The photos are from many years ago, when I was a lot more creative, and a lot less busy.

Photo one, 'Twisted Ancient', is an Ancient Bristlecone Pine - anywhere from one to four thousand years old - located in the White Mountains of California. The photo was taken with a Zeiss-Ikoflex twin-lens reflex medium-format camera, using Konica 750nm infrared film. I took the photo sometime in the mid 1980's.

Photo two, 'Distant Fire', was taken in Yosemite. It was just a 'controlled burn', but I really liked the flow of the perspective. It was really just a snapshot that came out well. This was taken with a Pentax 6x7 medium format SLR, on one or another kodak color film. Late 1980's.

Photo three, 'monocloud' was taken outside of Mono Lake, California. The mountains are the eastern slope of the sierras. Also taken with the Zeiss, on Konica 750nm infrared. Early 1980's.

An important technical note, all three of the images are scans of proof prints, not from the original negatives, and as such required a fair bit of digital retouching (probably noticeable, since i'm no pro at that).

As to the artistic merit of the works, or lack thereof, I have mixed feelings. I used to be very enamored of them, but as the years pass I've become far less so. Photo one has a compelling play of shapes and contrasts which tends to be attractive to the eye. Photo two is 'purdy', but that's really all there is to it. Perspective? Who can't do perspective?? And the last one is simply too starkly contrasty. It's a 'bold' image, but the cloud wears thin very quickly. Maybe when I 'retire' I'll dust off the old Pentax and get back into it again...