We hiked to the Towers of the Virgin in Utah and sipped coffee while waiting for the sunrise. The sun came up, the dark sky turn blue but that was it. Just when I thought the light wasn’t going to be anything special the sky caught fire. With no time to enjoy this amazing light show I pressed the shutter and in seconds the precious light vanished. Knowing I had captured the image I poured some more coffee out of my thermos and stayed there to enjoy the view.
"Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today."
Celebrating the American spirit with photographs of local hometowns, historical treasures, farmlands and more.
YOU hear falling water before you see it, and the sound arouses an ancient curiosity – and we hike as though we are drawn to it by some ancient instinctive attraction. Maybe it’s about the promise of a primeval thrill, or maybe about what obstacle lies next on the trail.
There is something about waterfalls and their continual renewal, which reminds me of the passage of time and the circle of life. The exhilarating experience of discovering them in a unique way, at the precise moment of exposure, for me is always new.
"We have lived upon this land from days beyond history's records, far past any living memory, deep into the time of legend. The story of our people and the story of this place are one single story. No man can think of us without thinking of this place. We are always joined together"