Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nature Geoscience, November 2009

My night photograph of Mount St. Helens recently made the cover of Nature Geoscience. The image illustrates a feature article by Research Scientist, Graham Hill. His research poses an interesting theory pertaining to the magmatic systems underneath a triangle of volcanoes in the south Cascades of Washington state: Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier. The paper issue of the journal should be available very soon.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ONDA, Wild Desert Exhibition

Wow, looks like it's been awhile since my last post. This seems like as good a reason as any to sit down and begin catching up on what I've been up to with my photography this past summer. First on the list is an upcoming photography exhibit being put on by ONDA: Oregon Natural Desert Association. Featured in the gallery showing will be a select group of beautifully printed and framed images from the 2010 Wild Desert Calendar. The opening reception is on November 19th from 5-9pm at the Olivine Gallery in north Portland. If you're in the area, please feel free to stop in and celebrate the spectacular beauty of Oregon's desert regions. Complimentary beer and wine available. I'll have a 20 x 30 Chromira print of Abert Lake on display. I made the image last winter on my first visit to this remote area of the state. If you're unable to stop in for the reception, the show runs through December 5th.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Art of Photography Show

One of my favorite images from my 2008 trip to Peru, Andes Icebow, will be exhibited in a major international exhibition beginning August 29th at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in San Diego California. I'm honored that my artwork was among 111 images chosen out of 16,000 entries from 57 countries. The final images were judged by Charlotte Cotton, the curator and head of the Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you happen to be in the San Diego area between August 29th and November 1st and would like to view some awesome photography, please stop in.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Flower Moon

Mount St. Helens and the upper Toutle River Valley, Washington
Nikon D700, Nikkor 28-80, 4 stop nd, 6 sec @ F8, iso 800

One of the grandest views I have ever laid eyes on. It is here that Castle Creek (right), the North Fork Toutle (center), and Coldwater Creek (left) come together as one. These ribbons of rain and snowmelt have cut their way through the May 18, 1980 debris avalanche that now covers the upper Toutle River Valley. It's a symphony which carries a story of time and constant motion to the highest ridges of this open landscape.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From the Ashes

Three of my Mount St. Helens photographs were published recently as part of a feature story in the spring issue of National Parks Magazine. The article, "From the Ashes," written by Carol Wissmann, explores the pros and cons of St. Helens becoming a National Park. You can read the article at the National Parks Conservation Association website.