St. Mary Falls

The hike out to St. Mary Falls is a nice one, not very challenging, and with a nice reward. If you have the time, and I recommend that even if you don’t, find it, and go on to Victoria Falls. It’s a little further, but as you can see it’s worth the trip.

Alone at Delicate Arch

On our last trip to Arches National Park, technically our second time there. Last time it was dark, we couldn’t see anything and we weren’t able to stay as we were passing through. This time it was our destination! We were excited and wanted to see as much as we could. Delicate Arch is probably the most well known sight in the park and at the top of our list!

Avalanche Lake

As promised in my post of Heaven’s Peak, the stunning view of Avalanche Lake as  you first see it on the trail. That is of course, if you visit during the summer. The photo of Heaven’s Peak was taken from the small break in the trees on the opposite shore (lower right of photo). If Read more about Avalanche Lake[…]

Grazing Bison

This image, like many I’ve taken was from the road through Grand Teton National Park. While I wish I’d spent more time composing the original shot, I think I was able to crop it decently. One thing I remember from a photography class I took back in high school is the rule-of-thirds. The grazing group Read more about Grazing Bison[…]

Snake River Overlook

This image is of the Teton range at Snake River Overlook, in Grand Teton National Park. I’ve started my new format with this image, that was also featured in my last post, for a couple of reasons. One is because it is such a recognizable location, thanks in no small part to Ansel Adams’ iconic Read more about Snake River Overlook[…]

Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

I wonder sometimes, whether or not, this whole photography and writing thing might take me somewhere. I love sharing these experiences with others and do pretty well in person, but writing it down is entirely different, as is finding an audience. I have much to do and much to learn, that much is certain. So, I’d like to embark on an experiment. As an engineer by training, this seems the most logical first step to understand and improve. I invite you to participate and am hopeful that you will invite others to as well.

Two types of photographs

In our living room there are two types of photographs hanging on the walls. There are those of family and friends taken at birthday parties, family reunions and holiday gatherings and then there are those of the beautiful places we’ve been. Each and every photo has a story to tell. There is something distinctly different Read more about Two types of photographs[…]

Why I’m inspired to travel

What inspires you to travel? Or do you even like to travel? If you don’t, read on, maybe you’ll end up with a different outlook on what traveling can do for you. There are many reasons to travel. Work and pleasure may be the two that come to mind first. There are others, although I Read more about Why I’m inspired to travel[…]

Planning for upcoming adventures

A couple years ago, we went on our personal benchmark setting road trip through, 9 states and 6 beautiful national parks. With well over five thousand miles covered, we were exhausted. But it was such fun! We went on this amazing trip in part because it was likely that this would be our last chance Read more about Planning for upcoming adventures[…]