It’s an interesting feeling to be atop Haleakala, high above the South Pacific, with the feeling of being on top of the world. Atop Haleakala National Park you can see out for 50 miles in every direction when its cloud-free and you tower above the rest of Maui. Yet when you take a star trail photo such as this you quickly realize that you were really on the side of our spinning globe. Star trail photos are alw
I recently put the new Canon 5D Mark IV through some very rigorous tests in the field. I put together a series of 7 videos covering a wide variety of tests that you may find interesting over on my YouTube channel All Things Photo. If you’ve been interested in learning more about what the Canon 5D Mark IV is capable of see the video links below: Canon 5D Mark IV Speed Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgRIA
As part of my effort to field test the new Canon 5D Mark IV I decided to head out to Mount Tamalpais in Marin, California. Low lying fog hugging the coastline made for some very scenic and surreal sunset photos. This is a teaser photo seeing that it was taken with my old 5D Mark II, but rest assured I’ll have more images and opinions to share about the new 5D Mark IV soon enough. Have any questions about the 5D
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
If and when you enter Yosemite National Park you’re likely to see an iconic painted sign welcoming you to the park. I’ve passed by this particular sign at the northwest entrance numerous time. The difference on my last trip was that it was getting a fresh coat of paint and being restored by artist Mark Switlik. I should clarify, while technically it was being restored, it was also being transformed to hav
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
Yosemite is a place that never ceases to amaze, often evoking a reflexive “Wow!” from my lips as I explore the national park. Indeed on my last visit that wow factor hit me again as snow fell in Yosemite Valley, but I was also wow’d in a way that could only make me facepalm in disgust and embarrassment. What could cause such a reaction? Seeing the recent name changes to much beloved landmarks that h
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.