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.