Rare Earth

Factory Butte and Henry Mountains photo, picture. Large format black and white photograph.I made this photograph before dawn in Utah’s Caineville Badlands (east of capitol Reef National Park) one October 2009 morning. That’s Factory Butte on the right and the Henry Mountains on the left. Nearby, my good friend Guy Tal was making his own photograph. Out of sight from each other and enveloped by silence, our minds quieted. And all was right in the world.

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Photo Workshop Announcement: Creative Landscape Photography. Oct 10-12, 2009. Capitol Reef, Utah

Photographs © Guy Tal

Photographs © Guy Tal

For the first time in almost two years, the cosmos have aligned permitting Guy and Michael to once again conduct a workshop together. Please join us for our very best workshop yet.

There is perhaps no greater challenge for a photographer than finding their own creative voice and developing a recognizable personal style. This workshop aims to help both experienced and aspiring fine-art photographers develop creative skills and techniques in the field and in the digital studio.

The workshop will take place in and around Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah. This unique location provides access to an astounding range of photogenic scenery and an endless array of subjects on every scale, from colorful sandstone canyons and riparian desert streams to aspen and conifer forests and high altitude lakes.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit the Gordon-Tal Photographic Workshops website.

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The Maze

Glowing Cottonwood

Glowing Cottonwood

I just returned from ten days in Utah, mostly spent exploring and adventuring in The Maze district of Canyonlands National Park. My companions were my good friends Guy Tal and Steve Cole, and together we explored deep canyons and exposed rims and ridges; visited ancient rock art left by the natives; and lost ourselves in the silence and remoteness of this magical place. Not surprisingly, re-entry into civilization and daily life has since been difficult.

The Maze is still considered one of the more remote places in North America, due to the difficulty of access (one must either have a 4WD and challenging off-road driving experience, or be prepared to walk or mountain bike upwards of twenty-five miles from where the easy roads cease). I’ll be posting photos from my trip over the next couple of weeks, so please stay tuned to this blog for more.

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