Space Shuttle Endeavour

Anyone that has been in L.A. over the past several weeks has probably either gotten a glimpse of Space Shuttle Endeavour flying overhead or heard about it on the news. Today, they began transporting Endeavour on the ground from LAX to the California Science Center. Since driving through the area and parking would have been …

The Best Light for Landscape Photography

When I first started off shooting photos a decade ago, I naively believed what I’d read in the photography magazines and how-to books about how the best light for landscape photography was during the “magic hour” around sunrise and sunset so most of my photography reflected that. After a while though, I realized how limiting …

Rainbow Over Pasadena City Hall

I’ve long envisioned taking a photo with a rainbow over Pasadena’s City Hall but it’s not exactly an easy feat to pull off considering that the Los Angeles area doesn’t rain very often. Even if it rains, other factors include the positioning of the sun (assuming the sun is even visible during a storm), and …

Lake Mary

Since our campground was located nearby, it made it really easy to just hop out of the tent on the last morning of the trip and head over to Lake Mary to shoot sunrise within minutes. There was another photographer that was already there by the time I had arrived but we stayed clear of …

Mono Lake Panoramic

Right before we went for the fish tacos, we hiked this cool volcano trail adjacent to Mono Lake and got this panoramic view of the whole landscape. Mono Lake is much bigger than just the South Tufa area that seems to attract all the photographers. Click on the above photo to see a larger version. …

Devils Postpile

Devils Postpile is one of the more surreal California landscapes that I’ve encountered. We stopped by the columnar basalt on the way to Rainbow Falls just after the crack of dawn. Unfortunately it was not long after this point that I realized I had left something out in our campsite in the Lake Mary area …

The Best Fish Tacos Are From a Gas Station?

There are several dishes that I consider myself a connoisseur of and fish tacos are one of them. The majority of fish tacos that I’ve tried have been average to awful to put in bluntly. In the awful category, you’re likely to feel sick from an oil overdose after eating the fish taco. There are …

Tuolumne Meadows

Samantha is a 4th year pharmacy student so it’s a bit of a challenge to make plans but we found some time to go camping during this Labor Day weekend. She had never been camping before and had been talking about it for a while so I decided that we would camp in the Eastern …

Canadian Rockies Photo Galleries

I just added two new photo galleries to my site for the Canadian Rockies (Jasper, Kootenay & Yoho NP) and Banff National Park photos. Images are available for licensing and as fine art photography prints. My Vancouver and Victoria photos from a few years ago have been selling consistently so hopefully that is the case …

Portland Farmers Market

I love farmers markets so I got up early on Saturday a few weeks ago to go to the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University. I wanted to go get my pictures before the light got too harsh and all the crops got picked over. I really enjoyed Portland Farmers Market. I also had …