Pine Mountain Tunnel

Pine Mountain tunnel is one of 26 tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The majority of the Parkway tunnels are on the southern end of the Parkway, and this one is no exception being located near Asheville NC (just past mile marker 399). Pine Mountain tunnel is the longest tunnel on the Parkway at 1,434 feet (437 m).  Driving into a mountain always … Read More

Hidden Lake

While in Utah we went hiking on a trail in Guardsman Pass between Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. The drive itself is a beautiful one with great views into the Heber Valley, plenty of wild flowers, and mountains all around. Hiking here proved to be just as beautiful. We went exploring on a side trail and came across this hidden lake. … Read More

White Water

This was a typical bright sunny Utah day in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This bright day with the shade of the trees provided the challenge of trying to meter for both the bright section and the shady section. For this picture I decided to mainly meter for the shady section, and let the sunny section be a little bright (although I … Read More

Sun Rays

Sun rays like this are one of those things that you can’t really predict when they will happen. Here we were hiking along at Wilson’s Creek in North Carolina when I noticed them coming through the trees. I stopped for the picture and through the view finder I couldn’t see the sun rays so I figured the picture wouldn’t turn … Read More

Changing Seasons

The changing seasons are always a good time for photography. Trees are always interesting in the changing seasons, wether it is the bright green new leaves in the spring or the the varied colors of fall, both can provide great opportunities for photography. Susan and I went to Boone North Carolina for our anniversary weekend and decided to take a … Read More

Turn Around

Where do you think this picture was taken? It’s a nice nature scene right? Actually it’s Central Park in New York City (one of the biggest cities in the world). This is about as far away from what I think of as being in nature as you can get. Standing at this dock is where I took the Bow Bridge … Read More

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers some spectacular views. This picture was taken on a hiking trail at Brighton Ski Resort. The Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway (State Route 190) is well worth the drive if you are ever in the Salt Lake City or Park City areas. One challenge to photography here can be that the air is so … Read More

Rough Ridge Views

Rough Ridge is part of the Tanawha Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains which runs beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rough Ridge provides amazing mountain views where you can see for hundreds of miles. The parking area for Rough Ridge is at mile 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a short section of trail from the parking area that goes … Read More

Thin Air

This picture was taken on the trail near Quandary Peak outside of Breckenridge Colorado. This was just one of the many great views we had on the hike. With Breckenridge at 9,600 feet (2,926 m), Quandary Peek at 14,265 feet (4,348 m), and this trail sitting somewhere in-between be prepared for some thin air if you plan on visiting. Also be ready … Read More

Night Photography – The Brooklyn Bridge

This picture is of the Brooklyn Bridge taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. Night photography provides new and unique photo ideas that people usually don’t think about. If you feel like you keep getting the same pictures over and over give night photography a try. The different lighting and colors can give you new perspectives, and make scenes that seemed boring during … Read More