A few more from Yosemite.

Okay, so the photo above is the picture that everyone, literally everyone, who has ever been to Yosemite National Park brings home with them. In fact, I think you're required to show the ranger this photo at the gate before they'll let you leave the park. You, and everyone else, can take this picture from the first big overlook that you hit when you drive into the valley. Call it cliche or call it classic, no one can drive past that overlook and say "Eh, let's skip it." It is debatably the most incredible view in the United States: the largest vista in America's premier national park. So yes, I stopped for a photo. The next couple images below, on the other hand, are views that most visitors to the park don't get. A special thanks to Kelly Martin and the crew of H-551 for giving me an incredible perspective.



A Good Day at Work.

As a photographer, most days are pretty good. I routinely get to go interesting places, meet cool people, and of course get some great images along the way. But let's be honest, in any job, some days are better than others. For example Saturday was well above average. For me anyday that you get to hang out the open door of a moving helicopter to take photos is a good day at work. Now, if that helicopter also happens to be flying over autumn wildfires in Yosemite National Park, well that's pretty dang hard to beat. Here's a couple of my favorites, stay tuned for more: