we must […]





Sandstone Striations, Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

"Sandstone Striations"

Visiting a well-photographed location such as the Coyote Buttes North in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness often presents a creative challenge for the photographer. In my opinion, while there is value in obtaining classic captures of the Wave, one should also strive for original compositions.      While attempting to do exactly that, I noted compelling purple […]





Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Hoodoos at sunrise, Bryce Canyon

On such weekend evenings after a busy week of sweltering city life my thoughts inevitably drift off to the timeless permanence of the canyon country. Waking up on a frigid April morning to a buzzing phone alarm is all worth it; every such morning is filled with palpable excitement. Bundling up to see the sunrise […]





Manhattanhenge, New York City

Manhattanhenge

What makes this beautiful sunset light percolating through the New York City grid and illuminating the urban canyons extraordinarily special is that during Manhattanhenge, the setting sun aligns exactly between the bustling streets. Due to seasonal variations in position of the sun, it rises precisely due east and sets due west only twice a year. The […]





Panorama Point, Arches National Park, Utah

Panorama Point

Located just past the Balanced Rock viewpoint and turn to the Windows Loop section of Arches National Park, Panorama Point provides spectacular views of the La Sal Mountains and Ham Rock. In fact, views of the magnificent snow-covered peaks may be also shot from the Patrified Dunes viewpoint. Both locations are easily accessible from the […]





Yavapai Point Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Yavapai Point Sunset

Yavapai Point on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to experience a dramatic, one-of-a kind sunset. It is also convenient to reach, as it is located just steps away from the Visitor Center. In the photograph below, the red light from the setting sun lights Wotans Throne […]





Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Cinderella's Castle

Inspiration Point provides unparalled views of the Bryce Canyon National Park Amphitheater. Best viewed at sunrise or shortly thereafter, magnificent monuments of the Silent City may be seen on the left hand side. On the right side, one may see many fantastic structures, including Cinderella’s Castle, pictured below. If you are spending one day in […]





False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The False Kiva

It is not every day one gets a chance to feel like a modern day Indiana Jones attempting to locate a relatively unknown and hidden archaeological site! There are few places in North America as deeply shrouded in mythicism and spirituality as the False Kiva. Located in the Island in the Sky district of the […]





Destination: New York – Magazine Cover

Downtown West

I am proud to announce the publication of my first magazine cover, featuring a blue hour view of downtown Big Apple. “Destination” is a travel magazine published by the prominent French publisher Milan Presse, with a circulation of 90,000 copies throughout France, Netherlands and Belgium. This March 2011 issue is dedicated to New York City. […]





Framed, New York City

"Framed"

In another addition to my new “Streets and Strangers” set, this is a scene that immediately hit my eye. In a composition that requires little explanation, I saw a man waiting for someone by a blue-lit Citibank panel, which just happened to be framed perfectly by the panel of revolving doors right before me. All I […]





Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Watch the PM Rush

This kicks off an exciting new chapter in my photography, where I will begin exploring street scenes and bringing you fresh slices of the daily New York grind. There was no better way to begin this endeavor than by capturing New York City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal using my fantastic Nikkor 35 mm f/1.4G, wide […]





Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

Rising 110 feet above the sea, the magnificent Otter Cliff towers above the southwestern shore of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, making it one of the highest Atlantic coastal headlands north of Rio de Janeiro. The rugged shoreline is built to withstand the powerful crashing waves and blowing winds bringing fog onto the […]





Awaiting Spring, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Awaiting Spring

It has been finally getting warmer in New York this week, and it seems everyone has springtime on their mind. I thought I would share this photograph of seagulls huddling together on the snowy Coney Island Beach after the last snowstorm, all facing the blowing wind together in anticipation of spring.   I finally got […]





For A Minute There, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

ForAMinuteThere

For a minute there, I lost myself.   This is not one of the world famous California coast beaches. This is Coney Island / Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, but there is no shortage of great images to be captured here. Although this is the birthplace of Astroland, America’s first theme park, it was not what I […]





Warmth on a Snowy Day, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

"Warmth on a Snowy Day"

After a day of shoveling snow yesterday, I had suspicions that the sunset would be great. I headed to Coney Island Beach, just 10 minutes from my home. As I traversed a good foot of snow on the beach to get to the shore, the colors blew up. Amidst all the snow and cold, I […]





The Lineup, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

"The Lineup"

Today I ventured out in the snow to find a special shot around where I live – Brighton Beach/Coney Island, Brooklyn. A few interesting compositional possibilities presented themselves, and this lineup of seagulls is certainly one of them. They were all huddling together – whether on the snowy beach (see the left part of the […]





The Center of the World, New York City

Times Square, NYC

This blue hour, mid-January shot of Times Square brings me to an important topic. How do you generate light trails? The easy answer is, using long exposures. However, this can be difficult in a brightly lit location, such as Times Square, especially if one wishes to preserve the color of the sky and shoot at […]





On the Rocks, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

This photograph of blue hour on Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine, is a high dynamic range (HDR) image, generated by processing multiple exposures and combining them using specialized software. There has been much debate concerning this topic in photography circles, pretty much dating back to the time the technique was invented. Many pundits have […]





Neon Rush, New York City

Times Square, NYC

Today is a cold day in New York City and although the sky was ablaze with colors at sunrise, the sunset had no light to offer because of the oncoming storm. I therefore headed to a place fully lit 24/7/365, the center of the city and the world – Times Square. Every time I come […]





Perseverance, Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

I had composed this shot of the iconic Turret Arch in Arches National Park utilizing this dried up tree to demonstrate the permanence of these components of the rugged Southwest landscape. Upon examination, it immediately became apparent that the dark sky (partly because of the use of a polarizer) yields ample contrast and therefore, possibly […]





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