On my April trip to Banff, we awoke up to a few inches of snow, so we took a drive around the Vermillion Lakes and found one section of perfectly still water.
We spent our last night in the RV near Gullfoss. The winds that night reached about 40mph. We didn't shoot long because our fingertips and noses froze quickly, but we continued to shoot, while watching the aurora dance above us. This location was a bit of a challenge to photograph, but it was worth braving the temps.
The Knight Foundry, located in Sutter Creek California, was founded in 1873 and remained in operation until 1996.
This foundry utilized the Knight Wheel to use water to power the line shafts and belt drives.
At least pretend you're missing me
when you lie in bed at night
closing your eyes
and whispering secrets
to the moonlight bouncing off your lips
as you say forever.
( Bryce State Hospital, Alabama )
I close my eyes as I wake
and dream of a solitude
that this place creates.
With a single breath
in the back of my mind
you were there
a dancing flame
and the night was on fire.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in seclusion, inside a psychiatric hospital? This room is designed as an isolation cell for patient's that suffered from the more problematic mental diseases or ones that rendered them dangerous to themselves or others.
The windows in the door gave the nurses a way to check on the patients. The top window gave a view of the full room and the lower window would give a nurse eyes on a patient who was hiding against the door.
Sadly, this asylum has since been demolished...
This beach was incredible. We arrived an hour before sunrise and wandered the beach watching the glistening ice reflect the first light in the sky.
(Foreground ice lit with an LED flashlight.)
The evening spent at this location in Stokksnes, Iceland might have been my favorite.
We arrived in the late afternoon, took a quick nap, then photographed the sunset and Northern Lights here for almost 8 hours.
(3-image pano taken with a 17mm tilt shift lens)
Inside the dreams
created with you
were pastel sunsets
and crimson waves
of passion and desire
then tainted by your words
which now have stained my skies grey.
Spent a few days in Banff National Park last weekend, my first trip during winter, gazing at these beautiful mountain tops.
This small closet contains patient records and x-rays for this Georgia State Hospital. Many years after this building became abandoned, the records still remain and are collecting dust.
She twists and turns
teasing with every corner
drawing you in
with each smile
and you always want more.
Empty, abandoned asylums speak loudly, louder that most believe. There are stories within these walls; some tragic, some hopeful. I can only hope my images tell those stories.
The alien landscapes of Utah and Arizona are so beautiful and unique.
Since this trip in January 2016, I have been longing to return to the Southwest, as it is one of the most beautiful areas of the world that I have visited.
A curious young colt approached us during a road side pit stop in Western Iceland.