Mauna Loa in Morning Light

Posted on Feb 2, 2013

Mauna Loa in Morning Light

I absolutely love minimalist landscape shots with many receding layers and this image of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa in morning light is definitely my favourite of this type that I’ve taken. It was taken from just north of Waikoloa one summer morning. I had seen the shot the previous day but been unable to stop but, after spending that whole day kicking myself for missing the opportunity, I was delighted to find that the light was similar the next morning and that morning I did pull the car over and get the camera out. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on the planet in terms of volume but...

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Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

Posted on Jan 26, 2013

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

There can’t be too many views in the United States as spectacular or as well-loved as this one, the view of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Yosemite Valley is a truly awe-inspiring sight and Tunnel View offers one of the best views of the valley in the park. In the far distance, Half Dome is just visible in the center of the image. The massive face of El Capitan stands on the left of the valley and, opposite, you can see Bridalveil Falls which was running full force when I shot this picture in April. This panoramic image offers a slightly different version of the scene from the...

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Flatiron Building, New York City

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

Flatiron Building, New York City

The Flatiron Building is one of my favourite New York landmarks. Other people obviously feel the same way because photographing it without ending up with a shot that’s been done thousands of times before is distinctly tricky. Hopefully, though, I’ve managed to produce something a bit different here. Rather than using a wide angle lens and take the picture from right underneath the building, I walked a couple of blocks north and shot a section using a long telephoto lens. This allowed me to compress the perspective in the shot and create a dramatic, geometric composition. I hope...

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Sequoia Abstract

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

Sequoia Abstract

“Sequoia Abstract” shows a single Giant Sequoia tree within a grove of California Redwoods in Sequoias National Park in California. Although the redwood is the worlds tallest tree, the sequoia is the most massive and can have a trunk with a circumference over 100 feet. If you haven’t seen a sequoia, I would strongly recommend a visit to this park or the various other state and national parks in California where the trees can be found. Reading about them just doesn’t do them justice – it’s hard to believe just how huge these trees are. Prints of this image...

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Astronaut and MMU, Space Center Houston

Posted on Jan 5, 2013

Astronaut and MMU, Space Center Houston

If you know me, you’ll realize that I’m a space nut. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid but, of course, that seemed a pretty unachievable goal given that Scotland didn’t really have any space program to speak of. Regardless, I remained extremely interested in all thing spaceflight- and astronomy-related. Now that I live in Texas, it’s great to be within reasonably easy striking distance of Space Center Houston so I get to indulge my space obsession at least once a year. Prints of this image are available with widths between 28″ and 60″. Available...

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Vintage Cowboy Boots, Wimberley

Posted on Jan 2, 2012

Vintage Cowboy Boots, Wimberley

Another example of vintage cowboy boots shot in a lovely little store in Wimberley, Texas. If you are interested in seeing an amazingly diverse collection of amazing cowboy footwear or picking up some really unique boots, treat yourself to a visit to the Wild West Store if you happen to be in the area. Prints of this image are available with heights between 36″ and 72″. Available Sizes 40″ x 60″ $960.00 USD32″ x 48″ $765.00 USD24″ x 36″ $465.00...

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