Rustic Lens

Yellowstone’s Closed Winter Interior – Private Snow Coach Tour

I took a somewhat unexpected trip to Yellowstone National Park this winter.  I am so glad that I...(Read More)

Highway To Hell – Kirkwood Ranch in Hell’s Canyon

Kirkwood Ranch is difficult to get to, but very worth the trip. Years ago, when I worked for Frito...(Read More)

Mundo Hot Springs – Cambridge Idaho

Mundo Hot Springs was the right place at the right time.  I have seen the sign on the highway for...(Read More)

Rokinon 14mm Lens Review

Over the years I’ve mostly used zoom lenses instead of primes.  The biggest reason was...(Read More)

Cloverland – An Eastern Washington Ghost Town

In Eastern Washington, there’s a little ghost town that I just found out about. My son and I...(Read More)

Cassie Meets A Mountain Man

  This story started last summer when a friend of mine told me that her friend Bearclaw was...(Read More)

Rusty Survivor – A 1949 Studebaker Pickup’s Story

This rusty survivor is a 1949 Studebaker pickup.  I found it on craigslist a few years ago for $500...(Read More)

Death Valley – Fighters and Flowers

An awesome surprise in the desert When my friend invited me to come photograph Death Valley during...(Read More)


Atomic Idaho – East Idaho Desert

Atomic research plays a big role in the history of eastern Idaho.  I recently learned that the first city in the world powered by atomic energy was Arco Idaho.  Scientists first made usable power from a nuclear reactor...(Read More)