High Sierra Architecture

It isn’t uncommon that I’m off hiking in the mountains when I’m not photographing architecture for clients. What is uncommon is stumbling onto a fine piece or architecture at 8600 feet in the Sierra, just out side of Sequoia National Park. My wife found this spot, Sequoia High Sierra Camp, after attempting to get into the Yosemite High Sierra Camps, which takes some luck, given the lottery. We spent three nights here.  Dinner, a five course gourmet meal,  is served in this pavilion. The facility is run by Burr Hughes, who creates a very hospitable experience. The pavilion is based on a design by the Roman architect Vitruvius. Burr has taken great efforts to make the facility Eco-friendly.  I’ve posted additional images from the trip in several galleries, including photos of the SHSC, photos taken on a back packing trip prior to our stay here, and photos taken in the vicinity of Sequoia.

The Carrizo Plain

In late April I made a visit to the Carrizo Plain. I’ve been visiting this area since 1987 when The Nature Conservancy hired me to create photos to use for fund raising. I happened to arrive as a spring storm was passing through. I even had snow as I drove over the Temblor range on the east side of the plain. Here’s an image I captured using a technique called High Dynamic Range photograhy (HDR) The Carrizo is located between the Caliente and Temblor ranges in central California. It represents what the Central Valley may have looked like before irrigation. This continues to be one of my favorite places to visit, with the openness and the untamed feeling. You can see more photos here.

Wishing you Peace and Prosperity in 2010

The holidays are over, the last of the Christmas ham is gone. The Christmas lights are back in storage and it’s time to look forward to the year ahead. We like to wish you a year of peace and prosperity. Come partner with us in creating new opportunities.

Join us for a Reception


Please join us on Sunday evening, August 16 th between 5 and 6 PM for a reception. I will have a number of my panoramic images at the Post Meridian Restaurant, 1568 Oak View Avenue in Kensington (on the Kensington Circle) 94706. And if you can’t join us for the reception please visit the restaurant for dinner. My work will be on display from August 12 th through September 10. You can also view more panoramas online.

Weed Control!


We recently sent this image out with an email blast to graphic designers and advertising agencies with the intent of generating interest in stock sales and assignment work. This is a self portrait of Treve with a weed whacker. You can read the story that goes with this on Treve’s other blog www.faithandnature.com. You can see more of Treve’s lifestyle work on his Photoshelter site.

In Praise of Earth Day

tjp_442_4943.DNGWe’ve been preparing some of Treve’s images to display on the web for potential sales both as art prints and as stock photos.  This image was captured in February 2007 while on a backpacking trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile.  The majestic mountains, the swirling clouds and the ice speak to the power of nature.

Petroglyphs in Bishop

tjp_683_7141Treve is in Bishop this week, working remotely, from his Eastern Sierra base (his son Aaron’s house), and testing the idea of working virtually. The idea being that with laptop and cell phone,  he can operate business from anywhere. The challenge is the awesome landscape that keeps distracting him and dragging him out into the surrounding environs. Earlier this week he went hunting for petroglyps along Fish Slough Road and Red Rock Canyon. Here’s an example of one of the images he captures. You can see more by clicking here.

Fall Color

Aspen in fall color near Sonora PassTreve just returned from his annual fall color safari, and it looks like he caught the color in the Eastern Sierra at the peak. Here’s an image captured just east of Sonora Pass on Highway 108, with the aspen in full color and the mountains in the background. You can see more of the images from his trip here. The fall color trip included a drive through Yosemite going over Tioga Pass, a visit to Bishop Creek and North Lake and a return trip over Sonora Pass. The aspen were putting on quite a show above 8000 feet, with color below that elevation yet to develop. Treve also captured several panoramic images which we’ll be adding to the gallery shortly.