Gates of the Arctic National Park – Part I

Landscape Photographers are constantly searching for new and exciting areas to capture those one of a kind shots or even searching out well seasoned locations and trying to put their own spin on it. The Arrigetch Peaks located in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska is definitely an exciting destination where you can get creative. Go in the Fall season around late August and catch the Tundra in its peak color display and you also have an excellent opportunity at shooting the Aurora as the Arrigetch Peaks lay right in the heart of the Aurora Band called the Auroral zone. If the weather is kind, you just might capture a few great shots for the tin.

This trip has been on my radar for two plus years and ranked up there pretty high on the bucket list just because it’s a very demanding adventure and with time marching on I felt I needed to get this two week backpacking/photography party started!

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Grand Canyon, Toroweap/Tuweep Trip


You would think that a photographer living in California would have traveled to the Grand Canyon numerous times, maybe it was my dread of heights that kept me away, or the fact that it draws more tourist than just about anywhere on earth, but regardless, I decided it was time to go. I hooked up with a good buddy and together we would do our best to make it our own experience (at least in our minds). Continue reading

Bristlecone Pine & Minaret Lake

Even if you’re not a photographer, spending a day or two walking among the Bristlecone Pine trees is an incredible experience. They’re considered the oldest living trees in the world at close to 5000 years. Continue reading

Tufa Night Sky

Well, my maiden journey into the crazy world of blogging begins. I will probably limit my blogs to coincide with each of my photography excursions. That will give me a chance to tell more of the background of an image or series of images and the trip itself. Some of the locations I go can be pretty unusual and a bit wild so the “behind the scenes” may make for some curious stories. Then again they may bore you to tears too. Continue reading