Trees in Heaven

 After a late night of the Photowalk, I woke up before dawn with the hopes of photographing the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. No luck. It was completely fogged in so much that I couldn’t see the bridge despite standing next to it at the first turnoff in the Marin Headlands. Since that …

San Francisco Seal Rocks – Worldwide Photowalk 2010

 This was the last photo I took during Saturday’s Worldwide Photowalk at the Seal Rocks in San Francisco which was led by Jim Goldstein. It was nearly pitch black outside except for the lights from the Cliff House beaming down from above which illuminated the Seal Rocks and the Pacific Ocean. I decided to go …

Yellowstone National Park Photos and More

 I have finished processing photos of my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park and have added 62 new images to my website. Feel free to check out my new gallery of Yellowstone National Park pictures. A bit more shameless self-promotion: My Vancouver skyline photo was licensed by one of my photo agencies for the opening …

Video of Lower Yellowstone Falls

  Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This is what it was like during my final day at Yellowstone National Park. It was a lot of fun to be out there in such a heavy storm but as always, you have to be aware of where you point your lens so the glass doesn’t …

Video of Firehole River at Upper Geyser Basin

  Firehole River at Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming My original intention was to make a fancy multimedia video from my Yellowstone coverage but then it occurred to me that would be unnecessary because Yellowstone National Park speaks for itself so I’ll just stick to sharing unedited video clips. See more of my …

Head-to-Head Combat

 Bison look docile most of the time since they spend much of the day grazing grass. But then other times they make you go, “Whoa!” If you’ve never seen a bison up-close, maybe this will give you some context: One day a large bison walked past my rental van and I noticed in the rear-view …

Sunset Lake

 I learned early on as a photographer that gloomy skies can be used effectively in landscape photography if you know what to look for. You can’t do much with the white, featureless type of skies but when you have the dark storm clouds with well-defined separation between clouds then it can lead to some moody …

Making Honey From Lemons

 Given that it was overcast for the majority of the trip, I often had to work around the dreary-looking skies by focusing my attention toward the ground. I’ll admit to having cursed at the weather more than a few times but I think it also pushed me to look for different compositions than I would …

Yellowstone Lake

 Yellowstone Lake more closely resembled a big ice skating rink than a lake. Since the lake lies at a higher elevation than most of the other popular areas of the park, it was one of the few places other than the mountain peaks that there was still a significant amount of winter snow leftover. I …