Award Winning Photographs
Worship The Night -- Shortlist finalist in the 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest. The Cottonwood Methodist Church in N Montana sits under an early-summer Milky Way with an amazing display of air glow and aurora.
The Grand Tetons - Winner of the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards landscape category. This is one of my all-time favorite images and I'm glad that it's getting some recognition.
Paradise Lost - 2022 Winner of the National Wildlife Federation's photo contest for the best landscape in America. I'm beyond thrilled to have captured this honor twice in the past three years, this time competing against nearly 30,000 other entries!
Crossing the Madison - 2022 Shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year. This photo has appeared across the world, and is in an elite class of the best astro photos on the planet.
The Spanish Peaks - 2021 Grey Cube Gallery black and white photo contest
Cold Night On The Yellowstone - Winner in the 2020 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest for the best landscape image taken during the past year. This competition gets my vote for the premier nature contest in America, and this award is a huge honor.
Calm Before The Storm - finalist and Honorable Mention award recipient in the 2020 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest.
Midnight Mass - Honorable Mention in the 2019 International ND Photography Awards
Looking Into The Future - 2019 National Wildlife Federation Garden For Wildlife Photo Contest
Path to the Heavens - Shortlisted in the Royal Photographic Society's 2020 Inspiration photo contest
Blush - Shortlisted in the Royal Photographic Society's 2020 Inspiration photo contest
Sphinx Mountain Rainbow - Shortlisted in the 162nd Royal Photographic Society's International Print Awards
Better Reception - 2018 National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife photo contest
Holding Due North - Just announced as winner of the prestigious People's Choice Award from the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest. This is the world's premier astrophotography contest, and a great honor. You can see all the shortlisted entries, beautiful photos each and every one of them, here.
Three Clear Nights - Winner in the Royal Photographic Society's January, 2019 movement theme contest. By driving an iron bar into the ground and bolting a ball-head to it, then locking my camera in place, I was able to capture the movement of the night sky around the celestial pole for three consecutive nights. I used chemical hand warmers and a down coat to prevent frost from forming on my lens, and by anchoring the camera securely was able to change batteries each evening without moving the point of focus. The image below is the composition of more than 3000 40-second exposures taken by remote.
"Jumper" - 2017 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest
"Winter Windmill" - 2016 The Smithsonian Photo Contest
"Midnight Express" - International Fusion Art Colors Contest
"Spinning Into Dawn" - International Shoot the Land Landscape Contest
"In Between on the Yellowstone" - Int. Art Room Gallery nature contest
"Intrepid" - International Art Room Gallery nature contest and Shoot the Wild
"Short Day" - Shoot the Land - International Shoot the Frame contest
"Bachelors" - Shoot the Wild - International Shoot the Frame contest
"Closer Than They Appear" - Vermont Bird Museum juried art show and April, 2018 Motif Collection International photo competition
Praxis Gallery International Juried Monochrome Exhibit
"Maelstrom" - Fusion Art Black and White Competition, May 2018
"Weathering the Storm" - Fusion Art Black and White Competition, May 2018
"Montana Christmas" April Shoot the Land International Photo Contest