By the end of April, it had been almost (gulp) six months since my last vacation, and man, was I ready to get out of town, especially after being tied up at home through most of the winter. The desert was calling. This is just a very abbreviated recap with a small sample of harvested [...]
If you think of an ideal focal length for a landscape lens, you might think something in the neighborhood in the 24-35mm range. That gives you something wide to take the most of the landscape in that’s laid out before you. And while I definitely shoot a lot of stuff at that length, I tend [...]
Time to break the ice here. My trips have slowed this winter due to other obligations, though I did manage to get out for a three-day weekend in late January. Since I didn’t make it to Utah in 2011 for some unexplained reason, it was definitely time to get back. And there isn’t a much [...]
Over the July 4th weekend, I figured I’d do something a bit different and head out to go see an area I’ve not ventured before–the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming. I like mountains, so I figured it wouldn’t be a bad decision. I drove up to Buffalo, Wyoming, after work on Friday. By morning on [...]
So, it’s been (gulp) four years already since I’ve last visited one of Colorado’s most impressive features, the Black Canyon. In fact, I believe it and the Great Sand Dunes are the the two most impressive single features and natural wonders the state has. I can’t think of anything else that comes close. I already [...]
This driver’s point of view, 31-minute video covers the full 4.5-mile route between the outskirts of Marble to Crystal, including the Crystal Mill. There are always a lot of questions about how difficult the road actually is for many who haven’t been. Hopefully, this will be a definitive resource that answers that question, and can [...]
The following is primarily written for photographers, but the most casual snap-shooter can use the information as well.
This year (well, I actually finished it last year) is the first calendar I have done. The full calendar can be seen here. In short, this calendar is one notch below top-notch; in other words, very impressive. Read [...]
All the pictures that I put up from the trip can be found in my recent gallery.
I took a week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day since I somehow managed to leave four vacation days unused through the summer. I’ve never taken a longer vacation this time of year before. I was originally thinking [...]
Spurred on by a recent blog post by my friend, Scott Bacon, I decided to redesign my business card. I’ll send them off to print in the near term. To date, I’ve printed my cards at home using the flimsy business card paper stock that you buy in stores. They felt cheap, but otherwise looked [...]
I just returned from my first ever two-week fall trip. I’ve been wanting to do something a bit different the last two or three years, but the Colorado forests have such a pull on me this time of year. But I finally did it, and I was in search of reds this time around in [...]
I just got back from my second big backpacking trip in a month; this time a seven-nighter to the northern end of the great Wind River Range in west-central Wyoming. It was either between Titcomb Basin or the Cirque of the Towers 30 miles to the south. My friend, John, and I ended up going [...]
A point-and-shoot camera is a very integral part of my photo gear toolbox. It’s really the workhorse as far as my cameras go, as they generally see a lot more work than my SLR or 4×5. For the heck of it, I thought I’d put my collection up, which follows.
April, 2003 – May, 2006: Canon [...]
Well, I made it back alive from my thunderstorm tour, 2010! As mentioned previously, I took two backpacking trips — one 3-day one into the Uncompahgre Wilderness, then a 6-day adventure through the Weminuche, around 40 miles worth on the latter. There will be complete trip reports for both later for the main site. Lots [...]
Tomorrow evening, I’m heading out to the wildflower kingdom that is the San Juan Mountains for 16 days. There will be two great backpacking trips to new places for me, many cool pictures taken, and a lot of lightning that will test the nerves. I hope I make it back to post an update!
I will work on a full trip report later for the main site when the busy summer is over, but here’s another brief recap.
Over the weekend, a friend and I did a one-night backpacking above Eccles Pass, where we camped in the saddle below the unofficially named Demming Mountain. Three weeks ago, I saw the [...]
Yes, you read that title right! I actually went to one of my most dreaded places to visit, that oh-so-popular park to the north. I don’t dread it so much for the scenery aspect, but for all the crowds who flock there and who think it’s the greatest thing the state has to offer, which [...]
I had a fairly uneventful three-day weekend in the San Juans. I left work and drove straight to Enginer Pass on Friday night, where I camped. It had stormed earlier in the day, and I was left with really nice cloudy conditions for Saturday’s sunrise. I laid low below tree line for most of the [...]
Full trip report to be added later, but this is the quick version in the interim.
This was the most difficult thing I’ve done to date! Let’s just say by the end of our (dare I even list the time it took) ten-hour hike up running on one sandwich for the second half of the hike, [...]
Taking a three-day weekend and heading up to the hills tomorrow with Tad Bowman. We’re going to one of the finest spots in the Gore Range, Dora Lake, which is on the northern end out of Silverthorne. It is one to two weeks before I was originally planning to do it, but the schedule was [...]
I recently made plans for one more big summer trip. For what will be apart of a two-week wildflower trip during the last week of July and the first week of August, I now have dates set for a six-night backpack trip starting on August 1st in the Weminuche Wilderness. A friend and I will [...]