The main attractions were the mountains behind me on the other side of the lake, but this view was a nice surprise as well. October 2016.
Sony a6000 | Rokinon 12mm | 1/20 SEC | ISO 100
Schmidt Preserve Park, Washington
Seattle's local parks blew me away. This was in a fairly small park surrounded by houses. Felt more like I was miles away in a national park somewhere. December 2016.
Sony a6000 | SEL1670z | 44mm | F11 | 6 SEC | ISO 100 | 10-stop ND
Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Was hoping for a more colorful sunrise, but the 2am wake-up call was still worth it for this view and the hike up. March 2017.
Sony a6000 | Rokinon 12mm | F8.0 | 1/13 SEC | ISO 100
Fern Details, Washington
On my first trip to Seattle, I spent a day exploring a few of the city's parks. The morning started off with a quick rainstorm, but the clouds broke and turned into an amazing day for some photography in the local rainforest. December 2016.
Sony a6000 | SEL1670z | 70mm | F4 | 1/3 SEC | ISO 100
Lost Creek Wilderness, Colorado
My first attempt at landscape astrophotography. Milky Way galactic center over the Rocky Mountains. June 2016.
Sony a6000 | SELP1650 | F3.5 | 20SEC | ISO 6400
Lake Dillon, Colorado
I was treated to a short break in the clouds for a bit while driving around Lake Dillon right after moving to Colorado. The ice crystals bordering the lake were a reminder that winter was not yet over in the mountains even though it was technically almost summer. May 2016.
Sony a6000 | SELP1650 | 16mm | F22 | 1/640 SEC | ISO 1000
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
A quick burst of rain added to the post-apocalyptic atmosphere while hiking through the Kīlauea Iki crater. This lone tree was one of the few signs of life in the harsh environment. July 2016.
Sony a6000 | SELP1650 | 16mm | F9 | 1/640 SEC | ISO 100
Kenosha Pass, Colorado
A bit before peak fall colors, but still a stunning hike through the aspen trees on the Colorado Trail near Kenosha Pass. September 2016.
Sony a6000 | SELP1650 | 27mm | F22 | 0.6 SEC | ISO 200
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
When I was 12, I spent a spring break traveling around Southern Utah doing some photography with my grandparents. A lot has changed since then (notably a switch from film to digital), but I still love exploring the Western United States with my camera.
Taken March 2003 with Canon Rebel 2000 and kit lens (I think).
Lake Helene Sunrise, Rocky Mountain National Park
This hike showed me how much Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer, especially if you can get up there early enough. A 3am start and a 3 mile hike in the dark was all made worth it when the sun rose on this view. Super cold though... October 2016.
Sony a6000 | Rokinon 12mm | 1/10 sec | ISO 100
Kenosha Pass, Colorado
The view from Kenosha Pass down into South Park feels more like Montana than Colorado to me. Definitely a unique part of the state that's worth a trip. September 2016.
Sony a6000 | SEL55210 | 55mm | F8.0 | 1/125 SEC | ISO 1000
Aspen Grove, Colorado
The yellow aspen trees are one of my favorite parts about living in Colorado. I wish they lasted a bit longer, but I suppose their fleeting nature is part of what makes fall such a magical season up here. September 2016.
Sony a6000 | SELP1650 | 35mm | F7.1 | 1/125 SEC | ISO 800
Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine
Nothing says Maine like a lighthouse on a rocky coast on a cloudy day.
Taken in August 2015 with iPhone 5S.
Zion National Park, Utah
This wasn't a photography trip, so I only had my iPhone with me. Still, they say the best camera is the one you have with you.
Taken in November 2015 with iPhone 5S.
Haleakala Crater, Hawaii
Sunrise at the Haleakala crater on Maui feels like a trip to Mars.
Taken in July 2009 with Panasonic DMC-FX30.
Hikers at Dream Lake, Colorado
At first I was going to just wait until these hikers walked out of the frame, but I ended up really liking how they put the size of the mountains in perspective. March 2017.
Sony a6000 | SELP1670z | 42mm | F11 | 1/20 SEC | ISO 100