To celebrate today’s 100th birthday of the U.S. National Park system I thought it would be fitting to share a favorite image of mine taken in Yosemite National Park “Winter Morning at Swinging Bridge”. The NPS is often considered America’s Best Idea and I think most would agree. I have made so many amazing memories in our National Parks and witnessed jaw dropping beauty that has warmed my soul
This past week I ventured off to Yosemite to capture moonbows. Midway through my trip I met up with Brian Hawkins who twisted my arm ever so slightly to make a hike to upper Yosemite Falls for a moonbow shoot. The last time I ventured up to this location I did so solo and while I got great photos it was a grueling hike with the amount of gear I was carrying. For whatever reason this time around while carrying the sa
One aspect of Yosemite National Park that makes it so magical is that Yosemite Valley sits at an altitude that requires just the right conditions for snow. While you can often visit the park in the winter months and see snow atop the cliffs encircling the valley, it’s not as common as you’d think for snow to last for long periods on the valley floor… well at least as of late with drought conditions.
This is the 3rd of a 3 part series on my experience jumping back into film photography after a 10 year hiatus focusing purely on digital photography. You can start here at Revisiting Film Photography After 10 Years: The Readjustment if you missed it. Withering Vine of Development vs Hipster Revival These days you hear a lot about how film development has withered away to virtually nothing and I even wrote Film is Dea
As is my ritual I’ve compiled my best photos of the year. Similar to last year much of my efforts have been focused on stoking my 5 year old son’s curiosity about nature. It would be very easy to focus on my photography, but the reason I pursue outdoor photography is because of my deep appreciation for it. I’d like to pass that on to both my boys and with that in mind most of my outings this year w
This is the 2nd of a 3 part series on my experience jumping back into film photography after a 10 year hiatus focusing purely on digital photography. You can start here at Revisiting Film Photography After 10 Years: The Readjustment if you missed it. Mental Math & Visualization As I’ve been shooting with the Fuji GX617 I’ve had to make a bit of a mind-shift in my approach. On one hand I have to accoun
This is the 1st of a 3 part series on my experience jumping back into film photography after a 10 year hiatus focusing purely on digital photography. The Camera 10 years ago I vowed I’d never shoot film again. I enjoyed shooting film to a degree, but compared to digital it became unnecessarily onerous. Back in the day I was shooting 35mm and medium or large format photography was both imposing and expensive. As
If you’ve followed my blog for several years you’re likely to have noticed a marked difference in what I’ve been posting and how frequently. Much of this has to do with a philosophical shift I’ve taken since my oldest son arrived in 2010. Before I’d likely mow through locations and scenes at a pace that might make some heads spin. My appreciation for the landscape never waned, but my abi