Death Valley - From Tranquility to Wind Swept
July 10, 2023  |  Death Valley National Park, California

It was the usual damp wet February weather at home and I was busily packing for my first photography trip to Death Valley National Park. The plan was to camp which means being more strategic on what I need, and what I don't...

The Rise of AI and Impact to the Future of Photography
March 3, 2023  |  Artificial Intelligence

Update 6/5/2023

Not surprising since writing this article only a few months ago, the AI world continues to evolve quickly. Even the staples in photography processing like Adobe are fully embracing it...

2022 Photography Rewind - The Year of Change

Normally my blog posts looking back at the year are short on text and focused solely on where my photographic adventures went. Strap in if you want to read this years recap as it will be a little longer as I share some personal changes and stories...

Mystery Monday
Anywhere and Everywhere

This will be a blog post that I will continue to update anytime I share a #mysterymonday post in social media. Based on the fun interesting responses to my first Mystery Monday photo I shared, I thought I would give this a try...

Alaska Glacier Ice
September 2022  |  Alaska

Based on a comprehensive survey conducted in 2011, it was documented that Alaska is home to approximately 27,000 glaciers. While that number sounds impressive we know that it's possibly a smaller number only a decade later and that the vast majority of glaciers today are retreating rather than growing...

Life On An eBike
Portland, Oregon

I had this post on my old website. I am bringing it back since it was popular and provides helpful thoughts on those exploring an ebike purchase. While I don't commute to an office now, I am still using this same ebike for errands and even sometimes local photography...

Photographic Beauty In Burned Forests
May 2022  |  Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

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It’s been a few years since I have written about the topic of photographing burned forests. The blog article Life After Fire – Wildfires and Landscape Photography was written once I had a chance to get into parts of the Columbia River Gorge after the devastating Eagle Creek wildfire...

Photographing The Redwood Forests of Northern California
March 9, 2022  |  Redwoods National Park, California

This was one of the more popular blog posts from my old website and I am bringing it to my new site for readers to find while adding a few new photos to it from subsequent trips to the Redwoods area...

2021 Photography Rewind
December 18, 2021

Welcome to the first blog post on my new website! Another year has come and gone which means it's time for a rewind looking at some of my favorite photos and experiences of the year. While 2021 did have me stepping back onto to a plane a couple times, most travel continued to be pacific northwest road trips...

Week of Nov 26 - Photo of the Week, Lone Tree
November 26, 2023  |  Columbia Plateau

Canon R5 - EF100-400mm @ 400mm - f/16 - 1/4 second - ISO 100

It can be interesting to me which composition is a favorite from photographing a particular location or subject. Sometimes, I have seen it as one of the first frames; other times, it's roaming around in the middle of the pack, while at times, it's near the end after I have had time to warm up...

Week of Nov 19 - Photo of the Week, Agave Plant
November 19, 2023  |  Torrey Pines, California

This was the first time I can recall photographing an agave plant. I was captivated by the beauty of the colorful tips on each leaf along with the subtle pattern of the serrated edges seen on each leaf.

Week of Nov 12 - Photo of the Week, Oregon Coast
November 12, 2023  |  Oregon Coast Range

Before the year even started I already had a backlog of photos which is nothing new for me. This has increased significantly throughout the year. While starting to work on the photos I want to process, I thought I would try something different and post a photo of the week as a new journal entry (approximately weekly, we all know how life goes)...