Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Quiet Spring Hike to Packwood Lake

The path to Packwood Lake is well trodden indeed. However, in spring the winding woodland trail to
this forest gem is a quiet and lonely journey. A taste of the mountains when the high country is blanketed in snow.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sunsets of Early Spring

March is a month of spectacular sunsets - the wild and unpredictable weather of the changing season throws up wild cloud formations that catch the dying rays of the sun and light up like wildfire.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Snowshoeing under a Blue Sky

Winter is almost over, but there's still a lot of snow in the mountains!  Eagles drifted by on surprisingly warm breezes, the alpine sky free of clouds was an almost painfully vivid shade of blue, and it was particularly fascinating how you could tell how far way different mountains were by their varying shades. A wonderful day of snowshoeing indeed.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Joby Gorillapod Action Tripod Review

Every photographer needs a small tripod to compliment their full size tripod. There are just situations where you can't have a full size tripod, or where you simply want to cut down on  weight and bulk. For this purpose the obvious choice is probably the Gorillapod - a flexible, compact, and lightweight means of camera support.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Clarion Call of the Mountains

There are many sounds to love in the wild places of the world. Who doesn’t love the chuckle of a brook hidden amongst the flowers of a lush meadow, or the distant roar of a mighty river deep in the canyon it has hewn for itself over the millennia. The rush of evening breeze in the boughs of an alpine forest is another lovely noise, and so is the lonely keening of the wind through a notch on a blasted stony peak.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Strange Sights on a Snowy Night

A snowy landscape and a sky full of stars are an ideal combination of conditions for capturing unique and unearthly photos. Bare winter branches coated in snow, fields blanketed in powder, and all glowing with the light from the nearby barn light. With owls hooting in the distance it was wonderful to experience for as long as the frigid temperatures allowed.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Mindshift Gear Firstlight 40L Camera Backpack First Impressions

If you're like me, then you frequently find yourself in the position of travelling on foot and weighted down with an unreasonable amount of camera gear. Eventually you will find that your cameras and lenses and the rest no longer fit in one, or two, or maybe even three of the camera cases and backpacks that accumulate organically and which multiply exponential throughout the life of a photographer. At some point the only solution is a bigger bag, and it might be that the Firstlight 40L from Mindshift is the bigger bag you're looking for.