Close to Home

Close to Home

A photographer once remarked that to make a good picture, you must go where the pictures are - or something to that effect. I thought it would be fun to share some photographs I have made within a few hundred feet of my house. Sometimes you just can’t get out. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I have made quite a few photographs where I didn’t need to go very far at all. So, here are some of my favorite photographs that I have made very close to - or even inside - my home. There are pictures wherever you are.

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Sixteen Photographs from 2018

Sixteen Photographs from 2018

At the end of every year I like to have my friends and relatives help me pick my best shots of the year. I appreciate all the input I get. It’s also fun to see what others like - it’s not always predictable. The photographer sometimes has different favorites.

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Wonder Valley and Joshua Tree N.P., Photographs in the Mojave Desert

Wonder Valley and Joshua Tree N.P., Photographs in the Mojave Desert

Those unfamiliar with desert environments might not think them full of photographic opportunities. Yet a careful look reveals much to appreciate in flora and fauna. From the reclusive gray fox to colorful Mojave Mound Cactus blooms, the Mojave Desert boasts a wide pallet of subjects.

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Twelve Best of 2017

Twelve Best of 2017

This year animals were featured often in my photographs. Yellowstone National Park is always a target rich environment for photography and this year was no exception. Closer to home, I was even able to capture some coyotes wandering in the open space behind my house in Westminster, Colorado.

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