My old journal/blog commenced in 2006 and was retired in early June 2021. Fifteen years worth of posts - articles, gear reviews, announcements, trip reports, photographs, environmental issues, and much more - can be found here. Please subscribe to my Journal to stay tuned (I recommend Feedly). Thank you for reading.

9th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo
04 November 2021  |  Joshua Tree National Park, California

My photograph The Bolo and Baguette hangs in the 9th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo, opening this weekend, November 6-7. It's a juried exposition; 108 artists entered 253 pieces of art and mine is among the 61 pieces that will hang in yet another great show...

It Ended With a Bang
03 November 2021

My last morning in Denver ended with a bang. I had driven from my home in Southern California to Denver over the course of two days to visit with my brother and sister in law, Sara, their young Labrador pup, Sadie (my new dog niece), and my longtime friend, Katy, before I would carry my camera high into the Rockies...

Book Review: Another Day Not Wasted by Guy Tal
05 October 2021
Guy Tal: Another Day Not Wasted

“Don’t be afraid to live”

Guy Tal’s latest book, Another Day Not Wasted: Meditations on Photography, Art, and Wildness, should find its way into the collection of every nature and landscape photographer who wishes to elevate their life and life experiences...

On Exhibition: Roots
09 August 2021

My photograph Roots is on exhibition as part of the "Rooted" fundraising group exhibition at Greenly Art Space in Signal Hill, California (in the greater Long Beach area). This exhibition runs through October 9, 2021, gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am-2pm or by appointment (562-533-4020)...

Out of Death Valley 2022
8 July 2021

JOIN ME! Next year I am teaching alongside many great photographers at Out of Death Valley. It is an immersive, 5-day landscape photography conference taking place January 26th-30th, 2022 at Death Valley National Park...

24 June 2021

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment" Ansel Adams

If you’ve followed my photographs and words long enough, you’ve seen and heard me speak about the California desert and renewable or “green” energy, and perhaps not necessarily in the friendliest of fashions...

TAKE ACTION: Massive Solar Project Threatens the Eastern Boundary of Death Valley National Park
23 June 2021

Friends, please take action TODAY to help protect Death Valley National Park, wildlife, and public lands. This photograph depicts the Bullfrog Hills just east of Death Valley National Park, in Nye County, Nevada...

Photograph: The Prepared Mind
23 June 2021

Incredible stormy light and shadow at sunrise over the Last Chance Mountains, Death Valley National Park. ©Michael E. Gordon. I enjoy creative titling of photographs. Here I've mixed the famous quote of French microbiologist/chemist, Louis Pasteur, with the name of the mountain range seen in the photograph...

Published: Elements Landscape Photography Magazine #4
22 June 2021

My article Home along with nine of my photographs appears in the June 2021 issue of Elements Landscape Photography Magazine. It's an honor to share the pages with photographic luminaries such as Bruce Barnbaum, Nick Brandt, Michael Frye, and Christopher Burkett...

Photograph: Sheltered
22 June 2021
Fendler's Meadow Rue (Thalictrum fendleri) in the sheltered embrace of California Corn Lily (Veratrum californicum). Photo © Michael E. Gordon. Purchase your fine art print today.
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