Devils Postpile National Monument

As mentioned in the Milky Way Galaxy post, one of the photographer’s I was traveling with wandered off to Rainbow Falls without letting us know and also left far too late in the day without being prepared for night conditions. The trail to Rainbow Falls from Devils Postpile is at least two miles through the …

McWay Falls

It took me a whole lifetime of exploring up and down the California coast to finally get a picture of McWay Falls. Yes!!&&!!!@! Being one of the most iconic spots along the coast, it may sound weird to be so excited, but when if you spend a good chunk of your day fantasizing about the …

North Lake Revisited

If you were following my blog last year then you might remember my unpleasant experience at North Lake. I opted to skip sunrise at North Lake with the photographers I was traveling with in favor of sunrise at the Owens River. When I met up the guys that morning they told me that a crowd …

Milky Way Galaxy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a month since I photographed this but this photo was taken after a crazy day with a couple other photographers in Bishop Creek Canyon and Devils Postpile NM. Basically one of the photographers that I was traveling with hiked onto Rainbow Falls in the early evening from …

Bishop Creek Canyon Fall Colors – 2009

Greg Lato, Chris Chin, Bill Brothers and I spent the last weekend of September exploring Bishop Creek Canyon, the Owens River and Devils Postpile National Monument. I’d shot photos with Greg previously in the Bay Area but was my first time meeting Bill and Chris. Chris and myself were the only two that had explored …

Mount Rainier Aerial Photo

We could have had another full day in Vancouver but not one to have much common sense, I ended up booking a late morning flight which cost about the same as if we had taken an evening flight. AaagghhH!! It wasn’t so bad though I guess because the trip was long enough as is. Overall, …

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Bridal Veil Falls is an incredible sight to witness. The setting is extremely lush and even more so given the rain and fog. As you could imagine, that was also a cause for frustration. At Minter Gardens I could keep my lens dry at least because I was shooting down at everything but at Bridal …

I Flew on a Jetplane

I just got back from a vacation to Canada with my mom. I hadn’t taken a real vacation in several years as most of my other travels during that time were for freelance work and stock photography. My mom’s family lives in Vancouver and she had been talking about wanting to go up there for …

Bark Beetle Disease

Bark Beetle Disease has wreaked havoc across the Western region of North America for the past several years. I had read about this wiping out vast stretches of forests in the Colorado Rocky Mountains but hadn’t really noticed it much personally going up to the San Bernardino Mountains several days ago. When driving up to …

Will You Marry Me, Crystal?

On Friday night, I walked out onto the scenic vista at Pelican Point, Crystal Cove State Park before heading back to the trail when I passed this couple pushing their baby in the stroller to the scenic vista. I didn’t think anything of it until I rounded the corner below when the other people going …