Journal Entries

Utah with Kari, Finally

Utah with Kari, Finally

Sothe trip started off great. Planned to leave at 7:00am, actually left about 7:15, so about 45 minutes early.  :-) Stopped at Horseshoe Bend. Because of the ‘rona, they weren’t collecting the entrance fees, and ...
Jonathan’s 50th Birthday Expedition

Jonathan’s 50th Birthday Expedition

For his recent 50th birthday my grad school friend Jonathan wanted to meet up with some friends and explore the southwest a little bit. The idea was to gather in Las Vegas, have some fun ...
The Mojave

The Mojave

Winter is the time to explore the hot places. I had a few days open, so I decided to check out the Mojave. First day, headed out 93, turned right at Nothing. Heard about a ...
Utah in February

Utah in February

I spent much of January trying to plan a trip tosomewhere. (Ok, in reality I spent most of January working, but anyhow) The original idea was to go to the Vermilion Cliffs, which, at over ...
Great Tintype Adventure of 2018

Great Tintype Adventure of 2018

At some point early in 2018 I decided I needed to be an adult for a while and get a regular job. That is a story for a very different post some day, but the ...
Exhibition: Light Sensitive

Exhibition: Light Sensitive

This is, um, a little bit late, in terms of advance notice, but there is a very cool art exhibition opening tonight at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona. The exhibition showcases photography using traditional darkroom ...
The Alabama Hills and Death Valley

The Alabama Hills and Death Valley

Last April I made a road trip to Los Angeles that theoretically included a stop in Death Valley. While the trip overall was great, the Death Valley portion didn’t go so well, and I wasn’t ...
TechShop, a eulogy

TechShop, a eulogy

I moved to the Phoenix valley in the fall of 2015, and went to TechShop because a relative said they thought they heard I might be able to learn how to weld there. Maybe they ...
Tintype license plate

Tintype license plate

When I recently had to renew my license plate I decided to have some fun with it. This weekend I finally made a fitting photo to share. For those not in the know: tintype images ...
Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)

Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 (Part 3)

Wait a sec…”Part 3″? I thought the last Great Tintype Adventure of 2017 was “Part 1”?! Well, two answers. First, the original plan, back in July, was to start around Mexican Hat and work my ...
Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook

Excursion to the Toroweap Overlook

The plan for my big summer road trip was to end up at the Toroweap Overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. That trip was interrupted, though, before I could make it back ...
Solar Eclipse of 2017, a Tintype Attempt

Solar Eclipse of 2017, a Tintype Attempt

For various reasons I wasn’t planning on doing anything particularly special for the eclipse. I’d watch it myself, then get online and enjoy nice photos from other people. I definitely didn’t have the urge to ...