Lovers Point

 Presented with the option of how to spend my birthday weekend, I told Samantha that I would like to spend the weekend in Monterey. She found us this great B&B in Pacific Grove located in the downtown area and just a few blocks from the ocean. The nice part of these late fall sunrises is …

Beautiful Charlevoix

 Charlevoix is the region across the Saint Lawrence River and north of Quebec City. I found the area to be quite beautiful and worth another future visit, when I can focus solely on my own photography. With so many trees, I’m sure this area is really stunning further into the fall season. See more of my Canada …

Tadoussac

 I’ve had a lifelong connection to Canada and Quebec had been a place I’d been wanting to visit for several years now so I had an opportunity to travel there last week via Backroads. We spent the first evening in Tadoussac which was a three-hour drive north of Quebec City. This was a very small town but …

Bodega Head

 Since my first visit to the Sonoma Coast many years ago, I’ve felt that this was one of the most scenic stretches of coast in California. It’s much more accessible than Big Sur and every bit as stunning. It’s a bit of a drive to get there from San Francisco due to heavy traffic on …

The Passage of Time

 Returning to a location multiple times over period of years is something I like to do because it feels like visiting an old friend. As time passes we gain and lose loved ones, relationships come and go, jobs are just another line on the resume – everything becomes a distant memory over time but the sum of …

Bow Valley Parkway

 Driving the 48-kilometer Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise is one of the classic scenic drives in the Canadian Rockies. This route normally has a lot of wildlife so it was closed during the morning of the 2nd day of our trip. Unfortunately we didn’t see much in the way of wildlife this time …

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 …