A Photographer’s Playground – Michael Frye Photography

When our son Kevin was little he loved sand dunes. For him the dunes were like a giant sandbox – and what kid wouldn’t love that? I also like to play in the dunes. I don’t usually dig in the sand (though maybe I should), but as a photographer the dunes seem like a giant visual playground.

Origen: A Photographer’s Playground – Michael Frye Photography

See Award-Winning Underwater Photos From Around the World – National Geographic

Photo: GABRIEL BARATHIEU

These 13 photos were among those recognized by the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest, which showcases the best in underwater photography.

Origen: See Award-Winning Underwater Photos From Around the World

First Snow – Michael Frye Photography

The first snow of the season fell in Yosemite Valley Saturday night, so of course Claudia and I had to go up and see the snow. Getting to the valley Sunday morning was a challenge; Highway 140 between the entrance station and the valley hadn’t been plowed,

Origen: First Snow – Michael Frye Photography

A Rift in the Clouds – Michael Frye Photography

We just finished a nighttime workshop in the Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills. The forecast for our last evening wasn’t promising, calling for mostly cloudy skies and a 70 percent chance of showers. But I told the group that as long as it wasn’t raining there was still a lot we could do, and if we got just a few small breaks in the cloud cover the mix of stars and clouds could be really beautiful.

Origen: A Rift in the Clouds – Michael Frye Photography