Photo: "Gold Mine"

 
 

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.

This image was lit with (2) Lume Cubes and a NiteCore flashlight.

(Disclaimer: Mines are very dangerous. Do not venture into these places without proper equipment or without someone who is educated about the hazards.)

Photo: "Yucca Trails"

 
 

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. 

Photo: "Pre-Eclipse Night Wars"

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. 

Photo: "The Land of Dr. Seuss"

Back in November, one of my favorite photography partner's in crime, Quenton, ventured with me to Joshua Tree National Park for a quick trip. 

At the end of our trip, before we were heading into Los Angeles to pick up another friend for part two of the adventure, the storm  clouds began to roll in and the sky lit up. We dodged the rain clouds overhead and got a few shots in before the rain began to soak us. It continued for the entire two hour ride to LA. 

I think it's about time to plan another trip here...

Photo: "Lower Yosemite Falls"

 
 

This image, of Lower Yosemite Falls, was taken during my first visit to Yosemite, back in 2012, with a large group of Google+ photographers. 

Tonight, I'm heading back to Yosemite National Park for the fourth or fifth time. I'm looking forward to getting outside, back in nature this weekend. It is also fantastic that it is almost a full moon, there's fresh snow in the valley and it's also 'Firefall' weekend. 

Photo: "Lit Tunnel Junction"

Tunnel junction inside a Titan I ICBM Missile site in California. 

Wandering through this pitch dark space was incredibly surreal, but it also allowed me to take a "blank canvas" and create the scene I envisioned by using light. 

(Lit with a single LED panel off camera right as well as a flashlight to brighten the end of the tunnel on the left)