Thursday, April 30, 2015

Arches National Park 
Double Arch

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Luminous Landscape

I was happily outed by the prestigious online mecca for all things photographic "The Luminous Landscape" in a article called "Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer".  
The site boasts a readership of over 1.2 million hits a month. 

Founded over 15 years ago by Michael Reichmann,  a professional photographer for over 45 years with an impressive background to say the least!  Together with Kevin Raber who also has spent over 40 years in the industry and is now the new CEO of Luminous Landscapes, the place is taking on a bit of a transformation, literally.  The new layout for the site was unveiled recently and is modern, colorful and visually exciting. 
The Luminous Landscape site has been an essential resource for my continuing photographic education from equipment reviews to video tutorials to discovering new and inspiring works from others in the craft. 
I'm happy to announce that I've written my second Lula essay, entitled "Life After Luminous"  and I'll be returning several times a year as a contributor. I couldn't be more excited to be part of such an extraordinary presence in the photographic community.   

If you enjoyed the essay, leave a note: HERE

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“My storm is my own...Enter if you dare.
However, bear in mind 
that the tempest of desire is fraught with unpredictability
 from the highest peaks to the depths of the abyss. 
Do not expect a smooth ride, 
but expect a true and passionate one...” 

― Virginia Alison

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Canyonlands National Park 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

 " Fire & Ice" 
Romancing The American Southwest 

Thursday, April 09, 2015

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure, without a loss of enthusiasm” 
– Sir Winston Churchill

Only a few months after buying my first full-frame DSLR I ventured off to Utah to see Zion National Park in the winter of 2012 after having fallen in love with Utah, I had been there just 4 weeks before shooting the fall colors. Completely overwhelmed by the landscapes but in a good way. Utterly overwhelmed as a newbie photographer having never even shot a sunset. 

Saturday, April 04, 2015

"On rare occasions, we’ll still align.
 I will pass through your shadow and bask in your sunlight; 
my face awash in gold and red and 
I’ll remember the way things were.
 But lunar eclipses, they’re few and far between 
and they’re not enough to save us." 

— Stephanie Georgopulos

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I Feel The Sun....

I've been mindful of a great expanse of emotions.
 I've been awed and I've been terrified. Seen monsters and miracles. 
Breathlessly excited and down to counting my last breath.
 Been deeply in love and even deeper in loss. 
When this existence is over should I be asked, Where did you find your wonderment?

I would say, I found it on a deserted and frozen sand dune.
 I looked around when I was alone and cold 
and as the dark sky began to glow with hues of elusive warmth, 
I forgot my woes. 
The shivering was replaced by a warm euphoria 
and I felt baptized by the light of a star that came all that way just to shine on me
 as I realized I had a place in the cosmic order of it all.

I closed my eyes because of all the things I've felt in my life, 
nothing compared to the warming  promises of the sun
 who asks not for whom it shines, 
it just shines.