For her college graduation trip, my daughter Arden and I spent a long weekend in Zion with a quick trip to Bryce Here is what you might see in a three day weekend. Continue reading
As Mary and I planned our epic trip to New Zealand’s South Island last year, we negotiated where we would go and what we would photograph. Mary needs a lot of subject variety. I, on the other hand, want to get the iconic shot which often times means going to the same place over and over until we get it right. Lake Matheson near Fox Glacier is a good example. Continue reading
I really wanted to make the iconic photo of the Milford Sound that I had seen many times in books and on-line. We planned our New Zealand trip with a 4 hour one way drive and 24 hour turn around just so we could “get the shot.” It did not quite work out for us. Here’s what happened. Continue reading
One of the joys of photography is going to the same beautiful place multiple times over many years and in different seasons and weather. I was reminded of this when we were in Tucson in December and visited my favorite saguaro. Here is what we saw. Continue reading
If you slept in or do not live on the west coast of the US, you missed the super blue moon eclipse. Here is what you would have seen.
We read that Lake Tekapo had some beautiful flowers on its shores. So after a long drive, we thought we would take it easy and have a leisurely sunset shoot. When we showed up to a full parking lot, we knew we were in for some “combat” photography. Here’s what we did. Continue reading
I hate mornings. Let me clarify, I hate early mornings. Which is an issue for a nature photographer. Peter tries every persuasion technique to get me out of bed on cold, dark mornings, hours before the sun comes up (and it is usually 1 1/2 -2 hours because the best light is around 30 minutes before sunrise and it seems to take us an hour to get to wherever it is we need to go). So we get there (in plenty of time in my opinion), I’m ready, and the amazing light is over in minutes. Now what? Its usually too early for breakfast, I’m awake so going back to sleep is not going to happen…. Continue reading
Hooker Lake is the one of the best views in all of New Zealand and is a must see, if you can swing it on the south island. The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is 3 hours from Queenstown and 4 hours from Christchurch. Here is what we saw.
If you want to make better photos, they have to have the right exposure in interesting light. They should also be focused correctly. Finally, you need to have an interesting subject, composed well. I was reminded of these things when we visited the world famous Wanaka Tree in New Zealand. Here’s what we did. Continue reading
The night before we drove home from Bishop, Mary convinced me to “sleep-in” until 7 AM because there was not going to be any good sky the next morning. We decided we would photograph the Alabama Hills the next morning in infrared. Our “go-to” sunny day solution. Here is what we made. Continue reading