Month: August 2015

Fields of Gold. Shot in Central Washington State.State.

Washington State Photography Road Trip

Washington State Road Trip A quick 30 hour, 800 mile photographic Washington State road trip while attending the Mozcon 2015 conference.  It’s amazing the variety in landscapes and terrain you can see in such a short time.  I was very impressed by the terrain in the Palouse and the amazing coulees.  You go from mountain to scrubland to almost desert like conditions in no time at all.   The area around Diablo Lake was really nice, the colour of the glacier fed lakes is astounding.  I did make it up to Mount Rainier but didn’t get any clear shots as the head of the mountain was in the clouds all day. Road Trip Map I mapped out my route on google maps.  You can see the map here:  Road Trip Map. I basically picked up a rental car on Saturday around 3:30 pm and got back to drop it off around 9 pm on Sunday.

Minke whale jumping out of the water while feeding near Tadoussac.

Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins Road Trip 2015

A photography road trip along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River (Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins) has turned into an annual event. This will be the third year I have  taken a Tadoussac vacation and spent some time exploring the area. got the truck all packed up and I left the next morning, Friday June 19 at 4:30 AM. The beauty of leaving that early is there was no traffic at all until I got to Quebec City. A bit of construction there slowed me down for a few minutes but nothing to complain about.  Almost no waiting time at the Tadoussac ferry which was great, last year I had to wait about 90 minutes before getting on the ferry.     Finally arrived at the Paradis Marin campground around 10:30 AM.  I was early enough to be able to pick just about any camp area I wanted and I get the one I was hoping for.  Great view of the river and the whales feed right off shore.   Although I spend quite a lot …

DIY Talents: A tribute to my Dad.

DIY Talents: A tribute to my Dad

My Dad was a very talented guy and taught me many skills. There was never anything that he wasn’t able to build, fix or do. I learned how to fly fish, how to build a house, how to install a septic system, install a well, lift a house and but a basement under it and so many other things. Of all the skills he taught me, the most important one was the ability to figure things out and get it done. As a tribute to my Dad and his DIY attitude I decided to install my Dad’s gravestone myself. I think I must have been the first client the store had that bought a gravestone to go! I took some time to think back on his life today and shared a Molson Ex with him one more time. Cheers Dad!