Chalk Stories

Chalk Stories

All of the boulders close to the road in the Big Bend area look like this. Some of the chalk residue makes perfect sense and on first glance, some of it looks insane. Studying the various positions indicated created a kind of Twister image in my head: right hand,...
Grip 2

Grip 2

Taken during the Moab trip at the beginning of the month. The hand belongs to Bekkah Rayborn as she grabs the top, holds it for a split second and then drops to the crash pad/crash mat below. As I was pushing the shutter release button, I realized that this is what...
Needles

Needles

The depth of field, even at ƒ/16, was so narrow that my breathing changed the focal plane. I’d forgotten that macro lenses do that. I think, prior to the trip to Moab at the beginning of the month, that the last time I shot a manual focus lens was probably...
Double Arch

Double Arch

One of my favorite spots in the world. Standing alone in front of this is both an exercise in listening to the power of nature to quiet the mind and also feeling like the arches are going to fall at any second. And if they did fall, what would you do? So quiet, loud....
Last Stop

Last Stop

Taken along Highway 6 on the way to Moab. When I was on my way down, I made a note to stop by on my way back home. I was hoping for a little more sun, but it’s December. What are you going to do? Take shots. I have no idea how long this gas station has been...
Grip

Grip

In between shooting the rocks and stars, the group I was with spent a few hours on Saturday bouldering. I’ve seen people do it from a distance, but always wanted to get closer because it looks so intense, regardless of distance from the ground. Everybody was...