Grand Staircase-Escalante: A National Monument for the Creative Landscape Art Photographer

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The charm of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM) is phenomenal. It is a land of sun-drenched Utah backcountry filled with vibrant, multi-colored sandstone cliffs soaring above the creases of slot canyons and picturesque washes with endless slabs of tilted slickrock. Beyond the roads, …

Do I need Photoshop?

Thus creating an image that communicates with viewers beyond what is in front of the lens is more challenging and difficult workflow, one that requires visualization, composition, capture craft and patience.  While all photographs arise from some level of reality our post production tools— Lightroom and Photoshop— allows us to alter that reality to invoke perceptions…

The National Park Angels

Sharp pain in my left hip, unable to move my left leg, unable to sit up, labored breathing were all indicators of something broken or severely bruised. Jonathan, who has many years of experience leading Outward-Bound Classes and Cross-Country Bike Tours took all the appropriate actions— back pack removal, position stabilization, situational awareness checks, and water, were all critical tasks as we were many miles from help.