Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Introducing My New Songbird Print Collection

Are you a bird watching lover? Bring these little avian marvels into your home with my new songbird print collection. These prints feature colorful photographic portraits of some of your favorite feathered friends. Available as ready-to-hang canvas wraps, metal prints or framed prints. Order them now through my Pixels.com page. Three small 8X8 or 10X10 […]


South Coast Trail – Olympic National Park [Video]

Olympic National Park South Coast Trail

Join me on a 5-day family backpacking trip on the South Coast Trail in Olympic National Park to photograph seascapes along this wild stretch of Washington Coast.  We start at Third Beach and make camps at Scotts Bluff and Strawberry Point.  Along the way, we found towering sea stacks, coastal sitka spruce forests, tide-pools, seals, […]


Spray Park Wildflower Photo Shoot – Mount Rainier National Park [Video]

Spray Park Wildflower Photoshoot

Join me on a quick backpacking trip up to Spray Park in the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park to photograph Mount Rainier reflected in tranquil ponds.  The wildflower meadows were in peak bloom, and so were the mosquitoes! The mosquitoes are atrocious, but calm weather and warm evening light made for perfect reflections […]


Skagit Island Sea Kayak Camping [Video]

Skagit Island sea kayak camping

Join me for an overnight sea kayaking paddle to little Skagit Island.  We photograph the beautiful Pacific madrone trees (Arbutus menziesii) that grow along its rocky shoreline. We load the sea kayak with overnight camping gear, make the quick paddle across Skagit Bay, set up camp and explore the 0.9 mile trail above the shoreline […]


Solar Charging Your Wilderness Photography Expedition – Part 2 [Video]

Introduction – Part 2 Going on a multi-week wilderness photography expedition in the wild with no place to recharge your batteries? In this blog series, we investigate solar charging your wilderness photography expedition. In  Part 1, we tested a solar charging system in the backyard, intended for keeping a wilderness photography kit charged on a […]


Solar Charging Your Wilderness Photography Expedition – Part 1 [Video]

Introduction – Part 1 Going on a multi-week wilderness photography expedition in the wild with no place to recharge your batteries? In this blog series, we investigate solar charging your wilderness photography expedition.  In this Part 1, we test a solar charging system for keeping your camera batteries charged up and ready to go on […]


More Backyard Songbird Photography [Video]

Male spotted towhee perched on red flowering current branch

With the COVID-19 lock-down keeping me home, and a red flowering currant bush in full bloom in the back yard, today was a perfect day for some backyard songbird photography. I moved my suet block feeder next to the flowering currant bush and set up my Tragopan pop-up photo blind about 10 feet away.  In […]


Photographing Backyard Songbirds from Photo Blind

Female dark-eyed junco in winter plumage perched on vine maple branch.

I have been having fun this winter shooting backyard songbirds from my new photo blind.  The pop-up photo blind sets up in less than 2 minutes and allows me to get within 10 feet of the birds as they feed from a suet feeder or perch on nearby branches.  Waterproof construction means I can leave […]


Camera Bags Part 4: Lowepro TLZ1 Toploader for Long Backcountry Shooting

For long backpacking trips or more technically oriented outdoor adventure where weight is critical, I’ll use the Lowepro TLZ 1 Toploader supported by a Lowepro TLZ Chest Harness.  This system puts a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS right on my chest ready for immediate access, even while still wearing a full-size backpack. […]


On Location: Columbia River Gorge!

Updated April 29, 2012 Follow along on a photo journey through the Columbia River Gorge. View Columbia River Gorge – April 2012 in a larger map Follow along on a photographic journey through the Columbia River Gorge as we hike to plummeting waterfalls along the Gorge’s “wet side” near Portland, Oregon, as well as tour […]