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 …

Nature Photography Multimedia Video

  Nature Photography Multimedia Video Since giving the nature photography lecture at the Sierra Club in March, I had been looking for ways to get parts of my presentation online. It wasn’t until I picked up the Canon 5D Mark II recently that I was able to figure out how to put all of the …

Moreno Valley

 I would be posting a picture of the San Francisco de Asis Church in Rancho de Taos right now but my sunrise photo shoot never materialized. I got up before 5 a.m. and drove over to the church expecting to see some flood lights illuminating the exterior but that was not to be. The sky …

Rio Grande Gorge

 Visiting the Rio Grande Gorge wasn’t in my plans initially but since I got rained out of Taos my options were to either sleep the rest of the day away or drive to the gorge and just take a look regardless if I took any photos or not. It turned out to be a good …