I timed my trip to Kauai right when the ocean swells were at their peak. Not that I did that intentionally. It did make me change my shooting plans, especially along the north coast where the waves could be fierce at times.
I had scoped out many locations to shoot sunrise along the east coast of Kauai. Some required a drive of up to 45 minutes and a hike to reach. It wasn’t until almost the last day of my trip there in December that I thought about checking out the beach right where I was staying.
My flight into Kauai landed shortly after sunset, leaving me no chance to scope out a location for sunrise the next morning. There were a couple of beaches that I had seen shots from close to my hotel, so I figured that was going to be my best option. All you need is a beach […]
Hidden Lake is one of the most popular locations to visit in Glacier National Park and for good reason. The alpine scene at the overlook is simply gorgeous with Bearhat Mountain towering above Hidden Lake. It was tops on my list for places to shoot on my trip to the park in September. Road construction […]
I made a quick stop at Grand Teton National Park on my way back from Montana this fall. I arrived too late for sunset the first night, so I only had one full day and the following morning to squeeze in some shooting. I had been to the area only once a few years earlier, […]
The first morning my good friend and fellow photographer Luke Tingley and I went to Swiftcurrent Lake for sunrise was not looking very promising. The winds were whipping across the lake from the west and the sky was socked in with clouds to the east. We had arrived in the faint light of dawn and […]
My good friend and fellow photographer Luke Tingley and I were a bit surprised to find out when we arrived at Glacier National Park that the road up to Logan Pass was closed every night from 9:00 PM until 7:00 AM the next morning. This sent us scurrying to rearrange the detailed schedule we had […]
A couple of weeks ago I got up early to shoot the blue moon setting over the Collegiate Peaks here in the valley. I posted the moon image earlier. An added bonus that morning was what followed the moon’s disappearance behind the towering mountains. Within minutes, the clouds hanging over the peaks began to turn […]
I was surprised this morning to run across this series of sunrise shots from last spring that hadn’t been processed yet. How could I forget this awesome sunrise!? I spent five days outside of Crested Butte late last May on my maiden trip with my new camper. I always love shooting in this area just […]
My sunrise shoot at one of my favorite locations in Anguilla turned out to be a bust this morning due to a large cloud bank off to the east. They tried to break up enough to let the sun shine through but it just wasn’t happening. There was no reason to rush off, so I […]