Ketchikan & the Misty Fjords

Ketchikan & the Misty Fjords

On the last full day in Alaska I visited the city of Ketchikan. I was not in the actual town very long – just long enough to walk around and look at the shops. Most of my time was spent on a boat headed out to the Misty Fjords. It was a lovely day and great...
Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

Another favorite part of my Alaska trip was Glacier Bay National Park. When we first entered Glacier Bay I was disappointed – it was foggy and drizzly. The fog was so thick that it was like we were sailing through clouds. As we got further into the park I...
Skagway and the White Pass Train

Skagway and the White Pass Train

Out of all the trips in Alaska, Skagway was one of my favorites. The little town tucked away in the inside passage – surrounded by beauty. The town itself is cute but still has a ton of jewelry stores (seriously what is it with these towns and jewelry stores?)...
Juneau – The rainy and foggy day in Alaska

Juneau – The rainy and foggy day in Alaska

Juneau – When plans change My first stop in Alaska was Juneau. It was raining/snowing and so foggy that you could not even see the shore – even though I knew it was right beside us. It was miserably cold and I found out that my 6 hour kayak trip was...
Highlights of Alaska

Highlights of Alaska

I’ve been back from Alaska for a few days and starting to finally get my land legs underneath me.  I will be editing Alaska photos for probably the rest of my life. I did not realize how many panos and bracketed photos I took – which means for one image...
Packing for Alaska

Packing for Alaska

Tomorrow I leave for Alaska, but I’ve been packing and repacking my camera bag for a few weeks now. As a photographer, we all know the struggle of packing the perfect bag. Take too little – regret it … take too much – regret it. It’s probably easier to...
Testing the Olympus Tough TG5

Testing the Olympus Tough TG5

I picked up the Olympus TG5 off of eBay. I wanted a camera I could take kayaking with me in Alaska next month. I previously owned the TG3, which I took to New Zealand on a kayak trip, so I knew I would love this version. I got my TG5 in the mail today and immediately...
Giving Up

Giving Up

It’s August in Tennessee which usually means unbearable heat and humidity but Mother Nature has seen fit to give us a break for a bit. Today was great weather so I decided to head down to Chattanooga for a little bit of exploring. It was not great photo weather...
Shooting Photos in the Smoky Mountains

Shooting Photos in the Smoky Mountains

I’m lucky. The Smoky Mountains National Park are just a little over three hours from my house. That means if I wanted a really long day that I could head over in the morning and be back in my bed that night. To be honest, I don’t take advantage of that fact as much as...
A day trip visit to Sewanne, TN from Nashville

A day trip visit to Sewanne, TN from Nashville

One of the prettiest places in Tennessee is a small college town called Sewanee. The University of the South is an Episcopal college sitting in the rolling Tennessee hills. Sewanee Cathedral The cathedral architecture is based on the famous Canterbury cathedral in...