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image Front piece: In blustery weather, gray clouds gathered over the Alabama Hills of Eastern California as the sun battled to emerge. In my bones it felt like “rainbow weather”—so I was ready with a polarizing filter on my lens when a strong rainbow did emerge.

200mm, circular polarizer, 1/200 of a second at f/7.1 and ISO 200, hand held

image Title page: High in the White Mountains along the California-Nevada border the eye can travel long distances. In this composition, I tried to emphasize this sense of endless horizon by positioning the road on the right to lead the viewer up and to the left in the composition.

28mm, 1/15 of a second at f/22 and ISO 100, tripod mounted

image Above and pages 10–11: As ...

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