Family Portraits

I don’t usually share my portrait work here since I have a separate site for my portrait business, TallPoppyPhoto.com.  However, from time to time I catch a portrait I just love and since it’s such a huge part of my photography, I thought I’d post this session here.  If I get a good response, I might post a portrait a week or even repost my sessions from Tall Poppy.  These are from a family session I did about a monthRead more

Sedona Late Winter: Yavapai Vista Trail

Sedona, Arizona, USA The Yavapai Vista Trail itself is a short little loop right off of the 179. (Less than a half mile.)   Most of these shots were taken in the 45 minutes before sunset.  I literally ran up this trail chasing the light.   Luckily, it was a quick enough loop I didn’t mind negotiating it in the dark, wind, and light rain on the way down.  This trail is part of a larger interconnected trails, so if you wantedRead more

Color or Monochrome?

I have two sets of similar images I’m struggling with.  The first set is from a recent trip to Sedona, Arizona, taken at sunset looking east.  The other is from Wildwood Regional Park, California, taken at sunrise looking west.  I like the stark contrast in all the images, but I’m not sure whether I like the color versions or the black and white versions.  Thoughts?Read more

Sedona: Devils Bridge, Late Winter

Sedona, Arizona, USA–late February 2015. This hike is a bit more strenuous because of the climb and it is not for the faint of heart.  Most hiking sources rate it Moderate.  You can hike to both the top and or the bottom of the bridge–we did both and you can climb to the top and hang out on the side if you aren’t up for walking out on the bridge.  I will tell you being on the bridge is notRead more

Sedona: Schnebly Hill, Late Winter

Sedona, Arizona, USA–Late Winter 2015 This is a don’t miss spot.  If you have a high clearance vehicle you can take the road up that parallels the Munds Trail. You’ll want to go all the way to the look out then come back down a bit and park to hike the Cow Pies Trail.  I believe most of the jeep tours can take you to this area, as well.  The hike for both Munds + Cow Pies is about 9Read more