Photographing The Butchart Gardens in the Spring

Similar to what I wrote in my previous post, Photographing Vancouver in the Spring, I had photographed The Butchart Gardens in the summer previously but was my first time visiting during the spring. On my previous visit, we arrived when it opened and spent all day there shooting photos until the late evening hours since they …

Photographing Vancouver in the Spring

The Vancouver area is a place that I’m fairly familiar with. My parents took me there when I was a kid to see Expo ’86, I revisited with my mom several years ago when we spent 12 days photographing the area, and I was most recently there two years ago. Given where I am in …

Favorite Photos From 2015

Well it’s that time of year for Jim Goldstein’s annual “Your Best Photos” blog project again. This is a fun exercise in reviewing the past year and looking back at previous years to see how our work has evolved. In case you’re curious, here are my entries from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. In …

Baie-Saint-Paul

We spent two nights at Baie-Saint-Paul before returning to Quebec City. I loved this place. What a cute little town! Everything was within walking distance of our hotel. There were a lot of art galleries featuring Quebec artists in this small town. I visited most of the galleries and really had a good time doing …

Tadoussac

I’ve had a lifelong connection to Canada and Quebec had been a place I’d been wanting to visit for several years now so I had an opportunity to travel there last week via Backroads. We spent the first evening in Tadoussac which was a three-hour drive north of Quebec City. This was a very small town but …

Patricia Lake

My mom’s name is Patricia and having seen the road sign for Patricia Lake in Jasper, we decided to pay a visit in the morning before heading back down Icefields Parkway to Banff. We drove there and ended up in the private cottages area by accident which offered no apparent lakeside view. I almost gave …

29 Years Later

It had been 29 years since my mom had visited the Canadian Rockies. On that trip, it was my dad, my mom and myself. My brother was just a baby at that time so he stayed at my grandparents’ house. Fast-forward to 2015; my dad is no longer with us and my brother is an …

Wildlife Viewing Behavior at National Parks

The most abundant animals that I came across were elk and big horn sheep. This one herd of sheep must have numbered close to 20. I probably spent about five hours total with them during this trip. They are really interesting creatures though they seemingly spend the majority of their time grazing or laying down. …