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10 Spot / Monsoon Storms over Phoenix 8/21

10 Spot / Monsoon Storms over Phoenix 8/21

My biggest fear while at Olympics was missing the bulk of the summer monsoon storms that sweep across Arizona. Even though sports and racing is what pays my bills, I am obsessed with storm chasing! Luckily for me I didn’t miss many storms while I was gone. Now that I am home I was sure [...]


Relaxing day off turns into amazing day of Photos

Relaxing day off turns into amazing day of Photos

My last couple days in London I told myself multiple times how I couldn’t wait to get home and not have to pick up a camera for several days. Just two days after getting home I would take a fishing trip with a buddy… and I would be happily picking up a camera and working [...]


Best of 2011: Best Scenery Photos

Best of 2011: Best Scenery Photos

Here is a new category for my Best Of galleries. While everyone seems to know me only as a sports photographer I like to shoot pretty pics once in awhile as well. So here are some of my favorite scenery pics of 2011. Enjoy!


Apocalyptic Dust Storm swallows Phoenix

Apocalyptic Dust Storm swallows Phoenix

Ever since I moved to a high rise in downtown Phoenix I have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of the summer monsoon season. The hardest part about shooting lightning storms is getting to a good elevation to see above the surrounding areas. The 23rd floor would certainly offer a killer vantage point once the storm [...]


My best day of Storm Chasing ever!

My best day of Storm Chasing ever!

Literally hours after I posted my last storm chasing blog I saw some good radar activity on my iPad while sitting at Chilis watching some racing and hauled ass out to the desert to see what I could get. While this monsoon season has been rather tame, little did I know at the time but [...]


Storm season strikes the Arizona Desert

Storm season strikes the Arizona Desert

Most people associate Arizona with hot temperatures and dry deserts. However, late in the summer the monsoon season arrives and produces big storms that pound the area with rain, dust storms and lightning. Anytime I am in town and not working you can be sure that I am keeping a watchful eye on the local [...]


Monsoon Storm Chasing

Monsoon Storm Chasing

All summer long I have been excited in anticipation for the monsoon season where storms build up in the desert in the late afternoons and descend on the city around sunset. Unfortunately this year has been one of the driest monsoons on record so it has been slim pickings in regards to storm chasing. Last [...]


Right Turns, Rain and my trip to the NASCAR Principals office

Right Turns, Rain and my trip to the NASCAR Principals office

It had been three years since my last venture to New York to shoot NASCAR at the historic Watkins Glen International, and after the fun I had shooting the previous road race in Sonoma I figured why the hell not.  Watkins Glen is in the middle of nowhere New York in the picturesque Finger Lakes [...]


200 miles spent chasing sunsets and lightning

200 miles spent chasing sunsets and lightning

Nikon D3, 14-24mm, 100iso, f9, 30 second exposure
With the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road and the monsoon season coming to a close any day now I decided to focus on trying to get some good lightning shots for stock. So armed with my macbook pro logged onto the doppler radar on weather.com via my verizon [...]


The beauty followed by the fury of the Arizona desert

The beauty followed by the fury of the Arizona desert

Nikon D3, 14-24mm, 800iso, f9, 1/160th, polorizer filter
The last few days since I returned from Beijing have been spent relaxing, spending time with my girlfriend and eating food I missed. On the third day of my four days off before its back to work I started getting bored and really wanted to go shoot something. [...]