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Mt. Rainier National Park

Here’s another image on Mt. Rainier of a couple rope teams crossing Ingraham Glacier and about to begin the ascent of Disappointment Cleaver, which is the ridgeline on the far right.
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This was shot with a Minolta X-370 35mm camera on Fuji Velvia 50.
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Mt. Rainier

When I shot this photo on June 11, 1998, little did any of us know what tragedy lay ahead.
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I photographed this sunrise while on a climbing trip up Mt. Rainier. After hiking for several hours in the dark, my climbing partners and I rested on the slopes of Ingraham Glacier to watch the sunrise before continuing up Disappointment Cleaver and eventually reaching the summit. We still had a very long day ahead of us, and our spirits were high. But later that afternoon, our excitement was crushed because an avalanche struck right in front of me as we began our descent down Disappointment Cleaver. We didn’t know all the details yet, but two rope teams were swept off the mountain and dangled helplessly over the cliffs edge until rescue arrived. Although we wanted to help, our position prevented us, so we left it to the professionals. Over the span of eight hours or so, we waited and watched as several helicopters and many rescue personnel worked tirelessly into the night. Eventually, we learned seven people were injured and one person died. It was a sad day on the mountain, and I’m always reminded of this tragedy whenever I look at images from this trip.
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This was shot with a Minolta X-370 35mm camera on Fuji Velvia 50.
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Temple Crag

Here’s another photograph from 1998 of Temple Crag in the Sierra Mountains, CA. This was shot in May of that year while on a trip to climb this peak, which has an elevation of 12,999 feet.
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As this image shows, there was an extremely heavy snow pack that year, and as a result, the climb took a lot longer than expected. We wore crampons for the first two pitches and then navigated the remainder over mixed terrain of rock, snow, and ice. Although the route we chose was supposed to be relatively easy and take only seven hours, we finally reached the ridgeline in near dark after fourteen hours of difficult climbing. Knowing that we still had a long trek to basecamp, we nixed the summit and headed back down the mountain. Eventually, we came to the conclusion that our bodies had had enough as we stumbled our way over mixed terrain. We were trying to find a known rapel point in the dark, but with limited visibility, fading energy, and a lack of acuity, the situation was becoming dangerous. So we agreed a forced bivouac at 11,000 feet in the freezing dark without the comfort of a sleeping bag or tent was a smart move. As we huddled together to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures, we dreamed of these luxuries and much more back at basecamp. In hindsight, it was a smart decision, because we quickly found the rapel point the next morning after waking to a beautiful sunrise.
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This was shot with a Minolta X-370 35mm camera on Fuji Velvia 50.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

There’s nothing quite like flying over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon at sunrise. If you ever visit Africa, I highly recommend it.
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Ngorongoro Crater National Park

The Ngorongoro Crater was my favorite location on safari with @theglobalphotographer and @thomsonsafaris. As we descended from the crater rim along a winding dirt road to the floor below, I felt transported back in time. For the most part, the crater is untouched by mankind with the exception of dirt roads and a couple small buildings at a picnic area. Wild rhinos, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, lions and more roam the area as they have done for thousands of years.
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This particular image was shot at sunrise while descending into the crater. With my senses overwhelmed, fleeting moments like this enveloped me throughout the day, which I still hold as the fondest of memories.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

While on safari in Africa and shooting wildlife, you’re primarily restricted to a vehicle. As a result, there is a lot of driving around looking for animals as well as sitting and waiting for them to do something interesting. But even so, there are many other fantastic photographic opportunities all around you. On this particular day while sitting and waiting, I scanned my horizon and just so happened to see an Acacia tree perfectly aligned with a distant hill. The symmetry grabbed my attention, but the drizzling sky and the negative space created what I feel is a very harmonious image.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Behind the scenes with some technical details of my last image of the Acacia Tree in the Serengeti that was shot with a large format 4×5 camera.
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The original JPG that I posted yesterday is unable to show two hot air balloons just above the horizon and below the tree on the left. With this image, I cropped the original scan at a 100%, pixel-for-pixel crop of the area and overlaid it on top of the resized JPG. Only one balloon is visible in this crop, but you can clearly see how much detail the high resolution drum scan provides. The image was shot on Fuji Provia, processed by a local lab, wet mounted on a cylindrical drum, and scanned with my Howtek 4500 drum scanner at 4000dpi. This results in a RAW scan that is 1.7GB and 19647×15512 pixels at 16bit. Without resizing the image, I can print at 360 pixels/inch at roughly 43″x54″. This is at the native resolution without resizing!. Thus, the image quality is retained at any print size that I want.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Large format 4×5 in Africa? You betcha!
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It was ten years ago this year that I had the opportunity and pleasure to go on safari with Andy Biggs, @theglobalphotographer. Although a bit unorthodox, I brought my 4×5 camera, yet I was realistic about how much use I’d get out of it while primarily shooting wildlife from vehicles. So I told myself that all I wanted was one stellar image to take home with me and then it’d be worth the extra 20 pounds of gear. With this image of an Acacia tree in the Serengeti, which was taken on the very last day of the trip, I feel I met my goal and couldn’t be happier.
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This image was shot with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at sunrise of dead trees in the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Toyo 8×10 view camera on Fuji Provia.
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Salton Sea, CA

Long exposure at sunrise of dead trees in the Salton Sea, California. This was shot with a Toyo 4×5 view camera on Fuji Velvia 50.
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