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Photographed at Upper Box Creek Reservoir, not too far from the town of Koosharem, Utah, this a great spot for trout fishing and camping at an elevation of about 9,000 feet. The reservoir is only reached using one of the ATV routes in Fishlake National Forest.
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Photographed at Manning Meadows Reservoir near Marysvale, Utah, on what began as a relatively sunny day but got progressively cloudy as my trail adventure went on. By the end, the scenery looked downright angry against the darkening sky.
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Aspens -- I ran across this dense stand of aspens off one of the Paiute ATV trails in Fishlake National Forest and was captivated by the repeating patterns of the trees and their white bark.
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As I was heading up to Monroe Peak, the highest peak in this area of Fishlake National Forest, a tree line stood out on a ridge against the gathering clouds. This was taken at about 10,000 feet.
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The Trail Ahead
Taken along the Paiute ATV trail, I loved the juxtaposition and somewhat symmetrical balance of the skies and clouds at the top half of the image and the hills, mountains and trails at the bottom half.
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Jagged Cliffs; Monroe Utah
This towering cliff made me think of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, a spot often photographed by Ansel Adams and the scene of one his most well-known and loved prints, “Clearing Winter Storm.” I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone had made an attempt to climb this cliff.
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Foggy Waters; Crow, Oregon
While on the same “frost and fog” shoot, I encountered this scene at a pond next to lumber mill that’s now closed. While the mill was open, this pond had been a holding area for logs waiting to be cut down to useable lumber at the mill.
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Foggy Grove; Crow, Oregon
For about four years, I lived in the Eugene, Oregon, area -- one of the most beautiful places I’ve lived -- and was always on the hunt for interesting images. One morning I got up early because fog had been predicted (I’m a sucker for fog and silhouette photos) and was greeted with a dawn that had both frost and fog. So out I went, determined to beat the sunlight. I happened upon this grove of trees in a field, just as the sunlight was on the verge of breaking through the dissipating fog.
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Horse and Fog; Crow, Oregon
I’m not sure what this horse was more curious about: the frost and the fog or me. This is my favorite photo from my “frost and fog” series and one of my all-time favorite images that I had the fortune to photograph.
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The perfect symmetry of this stand of trees in Veneta, Oregon, captured my attention. This was one of those images that looked just fine in color, but really popped when transformed to black and white.