Vermillion Lakes

I spent 2.5 hours standing in this tight little space along the muddy Vermillion Lakes shoreline sandwiched between thick vegetation, in complete awe of the scene unfolding before me. Literally every second that passed by yielded a completely different composition. There are some scenes that require photographic vision to capture effectively and then there are …

Lake Minnewanka

Photographing in the Canadian Rockies requires a lot more persistence than my pictures might look. What this Lake Minnewanka photo doesn’t show is the all day of thick clouds and rain that preceded a partial clearing during “magic hour”. It can be easy to retire to a warm bed where it is dry after dinner …

Waterfall Abstract

On my first visit to Bow Falls, I saw some interesting opportunities for long exposure photos but it was mid-morning during this visit so I came back on another day to try it after the sun had already gone down. See more of my Banff National Park photos.

Bow River Valley

This nice little vantage point above the Bow River provided me with a view of the valley. I was hoping to get an S-curve with the river but the trees were blocking my view. Luckily on this photo, the sun broke through providing a visual point of interest with some illumination on the trees while …

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. …

Johnston Canyon

On my 4th day in the Canadian Rockies, I spent a rainy morning photographing Johnston Canyon. This was also another location that I had visited a child but I believe my mom suffered from some altitude sickness on this trail back then so we didn’t quite make it up to the Upper Falls. I personally …

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, …

Bow Summit

Though the other lakes in this part of the Icefields Parkway were still completely frozen, I was not going to leave Canada without at least attempting to see what Peyto Lake looked like from Bow Summit. I had never been there before but I had seen a lot of photos of this place so I …

Herbert Lake

Herbert Lake is one of the most stunning lakes that I saw in the Canadian Rockies. The first thing that catches your attention is how calm the water is at certain times of the day and the perfect reflection that results. It’s also very quiet aside from the birds which makes it a great place …