Recent or revised portfolio
If your a regular viewer, heres the latest portfolios from my adventures around the Great Basin and beyond. I have also added portfolios that have been recently updated for your viewing pleasure.
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Walker Lake Carp Boat and more in a day portfolioA magical 24 hours at Walker Lake and surrounding areas in and near Mineral County, Nevada. Prepared special for Andy Stintson and Laurie Trustie.
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Panorama Landscapes I forgot about portfolioLooking for a long landscape photo for your wall. Heres a selection of Nevada and eastern sierra Landscapes that are composed of multiple shots stiched together. The resulting files can be printed big enough to cover a long space on your wall. It depends on the image, but 6-8 feet is realistic for most of these prints.
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Bonefishing in Christmas Island portfolioSome photos to share with my fishing friends. Tillie and I ventured to Kiribati(known as Christmas Island for the second year in a row. We caught a variety of fish, large and small, from groupers to 6 foot Mako sharks. Warning- its like eating Pringles,-you can't stop at one. We are booked again for next year.
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Nevada's Mountain Peaks portfolioHere's a collection of images of mountain peaks in Nevada with a few also from the east Slope of the Sierras in California. Enjoy!
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The Great Basin World in HDR portfolioPhotography and cameras are changing fast in our electronic world. A new photo technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) now allows us to show images as our minds eyes see them. This porfolio will track my journey with HDR photography. Some of you will like the images and some "pure" photographers will hate them. HDR is here to stay and as Trey Ratcliff says, 70% of humans see the world in a way similar to HDR.
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Western Nevada Fall portfolioHeres some images from my wanderings in the Sierras and urban Reno in the last couple of months.
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Selections for the 2012 Nevada Landscapes Calendar portfolioHere is my sales flyer and images selected for this years calendar. Please contact me directly by e-mail or phone to place your orders. I am generally sold out by Thanksgiving every year.
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On the road to Jarbidge portfolioThe Charleston Road to Jarbidge just opened last week. The wildflower bloom was peaking out when I arrived for a two day shoot.
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HIgh Times in the Desatoyas portfolioIts mid-July and there are still snow banks at the upper elevations of the Desatoya Mts. The cows haven't hit the streamside wildflowers and everything is green and in bloom. What a year!
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Latest Images from Pyramid Lake portfolioIn February of this year, I had the great fortune of being hired by the Pyramid Lake Fisheries as their Fisheries Biologist. Though this has kept me very busy I have had some moments where the light was special. Here's some of my favorite shots from the last couple months.
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Pyramid Lake Cutthroat portfolioEach spring, begining in mid-March the cutthroat trout planted as 4 inch fingerling, return to the Spawning Channel at the Lake Operations Hatchery. These fish can vary in age from 5 years to 11 years old. They are free to come and go, but most males seem to remain for the chance to spawn. These photos taken toward the end of the spawn seem to capture the haunting feeling of the fish who choose to remain.
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The Middlegate Shoe Tree-Then and Down portfolioIts been a couple weeks since some vandals took a chainsaw and expertly cut the tree down ending the traditional stop at the shoe tree to marvel at the myriad of different kind of shoes. Heres a look at the tree, then and now.
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Truckee River: Before the storm portfolioI the lull before the big winter storm, I wandered the upper Truckee River and caught a few good shots when the light was sweet.
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Reno Vets Administration Box Framed Prints portfolioHeres a viewing of a series of photos I delivered to the new Reno VA Center on McCarran and Mill St. All the pics were not up at the time of shooting, but there were 37 photos total that were used to provide a restful decor for the office.
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Fly Geyser portfolioHeres a collection of Fly Geyser photos from the winter of 2008 and 2010 Many thanks to Dave for his hospitality. Don't ask who Dave is cause I want to respect his privacy. Thanks to Tim too for arranging the 2010 trip.
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Black Rock Desert Winter portfolioImages for November, 2010 a group of unsuspecting photographers headed up to the Black Rock Desert for a relaxing weekend with some additional photos of past winter wanderings aroung Gerlach
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Images from a Sheep Hunt portfolioFourteen days of scouting and 5 days out on the hunt provided some great photo Opportunities. I want to post these and will refine in the next week or so.
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Favorites from 2009 portfolioThis portfolio contains my favorite images from the last calendar year. I have learned that the more we work at getting good images, the tougher it seems to get. It takes time afield with camera in hand to get worthy shots. I'll keep after it!!
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Sunrise-Sunsets 2010 and more portfolioReviewing my photo files from the last few years, I find I have many images taken during that magic light when the earth spins into or out of the grace of our sun's warmth and light. For your viewing pleasure. These will be melded with my master sunrise sunset portfolio in a week or two.
Image Gallery
Though all images on this website are offered for sale as prints or digital stock images, my favorite images are posted here. The Gallery will be dynamic, in that I will add images as I work them up.
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2013 Calendar Images portfolioHeres the images to be featured in the upcoming 2013 calendar. Calendars can be ordering by contacting me and are $20 each plus shipping and handling.
