Archive: Fisheye

el-matador-beach-sunset-malibu-waves-bricker copy

Killer Sea Cave Shot or: Almost Being Killed in a Sea Cave

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  5 Comments

One of the many reasons why the California Republic is the greatest nation in the free world is its wonderfully diverse geography. I witnessed this firsthand a couple of weeks ago, shooting dawn and sunrise in the freezing temperatures of Yosemite National Park before finishing the day shooting sunset in 90-degree weather at El Matador State Beach in […]

Continue reading...


crystal-cove-christmas-tree-dusk-fisheye copy

Merry Christmas from Crystal Cove!

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  2 Comments

Well, Merry belated Christmas, that is. Yesterday, we headed to Crystal Cove State Park to see some of the vintage-inspired holiday decor and enjoy a “traditional” white (sand) Christmas. I think it’s going to take years to get used to trading in the snow and evergreens of the Midwest for the beaches and palms of Southern California, […]

Continue reading...


sunburst-yosemite-national-park-upper-cathedral-lake

Cathedral Lakes Hike Report – Part 2

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

We left off Part 1 of the Cathedral Lakes Hike Report with our heroes faced with a dilemma that could* have a ripple effect that would impact the fate of mankind: scramble up the mountain for a higher sunset vantage, or stay at ground level to run around like chickens with their heads cut off, […]

Continue reading...


D81_0224 copy

A Tale of Two Tahoes

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

First off, let me start by saying I can’t believe that it has been a month since my last post. What started as a brief hiatus as I dealt with other things turned into a longer break as I’ve struggled with finding the motivation for photography (you might think photo editing gets easier when you […]

Continue reading...


big-sur-keyhole-sunset-wide-mountain-soft-light copy

Keyhole Arch “Light Show” on Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  8 Comments

For a few weeks each year during the Winter Solstice, the sunset casts an ethereal glow through Keyhole Arch on Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Beach that is absolutely breathtaking. This natural phenomenon doesn’t have fixed dates, but the prime time for the best light is early in January, with good-to-great light occurring from around mid-December to […]

Continue reading...


DSC_4302 copy

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Photos & Tips

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  6 Comments

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of the top sights in Kyoto, Japan, with its dense pathway of bamboo that stretches as far as the eye can see. The Bamboo Grove is part of Sagano Bamboo Forest, which is located near the outskirts of Kyoto, just below the mountains. If you daydream of bucket-list travel locales, […]

Continue reading...


DSC_4753 copy

Fushimi Inari Shrine at Night

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  10 Comments

Fushimi Inari is a popular temple in Kyoto, Japan, and is one of the few places that does not close. It is especially beautiful at night, and this post covers some of my tips for a nighttime visit, plus random thoughts on late night at Fushimi Inari. One thing I really enjoy about traveling is […]

Continue reading...


_FM79978 copy

Glacier National Park Photos

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  9 Comments

I recently visited Glacier National Park in Montana with a few other photographers and spent a few whirlwind days photographing sunrises, sunsets, the Milky Way, and everything in between. It was an excellent trip, one that offered a lot of fun with fellow photographers and great variety in the scenes we photographed. After visiting Yosemite […]

Continue reading...


main-street-electrical-parade-long-exposure-disney

Main Street Electrical Parade Long Exposure

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  6 Comments

Back when I first got into Disney photography, it seemed like I went into each trip with one really ambitious for a difficult/interesting photo. During our August 2009 trip, it was this photo of SpectroMagic. I had never before seen a long exposure done of Walt Disney World’s nighttime light parade, and thought it was […]

Continue reading...


Page 1 of 212