Crescent City California

Crescent City Jetty

Coming home from a big camping trip to Yosemite at the end of September, we happened upon a town that was a pleasant surprise as it was not part of our travel plans. Rather than driving up the I-5 to return to Canada, we decided to go back to the Oregon Coast and revisit some of our favourite spots from last year. Crescent City California is a mere 20 miles south of the border … [Read more...]

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake Sunrise

Mono Lake, California, made me feel like I was visiting a lake on the moon! The bright blue topaz coloured lake is 2.5 times as salty as the ocean and is very alkaline. This is a result of salts and minerals washing into the lake from the Sierra Nevada streams, evaporating fresh water, and the fact that the lake has no outlet. The lake is one of the oldest lakes in … [Read more...]

Yosemite National Park

Last light on Half Dome reflecting in the Merced River.

Only a photog could complain about beautiful blue sky sunny warm days in Yosemite! The best shots I have seen have been when a storm is clearing, but there were no storms on our trip. The weather was fantastic. Sunrise in Cook's Meadow During the heat and brightness of the day, I found myself looking for and choosing between the stunning locations to select for the … [Read more...]

Antelope Canyons, Arizona

Light Beam in Upper Antelope Canyon

This past spring I decided I needed a change of scenery.  To challenge myself photographically I looked for a place that was as different to home as possible.  I travelled to a small town named Page in northern Arizona, population 9,000.  It was home base for my photographic journey, which included Lake Powell, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon and the best of all Upper and … [Read more...]