• Unexpected vistas

    Location matters a lot in photography. “If you want to take more interesting pictures, stand in front of more interesting stuff
” – Joe McNally That’s why I constantly strive to be standing in front of wildlife. But a funny thing happens along the way – I occasionally end up distracted by beautiful vistas. Most of the… Continue Reading

  • Not a happy clapper

    So what do Old Faithful and clapping have in common? Lemmings of course! I’d been hearing about Old Faithful for decades. We tried to visit it on our first trip to Yellowstone National Park but were turned back because of forest fires. So 25 years later we were finally walking up to the site. Considering… Continue Reading

  • Would you crop … or not?

    We drove by this scene a few times in Yellowstone National Park and every time I knew that I wanted to take a photo of it. I also noted the challenges. The biggest problem was that I couldn’t stand where I wanted – I would have preferred to be about 50 metres to my right.… Continue Reading

  • Sacrificing my body

    Good photographers are willing to do whatever it takes to get their photo. Broken lenses and broken legs sometimes go with the territory. I don’t want to make too big a deal of it but there have been times when I’ve punished the old body, all in the pursuit of an image. It reminds me… Continue Reading

  • Hunting for landscapes?

    Can you hunt for landscapes? Is it a good idea? I hope so since I think that’s what I do. I have observed and read about real landscape photographers. They generally have one thing I don’t – a serious plan that often involves a number on an alarm clock that is far too small. I… Continue Reading