Awards

One of the greatest forms of validation for a photographer, in addition to receiving such wonderful comments from followers, is to receive an award for their work. But having my photo published in Outdoor Photography Magazine’s 2019 American Landscape coffee table book is truly humbling. I captured this photo along the shoreline of Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park. I hiked a trail along the lake and then bushwhacked for a while, trying to find a more unusual setting for the beautiful mountain across the lake. Along the way I encountered several clearings with ample presence of grizzly bear, so I was focused on making myself known by whistling familiar tunes as I sought a better location from which to photograph the lake. After a few miles of hiking, I stumbled by complete chance upon this glacier-fed stream, winding rapidly toward Two Medicine Lake. This was the spot. It was slightly after noon on a cold mid-September day when I took the photo. There was a snow squall off to the right and the winds were quite strong. The sky was clear with clouds moving westward. The grasses on the left across the stream were bending in the wind, creating an effect of movement in the subject. This was truly a magical moment in of America’s great National Parks.






Winner, Simply High Dynamic Range, ViewBug, 2018.





Multiple (4) Contest Finalists in Streams, Monthly Pro Vol 29, High Peaks (2016-2018), and Outdoor Photography Magazine, The American Landscape – 2019 Annual Photo Contest.




Contest Finalist in National Park Trips Media, National Park Landscape Photo Contest - 2016.




Multiple (3) Contest Finalists - Monthly Pro Vol 4 and Running Water Photo Contests, and Waterfalls Marketplace Project, ViewBug, 2019.



Multiple (7) Contest Finalists - Patterns and Macro, Textures Around Us,  Centered Compositions, Nature And Patterns, Composing with Textures, Natural Clusters, and Tiny Landscapes Photo Contests, ViewBug, 2016 - 2019.



Contest Finalist in Majestic Eagles Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2019.




Contest Finalist in Canada Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2019.





Contest Finalist in Show The Beach Photo Contest, ViewBug, 2017.




Contest Finalist in Just Eagles Photo Contest, ViewBug, 2017.




Contest Finalist in Birds On Branches Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2016 – 2018. 




Contest Finalist in Call Of The Wild Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2016 – 2018.





Contest Finalist in Motion Blur Photo Contest, Viewbug, 2016 - 2018.




Contest Finalist in Macro Butterflies Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2016 – 2018. 




Contest Finalist in Mountain Silhouettes Photo Contest, ViewBug. 2016 – 2018.





Multiple (2) Runner Up Awards - Runner Up Covers Photo Contest Volume 8, Runner Up in Monthly Pro (December 2019), Viewbug, 2020.


Winning Photos