Structures

Burro Creek Bridge in Arizona

Burro Creek Bridge in Arizona

The Burro Creek Bridge stands 388 feet high taking traffic across Burro Creek on Arizona's Highway 93

Abandoned Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kauai, Hawaii

Abandoned Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kauai, Hawaii

The Kekaha Sugar Mill was built in 1954 in the small town of Kekaha on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The mill was closed in 2000 when the Hawaiian sugar industry collapsed and is now a semi-popular place for tourists to photograph and fly their drones over. I wasn't...

Wheel of Misfortune Near Las Vegas

Wheel of Misfortune Near Las Vegas

The Wheel of Misfortune near Las Vegas is an interesting art piece created by street artist Aware. in 2012. I was in Las Vegas for a conference, bored and laying on my hotel bed anxiously Googling for something cool to photograph the next day. Photographing the Vegas...

China Dam in Arizona

China Dam in Arizona

The China Dam in Arizona is located along Humbug Creek a couple miles north of Lake Pleasant. I haven't found much history about the China Dam on the internet, other than it was built in the late 1880s for hydraulic mining purposes.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

Just having some fun in Photoshop. This was shot from my hotel room at the Aria in Las Vegas during a work-related event. I was lucky to have a room facing McCarran Airport and was able to catch a few planes taking off, including a British Airways 747-400!

Swastika Bridge Near Yuma Arizona

Swastika Bridge Near Yuma Arizona

The "swastika bridge" stands near the end of the mighty Colorado River, once providing access to the Laguna Dam. The bridge was completed in 1909, long before Adolf Hitler's reign of terror. Some might not know that the swastika is actually a religious...

Horseshoe Lake Dam at Sunset

Horseshoe Lake Dam at Sunset

Horseshoe Lake Dam is my favorite dam of all. It has a wide and long spillway where water from Horseshoe Lake flows over and down into a small canyon of rocks. Once the water hits these rocks, dozens of small and unique waterfalls are formed. One of the most unique...

Hodgson Mill in Southern Missouri

Hodgson Mill in Southern Missouri

The Hodgson Mill towers over the natural beauty of Bryant Creek in Ozark County, Missouri. This is the third mill to grace this spot. The site’s original mill was built in 1837. It was rebuilt in 1861, only to fall victim to the widespread destruction of the Civil...

Alley Mill, Missouri

Alley Mill, Missouri

Machines usually exist to make life more convenient. That’s the goal behind most mills, though often people seem to forget it. There are some strong emotions around the word “convenience” when mentioned as a factor in life. Some still remember Dana Carvey on as the...

Rolling Highway 19 in Missouri

Rolling Highway 19 in Missouri

One of my fondest memories of my 2016 road trip to the mid-south US were the way the small highways rolled through small hills and valleys through the beautiful green forests. We don't see that very often in the southwestern part of the country. I remember this...

Airbus A380 behind the Randy’s Donuts sign

Airbus A380 behind the Randy’s Donuts sign

Photography, sometimes it's all about luck. Earlier in the day, my wife and I made a trip to to the "famous" LAX In-N-Out Burger to do some plane spotting. I had done some meticulous research of when the majority of the Airbus A380s would land and was quite pleased...

Plane Spotting at the LAX In-N-Out Burger

Plane Spotting at the LAX In-N-Out Burger

Plane spotting at LAX doesn't get much better than sitting outside with a Double Double in one hand and your camera in the other. Just outside LAX's runway 24-Right sits an In-N-Out Burger with one of the best views I've ever seen of approaching airliners. The address...

Ash Fork Steel Dam in Arizona

Ash Fork Steel Dam in Arizona

The Ash Fork Steel Dam is a historic treasure and engineering marvel of Arizona often overlooked and unknown. The steel dam was built by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1898 as a means of providing water to steam engines. These trains were quite thirsty...

Seattle Skyline from the Pacific Tower’s Roof

Seattle Skyline from the Pacific Tower’s Roof

Photos of the Seattle skyline almost always include the Space Needle. It is an iconic piece of Seattle's downtown. I've even photographed it from Seattle's Kerry Park. However when I think back to my childhood and what I remember as the Seattle skyline, I remember...

Coronado Bridge in San Diego

Coronado Bridge in San Diego

This photograph of the Coronado Bridge was taken on a whim as I was leaving San Diego back to Phoenix. Instead of taking Interstate 8 home, I opted to partially take California's beautiful State Route 94. En route to SR94, however was an exit to Cesar Chavez park,...

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Near the tip of Point Loma in west San Diego sits Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. It's a beautiful place set high on the peninsula overlooking San Diego to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Fort Rosecrans Cemetery was opened in 1882 and includes over 101,000 grave...

San Diego Skyline at Night

San Diego Skyline at Night

I drove around for about two hours looking for a good place to photograph the San Diego skyline. I even Googled a few places to shoot downtown before I set off but I wasn't satisfied with the views of the buildings. Needless to say I was frustrated and felt I was...

Laurel Airport Parking in San Diego

Laurel Airport Parking in San Diego

If you are looking for an awesome place to watch big jumbo jetliners land in San Diego, this is your place. Laurel Airport Parking is a 9 story (I think) parking garage located about 1,500 feet from where the jet's tires hit the tarmac at San Diego International...