Twisted Bristlecone

Up in the high mountain passes of the continential divide stand some of the oldest living creatures on earth…bristlecone pines.  These trees can live thousands of years and endure some of the harshest climate changes possible. Their tortured bodies twisted by the weather, winds and fires of time make for very interesting subject matter.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Conundrum

Conundrum is another viewpoint of mirror lake. Normally I would not post two images of the same subject in a collection but they both have very different qualities. What I like about conundrum is that at first glance, it looks upside down.  The reflection is so clear and pure that one could possibly hang it upside down and for the most part no-one would notice.  I called it conundrum because it makes you stop, stare, and study it to understand the image.  It’s not until the stump is revealed upon closer inspection of the shadows that the true nature of the image starts to unfold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is a small, seasonal lake located on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park. Situated in Tenaya Canyon directly between North Dome and Half Dome, it is the last remnant of a large glacial lake that once filled most of Yosemite Valley at the end of the last Ice Age, and is close to disappearing due to sediment accumulation.

Mirror lake is magic in the morning.  There are no crowds, (if you are lucky) not a breath of wind, and this picture does not exaggerate the reflective quality it provides.  Truely a sight to behold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Yosemite Valley

 Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of California, carved out by the Merced River and periodic help from different ice ages. The valley is about 8 miles (13 km) long and up to a mile deep, surrounded by high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan, and densely forested with pines. A multitude of streams including Tenaya, Illilouette and Bridalveil Creeks join in the valley, and flow out of the valley’s mouth as the Merced River, which eventually flows to the Pacific Ocean. The valley is renowned for its natural beauty, and is widely regarded as the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park, attracting visitors from around the world.

What I love about this image is first and foremost the awe inspiring beauty of the valley.  It’s one of the most dramatic overlooks you will ever see.  I also love the detail in the rock faces, the contrasting light in the pines below that just go to show you how much light affects color. 

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

El Capitan

El Capitan is a 3000 ft high cliff of solid granite and a legend among rock climbers. The formation was named “El Capitan” by the Mariposa Battalion when it explored the valley in 1851. El Capitán (“the captain”, “the chief”) was taken to be a loose Spanish translation of the local Native American name for the cliff, variously transcribed as “To-to-kon oo-lah” or “To-tock-ah-noo-lah”.

Photography of the Yosemite valley in general (and certainly El Cap) was made iconic by legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams who spent much of his life in this valley.

This was the image that I donated last year to the MDA as one of the prizes and is another favorite of mine (surprise surprise).  I love the shadow detail of this image as well as the imposing perspective.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Yosemite Falls

One of my favorite photographs I’ve taken to date.  The power of Yosemite falls is overwhelming when standing in the presence of it.  The highest waterfall in North America measuring 2425 ft.  The trees framing this falls are easily over 100 ft high and this photograph is only showcasing the second drop measuring in at 675 ft (206M)  and the third and final drop measuring in at 320 ft (or 98M).

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Taming Of The West

Taming Of The West

Taming Of The West

This shot was taken in Park County near Hartsel in 2008.   This photograph debuted along with me in my 2010 show.

This one of my few more abstract,  interpretive pieces.  While with most of my images I like to tell the story of the image, I find this one writes its own in the eye of the viewer.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Bamboo Forest Canopy

 

Bamboo Forest on the Road to Hana

This is one of my very first gallery quality shots and was in part my inspiration to pursue Photography more seriously. This image was a part of my debut in my 2010 show. 

This shot was taken in a bamboo forest on the Island of Maui in 2008. It was on a hike that we found along the road to Hana in a guide book where the trailhead description was something to the effect of “After mile marker 23, go .1 miles and park where-ever you can find enough space for your car, go over the berm and you will see a trail”. We were the only ones on the trail with the sun light choked out from the ground below because of the thick healthy forest of bamboo.  Native birds, the clacking sound of bamboo like uncut windchimes, and gently running streams were the only sounds we heard while hiking this trail.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Debut Success!

 

My Debut Venue

2010 ERA Shields Expression of Hope Art Show

Thank you to all that visited my booth last night at the ERA Shields expressions of hope art show.  I was overwhelmed with the positive response that my photographs received.  For those of you that didn’t get a chance to meet or speak with me last night, you should know that was the first time that my work has ever been viewed in public!

A view of part of my booth

My Booth

Please check back monday.  I will have all photo’s from the show posted to the site along with ordering instructions and pricing….Thanks again for all your wonderful support!

Pete