Category Archives: Nature

Salton Sea November ’16

The other day, 3 friends and I set off early in the morning to photograph birds at the Salton Sea.  We arrived at the State Park just before sunrise so as to take advantage of golden hour. While it was … Continue reading

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Maligne Lake 2016

The sun was just coming up as we arrived at the Maligne Lake boat launch.  The air may have been cool, just a few degrees above freezing, but our spirits were high as the lake was like glass.  As we unloaded … Continue reading

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Skyline Trail – 2nd Half

Last August, a group of us attempted a 4-day backpacking trip on the Skyline Trail ( previous post ) in Jasper National Park.  Between huge blisters on my feet and snow when we woke up on the 3rd morning we had … Continue reading

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Sailing 2016 Part 3 – Desolation Sound & Sunshine Coast

It rained most of the night at Refuge Cove but by morning only the odd shower still lingered.  While a bit damp, it did make for a pretty start to the day. Day 9 itself didn’t quite go as planned. Our … Continue reading

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Sailing 2016 – Part 2, Desolation Sound

Day 5 started with rain. While refuelling the boat I regretted that we hadn’t done this the afternoon before when it wasn’t raining.  Soon we were on our way in wind and rain out of Jervis Inlet and up Malaspina … Continue reading

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Sailing 2016 – Part 1, Jervis Inlet

In late May we drove out to Nanaimo, BC to start a 2-week sailing trip. At 4 pm the evening before our charter started, we arrived at the charter company from whom we had rented a sailboat for 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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Drumheller Workshop

Earlier this spring I took part in a weekend photo workshop in Drumheller, Alberta.  The workshop was put on by Darlene Hildebrandt ( digitalphotomentor.com ), an Edmonton photographer and educator.  Darlene is also a contributing editor for Digital Photography School.  In … Continue reading

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Driving North

Our return from the desert this spring took us to the Napa Valley then north along the Oregon Coast and into BC.  To do the trip justice, and to have time to photograph the coast, one needs to spend several … Continue reading

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Flowering Desert

During winter in the desert, talk often turns to the chance of rain in the forecast.  Will it cause flash flooding?  Will it be enough to bring some relief to the California drought?  But often the talk revolves around what … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite.  The name is magical.  The scenery is amazing.  An area perhaps most made famous by photographer Ansel Adams, it is place to which landscape photographers flock for good reason. A little over a month ago I joined some fellow … Continue reading

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