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…

What's In Your Bag

Inside My Camera Bag

Over the years the gear inside my camera bag has changed tremendously from the early days of one SLR, one lens and rolls of film to a DSLR, a number of large lenses, a tripod, and a 17” MacBook Pro and now it has changed again. I was fortunate enough to travel around Europe for…

Studio Shoot Fairy Wings

Curves and Tattoos

Last year I had the opportunity to photograph my friend Kari and her collection of tattoos that included fairy wings that cover a large portion of her back. Shortly after that session she mentioned that she would soon be adding to her collection of body art. The piece is finally finished.  It is large and…

Empty Places

Discovering new places and photographing them is one of the reasons I like to travel. On a recent trip to Kansas City I spent a couple of days exploring the West Bottoms blocks of old downtown Kansas City and the area out around Kaw Point Park. West Bottoms is an old industrial area down by the…

Motion In English Bay

I’ve been working on my backlog of images and I came across this photo from a recent trip to Vancouver, BC. When I’m traveling I like to explore the unfamiliar places early in the morning when the light is just perfect and before a place is teaming with people rushing to work or out sightseeing….

Inside an Abandoned Nuclear Reactor Chamber

There’s something unnerving about a dimly lit building so you would think that entering the Reactor Containment Building of a nuclear power plant would really raise the hairs on my neck but strangely enough all I felt was excitement. I wanted to get in there and I wanted to explore. Once inside the building it was…

Ferrara Art-Deco House With Round Window

Art Deco House In Ferrara, Italy

Have you ever walked passed a house or a building that just left you with a feeling that something amazing or horrifying must have happened there before?  Like a crazy lady with only a glimpse of who she once was left in her eyes, she draws you in without saying a word and you can’t…