Monday, October 27, 2008

Monterey: Point Lobos

I was going through old pics on my computer and came across these. They were taken this summer, in August I think. My mom and I went down to Monterey to go for a short hike thorugh Point Lobos State Reserve with my cousins who were visiting from Washington D.C.

Point Lobos has been called: "The Greatest Meeting of Land and Water in the World" - I believe by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It was a bit cloudy that day but still a beautiful place to be!



Saturday, October 18, 2008

Let the weddings begin!

This fall a good friend of mine, Ralph Lyklama (http://relyckphotography.smugmug.com/) gave me the opportunity to shadow him and his assistant at a few weddings. Although I did take pictures, my primary goal was to observe and learn as much as I could about the work-flow etc. It's been a great learning experience and I am excited to continue to work with Ralph in the future! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the two weddings. The first set is from the most recent.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mammoth Lakes, 2008

Every year I get the privilege of travelling to one of my favorites places in California - Mammoth Lakes. Each summer I go in late July/early August for a few weeks of training at the Altitude Project a Christian distance running camp (http://www.altitudeproject.com/). Then in the middle of September, our team goes up for one week.

Mammoth Lakes is beautiful and there is plenty to take pictures of as well as surrounding Eastern Sierra areas including Owen's Valley, and Mono Lake.

Here are a few pictures from my travels there this year.



Owen's Valley looking toward Convict Lake.

Owen's Valley by moonlight. One of the most beautiful nights I have seen!:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Backpacking the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming

My Dad and I flew from Virginia to Salt Lake City, Utah where we rented a car and drove up to the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming for an 8-day backpacking adventure. We have been backpacking in the same range since I was a kid and it was a special trip for both of us. As you can see by the pictures it was beautiful in the back country and well worth the long trip to get there!