Antelope Canyon

As part of my road trip to the American Southwest we made a detour to get to Antelope Canyon for what was a stressful few hours of shooting.  Anyone who has been there will know what I mean.  The day we decided to go, there was a miserable sandstorm blowing in so while we were both getting there and there in the canyon there was fine sand blowing everywhere.  Unfortunately I forgot I had brought my rain cover for my camera so was doing my best to keep the sand out of my zoom and camera.  Needless to say things are still little gritty but seem to be working ok.   Anyway I have always loved some of the photos I have seen from this place for their deep red colours and the wonderful patterns and textures.  Below are a few of my favorites.


Spirit of the Canyon II






Zion National Park

On a recent whirlwind road trip to the American Southwest, I experienced some fabulous weather along with great company.  One of our first stops along the way was Zion National Park.  Zion National Park is cut out of the Navajo Sandstone with the north fork of the Virgin River running right through the middle of it.  During our limited time at the park we managed to get in a great late afternoon hike to the top of Angels Landing for some fabulous views.

Zion Valley

Iao State Park

Today was another great day on the island of Maui.  My wife and I started the day off with some surf lessons in Lahaina.  Wow is that hard work and not nearly as easy as I would have thought.  The guys at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy were great.  After killing our trapezius and grabbing some a late lunch we headed to the Iao Needle to catch some late afternoon photos.  Here is a shot from the trip.

Wonders of the Sea

Its been a great first week down in Maui even given the fact that we’ve had a couple rainy days which people have not seen in over a month. For those who have never been to Maui and enjoy snorkelling, diving, and whale watching their is not really a better time of year to be here. The whale count and activity is the highest it has been in years. Here are a few shots from recent trip out to Molokini for the day taken with my little Panasonic point and shoot with an underwater housing.

Maui February 2011

After getting settled in a little bit in Maui finally got out to shoot a little tonight after a great day of touring around and snorkelling with some giant sea turtles during the day up close and personal. Weather is fantastic as are the sites.  Here is a pic from tonights beautiful sunset off West Coast of Maui.

Canon 5D Mk II, 8s @ F8, 24mm, Singhray 3Stop HD, 0.9 ND filter


Icefield Parkway Road Trip Dec 2010

A few weeks back during a very cold weekend, a friend and I decided to drive out to the Icefield Parkway for a couple days to see if we couldn’t catch some great winterscape images.  We were rewarded with a sunny sky and some great opportunities.

Preachers point shot with Canon 5D Mk II, 17-40 F4L, Singh Ray 3 Stop Hard Grad

Preachers Point

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Castle Mountain shot with Canon 5D MkII, 24-105 F4L, Singh Ray 3 Stop Hard Grad


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Reflection of late evening sun off mountain shot with Canon 5D MkII, 24-105 F4L, B&W Circular Polarizer


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