Peter’s Favorite Photos from 2017

Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park

It’s that time of year again, to reflect on all of our trips and pick my favorite photos from 2017.  We went on 11 “named trips” including our epic two weeks in New Zealand.  I tried to pick at least one photo from each of our trips.  Here are my favorite 15 photos in chronological order. Continue reading


Moon and Mono Lake

While we were in Bishop Oct 6-8, I knew we would have two mornings of moon sets.  Though the sunrise and sunset times change only a minute or so each day, the moon set changes as much as an hour each day.  On Oct 7, I figured we could get the moon setting over Mono Lake.  Here is what we got. Continue reading

Mono Lake Sunset

Whilst in the eastern Sierra Nevada, you should always visit the Mono Lake tufas.  We had one sunset shoot there and one mid-morning set up.  There were no clouds in the sky, so we opted for mostly infrared photography.  Here is what you might see. Continue reading

A Weekend in the Eastern Sierra Nevada

The Mobius Arch

The vast area folded between the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the White Inyo mountain range is dramatic, infinitely varied, and ultimately majestic.  The south-western end has the highest point in North America, Mount Whitney.  The Owens River Valley splits the area in two, and the 14,000 foot White Mountain Peak anchors the north-eastern end.  In contains the volcanic peak, Mammoth Mountain ski resort, as well as, Mono Lake, one of the oldest bodies of water on earth.  The two-laned CA Highway 395 is well-known, loved and hated, as the artery for ski bums to get their fix, and the only way to experience the entire valley (the “Eastside”) from end-to-end. Continue reading