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 …

Night Photography Book by Grant Collier

 I was recently provided an eBook version of Grant Collier’s Guide to Night Photography to review on my blog. I was very impressed by the amount of detail that Collier covered in the book and the photos were top-notch. Just about everything you need to know about the genre is covered in the book incl. which …

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 …

My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

 I’ve never pushed myself so hard for a photo shoot. After countless hours researching one of my favorite photo locations on Google, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram and then tracking down the almost exact location through shared camera GPS data I drove 3 1/2 hours to capture this amazing Yosemite view that is destined to be a centerpiece …

Lee Big Stopper Ten-Stop Neutral Density Filter

 Over the past two weeks, I’ve been experimenting with long exposures using the Lee Big Stopper Ten-Stop Neutral Density Filter. I’ve had a portfolio of work that I’ve wanted to add to for a while now where for certain situations I feel that it would be beneficial to do longer exposures. I’m still getting the hang …

Yosemite Falls and Merced River

 My initial sunrise destination was Tunnel View but too much chatter about early-80’s George Brett at 6 a.m. left me driving off to Swinging Bridge in search of less talk and more photography. I lucked out as I got to enjoy this sunrise to myself before a few photographers came later on after the brief light show …