The Dirty Thirties A dust storm at Point of Rocks, in the Cimarron National Grassland, near Elkhart Kansas, serves as a reminder of the Dust Bowl or the Dirty Thirties. Years of cattle grazing and farming, followed by a drought, degraded the soils and made them unproductive. By the 1930s many acres were barren. The [...]
Last week I had a chance to make a quick trip down to Texas to photograph the spring wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg. The Texas Hill Country is a vernacular term applied to a region of Central Texas, that features tall rugged hills that consist of thin layers of soil lying ontop [...]
Nelson Nevada, about 25 miles southwest of Las Vegas was once an active mining area which produced millions of dollars in gold, silver, copper and lead. Over the last decade owners of the mine have restored a number of buildings and created a museum to the area and the Techatticup Mine. There are several buildings, [...]
This week I had the opportunity to make a canoe trip on the Buffalo National river with my son Matt. This is an extremely rare possibility this time of year, normally in October you can step across the river at most points, only finding major water in the deep pools. The fall foliage was [...]
Over the labor Day Weekend I went to Western Kansas, to be more precise to Elkhart (the very southwest corner of the state), for a family reunion. While there I was able to get a little free time to go out and shoot the country. Posted below are some photos from this trip.