Archive: Sunrise

Third Man on the Matterhorn

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest, Reports  •  9 Comments

This covers our visit to Zermatt, Switzerland, where we spent approximately 85% of our time gazing longingly at the Matterhorn, which is arguably one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Along with a recap of our trip, we’ll offer a few tips for seeing Zermatt, and thoughts on Switzerland, in general. As for […]

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Mont Saint Michel Tips & Photos

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  19 Comments

If you’re thinking of visiting Mont Saint Michel in the Normandy region of France, there are some things you should know prior to visiting. This post covers tips for planning your trip to Mont Saint Michel, photos of the area, and a general review of Mont Saint Michel. For starters, a little background is in […]

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Tips For Taking Photos Into The Sun

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  7 Comments

Shooting into direct sunlight can make for intriguing and compelling photos. This post covers techniques for taking photos when shooting into the sun, recommended settings when taking photos into the sun, and what to avoid. Depending upon your perspective, this may not seem like all that earth-shattering of advice–it may be your standard practice, anyway. […]

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Visiting Morro Bay State Park in California

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  7 Comments

Like the ocean? Enjoy quaint little beach towns? How do you feel about huge rocks? If you’re a fan of these things, might I suggest Morro Bay State Park and the city of Morro Bay itself, home of the Morro Rock. If you’re taking a Pacific Coast Highway road trip, Morro Bay is a great […]

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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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Snowy Sunrise at Crater Lake National Park

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  10 Comments

In the previous post, we had just finishing photographing a gorgeous sunset at Crater Lake National Park. The next morning, we were up bright and early (which actually is a misnomer: it was early, but most definitely dark) for sunrise. This time, the plan was to hike out for a better view, either to Watchman […]

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Fall Colors in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is not one of the “big name” US National Parks, but it certainly does have some beautiful fall colors. I spent a weekend in Cuyahoa Valley National Parks during the tail end of the autumn foliage and did some hiking out to see its waterfalls and do as much […]

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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 šŸ˜‰ ) 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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Yoho National Park Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  6 Comments

This Yoho National Park Trip Report, or rather the trip to the Canadian Rockies that led to this report, is my latest excuse for lack of posts on this blog. Sorry. We’reĀ startingĀ with Part 2 of the report because Part 1 will be significantly longer and I’ve been playing serious catch-up, so it’s easier to post […]

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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 […]

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