Navigating the washes of Zion National Park's eastern side is a peaceful experience. Compared to the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park, wandering through unmarked trails and into unmarked canyons is solitude at its finest. On my second day in Zion, I found this stand of gamble oaks surrounded by a group of young red maple trees and set up the panoramic camera for a shot. The reflected light from a canyon wall directly behind me was incredibly strong and I waited for it to nearly subside before exposing this scene, bringing out much more noticeable hues of blue and purple throughout the scene, accentuated by the bright red maple leaves.
Michael releases one of his newest photographs, a 4x5 photograph taken on the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo. This was taken at the height of the winter storms, at a stream that met the sea.Read More
It's that time of year again where fields of gold come alive across the Kansas prairie. Seeing fields of perfect, golden sunflowers stretch for miles on end is a remarkable experience. Sunflowers are something that have been a part of my life since I was a child. I remember seeing the huge fields riding in the car with my parents on trips to Wichita or working with my mom and thinking how beautiful they were. When I decided to pick up a camera in my late teens, they were one of the first things I began to photograph.
In honor of "sunflower season" I've decided to put together a little collection of my work with sunflowers in Kansas.
Also, check out my new desktop print, which is the photo you see above, entitled "Final Moments." For information regarding this print and presentation, check it out here.
Spring is the time in the Kansas prairie where severe thunderstorms roll across the plains. Check out some of Michael's photos of severe thunderstorms on the Kansas plains and hear the stories behind them.Read More