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The Mighty Mekong. You may never have been there physically, but I bet you could conjure up an image pretty quickly if asked, maybe an exotic land where a thick jungle slips into a slow-moving mystical river, a place where tiny villages are hidden from everyone & everything. Well, toss in a lot of brown, [...]
Located at an elevation of 4500 ft (1500 meters) Dalat, Vietnam, provides a much needed respite from the searing heat seen elsewhere in the country. It’s a land of rolling hills covered in towering pines, while hidden valleys reveal fields of artichokes and small rice-growing operations. It’s also one of the few spots in Vietnam [...]
After maybe a week traveling through the Mekong region and southern coast of Vietnam, I realized something about the food there. It’s all extremely fresh. I mean really fresh, as in it was killed that day (maybe the day prior) or pulled from the garden that morning. It’s kind of funny really, because here we [...]
Ok, so I’ve been a bit behind on updating the site with photos and harrowing travel stories from SE Asia. The truth is, there haven’t been any harrowing stories (thankfully) except for one minor motorbike accident in Dalat, Vietnam, and a small mountain bike crash Jeannine suffered on the dirt roads of Koh Phangnan, Thailand. [...]
Until I feel comfortable snapping photographs at will of this downright crazy (I mean that in a good way) part of the world, I thought I’d share one photograph and one short video (if it can upload) that, in some respects, capture the essence of this captivating city in southern Vietnam.
From one tropical paradise to the next. Here are some parting shots from our stay in Kaua’i. On to Vietnam and other corners of SE Asia. We spent the week wondering in and around Hanalei Bay Paddle boarding is absolutely huge in Hawaii
Hanalei Bay, near the Nepali Coast
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It doesn’t necessarily feel like spring here in the Pacific Northwest, but there are signs it’s inevitable. Flowers are sprouting, the snow is melting faster… For a very limited time I’m offering 50% off any photograph that has snow in it! Below is a small selection. View even more WINTER PHOTOGRAPHS here View even more [...]
There are many reasons to live in the Pacific Northwest, even if it does rain a bit here and there. Sure we have moss sprouting from the roofs of our homes, but now I know that’s a good thing. Mosses cannot survive in polluted air. Like the lichens, they need a healthy atmosphere to survive. [...]
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 5 years since I embarked on, and survived (barely) my little bike adventure down in Patagonia, Chile. The route, a whole lot of kilometers from El Chalten, Argentina, to Puerto Montt, Chile, would eventually take me just under a month to complete (with 2 rest days.) It [...]
Maybe the sinking economy and recent layoffs at Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks will keep people away from Seattle…that’s fine with me!
Sometimes you forget why. The other day I was reminded. Below is a photographic journey into the central Washington Cascades for a day of backcountry skiing.
After a week acclimating to sea level, and work, I’ve begun the enjoyable but tedious task of sorting through the 500+ photos I took from last weeks road trip to Steamboat. I’m curious as to what others do to organize photos. The first two steps I typically take are pretty straight forward: download all the [...]
My wife and I left Seattle on Saturday. 14 hours later we were in Salt Lake City. Day one, skiing at Alta. Day two, skate skiing at Solitude. Day three, a backcountry ski tour up Big Cottonwood Canyon. This morning, drove to Steamboat Springs, CO. For the next four days I’ll be dividing my time [...]
The other day I posted a photo of the full moon sinking behind the Olympic Mountains from West Seattle. That image only captured a small section of the Olympic Mountains though. Below I stitched together six images to create a panoramic picture of the entire range. It’s not the cleanest stitching job I’ve ever done, [...]
The other day I was down in Olympia with my wife. While she was racing sailboats, I was out exploring the backroads of Olympia via the Chehalis Western Trail. It was actually a very pleasant ride and reminded me very quickly why I truly love to travel via two wheels instead of four, as you [...]
There surely are benefits to living on the water in West Seattle. The peaks of Olympic National Park Washington often come into view, but on mornings like this, blanketed in fresh snow with a rising sun illuminating the peaks, they remind me how fortunate I am to live in an area with such splendid natural [...]
Another day at the office, this time a ‘relaxing’ skin up the Muir Snowfield on Mt Rainier followed by spring corn (yes, in February) down the Nisqually Chutes. Overall we dropped over 4,000 ft, slipping by the toe of the Nisqually Glacier, onto the Nisqually River. I’ve decided to put together a quick slide show, [...]
Everywhere else in the Washington Cascades was dry. Overcast skies, minimal amounts of precipitation. Little did we know, or expect, that our trip deep into the backcountry of the central Washington Cascades was experiencing near blizzard conditions. Not that this was necessarily a bad thing. Washington State isn’t doing very well with snow right now. [...]
Some abnormally pleasant days in Seattle offer splendid days for sea kayaking off West Seattle. Kayak for two Beached on Beach Drive in West Seattle To see more sea kayaking photos from Seattle, British Columbia and beyond, click HERE
I just posted a quick update on our trip up to Whistler on backcountryskiphotos.com. No ski touring was had, but we did manage to spend a bit of time skate skiing at the new Olympic Park nordic center. And, I was able to capture this one shot before the weather turned, again.
Last Chance! Two More Days To Order. This is it folks. I’m shutting the doors on any and all orders at the end of this week. Sure the economy sucks, but your gifts don’t have to.Have a question about a print or print size? Shoot me an email. – All prints up to 24″ mounted [...]
Last weekend, with no snow to ski tour on and feeling a bit depressed as even the Rockies were getting pounded, some friends and I thought a trail run up Mt Si would be fun. Running, or jogging, nearly 4000 vertical feet is never easy, but the views of Mt Rainier and surrounding Cascade peaks [...]