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18 from '18 - My Favorite Images

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This has been an exciting year for me, full of adventure and photography.  It was also a life changing one, having retired from a career of 25 years filing insurance paperwork for auto collisions.  I never really saw my 'calling' in that industry, it always felt like a means to an end. I always saw myself as an artist, a writer, or a traveler.  Now that I'm here I can dedicate more of my time to those endeavors.  I don't really have a plan yet, I just closed my eyes and stepped off into the precipice.


If asked what is my all time favorite image I've made, or where was my favorite place was, I'd have to answer "The one I haven't taken or visited yet." That feeling of anticipation and the joy of discovery are the real reasons I love photography, and travel.  There is no feeling like gazing at a beautiful rainbow, or studying the delicate structure of ice, and having the freedom to do so.



I started my year of image making in the spring.  I had the f…

Has photography turned into destructive Instagratography?

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I love the outdoors, and beautiful landscapes.  I also love photographing and sharing them.  But what have I done? Lately there have been many articles about how landscape photography has morphed into an obsessive destructive past time. Posting images online and revealing their locations have brought a flood of "me too's",  resulting in an ever increasing visitation and copycatting conundrum.

   Time was that early photographers shared their work with publications and politicians to affect a change in perception and policy.  Works from Ansel Adams, Phillip Hyde, and Katie Lee come to mind. Adams once wrote: “Wilderness is rapidly becoming one of those aspects of the American dream which is more of the past than of the present."  A sentiment shared by many, and dating back to even the earliest days of this country. John Muir wrote around the turn of the century: "The battle for conservation must go on endlessly. It is part of the universal warfare between right…

Alpine Imaging at Long Line Pilates Open Studio

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Have you ever wanted to see what Wade and Kristi are up to?  We are both proud of our accomplishments and would like to share our passions with you.  This is why we decided to create an event that does just that.  It's been two years since I've had an event showcasing my work. Kristi is even more shy, as she hasn't ever had an Open Studio event.  She is an incredible teacher, and her clients are some of the most loyal I've ever seen.  Somehow art and exercise just go together. Get a jump on your New Years Resolution, or holiday gift giving and join us at Long Line Pilates for an Open Studio and Exhibit reception. 


Canvas wraps, Metal Prints, Framed Prints, Matted Prints are all for your perusal. Elevate your life with emotive art.  Try out the Reformer, hop on the Cadillac, stretch your back on the Ladder Barrel.   You might just discover some endorphins you never knew you had.  You'll love you for it.



Concentric Circles

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“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
Alfred Stieglitz
While on my way to the last Moab Photography Symposium I took some side trips.One of the places I had to visit was Bears Ears National Monument.This venerable place is one recently brought to light by the political wrangling of certain law ‘takers’.I thought this almost unknown area was deserving of a closer look.
When I go out on a photo foray I am not only looking for the obvious photo, but one of more subtlety. True I am not prejudiced of where my camera is pointed, though it must attract my eye or call my attention.
This image caught my eye, and my attention. Not at all what I expected to capture at the bottom of this deep Utah canyon.The weather had been unsettled for days now, and I had experienced rain, wind and hail early that morning.Not being deterred I ventured out regardless.The rain hadn’t quite stopped, and was actually very welcome in an area that is typically quite t…

Muley Point

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At the beginning of the month I had the privilege of attending the last Moab Photography Symposium with Bruce Hucko, Guy Tal, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry and Rafael Rojas. What an incredible and emotional experience.
I took this shot on the way to the Symposium, overlooking the Goosenecks of the San Juan and Monument Valley in the distance.
Some of you may be aware that I have retired from my first career, and have now moved on to focus on Photography. Keep checking in and viewing my upcoming adventures. Peace!

2017 My Year in Photos

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2017 was a busy year for me, full of adventure and hard work. As is my tradition, let's take a look at some of the significant photos taken this year.