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  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 3 & 4

    April 8 Having gone into the park the last two mornings, I planned on staying in on Saturday.  But we already need more supplies, which means heading to Gardiner.  Oh darn, I thought, that means driving through the park.  So we agreed to make the family trip out in the afternoon. First, it was a lazy morning, but we did

  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 1 & 2

    April 6, 2017 This trip is a bit different from my past trips to the park.  It has been quite a while since I’ve been in the park this early in the spring, but that’s not the big change. This is our first trip to the park with our newborn son along.  He’s too young to remember this trip, of

  • Herons: Tall, Elegant… With a Hint of Danger

    Back in 2003, my hometown of Seattle named the Great blue heron its “official bird.”  Apparently this was instrumental in bolstering our civic pride.  Many Seattlelites think, “we may not have a professional basketball team any more, and our traffic is terrible… thank goodness for the heron!”  The GBH eked out a victory over the American crow in this important

  • Free Gift with any MindShift Gear Purchase Over $50

    For years now, I’ve been helping folks take advantage of a great offer from Think Tank Photo: When you purchase at least $50 of their gear through my affiliate link, you receive an additional photo accessory from ThinkTank for free.  This may be the best affiliate-related deal out there when it comes to photo gear. Now, at long last, I’m

  • New Electronics Travel Ban Hurts Photographers

    On Monday night, news leaked that the U.S. is banning carry-on electronics from international flights originating in several Middle Easterns cities . The ban forbids any electronics larger than a cell phone from being carried on board by passengers traveling from the following cities to the United States: Casablanca Istanbul Cairo Amman Jeddah Riyadh Kuwait Doha Abu Dhabi Dubai Details