In May 2013 I traveled to Hawaii visiting Maui, Molokai and Kauai.
We’ve been going to Hawaii for almost ten years. I try to treat our Hawaiian trip as a vacation from photography, but I’m never very successful. It’s pretty darn difficult to be in such a glorious place and not photograph everything I see. I really wanted to relax and vacation from early morning sunrise and late evening sunset shoots. Why is it that those intentions seem always to fall by the wayside?
In my experience, photography is often equal parts inspiration and perspiration. Getting the great shot often involves scrambling over a boulder pile, lying on my belly in creek mud, or crawling up a wooded hillside to find the unique composition I want to capture. Rarely do I fall out of the car and find a scene that really thrills me. This past summer I took a trip that pushed the balance a bit more toward the perspiration side, but the payoff was spectacular.
I have fallen in love with Glacier National Park since I moved to Montana five years ago and have photographed just about all the places I can get to that are within a mile of a pull-off or parking lot. But, as I am not a camper, nor serious hiker, I had not invested the time to work my way into the treasures that lie in the parks interior. This August, I decided to do just that – the hike to Grinnell Glacier was on!
Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Canada
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I just returned from an extended photography trip to the Canadian Rockies. I traveled extensively through British Columbia and Alberta. I spent time in Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park and Jasper National Park.
I found lovely Fall weather conditions, stunning blue water, turning larches and aspens.
Without a doubt the highlight of my trip was a back-country stay at Mount Assiniboine Lodge inside of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia. Visiting Mount Assiniboine was an experience I will always remember. I saw the most stunning mountain scenery I’ve ever laid eyes on.
About five years ago, maybe more, a photo instructor I knew announced that he would no longer send out emails and newsletters to his clients. He simply didn’t have time. Instead, he was going to start a blog that we could all subscribe to. I thought to myself, what an incredible numb-skull! What self-important, pompous ass would think anybody would be interested in his day-to-day thoughts? Certainly not! Not me!
I’d like to announce my new blog.