Exploring Arizona and Zion

Last week, I took six days to do a little photography scouting trip of some new locations and of some that I hadn't been to in over 30 years. Here are some of the results of that recon trip. One thing that was a bit of a photographer's "nightmare" was the fact that I saw … Continue reading Exploring Arizona and Zion

Switzerland 2019

I just returned from ten days touring Switzerland, spending time in Luzern, Interlaken, Bern, and Fiesch. Of course, so many parts of Switzerland are so stunningly beautiful that it just takes your breath away. While I was there, it snowed in a good chunk of the country, leaving about a meter of fresh snow in … Continue reading Switzerland 2019

Joshua Tree National Park

My cousins from Chicago flew into San Diego and they always wanted to see Joshua Tree National Park, so we made a quick run up there this Presidents Day weekend. We were on a very compressed timeline, but we packed a lot into just under 24 hours, completing the Park Boulevard loop from the town … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park

The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest

It's October and that means it was road trip time (I'm in a rut—this is the third year in a row that I've taken a road trip the first week of October). If you really want the gory details of the entire trip, you can read about them here. Suffice it to say, it was … Continue reading The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest

Sunset on the Sunrise Highway II

I drove back out to the Sunrise Highway yesterday afternoon in plenty of time for me to search for possible locations for more photos, and it didn't look all that promising because of the summer haze hanging over the mountains and desert. I stumbled across this view from a little pull-off beside the highway, and … Continue reading Sunset on the Sunrise Highway II

Sunset on the Sunrise Highway

It's been a challenging week on a whole host of different fronts, and I needed a dose of inner peace (brought to you by Mother Nature). On my way home from work, I could tell that the high clouds in the sky might make for a decent sunset tonight, so I loaded up the camera … Continue reading Sunset on the Sunrise Highway

Recon Trip to Big Bear Lake

First lesson learned: Don't go to a major tourist destination on a holiday weekend if you expect to experience much of anything other than crowds and lack of parking. Up until yesterday, my only experience with the San Bernardino Mountains was either driving over the Cajon Pass on Interstate 15, or viewing them from a … Continue reading Recon Trip to Big Bear Lake

Carrizo Badlands

The last week or so, we've been having a bit of rain here in San Diego and, as the most recent storm cleared this morning, there were some interesting cloud formations around the area. I thought it might be interesting to see if the clouds made it over the mountains into the Anza-Borrego Desert. They … Continue reading Carrizo Badlands

Salton Sea Sunday Sunset

Sort of. You can see a sliver of the Salton Sea in this sunset, and that's because my timing for the drive from San Diego to the east side of the Salton Sea was thrown off by some unplanned vehicle maintenance (buying and adding a quart of oil to the engine and topping off the … Continue reading Salton Sea Sunday Sunset

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

My trip to the Alabama Hills last month really inspired me, so I decided to return for the three-day Veterans Day weekend. It was a short trip, but a rewarding one. Saturday's sunrise wasn't as spectacular as the one for my trip in October, but decent nonetheless. I also took a little detour up Whitney … Continue reading Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills