What’s in my pack: A seriously rugged camera

Filming in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

I play hard, get dirty, wet, and spend full days outside in below freezing temps – usually with a camera in hand. Photography is an important part of my life, but I have no patience for a camera that slows me down or takes crappy images. I need a rugged camera that also takes killer […]






Photo escape: Sunset and wildflowers at Alta Ski Area

Alta Ski Area Sunset

I picked my camera up for fun last night after nearly three months of only shooting work photos. A friend had invited me to view the wildflower bloom and sunset at Alta Ski Area about 35 minutes from my home in Salt Lake City. Realizing I hadn’t had my Nikon outdoors since I moved here, […]






Photo escape: A second look at Many Glacier Valley

Bullhead Lake on the Swiftcurrent Trail

Sometimes the best images aren’t the first ones we notice. Tonight I decided to go back through my shots of Glacier National Park looking for “second round” picks. I was surprised at the great captures I hadn’t paid attention to initially. If you’re not familiar, Many Glacier Valley is on the east side of the […]






Photo escape: Riviera Maya sunrise at the Le Reve

Sunrise at Le Reve

In September, I was one of a group of bloggers hosted by the Riviera Maya Tourism Board. We stayed at the Le Reve Hotel and Spa which not only offer lux boutique accommodations and awesome food, but some of the most spectacular sunrises I’ve ever seen. I would wake before dawn and wander down to […]






Florida’s landscape in black and white

Sunlight filtering through the oak hammock in Mayakka State Park.

After 25 years of hiking in Florida, I’ve developed an appreciation for the small details in the landscape, which others may miss. Florida’s landscape is often nothing but a sea of green and to the untrained eye. However, one of the things I love most about Florida’s landscape is how the light plays through the […]