Posts Tagged ‘travel’

When the Best Camera Bag Isn’t a Camera Bag

October 8, 2013 | One comment

I have recently rekindled my love affair with small, mirrorless cameras. I can’t help myself, they’re irresistible. I have written some about it before, and I have a good deal more to write about it soon, but right now I’m still in the process of collecting data: photos, impressions, annoyances, joys. Consider this partly a […]

Context and Scale

August 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I just got back from shooting a wedding in California, and had some time afterwards to drive up the coast and see some of the sights around San Francisco. Over the years and my visits to the west coast, I have often struggled with the scale of the place–I have lived my whole life in […]

On the Road Arterial – Scenes from Interstate Five

March 8, 2013 | No comments yet

On the West Coast, when you’re trying to get from point A to point B with relative efficiency, chances are you’ll spend some time on I-5 (especially if you’re headed North or South). Cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle are all strung together by this pretty ordinary, businesslike highway. With family and friends […]

Seattle, Washington

February 19, 2013 | 2 comments

I’ve chosen Seattle as the next installment in my trip blogs, for no particular reason. It is a vibrant city, full of colorful and interesting neighborhoods. It is close to the spectacular Olympic Peninsula, and not a far drive from the San Juan islands. It is a city divided by water. It is the home […]

Quick Travel Tip for Photographers

February 6, 2013 | No comments yet

I just wanted to make a quick post this morning about something that I discovered while trying to figure out how to easily carry all my camera gear on my recent trip to the west coast. Because I was doing some paid work while I was out there, I needed to take a backup camera, […]

Why Hating on Instagram is Stupid

January 29, 2013 | No comments yet

I’m making this blog post because I have read several things recently that amount to another round of hating on the immensely popular Instagram. Here’s the bottom line: This is a photo of Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, taken with my phone and processed and shared with Instagram. All told, the […]

Checking In: A Memo from the West Coast

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Hello from Eugene, Oregon! I have been up and down the West Coast over the last week, from San Francisco, California up to Seattle, Washington. I have already had a crazy rich experience, and I still have a week to go. This trip has been full of affirmation and awe, and I think very important […]