Southbound on the Icefields Parkway

Finally, the time had come, we were on the last day of our first Canadian adventure. We’d seen some truly remarkable places and were already hoping to return, but there was one more stretch of road to cover. We don’t usually take out-and-back routes on our trips, but when you get to see one of Read more about Southbound on the Icefields Parkway[…]

Jasper and the Icefields Parkway

Our short time in Banff had come to an end and the next stage of our adventure was about to begin! The Icefields Parkway begins just North of Lake Louise and there are a couple things you need to keep in mind if you plan to take this route. First, services are extremely limited, there Read more about Jasper and the Icefields Parkway[…]

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[…]

Prairies of Badlands National Park

For my entire life, I have lived in the so called, fly over states. And while they may lack the magnificent mountain vistas of the western states, there are still some beautiful places that can make you feel small in the world. This photo was taken in the western end of Badlands National Park. The prairies Read more about Prairies of Badlands National Park[…]

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[…]