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Starry Night at Little Finland

Starry Night at Little Finland

Astrophotography at Little Finland, NV

Had the opportunity to spend some time in this remote section of Southern Nevada. I’m not sure I’ve seen such delicate fins of sandstone anywhere. We were there on a cloudless night which allowed for experimentation in astrophotography.

I’ve created a Little Finland Photo Gallery where you can find larger versions. Prints are also available there or by contacting me directly.

Here’s a partial view of the Milky Way! The Galactic center had already set to the west this time of the year, but this was still fun to see and photograph.
Star Concert

I think this looks like a Raptor, what say you? We experimented with light painting on the Raptor! Light Painting is something that I hope to continue to work on! It’s more challenging than I had thought it would be. Shooting long exposures to capture the stars means you don’t need a lot of light on the rocks. A little glow will do!


These fins were impressive! I’d love to hear some ideas on what these look like! We did some light painting here as well,

Starry Fins

Here’s our campsite under the Milky Way!

Sparkling Ice!

Never Tire of Ice on Ice Beach   On a gray and rainy morning, we ventured out to find some Glacier Ice on Black Sand Beach of Jokulsarlon! And my partner at On1 Software is having a sweepstakes, til the end of the month Continue Reading

Stormy Greenland

Stormy Greenland

Or a storm clearing It was fun watching the storm clear in the Fjords of Scoresby Sound, Greenland! In this area of the Fjord, many of these mountain peaks are 1000-2000m or roughly 3000-6000ft tall! I had seen images from Greenland and this area, but I never found any that accurately displayed the size and scope… Continue Reading

White Pocket at Sunset!

After a bit of delay, i’m back to posting photos from White Pocket! And I just received notice that the On1 Summer Sale has been extended through Monday July 6, you can grab On1’s Perfect Photo Studio 9.5 for $79 with some fun add ons! Grab it here! White Pocket is a place that many photographers… Continue Reading

Red Cut, White Pocket

White Pocket At Dawn   Sunrise at White Pocket, AZ is fantastic! White Pocket isn’t the easiest place to get to, it’s approximately 2.5 hours south east of Kanab, UT. The last two hours require a 4WD vehicle and depending on road conditions it can be challenging. Our plan was to drive to White Pocket… Continue Reading

Joshua Tree Shadows Photo a Day 40

Photo a Day 40 Joshua Tree Shadows Prints are available for purchase through my Smugmug site Was out trying to capture a few snow capped peaks and realized I was too far away from capturing anything worthwhile and as I turned around to get back in my car I noticed the shadows and clouds behind… Continue Reading

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Day 30 of 365

Photo a day 30 of 365 My Daughter and My Mother, my Daughter’s Grammy have been making flowers out of construction paper. This is the bouquet that came home today! I think they did a great job! Edited in Aperture and Perfect Photo Effects 4 Day 30 from 2012: Day 30 from 2011: Continue Reading

Photo Backups- Here’s What I do.

Backing up photos has always been a hassle for me. I’ve lost hundreds if not thousands of photos over the years due to everything under the sun. I’ve had a computer hard drive die, had it replaced and all data gone, with no back up! I’ve accidentally deleted things, you name it I’ve probably done… Continue Reading

Palms Against the Clouds

Day 286 of 366 After a day or two of storms. The receding clouds created an interesting background for these palm trees in the early morning light. I continue to be impressed with the iPhone 4S camera. I've heard of some issues with the iPhone 5 camera. I'm not eligible for an upgrade so I… Continue Reading

Hamnøy Village

Hamnøy Village

It took four separate (and lengthy!) airplane trips and another one-hour ride by car to get to what feels like the end of the earth. But all that travel—and braving the elements above the Arctic Circle—was well worth it. This is winter in Hamnøy Village, located at the far west end of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. The…

Gold Rush on McGee Creek

Gold Rush on McGee Creek

Aspen aglow over McGee Creek Early last month, some photographers friends, my son, and I met up near Mammoth Lakes, California in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. Just after sunrise, we ventured over to nearby McGee Creek just in time to catch the aspen trees, glowing neon-yellow, in the morning light.   [Photo caption:] Yellow aspen trees glow…

Family Get Together Photo Tips

Family Get Together Photo Tips

Q: “With the holiday season coming up, what are some tips to take better indoor photos of my family and friends?”   A: Although you may be tempted to try to fit every last family member in one elaborate photo, you’ll end up with better images, if you simply take several close-ups of individual friends and…

Ask Doug: Do you have any special tricks for photographing flowers and gardens?

Q: Do you have any special tricks for photographing flowers and gardens? My garden is starting to wind down, but I still want to get some close-up shots of my squash blossoms, interesting butterfly visitors, and that sort of thing.  Above-Left: This water lily image is a great depth-of-field-example. Above-right: Floral close-ups are best shot…

Orange Beach Glow

Carlsbad Sunset Almost Missed For every gorgeous sunset, I have been lucky enough to capture on film there are scores of others that get away from me. Sometimes I’m a few minutes too late. Sometimes too many clouds muscle in, obscuring my view. And, sometimes, admittedly, a particular sunset just doesn’t look as spectacular when…

Why You Should Make Prints of your Photos and How

Q: I take a lot of digital photos, but I think I’d like to convert some of them into physical prints. What are some good options for printing my photos?   A: With a smartphone in nearly every pocket, it seems as if we are all taking more photos than ever before. Even so, many…

Sandstone X Marking the Spot!

Sandstone X Marking the Spot!

X Does Mark the Spot Try as I might, I couldn’t capture the grandeur of White Pocket right away. I would have to head back to this special spot again and again at various times to watch the textures and colors that made up this sedimentary “X” shift in the light.   White Pocket is…

Spring Clouds Over Red Rock

Spring Clouds Art Prints Available A friend of mine was visiting from out of town recently, so we hatched a plan to catch a desert sunrise. I was a little hesitant to go, as I was all set to fly out for a family trip later that afternoon, but I figured I could squeeze in…

Best Camera for A Family Vacation?

Q: What’s the Best Camera to Take on Our Family Vacation? Want to get this content first? Join my monthly Newsletter!  A: This may seem counterintuitive, but you don’t need to haul a lot of fancy photography equipment with you, in order to take beautiful pictures on your next vacation. Instead, the answer today is almost…

Gargoyles in the Desert

Gargoyles in the Desert

Fun exploring the Gargoyles made of Sandstone PURCHASE THIS PRINT Little Finland is a unique spot on the Gold Butte of Southern Nevada. It’s a bit of a dusty ride through the desert in a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There are many unique compositions to consider, here’s a gallery of various images from the area. I…

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