I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii. The intent was to spend a week shooting the active lava delta flowing into the ocean. Unfortunately that delta collapsed and sank into the ocean shortly before I got there. So I scrambled for alternate plans. I still got some shots of the volcano thanks to my friend Bruce Omori at Extreme Exposure in Hilo. Ultimately the change in plans gave me the opportunity to try some underwater photography.
This past spring I was able to take my boys with me on their first backcountry trip to the Olympic Coast. Needless to say they had a blast playing on the beaches and looking in tide pools. I spent less time on photography and more time on showing them some of the amazing places in the Pacific Northwest. Still managed to come away with a couple of decent images.
This past fall I was able to spend a few days in Zion National Park with some of my good friends and fellow photographers. One of my favorite National Parks, it’s like a giant photographers playground. Some of the best areas of the park can’t even be experienced unless you get deep into the backcountry.
Some new images from my trip to the Canadian Rockies this past fall. For part of the trip we visited Assiniboine Provincial park to photograph and explore for several days. Took some logistics and planning as there are no roads into the park. The only way in is by hiking, helicopter, or horseback. We took the heli in and then hiked out 20 miles at the end of our trip. It was a great adventure and we had a blast. I’m definitely going to have to visit the park again. Although maybe next time I’ll take the heli both ways! Mt Assiniboine is absolutely staggering. It’s called the Mattehorn of the Rockies for a reason.