Pilgrim Creek Area in B&W

This cloudy morning brought to you by …. a hiatus in grizzly activity!  This exact location was packed with wildlife photogs the entire week we were in the Grand Tetons (first full week of June).  399, a local grizzly famous across the planet for surviving 24+ winters in the Yellowstone basin and for bearing multiple sets […]

Posted in: Flora, Landscapes, Plants, Tetons, Water by Mark 2 Comments

Lake Life at Colter Bay

Colter Bay is a popular destination for summer tourists of Grand Teton National Park.  It is both a village with rustic cabins, a store, and many trails, as well as a marina on Jackson Lake with boating options galore.  The Teton range backdrop does not get much better than this.

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Mount Moran

Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”  ~John Muir  

Posted in: Flora, Landscapes, Spring, Tetons, Water by Mark 1 Comment

Hope Springs Eternal

Just a few miles north of Flagg Canyon we saw this!  See my previous post for the contrast.  Spring, popping through but not yet completely overtaking the snow.  Just inside the Yellowstone south entrance, much snow still remained in early June after a 700+ inch winter of snowfall!

B&W – From Pier to Swamp

Another of Venice Pier; this one earlier in the morning, and I was lucky to capture a lightning strike in the distance.  Later in the day we ventured to the Everglades to catch a few thunderheads.  It is amazing how quickly the weather shifts and changes on hot south Florida days in the swamp!

Posted in: Beach, FL, Landscapes, Water by Mark 2 Comments

Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL

My best bud Carl and I took a getaway trip to south FL prior to his recent surgery.  For us, there’s nothing like the “therapy” of shooting and chilling.  He introduced me to the pier in Venice, which is a beautiful structure, and it’s a serene one at daybreak.  I love piers like this.  They […]

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Duck Hunt at Port O’Connor, TX

Recently I had a chance to go duck hunting, thanks to my long time friend and dentist Keith Broome (an amazingly kind, faithful, and talented guy).  It’s been at least 35-40 years since I’ve hunted, and this was my first time duck hunting.  It brought back lots of childhood memories of my dad taking me […]

Utah

After a few postponements and multiple destination considerations, Kathy and I decided to celebrate our 30th anniversary with a trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.  I love anything to do with a national park and the outdoors, and Kathy has been very intrigued by the western U.S. since her 2014 trip […]

Posted in: Events, Landscapes, Utah, Water by Mark 4 Comments

Naples and Big Cypress (Everglades)

It was rainy and stormy on 90% of a recent extended weekend trip to southwest coast of Florida, but it didn’t dampen spirits and fun.  I had a great time with incredible friends and family – my bud Carl,  good friend Brent, brother Larry, and  sister-in-law Jude.  Carl, Brent and I chased and ran from […]

A Puddle’s Eye View

Project 365 – Day 40 “People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We often confine our thoughts, our vision, our creativity to the familiar.  To the concepts we grew up with, or to what we perceive others want us to do or be.  When we step away from these […]

Posted in: Abstract, Rain, Reflections, Water by Mark 2 Comments

Awash

Project 365 – Day 6 As I walked a pathway today, I ran into several areas impassable due to standing water from recent rains.  This caused me to detour from my normal course, and I ran across formations of small sand drifts, reminding me of the beach.  I love texture and patterns, so this caught […]

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Dogwood Over Middle Prong

5D MkII, 24-70L f/2.8, 1.3sec. @ f/9, ISO100

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