This medical building, part of a once active and very busy Georgia State Hospital, opened in 1929 and operated for fifty years before shutting down in 1979.
I haven't been awake photographing sunrise in a few months, so naturally, I miss mornings like this peaceful one from back in February.
I set my alarm with the hopes I would see low fog on the webcams when I woke. Despite there being no fog, I crawled out of bed and made the trek to the north bay anyway. Funny thing is, 95% of the time, it's worth getting up early and taking a chance, but when we are lying in our cozy beds it never seems that way.
You can't get the shot if you're not there.
Pano taken at an aircraft boneyard in Arizona in February 2015.
I have always been fascinated by the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas with beautiful canyons worn away for thousands of years by the powerful Colorado River.
I photographed this same location over 5 years ago, but this last visit was even more beautiful.
(3-image vertical pano taken back in early January during a end of year road trip around the Pacific Southwest.)
Rex explores the barren landscape of the Trona Pinnacles.
The decay that devoured this nurses station in a Georgia State Hospital was fairly extensive compared to other sections of the building. The collapsed roof in the top right corner gives me an indication that there is a water leak just above this station, causing the wood to swell and buckle.
I really loved the Marble Canyon area of Kootenay National Park, even though we got caught in a downpour in the middle of our hike.
Joshua Tree National Park happens to be one of my favorite places to visit in California. Not only is the landscape beautiful and strange, but there are fantastic 4x4 roads to explore and also some of the best climbing.
Last month, I hit the park with a few good friends and we did a bit of night shooting, during the full moon.
People often ask me which flashlights I like and which ones I use and the truth is, it varies. Some of my lights are upwards of $100. Others are under $20. You absolutely do not need a $100 light to successfully light paint an image, but there are definitely reasons I love the more expensive lights I have. To light this image, I used a $17 work light by Viisliam - http://amzn.to/1QYG1sc
An aircraft lurks in an Arizona boneyard after a storm.
Inside a former power plant that once powered a Rayon Factory in rural Alabama.
I miss the Pacific Northwest.
It's a beautiful state with incredible landscapes, delicious beer, good friends and tons of adventures.
This mine was founded in the early 1800’s and a mill was constructed on the property in 1900 when the mine changed hands. Sadly not much history can be found about this mine after 1916 and the mil structure is long gone, but its adit and shafts still exist today.
(Disclaimer: Mines are very dangerous. Do not venture into these places without proper equipment or without someone who is educated about the hazards.)
It's not often that I photograph landscapes at night without the moon. This trip to Joshua Tree, last fall, was a treat because I had the chance to experiment with star trails and think differently about my compositions.
Tomorrow night, I'm heading back to Joshua Tree National Park with a few friends for a weekend of shooting (yes, it's a full moon weekend), exploring and hanging out. It's been a while since I have had a road trip adventure, so I am very much looking forward to this trip.
Last October, I finally made my way to the Oneonta Gorge, a location I have been wanting to visit for some time. It was a a bit of a challenge to photograph, but very beautiful to see.
Last September, on the night of the solar eclipse, I was shooting down in a SoCal desert junkyard with some friends.
The clouds covered the moon right as the eclipse was happening, so I turned the camera towards the very dark Western sky and took this image while using a Streamlight Stinger flashlight.