South Rim Blues

Sometimes i wish I lived on the North Rim so I could capture spectacular sunsets the right way, facing toward the sun. So many times the sun is setting and its just fantastic and its behind us away from the rim. so basically you take a picture of a pretty sky and absolutely nothing but…

Desert Rose

I stopped in at lookout Studio the other night to say hello to my fellow work mates and stumbled across something i’ve never seen before. They have for sale Desert Rose, which Jesse explained to me something about Gypsum and from dried up seabeds, i’m actually not too sure my head cold was in full…

Herd of Elk

I saw an insane amount of elk grazing when i left the DC on Wednesday.  There literally had to be about 60 in front of the train station. I’ve never seen more than 5 together at one time. I took a crap load of pictures from far away, then i got all touristy and circled…

Flagstaff Fall Colors

i went to Flagstaff monday to get my arizona license and tags finally. On the way into town it was completely foggy with no visual of hardly anything and on the way back it was pouring down raining. I did get a few shots while sticking my camera out the window though when the rain…

Stormy Weather

We really had some thunderstorms and rain this week and a half or so at the Grand Canyon. I take it as a good sign considering last year this time we had our first snowfall. I will take rain over snow any day of the week. The only thing that sucked was walking to work…

Just Pretty

We had a rather boring sunset lastnight, but for a few minutes it was just pretty. Kinda like cotton candy or princess dresses

Ginormous Elk

I’m not usually one of those people who stop and take pictures of the elk in the park. I mean, you see them all the time and everyday usually, it just gets old. and whats really annoying is when people stop traffic and park all over the road to get a picture of one, when…

Amazing what 15 minutes will do..

So I left my camera at home yesterday because I didn’t want to walk a mile in the rain with it. Right after I made it to work the sun came out and the clouds cleared except for in the canyon. I’ve never seen the canyon completely filled with clouds it was pretty cool. Well…

Freak Hail Storm

There was a hail storm at the Grand Canyon yesterday afternoon. I have to say I’ve never seen hail come down like this before. I did venture outside to take pictures during the storm, obviously it hurt like hell, no pun intended. Afterward there was a magnificent lightning storm over at the north rim, i…

Layering with textures

well i was bored, but now im just tired. I have no experience with using texture layers but the more you play, the more you learn i suppose. google is my friend. its like my cheap version of art college.   anyway .. image to the left became image at the  bottom. eh, its ok….

National Park Citation

Well I got pulled over last night by a Ranger in a National Park. I haven’t been pulled over in 10 years because i obey the law with everything I do and everywhere I go.  It’s actually made me just sad and dejected now. I feel as if I don’t want to live in Arizona…

Grand Canyon Rainbow

After a full year of being around the Grand Canyon, i finally saw a rainbow on the rim. It was a most excellent one as well.