Punchbowl Falls

 Punchbowl Falls is surrounded by some stunning scenery. Since the waterfall is set back within the mossy canyon, I had to boulder hop into the middle of the creek in order to get a decent look at the falls. It amazes me how few tourists actually go onto the trails and hike to the most …

Metlako Falls

 Metlako Falls is an interesting waterfall in that it is located within a narrow canyon in Eagle Creek and that a patch of fog kept hanging around the falls. Metlako Falls is rather hard to see though unless you go over the retaining rail near the edge of the cliff. A little bit spooky for …

Wildflowers in Columbia River Gorge

 Most of the forested trails within the Columbia River Gorge were lined with wildflowers. The flowers aren’t as big as they are in California, most were quite small in-fact, but they are equally as pretty. While hiking the Eagle Creek Trail, this patch of purple wildflowers caught my eye so I worked the scene to …

Ponytail Falls

 After the Portland Japanese Garden, I met up with Seattle photographer, Rob Tilley, for several days of photography. Neither of us had been to the Columbia River Gorge before so after mulling over a bunch of websites, I decided that we would hike the Horsetail Falls Loop hike since there were several waterfalls to be …

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.