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 …

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. …

The People You Meet While Traveling

One of the coolest parts of doing travel photography is the people you meet during your travels. In L.A., it’s rare I meet someone that strikes me as interesting but when I go to other places it’s always interesting to talk to people from a different place than myself. After shooting another late sunset around …

Upper Waterfowl Lake

The Icefields Parkway is arguably the most scenic road within the Canadian Rockies. It’s about a 150 mile drive from the Lake Louise area to the town of Jasper. It passes through so many mountain peaks like the ones shown above that it’s impossible to take it all in within a short amount of time, …

Life Savers at Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge within Yoho National Park was the location that I was most interested in visiting and not just because the split rock looks cool. I had some unfinished business to take care of. During my family’s vacation in 1986, we were on a tour bus (yes, one of those), but during our stop at …