I credit my interest in photography squarely on Mirror Lake at Yosemite National Park. While in college I ventured out to this location in the early 1990’s, took a snapshot with a point and shoot film camera and upon getting my print back was hooked. For some reason the serene early morning reflection of the amazing cliff walls and trees struck a nerve with me and I realized I was hooked not just on photography
It’s been about 4 years since I’ve been to Yosemite National Park and stayed on the valley floor. This past weekend was beautiful and not too crowded, but still above average in attendance. A few things have changed since my last visit including the change in access to Yosemite Falls and the addition of hybrid bus lines. All in all the atmosphere was nice, but still a little more crowded than I would pref
I found this article disturbing particularly due to my recent trip to the region. I can only hope that progress is made in this area. The impact to wildlife and the environment as a whole, globally not just regionally, will be substantial if something isn’t done. Unfortunately most people associate this region with having little to no life, but the impact felt here will definitely cascade to other biomes. ̶
I have always been interested in taking a photo from this spot. I finally got around to it after living in San Francisco for 5 years or so. After enduring a few nudists, a little rock climbing and waiting for the perfect moment I got the shot I envisioned. An interesting side note… I brought my film SLR and my dSLR with me on this shoot. Images from both were quite nice, but I ended up shooting 2:1 digital vers
Last year I had an amazing time discovering a new must see portion of San Francisco, the Lands End Labyrinth. Over time I got a chance to meet with the creator of the labyrinth, Eduardo Aguilar, interview him, see him in action building a new labyrinth and take part in one of his solstice events centered around the labyrinth. Not content keeping this information to myself I put out an article on my site, San Francisc
I snuck this shot in while taking a stroll with my wife (of 24 hours) on my mini-honeymoon. My wife isn’t the most patient so I had to rush to get this one in. As soon as I saw this scene I knew I had to photograph it though and for as much grief as I got about taking the photo it was later confided in me that this photo is now one of her favorites.
While working on some other photo projects I got a bit nastalgic for some of my favorite photographs from last year. I’ve been over due for creating a page dedicated to some of my favorites, but here is one from Fort Point in San Francisco… with a surfer to top it off.
For sometime I’ve been asked what techniques I use to capture my panoramic photos and recently I had the opportunity to conduct a presentation on the topic. Inspired by the feedback from those I’ve talked to and presented to I’ve written up an article on how to Master Digital Panoramic Photography. If you’re new to panoramic photography I hope this helps you learn the ropes and for those with
For those just finding my site for the first time I have been documenting a recent trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with in the “Articles” section of my web site. Updates include daily highlights and images. So far 10 days have been posted of the 12 days in the field. The trip was centered around the filming of an episode of “Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe”, a TV program / Natur