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Finding Paradise in Paradise


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?

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Stairway to Heaven


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!

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An Adventure to Remember

Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

© Perri K Schelat All Rights Reserved

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.


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Why a Blog?

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.

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