Entries by Tom Bricker

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise

We were in San Francisco for a weekend earlier this year, and I had a couple of chances to photograph the sunset and sunrise. I knew I wanted to try both from the Marin Headlands, which is great vista in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for viewing San Francisco from the other side of […]

Horsetail Falls Firefall at Yosemite National Park

Every mid-February, Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park becomes a “firefall” as the setting sun creates an amazing natural phenomenon. This occurs due to the angle of the sunset, and would also occur in October, but there’s only water in this fall due to snow melt-off, which doesn’t happen in October. I visited Yosemite National […]

Yosemite National Park: Conquering Union Point

Over the weekend I visited Yosemite National Park with several other photographers I’ve met through the Disney fan community. It was an incredible weekend filled with wonderful photo ops, good times, and great friends. It was the most fun I’ve had taking photos in a long time, and the best group photography outing I’ve had […]

Cinderella Castle Kiss Goodnight Reflection

The Kiss Goodnight is one of those chills-inducing moments at Walt Disney World for us. For those unfamiliar with the Kiss Goodnight, it’s “show” in the Magic Kingdom that plays thirty minutes after the park closes and bids guests a fond farewell. Cinderella Castle cycles through its lighting schemes, including a few ones that you […]

Elk at Sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park

I previously mentioned that on our first night in Rocky Mountain National Park, we just missed the sunset over Rock Cut, but that there was a silver lining. These elk were that silver lining. Right after leaving Rock Cut, we saw dozens of these guys grazing the tundra. We had already seen a couple elk […]

Full Moon Over Musée du Louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris has a reputation as housing the world’s greatest collection of art in a building so sprawling that one could spend months exploring the art and still not see everything. Due to this reputation, we resolved defeat from the outset and didn’t even bother going inside. While much on display in […]

Lincoln Memorial HDR

Last weekend we traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit a friend who works in the Obama administration. My first stop on Saturday was the Lincoln Memorial, where I hoped to get an empty early morning wide-angle shot of the Lincoln Memorial, and a sunrise photo of the Washington Monument with the United States Capitol Building […]

Atlanta Skyline at Dawn

This is a view of the Atlanta skyline at dawn last Saturday. We had a great time in Atlanta. We toured CNN, visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke, and headed out to Stone Mountain for sunset. My favorite thing was easily World of Coke. I’m acutely aware that World of Coke is one […]