Joshua Tree National Park Panorama

Joshua Tree Panorama by Anne McKinnell

Joshua Tree National Park in California is such a unique landscape that I really wanted to make a panorama image that would convey the vastness and the sheer quantity of Joshua Trees. The first few I tried didn’t turn out so well though! The trees looked so small and unimpressive. I realized that the perspective I was using made all the trees carry the same importance and no … [Read more...]

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Encounter in Discovery Passage

Pacific White Sided Dolphin by Anne McKinnell

It was one of the best boating days I've ever had. My first time going through Seymour Narrows, up Johnstone Strait, to Kelsey Bay on an absolutely glorious day. Please click the images to view larger versions. On the way home though Discovery Passage I spotted some porpoises a little ways off on the starboard side, so I decided to take a swing over there and see what … [Read more...]

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock by Anne McKinnell

The photo in yesterday's post was made on a foggy afternoon at Cannon Beach, Oregon. The next day, the skies opened up and the sun shone on Cannon Beach's iconic Haystack Rock. But there was still just enough fog lingering behind the rock to give the photo lots of mood. Please click the photo to view a larger version. I found a spot where I could use a low angle to … [Read more...]

Another Foggy Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Foggy day at Cannon Beach, Oregon by Anne McKinnell

As my summer on Vancouver Island draws to a close and I start getting ready for my trip to Africa next month, I realize I have so many photos from our last snowbird season down south that I still haven't shared with you! I'm going to share as many of them as I possibly can over the next few weeks because I have a ton of new photos from British Columbia coming and I know I'm … [Read more...]

How Cute is a Baby Burro?

Baby Burro by Anne McKinnell

Baby animals are always pretty cute, but I'm not sure there are any as cute as a baby burro! At our campsite in Why, Arizona, I could often hear the burros eeyore-ing off in the distance. So one evening, as the light started to get soft and golden, I decided to take a walk on a trail behind the campsite and see if I could find them. Please click on the images to view … [Read more...]

Turn Point Lighthouse, Stuart Island, Washington

Turn Point Lighthouse by Anne McKinnell

As you probably know by now, I love boating. Probably as much as I love photography. Sometimes I even get to combine the two. I made this photo while boating this summer in Boundary Pass, which marks the border between Canada and the USA. The Turn Point Lighthouse marks the point where the border takes a sharp turn. Please click the image to view a larger version. It … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle Dance

Two bald eagles by Anne McKinnell

At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish. One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend... I made this photo while practicing with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love that lens! But the eagles were a … [Read more...]