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2011 Calendar Selections portfolioHi Loyal Calendar fans,
Here's my ad for the new 2011 calendar, with the images for each month featured separately. I will be ordering 200 calendars for resale this year and as always, they will be going fast. Enjoy!
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Fine Art Prints portfolioThis portfolio displays some of my most popular images many with custom framing and embossing. These are ready to print and mount on box frames.
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Panoramas portfolioThe images posted here are composites that are made up of from 3 to 8 separate images. These images are stitched together with Photoshop. Though the standard panorama image is 12 x 36 inches. Each one of these images vary in size. If you are interested in purchasing a print contact me for additional details.
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2010 Calendar Selections portfolioHeres a close up view of the 2009 Calendar selections by month. The Calendar is named: Great Basin Landscapes as three of the photos was taken in CA. All other photos are from Nevada. In keeping with the theme of the calendar, all photos in California were from the headwaters of the Walker and Truckee Rivers.
Great Basin Landscapes
Images of Nevada and the Great Basin
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Winter in Nevada portfolioThere's beauty in the fine details of jack frost,clear cold air and the endless horizons of the Great Basin.
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Lion Dogs of No-tell-um Canyon portfolioIn the last week of 2009, I spent a few days with my Son-in-Law and 4 other houndsmens looking for mountain lions south of Hawthorne,NV. The photos in this portfolio were taken one morning when the storm broke and we put the dogs onto two set of lion tracks. Being with lion hunters is a special experience. They love their dogs, spent new years eve with them and caught up with a good lion in the Monitors. I wasn't there and am hoping to get a pic of the trophy to post.
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Along Highway 50 portfolioHighway 50, popularly known as the,"Loneliest Highway" was originally described as having nothing to offer in attractions. Here's some evidence otherwise. The photos are arranged in order going from Fallon east to Ely,NV.
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Springtime in the Toiyabes portfolioA trip to the Austin area, gave me some great opportunities to photograph strutting sagegrouse and catch a few fish. See the drama in the sagebrush here.
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Fall in the Great Basin portfolioFall in Nevada Mts. are a time of small incremental changes. You have to be there to see the subtle effects the coming of winter has on the landscape. Theres nothing more invigorating than photographing fall aspens in front of an oncoming winter storm.
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Fall Colors in Hope Valley portfolioFall Colors will be fleeting in the next couple weeks. Heres some of my favorite pics from a Sunday Drive on October 26 from Fallon to Genoa over to Woodsford, up to Hope Valley.
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Spring in Nevada portfolioThis portfolio shows the photos added to the collection from March through June. Summers coming on strong in the valleys and becoming more evident in the mountains as the snowfields give way to the dog days of summer.
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Lamoille Canyon, NV portfolioScenic shots of Lamoille Canyon from the fall of 2006
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Summer in the Great Basin portfolioThe Season for photographing the great Great Basin Landscape with long sunny days, fields of wildflowers and big sunsets. Everyone is out playing at their favorite activity.
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Summertime in Hope Valley portfolioWhile the sun is baking us down in the Valleys with 100 degree heat, there is still snow up at 8500 feet in the Sierras. Everything is at peak bloom in the Sierra alpine zone. Though the fishing was disappointing at Red Lake this weekend, every small creek in the valley is chock full of little brookies that are a blast to catch. The panoramas in this portfolio are composite images that can be printed up to 40 inches wide.
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White Pine County Outback portfolioWhite Pine County is an area of incredible beauty, seen by a lucky few. This portfolio features photos from wilderness areas in the Schell Creek Range and the Snake Range.
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Humboldt County Outback portfolioHumboldt County in north central Nevada exemplifies the wide open spaces of a land the Pioneers cursed and sometimes blessed on their trip west. Some folks stayed to wrestle a living from the harsh land, they know the beauty of the Great Basin the best.
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The road to Hinkey Summit portfolioThis is a place I have returned to many times to capture the epic mega-bloom of Wyethia on the lower terraces of Hinkey Summit. There are always images to be captured. This year the blooms were a full month late and not of the magnitude of the shots I captured in 2006. Still it was a worthwhile trip, wandering through the aspens with my long time friend, Ed Partee, who now oversees the game programs for NDOW for Humboldt County. We will be back next spring to do it again.
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Since the inception of this website, I have created calendars for most years. The photos featured in each calendar are some of my favorites and are ready to print.
Great Basin Flora and Fauna
Heres the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees.
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Great Basin Bristlecones portfolioBristlecone Pine Trees are one of my favorite subjects. Heres a selection on some of my favorite shots taken mostly from the Schell Creek Range and Snake Range in eastern Nevada
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Birds of the Great Basin portfolioSome of my best images of avian wildlife.
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Lahontan Valley Shorebirds portfolioHeres a few pics of some of the spring migrants staged to make a showing at Spring Wings
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Wildflowers portfolioWildflowers are a gift of God's garden, spicing up the rugged landscape and providing delicate framing for landscapes from the valleys to the highest mountain peaks.
Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake
The two jewels that lie at the top and bottom of the Truckee River Watershed (Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake) are argueably the best scenic waters in the World. Those of us who get to live and play here are indeed fortunate.
