Archive: landscape

Tips for Photographing Sunsets

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  3 Comments

Sunset landscape scenes can make for some of the most beautiful photography subjects, and this guide will offer you tips for taking better photos of sunsets. Sunset photography can be really challenging, as it (along with sunrise) is typically the time of day when there is the most dynamic range in a single scene. Add […]

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Colors of Christmas at Montage Laguna Beach

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  4 Comments

It’s Christmas season in Southern California, which means two things: palm trees covered in lights and gorgeous sunrise and sunset skies! After a week of traveling when I landed at LAX last night, I decided to check the weather and noticed conditions were predicted to be ripe today in Laguna Beach for a nice sunrise. […]

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Sunrise Surprise at Maligne Lake

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  7 Comments

Captain’s log, stardate 93337.74. Our location is Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, as we await the sunrise. It’s 6:05 a.m. (for those of you losers who can’t convert from stardate 😉 ) and the clouds are quickly rolling across the Canadian Rockies in the pre-dawn sky. Unlike our previous adventure in Yoho National Park, […]

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Why You Should Visit Death Valley National Park

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Quick: say what first comes to mind when you think of Death Valley National Park. Although I can’t hear you through the computer screen (the technology for that isn’t quite there yet), I’m betting your answer had something to do with absurd heat, dunes, or miles of barren land. Maybe it skewed more comically towards […]

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Mountain

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  6 Comments

After racing back up to the car at Spirit Lake, we had a dilemma concerning where to go for sunset. The sky was already mighty good where we were, so we could just stay in the area for what would likely be a safe bet, plus some good late afternoon light. …Or, we could race […]

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Loki Rains Down Blows Upon Stupid Photographers

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  14 Comments

Arriving in Portland after an early morning flight from Orlando for a photography trip at the Columbia River Gorge with Bill, Ryan, Don, and Jeff, we decided it would be a good idea to drive out to the Pacific Coast to shoot Thor’s Well. We had some intel on the location that suggested it was […]

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50% Grey Dodge-Burn Layer Photography Tip

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  10 Comments

Today I wanted to focus on a new technique I recently learned that provides a way to non-destructively dodge and burn in Photoshop. For those unfamiliar with the dodge/burn tools, they are ways to extend the dynamic range in a single image in Photoshop, but the problem is that they normally a “destructive” ways to […]

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My 10 Favorite Photos of the Year

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  13 Comments

On Disney Tourist Blog, it’s been an annual tradition at the end of the year for me to look back at my photography and select my top photos. I’ve enjoyed doing that, as it gives me the chance to share some of my favorite shots and also contemplate where I grew and failed to grow […]

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First Snow in Yosemite Part 2 – The Sunrise Chase

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  2 Comments

Picking up where we left off in the first part of “First Snow in Yosemite,” we were set-up just off the edge of the road in Yosemite National Park shooting over the Merced River and Cathedral Rocks when the clouds began to clear. Bill and I quickly headed back to Tunnel View for what was […]

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First Snow in Yosemite

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  5 Comments

Winter in Yosemite National Park is a beautiful thing. I had previously been last February and caught the park in the midst of its winter season, even hiking in waist-deep snow along the way to this shot. Still, I had not seen Yosemite after any fresh snow in the Yosemite Valley, which I had heard […]

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