Favorite Photos From 2017

This is the 8th consecutive “Your Best Photos” blog project that I’ve participated in. Thanks to my friend, Jim Goldstein, for hosting this project as usual. Here are my entries from previous years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. 2017 was a transitional year for me and my son, Tyler, transitioning from being a newborn to a 1-year-old toddler. Parenting became much …

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 …

Beautiful Charlevoix

Charlevoix is the region across the Saint Lawrence River and north of Quebec City. I found the area to be quite beautiful and worth another future visit, when I can focus solely on my own photography. With so many trees, I’m sure this area is really stunning further into the fall season. See more of my Canada …

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 …

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

It is only fitting that the final photo I shot on the Canadian Rockies trip was of Canada’s first National park, Cave and Basin National Historic Site. We didn’t explore much of the park unfortunately because it was just too hot outside on this day. Despite being a Southern California native, I don’t do well …

Bow Valley Parkway

Driving the 48-kilometer Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise is one of the classic scenic drives in the Canadian Rockies. This route normally has a lot of wildlife so it was closed during the morning of the 2nd day of our trip. Unfortunately we didn’t see much in the way of wildlife this time …