Piedras Grandes, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, a panorama stitched together from eight digital images.
Deer Skull, Citronelle, Alabama
6in x 8in palladium print on Arches Platine watercolor paper. The tone of the palladium really brings out the texture of the deer skull and the weathered wood of the barn wall.
MOON HALO OVER DESERT CANE, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Moon Halo is another night scene I photographed in the Anza-Borrego using some basic light painting techniques. Unlike the previous images where I used a Petzl headlamp, this image required a little more power because of the distance involved.
YONI PETROGLYPH, PIEDRAS GRANDES, ANZA-BORREGO DESERT
Ocotillo, California – An Ancient Native American female fertility symbol, or “yoni” petroglyph, at Piedras Grandes in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
RIP Layton Kor, one of the greats. Here’s my photo of him in 2009.
LEGENDARY CLIMBER LAYTON KOR DIES
By: Adam Roy
Layton Kor, the legendary climber who established some of America’s hardest and most frightening routes during the 1950s and 60s, died on Sunday night. Kor, 75, had been fighting kidney failure and prostate cancer.
Born in Canby, Minnesota, Kor began his climbing career in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon, where he established bold free and aid climbs like The Naked Edge and T2. Beginning in the 1960s, he took his act to the deserts of southern Utah, where he made the first ascents of cutting-edge routes on Moab’s sandstone spires, including the Kor-Ingalls route on Castleton Tower and Finger of Fate on the Titan, both of which were later featured in the seminal book Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.
Kor essentially quit climbing in 1968 when he became a Jehovah’s Witness, but came back to the sport later in his life. “Climbing is hard to give up,” he would say. “It’s just as hard as giving up cigarettes.”
In his later years, Kor struggled with medical bills, including daily medications and thrice-weekly dialysis. Despite the efforts of fellow climbers who organized fundraisers for his benefit, his biographer, Cameron Burns, said that Kor died “essentially in poverty.”
Jim Herrington’s portrait of climber Layton Kor, who recently passed away.
ICE ON KINGSLAND BAY, LAKE CHAMPLAIN, VERMONT
I photographed Ice on Kingsland Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont with a Graflex 4×5 Crown Graphic and Fujinon 125mm ƒ/5.6 lens on Kodak TMax 100 (TMX) rated at ISO 64. I developed the sheet film in HC-110 diluted 1:49
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Stars and Smoke Tree, Canyon Sin Nombre, Anza-Borrego Desert, California
Canyon Sin Nombre is full of these beautiful Smoke Trees (Psorothamnus spinosus). This particular specimen was killed by colonization of epiphytic plants whose seeds were dropped on it by passing birds. Sirius is the bright star directly above.