• Add Mountain and Stir!

    Capturing the grandeur of a beautiful vista is a huge challenge. Add in the improbable size of a mountain and the task seems insurmountable. And yet I try to retain some of that sense in my photos recognizing that standing there breathing it all in is the best it will ever be. There are quite a… Continue Reading

  • 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

  • Foggy top?

    I regularly experience fog. It’s typically thickest when I wake up and usually lasts for an hour or so until my head begins to clear. Given my severe aversion to early mornings, I rarely get to see external fog. Usually it’s scheduled too early in the day. So imagine my surprise to see thick fog… 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

  • Best landscapes this year

    Democracy is such a beautiful thing. I’m offering you another chance to vote! This time it’s on my favourite landscapes from blog posts in 2013. If you happen to wander around this blog a little, you may have noticed I have a tiny preference for wildlife. I like to look for wildlife in beautiful places… Continue Reading