The Adventures Of A Landscape Photographer

I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to many locations in the United States and other countries in pursuit of landscape and wildlife images. I wanted to keep a journal of these experiences for my own reflections. I also wanted to offer information as to what I learned at many of these locations to others that might be looking to go there for similar purposes.

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Photography Trip Report of Fall Color in the Canadian Rockies

October 2022

I had not previously been to the Canadian Rockies in the Fall, but I got the chance and the results were great.

Photography Trip Report of Nova Scotia and the Maine Coast

August 2022

Going out to Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia made it’s way onto my bucket list a few years ago. I also had some unfinished business on the Maine coast.

Photography Trip Report of the Outer Banks of North Carolina

April 2022

I have been to the South Carolina coast numerous time shooting in the vicinity of Charleston, but I always wanted to go the extra distance up the coast to the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Photography Trip Report of Death Valley and Eastern Sierra

March 2022

It had been a few years since I had been to Death Valley National Park and the nearby Eastern Sierra Mountains. I felt like I had some unfinished business there.

Photography Trip Report of the Canadian Rockies in Winter

January 2022

I had not been back to the Canadian Rockies in the Winter in quite a few years and knew I had some important images still to take there.

Photography Trip Report of White Sands National Park

December 2021

I had been wanting to get back to White Sands National Park for quite a few years. The white gypsum sand dunes are different from anywhere else.

Photography Trip Report of Caddo Lake Cypress Tree Fall Color

November 2021

I was determined to go to Caddo Lake, Texas this year after a great fall season with very successful fall color expeditions to Washington State in September and Maine in October.

Photography Trip Report  Fall Color at Acadia National Park

October 2021

There is so much to like about the Maine coast in the Fall. The rocky coast is unlike anywhere else in the United States, and the sunrises can be nothing short of spectacular.

Photography Trip Report of Mount Rainier and North Cascades in the Fall

September 2021

I had photographed Mount Rainier before during the summer when the wildflowers are in bloom. For years, I had wanted to photograph the fall colors there and finally got the chance.

Photography Trip Report of Florida Landscapes Inland and Coastal

August 2021

Although I have lived in Florida all my life, I pursued landscape photography in other states and countries assuming I could scenes in Florida anytime I wanted.

Photography Trip Report of Washington State And North Cascades Natl Park

July 2021

Mount St. Helens, North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier and the Lavender Farm at Mount Hood were drawing me to the Pacific Northwest in July for Landscape Photography.

Photography Trip Report of Yosemite National Park In The Spring

May 2021

Half Dome, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls and Dogwoods in bloom are all a reason to photograph in Yosemite National Park in May.

Photography Trip Report of California Big Sur Coast in Spring

May 2021

Soberanes Point, Garrapata State Park, Monterey 17 mile Drive, McWay Falls and other areas on the Big Sur coast are just some of the reasons to be on the California Coast for landscape photography.

Photography Trip Report of Great Smoky Mountains Natl Park

April 2021

Clingman's Dome, Newfound Gap, The Little River, Tremont, Roaring Fork, Cades Cove and Dogwoods in bloom are great reasons to be in the Smoky Mountains in April for Landscape Photography.

Photography Trip Report of Utah and California Deserts

March 2021

Factory Butte, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point, Bryce Canyon and Red Rock Canyon are all great locations for Landscape Photography and it was time for a visit.

Photography Trip Report of the Washington and Oregon Coast

January 2021

Cape Disappointment, Shore Acres State Park, Samuel Boardman Scenic Area, Gold Beach, Yaquina Head and Columbia River Gorge were all on the to-do list for this trip.

Photography Trip Report of Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks

August 2020

Flower season at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park were the first two targets after having to stay home for six months due to COVID-19. It was long overdue.

Photography Trip Report of the Italian Dolomites In Winter

February 2020

For quite a few years I have wanted to experience and photograph the mountains in Italy, known as the Dolomites. I love snow-covered mountains, so it just made sense to make this trip during the winter.

Photography Trip Report of Zion Natl Park and the Utah Desert

November 2019

I had a crazy nine days in Utah exploring areas I had not been to before, while trying to capture some fall color.

Photography Trip Report of Fall In Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

September 2019

Although I have photographed in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks before, I had not been there in the Fall.

Photography Trip Report of Arizona and Utah Deserts in Summer

July & August 2019

I managed two expeditions to the American Southwest this summer in July and August, both in the Arizona and Utah Deserts.

Photography Trip Report of the Oregon Coast, Mountains and Waterfalls

June 2019

We first headed to the coast at Cannon Beach to photograph Haystack Rock at sunset. It turned out to be heavily overcast and covered in fog, so we hoped for the morning.

Photography Trip Report of South Dakota Badlands and Grand Tetons

May 2019

South Dakota is home to Badlands National Park, which contains some of the most unique rock formations that I have ever seen.

Photography Trip Report of Winter in the Lofoten Islands of Norway

February 2019

The Lofoten Islands off the northern coast of Norway are unlike any other place I know of. 

Photography Trip Report of Iceland Waterfalls, Icebergs and Horses in Winter

January 2019

I have made two previous expeditions to photograph in Iceland, but both were in the summer. The sun rises and sets from the south in the winter, which results in different possibilities in addition to the winter scenes.

