I have this strange sort-of magnetism to the island that I cannot shake. I want to know everything there is to learn about the beautiful coastlines and how they were formed, the warriors that once called this place home, as well as the legends and traditions passed down through generations. I want to see everything there is to see, sleep next to the streams and battle the notorious north shore waves. For some reason, it feels like home.Read More
Years ago, while searching for local waterfalls, I stumbled on a picture of this spot. I didn’t fully believe it was in Idaho because of the moss and height, usually that’s a good sign its further west in Oregon or Washington. But then I saw some photos from a local photographer that said otherwise. Since then, I’ve been committed to finding this beautiful mossy grotto.Read More
I love music. No matter what is happening in my life, listening to new music and exploring different genres has always been something I’ve preoccupied myself with. As I go through different cycles, new music is introduced to me and becomes the soundtrack to that chapter of my life.Read More
I put my hand over my mouth in astonishment. I had actually won a 2019 Model S Tesla. A few pinches later and I realized I was, in fact, awake and proceeded to call my family and friends.Read More
The first thing I did to create this image was make two less-inspired entries for the contest. You don’t always make the best image the first time, and I think that’s true with most things in photography.Read More
My brother wanted some more knick-knacks for his desk and since we had just started playing Apex Legends together, I thought a little Apex Legends action figure would be perfect. I searched for a Pathfinder action figure or statue, but since the game was so new, one did not exist yet. So, I decided to make one!Read More
Emily told me she had a surprise for me after work. We both love to stay busy, but our schedules have been ESPECIALLY jam packed lately. Not only are we going to Kauai, getting married and honeymooning this year, but we also just bought our first house! Excitement paired with stress, less money and less time spent together.Read More
Just cause I shoot mostly landscape photos doesn’t mean I can’t get down and dirty on the race track. Emily and I grabbed the telephoto and our sunnies and drove out to Spokane County Raceway Park to shoot a drift event.Read More
First pioneered by John Muir in 1873, this straight shot for Whitney's summit is 9 miles round-trip with over 6000 feet of elevation gain. That's 6000 feet in 4.5 miles. And to top it off, a good 40% of the route is steep talus and skree.Read More
I was featured in my first art show and also published in Outside Magazine this month accomplishing all my goals I had set for myself this year!Read More
Took a little time off from binge-watching 30 Rock to take some senior photos for my sister Katy. Here's a few of my top shots. We went deep into the Coeur d'Alene forest to one of my favorite locations that I'm reluctant to share. I'll give you a hint, it's near some trees.
After we got all the shots she needed, we explored the surroundings a bit more.
On the road up, I couldn't help but notice a strange orange bag tied to a string, just laying on the ground. I went to investigate and it turned out to be a parachute! I picked it up and turned over a large limp tag only to find a huge "DO NOT TOUCH" warning. I threw it back onto the ground in confusion. After Emily tugged on the string for a while we noticed it was attached to a box high up in the tree. I gave it a good pull and snapped the string. The box tumbled to the ground.
And it was...drum roll...a weather balloon! Apparently they are operated by NOAA to collect weather information. There is a mailing address for me to send it back so they can recover the data and I plan on doing that soon. Such a weird thing to find.
I should've taken a photo but I did not. Maybe I'll snag one before I ship it off.
After that we planned to explore an old abandoned mining facility, but after a few steps into the building, we realized that that was a stupid idea. It was incredibly dark, we had one flashlight and there were some weird inhuman noises coming from the depths of the building. So, in the words of Emily, "NOPE". Maybe in October I'll be ready for spooky-ness of that aptitude.
I'm mostly writing this because I need at least one blog post to have a blog on my page, but I fully plan on using this blog as somewhat of a journal. Like most of my journals, it'll probably last about a week, but I figure I'll give it a try or two. I'm also gonna do some tutorials, prose, reviews and suggestions when I can.
New website design! Oooo Ahhh.