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 …

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 …

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 …

The Kind Act of Sharing Knowledge

I had packed away my camera equipment and was about to head back down the mountain to my car because I wasn’t eager to hike through an unfamiliar, dense forest in complete darkness equipped with only an LED flashlight. As I was about to leave, the several locals (non-photographers) that were up on the mountain …

Canada Goose Family

It was very windy out on this evening when the Canada Geese tried to retire for the evening. I’m sure some of the women out there that read my blog (like my mom) can relate to this Canada Goose family photo. This was the most unique thing that I witnessed during this trip and it …

Two Jack Lake

Two Jack Lake is a location that I’d like to photograph some more on my next visit. I saw a lot of potential here that I wasn’t quite able to figure out. I think if the water were calm that it would have been amazing. See more of my Banff National Park photos.

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 …