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!

Fun Watching the Sunset at Canyonlands NP

Big Vista- Canyonlands National Park

I have started a new Arizona/Utah Gallery on, and this image resides there as well!

This is the view from the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, UT. The vista is incredible, and the drop off seems like a few hundred feet! An interesting study of erosion and the power of water.

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Sparkling Ice!

Never Tire of Ice on Ice Beach
Ice Beach


On a gray and rainy morning, we ventured out to find some Glacier Ice on Black Sand Beach of Jokulsarlon!

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Stormy Greenland

Or a storm clearing

Stormy Greenland

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 of these peaks. Sadly, my image above doesn’t do them justice either! This area is also a narrow channel and the mountains rise straight up on both sides. And to think that our boat of 20 people were the only humans with miles and miles(or km’s and km’s!)

Greenland unlike any place I’ve ever visited made me realize how big and amazing our Earth is!

Yes, we live in unsettled times but we also live in amazing times in that travel is possible to the far ends of the Earth.

Discover what’s possible and Go!

From Above the Donna Wood

Cool, view from up here!

From Above the Donna Wood

The Donna Wood is owned and operated by the North Iceland Sailing Company. Iceland-Photo-Tours charters the Donna Wood for photo adventures in Scoresby Sound, Greenland! I had no idea we could climb to the top of the mast, but my son inquired about having a Peter Pan moment and our guide Egill made it happen. Below are a few captures of my Son making his way up!

I had no idea we could climb to the top of the mast, but my son inquired about having a Peter Pan moment and our guide Egill made it happen. Below are a few iPhone captures of my Son making his way up!

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Don’t worry we were connected with a harness for safety. I was surprised my Son wanted to do it! He’s usually a bit wary about such adventures, but since he did it I had to go as well! I did swallow hard a few times as a few rungs of the rope ladder are broken. It was a great view from up there!

Magical Waterfalls – Iceland

The Water Just Appears


I had seen images from Hraunfossar and wanted to visit it, I just didn’t know where it was! On a recent Iceland visit, we hunted the location down and got to visit it on the way to Kirkjufell!

Usually, when you see a waterfall you also see a river or body of water above the falls. At Hraunfossar the water comes from springs below the basalt rock. It seemingly just appears!

I think the streams looks a bit like horsetails. Others think they look like tree trunks. Either way, Hraunfossar is a fun visit!

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Crystal Ice-Jökulsárlón Iceland

Crystal Ice on the Black Sand Beach

Ice Beach
A late July rain arrived the same morning I did to the Jökulsárlón Black Sand – Ice Beach. I almost didn’t venture out in the rain. My first trip with my 11-year-old son and had to let him experience it!

I’ve been to this beach many times and only seen the sun once. Most of the time it’s cloudy and rainy. Clouds and rain don’t get in the way of the ability to capture fascinating images.

The image is a single capture processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC as a color image. The black on the right-hand side is the color or the sand on the beach!

A larger version can be seen here.

I’ve also created a Gallery of my Summer 2016 Iceland and Greenland images

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Discover Possibilities

Kirkjufell Reflections
Kirkjufell Reflections

In my “How I made the Shot on iPhone Campaign” post, I discussed the idea of discovering something is possible.
Knowing something is possible is often where the idea ends.
Possibilities for financial freedom, finding a great work/life/family balance, traveling,  and achieving world peace, often seem against the odds.

Knowing something is possible doesn’t mean it will become reality, but knowing the possibilities is a great first step!

The only limiting factor is that voice in your head that says “that’s not possible”!

Discover opportunities and go for it!

On my third trip to Iceland, I was finally able to visit the Snaefellsness peninsula! I had seen images of Kirkjufell, also known as Church Mountain but had never been able to get there! We finally made it on our latest trip, for sunset and also stayed overnight to catch a sunrise as well.

I enjoyed trying to capture the area in the different light. This location was our last about an hour after official sunrise.

Grateful for the opportunity and fantastic weather!

A larger version of this image can be viewed here:

It took me a few trips to get there; I’m glad I finally made it!

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More Shot on iPhone Ice Cave locations!

Paris, NYC,Columbus, SF, Dehli, and a New Hollywood billboard

It’s still exciting to see images come in from around the world, so don’t hesitate to send in a photo if you happen to see the Ice Cave #shotoniphone ad anywhere in the world! I believe they will be up for a few more weeks, but don’t know how long for sure!

Thanks for looking and sharing in the excitement!



NYC Subway

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Columbus, Ohio

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San Francisco


Dehli, India

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Washington DC


Hollywood, CA

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