Grand Teton

I was traveling on my motorcycle to a campground that was located right off Jenny lake near the Grand Teton mountains when these clouds started appearing. I didn’t want to stop since I was so close to the campground and I knew that I needed to set up my tent once I got there. But I just couldn’t pass up this shot though, so I ended up pulling off to the side of the road to snap this one off. This route through Wyoming is hands down, one of the most beautiful drives that I have done. I went through the middle of Yellowstone to get here and this was my next stop. These mountains are one of those places is hard to believe how amazing it is until you actually see it. The clouds just added to the drama of the scene. I took this with my Nikon D810 mounted on a tripod. There are 5 bracketed photos for this shot and used luminosity masks in Photoshop CS6 in order to get the lighting I was looking...

Abiqua Falls

Abiqua Falls was, by far, one of the nicest waterfalls that I had visited while I was on my cross-country trip. I ran into this waterfall while I was traveling through Oregon, although running into wouldn’t be the correct term since I admittedly had some trouble finding it. It was off this path that was called Crooked Finger, which I had no idea existed until I asked some locals about the waterfalls whereabouts. The hike was short and the later half of it was gorgeous. It followed along a stream that led right into the area where the waterfall pooled. There was barely anyone here too. Needless to say, I took a bunch of shots here and this is just one of many others. I couldn’t get enough of how cool the rocks were that were along the walls of where the waterfall came down. I had never seen anything like it except in pictures. Oregon was one of my favorite places on this trip because of how beautiful it was and how much natural things there were to see. This is a bracketed shot, made with 5 exposures. I used Photoshop CS6 for some post processing and Nik Color Efex Pro for some...

Olivia

I took this shot during a model shoot session that Olivia and I set up one day. I knew that I wanted to take pictures of her and she kindly agreed so I jumped on the opportunity. She had never modeled for pictures before but she was really open to instructions even though it was extremely hot that day. The room made for a great studio to shoot in because all the walls were white so it threw around light everywhere like a giant soft box. I liked how fair her skin was because it really brought out other parts of the photo to focus on. Her tattoo, for one, was a big focus and I wanted to make sure it was in the picture because I really liked the design. Getting a natural relaxed pose is always one of the hardest parts for me personally when it comes to shooting people but after a few shots I grabbed this gem. I used a camera mounted SB-900 flash on top of my Nikon D810 for this shot. This was a single picture which is different from my usual MO since I always tend to bracket shots. I edited this photo in Photoshop CS6 and applied some effect with Nik Color Efex Pro, which is now free online since google bought them out. Hope you like the...