On November 15th I had the opportunity to visit the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a couple of new friends. Although access to this area is tightly controlled it is a frequently photographed area and I was initially reluctant to travel out for the later reason. In retrospect I’m glad I made it out, even though my camera and lens took a hard fall on the rocks and are now on vacati
For those subscribing to the CalPhoto mail group here are a few recent photos (see the end of this post) of the Mount Whitney Portal Waterfall taken this past Friday, November 18, 2006 (edited – fixed the date). I remember seeing this waterfall about 6 or 7 years ago in late August and it wasn’t nearly as beautiful as it is in November. The ice and increased water flow make for a much more dramatic scene.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph Icer Air 2006. It was quite different than last years Icer Air, but still very entertaining! I took way too many photos, but already have a few favorites (see below). Later I’ll post more photos including some harrowing wipe outs.
As I prepare for a fast approaching presentation on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge I discovered a hidden gem missed in my earlier screening of my trip photos. Some how I looked past this image when it is the best double rainbow photo of the trip. Looking at this image makes me long to be back in the Arctic… during the summer. More images like this can be found in my Arctic Refuge series.
Day 13, my last day in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge made a huge impression on me. Up until this time my focus was squarely on capturing the pristine beauty of the environment and wildlife. On this day I had the opportunity to see the impact of man on this unique environment. With in the photo gallery of this days highlights are images designated with the labels “Landscape Comparison” or “Hand
This past weekend I was treated to a very relaxing weekend in Bodega Bay by my wife for our 1st wedding anniversary. Last year at this time we were in Mendocino and I had taken this photograph “Sunset at Jughandle State Reserve“. Although we weren’t treated to weather as nice as last year, we were very fortunate to be treated to several wildlife sightings. During our brief weekend trip we crossed pa