Sonex Xenos Build: A Story in Photos

Last month I¬†got to photograph¬†the finished product of a Sonex Xenos kit airplane build that I followed over several years. My dad had sent me video of its¬†first flight before I made the trip out to Pennsylvania, but seeing his¬†completed airplane in person, with each rivet flush against a silver-painted exterior, was¬†inspiring and exciting.¬†The project […]

WordCamp Los Angeles & A Few Extras

It’s been just under three¬†weeks since WordCamp Los Angeles¬†2015 came to an end, but¬†life has been crazy lately so naturally I was convinced when I went to write this post that at least a month had passed. Things have been moving with¬†that car I wrote about last month, we moved into a new office on […]

From the Archives: Coconino Horse Trials Favorites

In the interest of making some more space available on my hard drive, I’ve decided to start a little “From the Archives” photo series. This¬†second set in my series includes shots from 2010 and 2013. There are a few¬†US Eventing Association recognized horse trials that run each year in the¬†evergreen-filled Fort Tuthill¬†Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, Arizona. […]

From the Archives: La Jolla Favorites

In the interest of making some more space available on my hard drive, I’ve decided to start a little “From the Archives” photo series. This first set¬†includes photos from 2008,¬†2009, and 2010.¬† Over the years I’ve been lucky to spend a decent amount of time in southern California. One of my favorite spots to visit […]

Aly and Ray

I was treated to some lovely weather today while I visited Carefree Farms in north Phoenix.¬†When my friend Aly let me know¬†her new horse had arrived (all the way from Canada!) I jumped at the chance to see an old friend and to snap some photos of her and the Thoroughbred she calls Ray. A […]

June Pennsylvania Trip In Photos

This June I¬†made a trip back east to Pennsylvania to speak at¬†WordCamp Philadelphia and to visit family in Pittsburgh. It was a whirlwind, as these trips tend to be, but I’m so glad I got to spend some time in my home state visiting old friends and meeting new ones. WordCamp Philly I swear I […]

Cottonwood & Sedona AZ

On a whim this weekend I decided to¬†go on a short trip north to check out an antiques store¬†and to chase the sunset.¬†I wanted a chance to really get a feel for traveling with my Canon EOS M, and of course I love any opportunity¬†to go for a drive on winding back roads. Larry’s Antiques […]

Phoenix Rose Society Garden

It’s been a year that I’ve lived in Downtown Phoenix now, and this afternoon when I decided to go for a bike ride I remembered the roses in the nearby Phoenix Rose Society garden would still be in bloom. I always seem to catch the tail end, where about a third of the flowers were […]

WordCamp San Diego

This past weekend I was able to make the drive from Phoenix to beautiful California to attend WordCamp San Diego.¬†¬†As with every WordCamp experience, the¬†other attendees were really the highlight of the event. I got to catch up with friends and got to meet and chat with some incredibly intelligent, insightful people. I¬†ended up bringing […]

Scottsdale Spring Festival Hunter Jumper Show

This March, I made the drive over to WestWorld in Scottsdale for a morning to watch a couple of classes at the Scottsdale Spring Festival Hunter Jumper Show, run by Collman Equestrian Productions. I spent time practicing close-up style shots, capturing details and angles that go beyond the typical shot a horse show photographer aims […]

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show 2015

Winter in Arizona is a great time to enjoy beautiful weather by going out to spectate at horse shows. In February, I went out to WestWorld in Scottsdale to watch the famous Scottsdale Arabian Show. I caught a few shots I thought were worth sharing:   Please contact Maura Teal if you are interested in […]

Summer in Western Pennsylvania

This is a bit of a mixed bag of photos from my trip to Pennsylvania. After WordCamp Columbus,¬†I was able to extend my trip and make the 2¬†1/2 hour drive back to the Suburb of Pittsburgh that I grew up in. I spent the better part of two weeks visiting family, taking lots of photos, […]

WordCamp Columbus 2014

WordCamp Columbus¬†was another fun, informative event¬†where I met a lot of great people that are a part of the WordPress community. I got my camera out for some photos of the Saturday sessions (when I wasn’t speaking on¬†an impromptu panel :) )¬†and also snapped¬†a few¬†around downtown Columbus –¬†specifically Goodale Park.

Buffalo Park Sunset – Flagstaff, AZ

Sometimes it’s nice to sit and watch the sunset, and my impromptu weekend in Flagstaff was a great opportunity to grab the camera and do just that. I was a little disappointed by the lack of clouds in the sky, but despite that the scenery was gorgeous, the weather was beautiful, and my friend that […]

WordCamp Seattle 2014

I spent most of the time at WordCamp Seattle learning in sessions, chatting with friends, and meeting a lot of new, incredibly intelligent people that are a part of the WordPress community. I was so busy taking it all in, I didn’t¬†take my camera out until I went out to explore downtown Seattle¬†(and most of […]

Phoenix Rose Society Garden

Shortly after moving from Tempe to Downtown Phoenix, I learned of a wonderful rose garden in Encanto Park cared for by the Phoenix Rose Society. My neighbor mentioned it was in bloom so naturally I had to venture over with my camera for a look. Black & White Gallery Full Color Photos There was also […]

Calf Roping in Gilbert, AZ

Photography from a Tuesday evening practice session for a group of riders in Gilbert, AZ. I even got the chance to sit on a very well trained roping horse (Thank-you, Jerry!) and chase a few cows myself. What a great evening and a very cool experience.

Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

If your impression of Arizona is that it’s made up mostly of arid, hot desert littered with tumble weeds and shuttered ghost towns, you’d be partly right. There is so much desert to explore in this part of the country that it¬†can be easy to assume that it’s all the same. I’m not exactly looking […]

A ride into the Grand Canyon

It always amuses me that there are people who have lived in Arizona for years and have not visited the Grand Canyon even once. It’s truly a breathtaking experience the first time you step up to the edge, and worth experiencing at least once in your lifetime. Making the 5 hour trip while my parents […]

Cannon Beach, OR

In January I spent some time in Oregon so I could be in portland for the 2007 USPC Annual Meeting, where I¬†was one of the Cavalry Award recipients. I took my film camera along and before the meeting visited the stunning Cannon Beach. The black ad white film I ended up developing myself… hopefully that […]