Photography Trip Report of Colorado Fall Color in the San Juan Mountains

September 2018

My son Jason and I arrived in Southwest Colorado hoping to find that there had been an early snowfall on the mountains like last year, but it was not to be.

Photography Trip Report of Sedona and Grand Canyon with Summer Storms

August 2018

August is definitely the time to be in the Southwest with the high likelihood of great clouds and storms. The goal was to capture some great images and I was thrilled with my success.

Photography Trip Report of Central Oregon Mountains, Waterfalls and Rivers

July 2018

After a couple of years of talking about it, my sister was finally able to accompany me on one of my photo expeditions.

Photography Trip Report of The Oregon Coast and California Redwoods

July 2018

Our main target of this expedition was the northern California redwoods. We were hoping to capture some of the Rhododendrons in bloom among the redwoods.

Photography Trip Report of Monument Valley and Utah At Night

April 2018

When the skies are clear and you can’t get the sunrise and sunset images you want, there is the option of going out and doing some night photography.

Photography Trip Report of the Eastern Sierra Mountains and Death Valley

March 2018

The eastern side of the Sierra Mountains near Bishop, California provides many opportunities for great landscape photographs. I have been there before, but I had some unfinished business there.

Photography Trip Report of The Lofoten Islands Of Norway in Winter

February 2018

At the far north end of Norway, above the 68th parallel, lie the Lofoten Islands. The jagged mountains rise straight up out of the various fjords and are so close, it seems you can reach out and touch them.

Photography Trip Report of the South Carolina Coast and Low Country

December 2017

December would seem like an odd time to go to the coast for photography, but the sun rises and sets to the south resulting in much different photo opportunities than in the summer.

Photography Trip Report of Fall Color In the Colorado San Juan Mountains

September 2017

The San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado can simply be spectacular in the fall if you have the good fortune to have some snow on the mountains.

Photography Trip Report of Spring Color at Roan Mountain and Mount Rainier

June and July 2017

June and July were busy months, photographically and otherwise. One of the main attractions in the east in June is the Rhododendron bloom in the mountains of North Carolina.

Photography Trip Report Patagonia Mountains and Rivers In The Fall

April 2017

Patagonia is an area at the southern tip of South America. It is comprised of two large national parks and has some incredible mountains.

Photography Trip Report of the Eastern Sierra Mountains In Winter

February 2017

There are many photographic possibilities in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. We arrived right when the big winter storms were hitting the mountains.

Photography Trip Report of Fall Color In The Georgia Mountains

October 2016

There are a variety of options in late October for fall color. This year, I was visiting with family in North Georgia, but I knew there were some opportunities there.

Photography Trip Reort of Fall Color in Utah and Southwest Colorado

September 2016

Utah and the Wasatch Mountains were the main targets for western fall color this year, because different from Colorado, in Utah some of the leaves turn red in addition to yellow.

Photography Trip Report of Acadia National Park and the Maine Coast

August 2016

In August, the sun rises and sets in Maine from the best locations. The other issue on the coast is the tides.

Photography Trip Report of Iceland Mountains and Waterfalls in Summer

July 2016

My daughter Kelly and I went to Iceland four years ago, but it is too much to cover in one trip so we finally made our return in July.

Photography Trip Report of Oregon Spring Waterfalls, Mountains and Flowers

April 2016

When you think of Spring, you usually think of April. Flowers are blooming, the trees are lush and green, snow is still on the mountains and the water is flowing in the waterfalls.

Photography Trip Report of Yosemite Firefall and Carolina Plantation Flowers

February & March 2016

In February, I headed to Yosemite National Park to photograph the phenomenon known as “Firefall”.

Photography Trip Report of California Coast Sunsets and Storm Waves

January 2016

My daughter Kelly and I headed to the coast to photograph a number of locations from San Francisco down to the Big Sur area.

Photography Trip Report of Fall Color In Great Smoky Mountains Natl Park

October 2015

The Smoky Mountains have a wide variety of photographic possibilities from the rivers in the valley to the outstanding views from the top of the mountains.

Photography Trip Report of Summer Colors in Mount Rainier National Park

August 2015

In just about every year on record, the wildflowers in the pastures surrounding Mount Rainier bloomed in August.

Photoraphy Trip Report of Summer Storms in Arches National Park and Arizona

July 2015

Summertime brings rain and thunderstorms to the Southwest allowing you an opportunity to get in the right place for rainbows and lightning strikes.

Photography Trip Report of Grand Teton National Park in the Spring

April 2015

It had been a year since I had last photographed the Grand Tetons. Spring is a beautiful time there with the flowers in full bloom.

Photography Trip Report of the Carolina Coast and Oak Trees

January 2015

Last August I attempted to photograph the coastal areas but was plagued by the dreaded cloudless skies and came away with zip.

Photography Trip Report of Mount Assiniboine and Colordo Fall Color

September 2014

Ever since I saw the landscape photographs of Mount Assiniboine in Alberta, Canada several years ago, I knew I just had to get there.

Photography Trip Report of Yosemite National Park and the California Coast

May 2014

Spring is a great time to photograph in Yosemite National Park. The Dogwoods are in bloom, the fields are green and the waterfalls are running from the snowmelt.

Photography Trip Report of The Canadian Rockies In Winter

January 2014

After photographing the Canadian Rockies a few years ago in the summer, we knew we had to come back for the winter.