Vancouver House

Vancouver House

Vancouver House is not your typical high-rise residential tower. Wikipedia lists its architectural style as Neo-futurist / Structural Expressionism; whatever that means. That florid language aside, it really is a stunning and eye-catching building. My wife and I were planning a vacation to Olympic National Park and decided to also spend some time in Vancouver…

Sea Stacks

Sea Stacks

Sea stacks are well, simply amazing. At least, that’s how I felt upon seeing them for the first time during a trip to Olympic National Park. A sea stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast. Some are quite large…

UC – San Diego

UC – San Diego

UC – San Diego (University of California – San Diego) is a relatively new university. As a result, I wouldn’t expect to see older buildings. I don’t imagine a stately old structure lovingly called “Old Main”. Likewise, I wouldn’t expect a Student Union with beautifully patinaed coffered wood walls and ceilings. At least I didn’t…

Trees

Trees

Trees are wondrous creations. They are so integral and intertwined with our lives that we often take them for granted. But we shouldn’t. Trees provide us sustenance with their fruits and nuts. Their shade comforts us. They entertain us by allowing us to climb them, build playhouses amongst their branches and to attach swings. We…

Panorama Photos With A Tilt-Shift Lens
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Panorama Photos With A Tilt-Shift Lens

When I make a panorama, I like using a tilt-shift lens. I know, a tilt-shift is normally considered an “architectural” lens. But as I’ve said before, limiting their use to just this niche also limits you from taking full advantage of their versatility for non-architectural shots. Making a panorama is just one example. Panoramas give…

Rockport Road Trip

Rockport Road Trip

A Rockport road trip is just what I needed. With two knees surgeries and horrible weather patterns, last year just didn’t work for a photography road trip. I love photo road trips; they’re good for the soul. It’s getting away from home, your routine, and your cell phone. More importantly, just spending time doing photography…