2018 was a departure for me in more ways then one. I terminated my lease in Austin, Texas, put my stuff in storage and refocused my life on travel. Austin's ABC affiliate KVUE television did a story on my activities here. The photos in this gallery are my favorites from this nomadic lifestyle. I'll continue to add to them here as time permits. Otherwise follow along on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
We were treated to a fantastic sunset the other night over New York Bay. Ellis Island was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station for over 60 years from 1892 until 1954.
Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud located near Moab, Utah. The Towers are named for a miner who lived near them in the 1880s. The closest one in this photo is more than 1,000 feet high.
It was my last night in Arches and the sky was just wonderful for a panorama over the geological formations. For those of you who know the area, this was shot from the Windows Trailhead parking lot. You can spot North Window in the center of the frame. South Window is blocked. Turret Arch is near the galactic core is but you're looking at it from the side here, so you cannot see through it from this angle.
On my tour of Antelope Canyon this week I captured this apparition, clearly a human figure, bent slightly, facing left, doing something. It was gone moments later.
Antelope is a slot canyon on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Midday in the summer seasons, when the sun is high overhead, and there are no clouds, shafts of direct sunlight radiate down from openings at the top of the ca... See More
#UpperAntelopeCanyon, a slot canyon on #Navajo land east of Page, #Arizona. This is a shot looking straight up. If you’re new to following me, now is as good a time as any to tell you that I've sold my home, put my belongings in storage and I'm using this year to travel and take photos.
Sunset at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona where you can actually walk right up to the edge of this 1,000 ft high cliff. That’s the Colorado River down there. The dot to the left of my left shoe is kayak. There were easily several hundred people on this ledge with me watching sunset. Many of them were photographers so I had to do something unique with my sunset shot. It felt great to sit down and stretch out my legs. Road trip day 12. I’m on a 40+ day, 5,000+ mile #roadtrip of the western United States. ?#horseshoebend
Early on in my Western U.S. Road Trip I stopped by Monument Valley just to take this photo. Monument Valley is quite the sight to see during the day as well and I enjoyed it then too but at night under the stars was what I was after.
In other news... Yesterday I booked my next trip, this one will take me out of the United States for the first time since last summer. I head to Iceland for 10 days in mid July. I've never been but I hear it's a photographers dream. However I'm sure it will take some getting used to sunsets at 11:30pm and sunrises at 2am. I've got my list of stops but if you've been, please share your best recommendations.
You’ve not seen anything until you’ve seen the Grand Canyon lit by moonlight. The clouds would not behave, but in the end I had an hour where they cleared up and the first quarter moon shown down into the canyon while the Milky Way rose. And then, all too soon, the clouds once again hid the moon and the canyon was again plunged into darkness. The silly part was, I had the entire canyon all to myself. I did not see a single sole out that night. Road trip day 15. I’m on a 40+ day, 5,000+ mile #roadtrip of the western United States. #grandcanyon #milkyway #moonlight #moonlitcanyon — at Grand Canyon Lodge.
Seen From a Distance but at 13900x3274 resolution. This is a stitched multi-image panorama. I've spent the past 19 days in various small towns and in state and national parks in Utah and Arizona. Vegas is the closest big city on my way west. After a quick stop here to resupply it's time to head into California today.
I spent yesterday with giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It's really hard to capture these amazing trees. Today I head to Yosemite for several days. Road trip day 21. I’m on a 40+ day, 5,000+ mile #roadtrip of the western United States.