Where the bend is big and the singers sing loud.

This was the fourth story we shot in the series, On The Trail, for CBS Sunday Morning.  We spent a day south of the border in Boquillas, Couahila MX. 

Over the last few months, there's been a lot of talk about walls on the U.S.-Mexico border. Conor Knighton, "On The Trail" again, as part of "Sunday Morning"'s celebration of the National Park Service's centennial, takes us to Big Bend, the national park along the border whose natural walls are stunning to behold.

Death Valley! It's like a regular valley, except with more death.

Walking around Death Valley you overhear people say that they feel like they're on another planet. It certainly feels like this place belongs elsewhere.  

Amazing underwater footage provided by the national park. 

Devils Hole sounds like a scary place, but it's really a sanctuary. Conor Knighton take us to this tranquil place near Death Valley National Park, a refuge for one of the rarest fish in the world.

At the mountains of glacial madness

This was such a great story to shoot. Shot in Alaska at Kenai Fjords National Park and Glacier National Park in Montana.  Hiking up to Grinnell Glacier was incredible. The views are beyond belief. Hiked the 7.6 mile round trip with a C300 mark II, 5D Mark III, a few lenses and a tripod.  Edited in New York.

"Rephotography" - comparing photos taken at the same spot years apart - can be a detective tool, when comparing archive images of glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska and Glacier National park in Montana, to the views found today. Conor Knighton looks at how these natural wonders are disappearing at an astonishing rate.

The Middle of Nowhere is Still The Middle of Somewhere.

Along the long sun beaten stretch of the I-10 between LA and Phoenix lies a place lost to time and dust.  I'm not exactly sure why this place exists, but it does, well it did.  Now it seems more like a relic of a long gone past.  I enjoy combining the delicate and the harsh.  It's like mixing a carefree past with a rough present day.  This series is a exploration of that idea.  A visitor to place that only resides in memories under the blistering desert sun.  

Shoot with Mr. Hasemeyer

Action Hasemeyer.  Shot in Phoenix on a very hot and sunny Saturday morning.  The idea was to contrast a dapper looking gentleman with the bent metal destruction of a car wrecking yard. Mr. Hasemeyer a TV personality is known for a variety hosting duties, but one happens to be reviewing cars, so this seemed like a perfect fit.  I'm not normally one to use and HDR look, (I typically prefer a more natural tone), but with this set it seemed right.  The more defined edges and lines of the HDR image help with the, "hardness", of the tone.