Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park

 In my opinion, Kootenay National Park is the least photogenic of the four National Parks in this region but there are a few places worth visiting including the Paint Pots. On my previous visit, I didn’t realize that the trail continued beyond the open meadow so I technically didn’t make it to the Paint Pots which …

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 …

Maligne Lake

 I had thought that Moraine Lake was the most beautiful landscape I had ever visited. That was until my family and I took the Maligne Lake boat tour out to Spirit Island. Many of the landscape compositions that I normally shoot back at home aren’t the type that automatically demand that a camera be pointed at …

Jasper, Alberta

 We encountered rain during the last stretch of our Icefields Parkway drive and it became a hard rain shortly after checking into our room which was located right in the middle of Jasper. It didn’t last long however and became this stunning double rainbow. I captured this photo from our 2nd floor room which overlooked the main street through …

Icefields Parkway

 Icefields Parkway is a 140-mile long scenic drive the stretches from Banff National Park into Jasper National Park while straddling the Continental Divide. It’s truly an incredible place that needs to be seen. It is a surprisingly easy drive to make also with not too much in the way of “mountain” driving. I had driven …

Moraine Lake & The Valley of Ten Peaks

 It’s an interesting feeling as a landscape photographer to know when you’re standing amidst the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. This was probably the 4th time I had ever been to Moraine Lake but I had never seen the classic blue waters that the lake is famous for. As a landscape photographer it’s easy to …

Lake Louise Summer

 Lake Louise is the most famous landmark in the Canadian Rockies and attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s easy to see why too with the emerald-colored water and massive glacier overlooking the lake. Due to the fortunate timing of visiting on Sunday, a week before the holidays it wasn’t too crowded during our visit. …

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 …

Impressions of Morro Bay

 Having visited Morro Bay for all of my life, and photographing Morro Rock multiple times, I don’t feel pressured to focus my attention on the iconic views though I certainly do photograph the rock when the opportunities lend themselves. As there was no visible sunrise on this recent foggy morning I spent as much time experimenting with other …

Rainy Days and Mondays II

 I’ve always been drawn to melancholy moods; from the music I listen to to the weather I like. Sunsets will always be a fun subject photograph but I’ve been finding myself wanting to explore moods from a more personal place. See more of my San Francisco East Bay photos.