Saturday, June 27, 2009

Canon photography in the parks photo contest

Last year I was lucky enough to get to the finals in the Canon photography in the parks photo contest. I didn't win but being featured in their ad is cool.

A fellow photographer (Ryan Rombough) sent me this. Thanks Bro!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Herbert Glacier Backpack

This was an amazing backpacking trip out to the Herbert Glacier.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Perseverance Trail

Perseverance Trail is an fantastic hike, run, and bike ride that starts right in downtown Juneau. This is Ebner falls about half a mile in.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Mendenhall Glacier

This photo doesn't do this massive ice cube justice. Try and picture 80 feet in your head, now look at the seemingly small face of the Glacier that is 80 feet.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lighthouses between Skagway and Juneau

Sentinel Island Lighthouse

Eldred Rock Lighthouse

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Alaska Marine Highway

You can't actually drive all the way to Juneau, you have to drive you car on the Alaska Marine Highway. This ferry "the Malaspina" can fit 6 lanes of cars in its belly.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gold Rush Rail Road

This old gold rush rail road is at the end of the Chilkoot Trail in BC.

Also another HDR

Friday, June 12, 2009

I've seen more bears then squirrels

Here's a black bear that was just hanging on the side of the road.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cassiar Highway

This 874 km (543 mi) stretch of road is one of the most amazing drives anyone will ever do. It compares to Yellowstone in the amount of wild life you'll see (14 bears, 3 caribou, 1 wolf) and it compares to the drive thru the Colorado Rockies and there amazing mountains. This place makes me want to get a motorcycle.

I meet some guys jumping off their VW Bus into this hot spring fed lake. Part of my job as a Adventure Photographer is to convince friends to do crazy stuff. I arrived as the last one was jumping but convinced all four to jump again. All you have to do is swing around a big camera.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Seven Grooms for Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters Mountain Range, BC

My view from last nights camp site.
Kinaskan Lake, BC

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Rock Climbers Paradise

Squamish, BC

This was shot at dusk, it looks more like a painting then a photo. Nothing but a little contrast and Saturation in Camera Raw.

The number one thing you can do to improve your photography is to get your flash OFF camera!

These are some friends I made while camping last night in Squamish.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Park Creek, Mt Baker National Forest

Park Creek, Mt Baker National Forest

Mosquito's!!! I may have West Nile.

This was taken 15 feet from my campsite. Snow melt turns this Creek in to a river.
This was a 20 second exposure.

Mt Olympus from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP

The view of Mt Olympus from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park.

Driving up 5000 feet is the only way you can see the mountain rage in Olympic NP.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Olympic National Park

Here are a few photos from Olympic National Park.

The first is of Hoh Rain Forest. I used HDR (High Dynamic Range) to create a fantasy like image. HDR is a combination of many different exposures of the same photo combined so you can see details in the highlights and the shadows. I'll explain in more detail when I'm not on the road.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mt Hood and Mt St Helens

I've been told by many people that I need to ad more photos, so here you go.

The first shot was taken of Mt Hood along some random road I found on the north side of the Mt. A pretty nice back yard I'd say.

The second was taken at Lost Lake, a fantastic place to hike, fish, canoe, and camp. Next time I drive by I'll be sure to stay the night.

The third is of Mt St Helen's the volcano that erupted in 1980.

I tried to drive to Mt Rainer but the signs said that "FR 90" was blocked becouse of snow.

My car is hot and I've been stealing this internet for far to long.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, OR.

This is my new favorite National Park. Point a camera at it and underexpose a stop and you've just made a fine art photograph. This particular shot was made up of 9 vertical shots stitched together to make one large panorama.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mt Shasta

Camping at Bunny Flat 6950 ft, Mt Shasta.