Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market

The Streets Of Seoul – Part 1 I truly enjoy traveling and exploring new places but getting to your final destinations can sometimes be a challenge. Flight delays, bad seats, and layovers can make for some really long days. Recently I was returning to Portland from a trip to Vietnam and had a 14-hour layover…

Gyeongbokgung Palace Guard

Royal Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace

I only had a short visit to Seoul, South Korea but after 24+ hours of being stuck aboard airplanes and in airports the time there was very welcome. Walking around the city was simply amazing. There are so many things to see but with only 8 hours I focused on the Gwanghwamun Square area of the city. One of…

Lingering Fog

Traveling on highway 30 back in to Portland the fog lingering over Sauvie Island was just incredible. I love the mystery fog brings to the landscape revealing just enough to draw in your imagination but leaving you with the question, what’s up ahead? Shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 & 35mm lens and edited with Perfect Photo…

Photographs Not Taken

I recently finished reading the book Photographs Not Taken, the book is full of short stories about why photographers didn’t capture the moment and in some cases how it hunts them. It made me think about some of the photographs that I haven’t taken and the reasons why. June 2013 I was in Rome for a…

Endless Rolls

While traveling down a country road recently I came across a seemingly endless run of huge rolls of hay strewn throughout one fenced acreage after another. I pulled to the side of the road to scope out the best vantage points for shooting but everywhere I looked I found I would have to cross a…

Dilapidated Barn

Like every other landscape photographer I know I find it difficult to pass up photographing those stark, old, dilapidated buildings you can see on just about every rural back road in the U.S. I found this one on a recent trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At least twice a day for nearly a week I would drive…

Traveling Lite

As I had previously written in my post Inside My Camera Bag I’m in the process of changing my gear when I travel to a lighter and smaller setup. A couple of weeks ago I headed out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for a short vacation. This was another chance to test my “traveling lite” strategy and refine it for my next trip. I…

Dreamy Aspen Grove

For me one of the more challenging things to photograph has always been a group of trees in the forest. When I’m standing there visualizing my shot the scale and beauty of my surrounding seems almost impossible to capture with a camera. My senses are overwhelmed. The phrase “Can’t see the forest from the trees”…

South Waterfront

The Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4

With the arrival of my new Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens I was very exited to get out and shoot some landscape photos. I attached the new addition to my Fuji X-Pro1 and got ready to hit the road. Over the last year I’ve been in the process of downsizing my travel gear and the plan…