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Doorway-To-Enlightenment

Limited Editions

There’s something new and exciting with my photography. While I’ll continue to do the type of photography that you’ve come to know me for, I’ve been wanting to do more. I want to create images from my imagination, using both my photography and drawing skills.

I’ve spent the last several months coming up with 4 self-assignment “topics” and roughed out several pieces in each one. These pieces of art will explore some interesting areas, and they will all be limited editions of 10.

I will create these images in my spare time, so they will come out slowly, but I’m very excited to be working on them.

I hope you enjoy them too.

Have Fun,
Jeff

 


 

RenFaire2009-0285Arizona Renaissance Festival

Step back into the age of the Renaissance and find yourself in a land of fun, adventure and creativity. These photographs are a collection from my years of attending the Festival.

There are no model releases, so publications can only use these photographs for editorial purposes.

 


 

FWUP0371BW-smallBlack and White

My first love in photography was Black and White. Since I started shooting digital, which is always shot in color, I haven’t done any monochrome images, until now. In this gallery you’ll find photographs that I’ve converted into Black and White or Sepia. Enjoy!

 


 

Critter0077Critters, Creepies and Crawlies

See some of the critters that fly, run and crawl in Arizona.

 


 

08SBRIN0057aDisasters

Brins Mesa Fire – This fire burned 4,317 acres (17 km) on Brins Mesa, Wilson Mountain and in Oak Creek Canyon in June 2006. Fighting the fire cost an estimated $6,400,000. As a resident of Sedona at that time, I want to give a huge “Thank You” to all the amazing firefighters and support staff that fought this beast. You all did an amazing job. Due to the size of these images, they are only available in 8×10 prints.

Controlled Burn – At Oak Creek Vista, near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Grand Canyon Death – These photographs show a body being removed by helicopter from the Grand Canyon, with a California Condor, Gymnogyps californianus, in the foreground.

Tornado Damage – On October 6, 2010 a series of tornadoes hit Flagstaff, Arizona, and the surrounding area. You probably saw the damaged homes on the news. The eight tornadoes rated between EF1 and EF3. One of these tornadoes was on the ground for 30 miles. Some of the damage included:

  • Dozens of homes being destroyed or damaged.
  • 28 train cars were derailed near Bellemont.
  • Highway 17 was closed due to debris from an RV sales lot. 35 RVs and trailers were destroyed; a $600,000 loss.

 


 

GC0055The Grand Canyon

This is a 1 mile deep, 277 mile long gorge, formed from over 6,000,000 years of erosion, and containing over 100 named rapids. Exposed horizontal geological strata in the canyon span some 2,000,000,000 years of geological history, exposing the four major geological eras; late Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic.

 


 

GDEL0144Granite Dells

The Granite Dells, in Prescott, is an amazing area of decomposing granite, balanced boulders and stunning rock formations. There’s even supposed to be a treasure of gold dust and nuggets buried by prospectors who were attacked by Indians.

 


 

Jerome0297Jerome

Jerome started out as a mining town, where tons of gold, silver and copper were mined. When the mines ran out the population dropped from 15,000 to less than 20, and Jerome was declared a ghost town. Today it’s a thriving artist’s community, well worth a visit.

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town in Jerome – Here you’ll find a fantastic collection of old cars, trucks, mining equipment, a functioning saw mill, two mineshafts and much more. It’s filled with pieces of history that are fascinating to see. You will also encounter chickens, rabbits and a burro that roam around the Ghost Town.

To see more photographs of Jerome, check out my ebook “The Vanishing Old West – Jerome.”

 


 

Lightning0107Lightning

Besides the normal lightning storms in the Winter, Arizona often gets Monsoons in the summer. So with two seasons to capture lightning, I have a great opportunity to photograph nature’s Light Show.

 


 

MUD0100Mud

See amazing shapes and patterns in dried mud.

 


 

09VbarV0076aEchoes of Native Americans

Wupatki National Monument – It was established by President Calvin Coolidge on December 9, 1924, to preserve the Citadel and Wupatki pueblos. Boundaries have been adjusted several times over the years, and now include additional pueblos on over 35,000 acres (14 Hectares).

V-Bar-V Heritage Site – This is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley of Arizona, and one of the best-preserved. This style of rock art is called the Beaver Creek style, and was made by the Sinagua Indians between A.D. 1150 and 1400.

Solar Calendar, V-Bar-V Heritage Site – These photographs were taken on March 21, 2009 during the Spring Equinox. They show a shaft of light, bordered by two shadows, striking specific petroglyphs.

 


 

Petrified Forest0206Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

About 60 miles (96 km) east of Winslow is the Petrified Forest National Park. It contains plant and animal fossils from the late Triassic period, about 200,000,000 years ago.

But what it’s best known for are the fossilized trees. Some of these trees are over 190 feet (58 meters) long. The Petrified Forest is very popular with tourists, and averages 645,000 visitors per year.

Most of the petrified trees consist of coniferous trees, tree ferns, and some gingkoes. It’s considered one of the largest concentrations of petrified wood in the world. The fossil bearing layer, the Chinle Formation, is about 1,968 feet (600 meters) thick.

 


 

09PLNT0398Plants

This page includes Saguaro Cactus in bloom, various flowers and cactus, trees and more.

The Yellow Meadow – This is an amazing meadow next to highway 17, south of Flagstaff. Every year in fall, the meadow is blanketed with yellow flowers. Horses wander the meadow, with a backdrop of a pine forest.

Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area – As you walk through this old growth forest, you feel like you’ve gone back in time. There’s something primal about this area, a kind of timeline going from the old growth forest, to the Native American pictographs, to the springhouses and log cabin to the current hiking trail.

Changing Colors – Enjoy the leaves as they change color in northern Arizona.

 


 

09RAINBOW0062aSedona

See the beauty of the Red Rocks of Sedona and other wonders in this area. You will also find photographs of rainbows and powerful clouds.

Almost 100 films, and many television productions, have been shot partially or entirely in the beautiful Red Rock Country of Sedona. Some of these films include: The Karate Kid (Pat Morita), Midnight Run (Robert DeNiro), Dead Man (Johnny Depp), Johnny Guitar (Joan Crawford), Broken Arrow (Jimmy Stewart), The Comancheros (John Wayne), Kingdom of the Spiders (William Shatner), Apache (Burt Lancaster), Vacation (Chevy Chase) and Wild Rovers (Karl Malden).

 


 

Cloud0165Sky

People don’t look up enough. Look up and see clouds, storms and the wonders of the night sky. There are also photographs of rainbows on the Sedona page.