The Kind Act of Sharing Knowledge

I had packed away my camera equipment and was about to head back down the mountain to my car because I wasn’t eager to hike through an unfamiliar, dense forest in complete darkness equipped with only an LED flashlight. As I was about to leave, the several locals (non-photographers) that were up on the mountain …

Two Jack Lake

Two Jack Lake is a location that I’d like to photograph some more on my next visit. I saw a lot of potential here that I wasn’t quite able to figure out. I think if the water were calm that it would have been amazing. See more of my Banff National Park photos.

Vermillion Lakes

I spent 2.5 hours standing in this tight little space along the muddy Vermillion Lakes shoreline sandwiched between thick vegetation, in complete awe of the scene unfolding before me. Literally every second that passed by yielded a completely different composition. There are some scenes that require photographic vision to capture effectively and then there are …

Lake Minnewanka

Photographing in the Canadian Rockies requires a lot more persistence than my pictures might look. What this Lake Minnewanka photo doesn’t show is the all day of thick clouds and rain that preceded a partial clearing during “magic hour”. It can be easy to retire to a warm bed where it is dry after dinner …

Beauty in Death

I find a certain beauty to burned forests. As a society, we’re conditioned to think all fire is bad when in reality it’s a vital part of nature’s recycling process. When fire is caused by natural means then it can be beneficial, and as nature proves repeatedly, that life regenerates in burned areas. As a …

Marble Canyon

When photographing a scene even if there is a featured attraction, I always like to look around to see if there are any other aspects to the landscape that I can photograph. In this instance I looked behind away from Marble Canyon and Vermillion Peak in the background canyon my eye while contrasted with the …

Waterfall Abstract

On my first visit to Bow Falls, I saw some interesting opportunities for long exposure photos but it was mid-morning during this visit so I came back on another day to try it after the sun had already gone down. See more of my Banff National Park photos.

Bow River Valley

This nice little vantage point above the Bow River provided me with a view of the valley. I was hoping to get an S-curve with the river but the trees were blocking my view. Luckily on this photo, the sun broke through providing a visual point of interest with some illumination on the trees while …

Johnston Canyon

On my 4th day in the Canadian Rockies, I spent a rainy morning photographing Johnston Canyon. This was also another location that I had visited a child but I believe my mom suffered from some altitude sickness on this trail back then so we didn’t quite make it up to the Upper Falls. I personally …

The People You Meet While Traveling

One of the coolest parts of doing travel photography is the people you meet during your travels. In L.A., it’s rare I meet someone that strikes me as interesting but when I go to other places it’s always interesting to talk to people from a different place than myself. After shooting another late sunset around …