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Lake Tahoe portfolioOn the edge of the Great Basin. The fairest sight known to man. More photos to come this spring and summer.
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Truckee River After the snow portfolioJust returned from a 3 day visit to a cabin near Tahoe City. Had a great shoot on the river below Tahoe City. The water was just a trickle allowing me to actually cross the river on my snowshoes. Come along with me on a snowshoe hike down to river and discover what I saw. One of these shots will be my calendar shot for next year. Whats your favorite?
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Pyramid Lake Scenics and Wildlife portfolioUndoubtedly, the most beautiful Desert lake in the world. I can't spend enough time there. Fishing through the day and catching the best light in the evening.
Pyramid Lake Files
As an addicted Pyramid Lake angler I have had lots of opportunities to capture the mood of fishing at this great Deserrt Lake.
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April at Pyramid Lake 2010 portfolioApril at Pyramid Lake is typically the best month of the year for shore anglers toting ladders and flyrods. Through the month I will be posting photos of old and nely found friends that I have spent time with at the lake. Enjoy.
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Angling at Pyramid-April 2009 portfolioAnglers make their annual spring pilgrimage to Pyramid Lake. This portfolio shows the latest action on the West shore during the last couple of weeks. If you are an angler in this portfolio contact me for special prices on these photos.
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Pyramid Lake Anglers portfolioA collection of Pyramid Lake Anglers and their fish from the last 5 years. The fishing has only gotten better for big fish and lots of big fish.
Anglers and Waters of the Great Basin
As a retired fisheries biologist, I am drawn to the lakes, rivers and streams of the Great Basin. Here are some of my favorite places and people.
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A trip to central Nevada provided some inspiring scenes and a surprise late spring snow storm.
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Fishing Knott Creek Reservoir and Blue Lakes portfolioA journey to the Pine Forest Range to do a fishout with the Truckee River Flyfishers yielded some nice images of Nevada in its greenest finery. There were some nice 20 inch fish caught as well.
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Anglers & Fish of the Great Basin portfolioIn my fishing pursuits in Nevada, Oregon and California, I've collected some interesting images of anglers of all ages in pursuit of the quiet sport. You may find yourself in this porfolio, especially if your a member of a Nevada flyclub.
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Western Nevada Rivers portfolioRare,but intensely beautiful riparain corridors in the rain shadow of the Sierras. This portfolio has vignettes of the Walker and Truckee River and man's interplay with them. More photos will be added to show their character from the Sierra's to the deserts where they flow to.
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Walker Lake portfolioSister lake to Pyramid, Walker Lake is a desert gem in transition. Its fishery and wildlife are near collapse due to overappropriated water rights upstream.
Bench Creek Ranch
This portfolio group has portfolios of happenings at Paul Plouviez's Ranch and other locals where Paul is leasing or running cattle.
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Bench Creek Ranch Spring Rodeo and Vaquero Challenge portfolioSome of my favorite pics from the May 30 Rodeo at Paul Plouviez's Ranch
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The Bench Creek Ranch portfolioThe people and environs of a working cattle ranch in Churchill County.
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Bench Creek Ranch Rodeo portfolioA brand new rodeo arena in a spectacular location hosts its first fall rodeo. Working cowboys and roping teams compete with some great broncs.
Special Events
People and Places
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2010 Pony Express Reride portfolioThis is the 150 year centennial of the 1860 Pony Express, celebrated by a reride from west to east. Lots of folks want to see thise pics so theres a bunch of them. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them. Everyone was having a great time. Thanks to Mel for driving, I owe you, Buddy.
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Pony Express Reride 2009 portfolioRiders in red shirts are sworn in, given a pocket bible and ride over the historic Pony Express Trail. This year I photographed the riders as they made their way across Churchill County from Basque Summit in the Desatoyas to Sand Mt. The photos here are my favorites of the riders from 800 plus photos I took on June 17th.
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Ely Nevada on the Fourth of July portfolioEly, Nevada is a USA microcosm, a town that stands alone, isolated from the outside world. It was the ultimate melting pot for european immigrants looking for a new life and a promise of prosperity with the workings of a copper mine. The town withered when the mine went away and by determination hangs on today. It returns to its former glory briefly every Fourth of July, when those who still remember COME HOME.
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Indian Powwow portfolioColorful Regalia of Native Indians comes alive in a Nevada Indian Powwow
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Eagle Wings Indian Pagaent Dancers portfolioThis wonderful troupe of dancers performed at the 2010 Cantaloupe Festival on September 5. If you know of any of the dancers, I need contact information so I can share these pics with them. They were lead by one of the Hicks from Schurz. I find there reverence for the different dances verry inspirational.
Heres the portfolios that don't really fit into any other handy portfolio group.
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To Death Valley and Back portfolioIn March, I traveled to Death Valley to do a photo seminar with Mt. Light Gallery and David Muench. The trip was full of adventure as I traveled to Death Valley to photograph its wonders and as I wandered home through some great Nevada country.
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Maui Sunsets and Spectres portfolioWhat does a Nevada Landscape photographer do when forced to spend two weeks in Maui. I had to share some of my best images. Enjoy!