When I was approached by a young man I work at my day job for some decoration for his apartment I sent him to my website to see if he connected with anything.
Then, that week, we had a series of lightning storms all over central and southern Nevada that lasted the whole week. I asked him how he felt about lightning and when I received a positive response...
I told him I would go out and create an image just for him.
I drove up to central Nevada to storm chase and when I saw this cell rolling in towards Hiko I drove my van to a place where I could capture the show. I set the camera up on a tripod and chose a 20 second exposure and started shooting.
My camera captured this image while I made myself some tea in my van. You can see the stars above the storm cloud are a little bit streaky - that's due to the focal length of my lens (fixed 35mm) plus the length of the exposure.
I named it after the guy I worked with because without him I wouldn't have been inspired to drive up to central Nevada to capture it in the first place.
The Jesse by Aeon Jones Photography
Seriously - some images shouldn't be so easy to create.
I actually took this shot by standing on the top of my fence in my backyard and shooting the sky over the houses in my neighborhood.
It was a seriously incredible moment to witness these *eastern Sierra*-like clouds on the west edge of Las Vegas.
Sovereign by Aeon Jones Photography
I'm not sure what it is about this photograph... but I know I like it.
There's definitely an appeal of the big storm cloud.
And the slope of the hill with the Joshua Trees on it.
I like the road leading into the frame from the center right and then heading up hill.
I don't know what it is about it... Do you like it? I'd love to hear from you with your opinion.
Especially if you have a title for it!
The lone tree.
It represents strength, determination, solitude and loneliness.
I like to think that it represents courage in the face of adversity - the will to carry on no matter what. The unending striving for life.
Singular by Aeon Jones Photography
This image, featured by Google Chromecast, is completely manufactured.
I'm not a purist.
I was up on the eastern shelf of Zion National Park in a photography workshop for fall colors of Zion. Our leader asked us to work an area and come up with something.
I was totally uninspired... I was amongst all these fallen maple leaves but, I guess because of their shape, when the maple leaves fall they land dull side up.
So I got down and investigated the leaves further. I turned several of them over and began to work the scene with my camera. I wasn't getting anything that I got really stoked about, though... and decided that I had to find something else.
As I was leaving I came across this dead root stem on the ground and I knew I'd found the "subject" for my photograph.
I picked up the root and went back to the leaf pile under the maple. I placed the root under my tripod and flipped over many of the leaves so the bright red side was pointing upwards. I strategically placed one, two, several leaves and took many shots.
This is one of the better ones that worked. It's a completely manufactured scene. But it was still there and I didn't add anything that didn't belong.