Many years ago, I shot a few weddings and almost took a job as an event photographer. But in the end I didn’t pursue a career in photography. I still love to take pictures and go out of my way to get the best shot possible even to the point of backpacking 14 miles through the Corcovado Rain Forest with 25 pounds of gear. But I’ve sold off my heavy gear (which included a Sigma 300-800 lens…almost 3 feet long!) and now use a light Canon Rebel. The only pro lens I kept was a Canon 100-400L.
A few years back, I wrote an article with several photography tips here: Zen Photography in 10 Steps.
Some of the albums below have a lot of pictures in them. They may take a few seconds to load.
A collection of some of my best and favorite pictures.
Five years ago I told the kids "You should really try and come on the family vacation this year, it might be the last time we are all able to do it together." I've been saying it every year since and I am amazed that we are all able to pull it off as often as we do. This year we did it twice, 10 days in Hawaii during the Summer and a week in the Spring riding motorcycles and rock climbing in Southern Utah. Three adult kids and two middle aged parents and we still can have a blast together. We usually go camping or on road trips. This was by far the biggest trip we've all taken together. Best year for Family Vacations in the history of family vacations!
My buddy, Mike, and I took our motorcycles and traveled 6,800 miles on a crazy Alaska Adventure. We saw over 30 bears, 10 or so whales, a handful of sea lions, puffins, porpoise, 3 moose, and 3 caribou. We watched (and heard the thunder of) several tons of ice crash into the ocean off a 600 foot high glacier. We stood on ice 4,000 feet thick at 8,000 feet on the tallest mountain in North America. We rode and camped in sun, rain, heavy fog, wind, rain, and more rain. We explored pavement, dirt, rocks, gravel, and mud as slick as ice.
This is a collection of pictures taken on the trip to Greece with my youngest daughter, Mikayla. All are taken with a simple point and shoot camera. You can read more about the trip on my travel blog.
This is a collection of pictures taken on the trip to Italy, France, and Spain with my oldest daughter, Aubree. All are taken with a simple point and shoot camera. You can read more about the trip on my travel blog.
This is a collection of pictures that Curtis and I took in South Africa. We took our full load of gear, including the 800mm lens. You can read a full report of our trip in the travel blog area.