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 …

Canadian Rockies Video

  Canadian Rockies Video I recorded quite a bit of HD video on this trip to the Canadian Rockies. With such a dynamic landscape and the abundance of wildlife, it would almost seem like a disservice to be a nature photographer and not capture video footage of what I saw especially when I was already …

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 …

Athabasca Glacier

 The turquoise water of Sunwapta Lake immediately caught my attention as I arrived at the foot of Athabasca Glacier. The reason why some of the lakes and rivers in the Canadian Rockies are this color is due to rock flour mixing into the water from glaciated mountains. As the photo looks, it was pretty cold …

Upper Waterfowl Lake

 The Icefields Parkway is arguably the most scenic road within the Canadian Rockies. It’s about a 150 mile drive from the Lake Louise area to the town of Jasper. It passes through so many mountain peaks like the ones shown above that it’s impossible to take it all in within a short amount of time, …