Las Vegas

Las Vegas

I spent last week out in Las Vegas visiting some friends who just announced that they are getting married in November. They asked me if I would shoot some engagement pictures for them while I was there.

The Cascades.

The Cascades.

Hiking in the Cascades. What amazing weather we have had in Washington this summer. I had the chance to visit the Columbia river gorge (previous post) in eastern Washington and last week I hiked along the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) starting from Snoqualmie Pass all they way up to the top of Chikamin Peak. We camped the first night at….

Skate Park

Skate Park

The skate park up on Capital Hill where I took my nephews is fun for all ages. This guy almost jumped over my head. Pretty cool in my book. Every time I go to a skate park I think, if only I had a few speed lights I could cook up some magic lighting. I will have to bring them next time. Not just speed lights but my HSS set up for the Sony A7RII. If your into Sony camera’s or any others for that matter this is a….

Whale Encounters

Whale Encounters

Killer whales up close. Last weekend I went up to the San Juan islands in search of whales. I hopped on a boat in Anacortes and sailed south for a few hours. Somewhere in the Puget Sound near Port Townsend we found three….

Washington State

Washington State

I have spent the last two weeks hanging out here in Washington with family which is always a treat. We spent a few days out in eastern Washington along the meandering Columbia river in wine country. Staying at the infamous….

Skiing in Japan

Skiing in Japan

I have skied the north American rocky mountains, the Canadian rockies, the European alps and various other mountain ranges around the world but to my surprise and delight I came across….

New Year

As the Chinese New Year is celebrated and the ‘Year of the Horse’ gets underway I had the opportunity to launch a few lanterns myself, albeit from a beach in Thailand. Being an aviation buff I have a sense of excitement for all things that ‘go airborne’ in one fashion or another and….

HDR, Ambient or Flash Interiors

As you know I am a big fan of HDR landscape photography but I have also been experimenting with it indoors. I took three shots of this condo interior below. This first one is with ambient light only, the second is using a flash with a shoot through umbrella and the third is….