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 […]
About Tom Bricker
Tom Bricker is a travel writer and photographer who splits time among Southern California, Central Florida, and Japan.
When not in one of those three locations, which Tom covers extensively here and on his other blog, Tom makes trips to the U.S. National Parks, Europe, and other destinations around the globe.
Entries by Tom Bricker
Professional photographers are endangered species. One that, unlike the California Condor, is headed the way of the Dodo. Within five years, I predict that the professional photographer, as we now know the profession, will be largely extinct. Granted, there will still be some in “captivity,” but those will likely only be photographers with such unique […]
I don’t know what this thing is called. I should, but I don’t. I did at one point, but now all that comes to mind is Rocky Mountain National Park Rock Cut “summit marker,” and that’s not it. It feels like the actual name (and I know there is an actual name for it), is […]
This is Monument Cove, along Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park. This spot is named for its vertical sea stack of granite isolated from the cliff by coastal erosion. I think it’s one of the most iconic scenes in Acadia National Park. Granted, it’s not as impressive as the monuments out west, but how many […]
I visited Pinnacles National Park for a day earlier this year, and by a day, I mean a few hours. We were in San Francisco for a wedding and while checking out things to do, I noticed that Pinnacles was only around a 2.5 hour drive away. When I finally arrived, I still had about […]
One of the great things we did in Europe was get lost. A lot. In London this mostly consisted of wandering around on foot without resources like Google Maps as a safety net. It was really a liberating experience, and something we’d recommend. Instead of rushing from one tourist spot to another, we wandered around, […]
Over the weekend, we trespassed in Acadia National Park. Like many stupid criminals that inadvertently boast about their actions on social media, I feel no remorse for what I did. Call it what you will (I prefer civil disobedience), but I think I did the right thing. Regardless of your political beliefs as far as […]
The Gardens of Versailles, even in winter, are truly a sight to behold. While the old adage that “photos don’t do them justice” holds true, I’m not so sure seeing the gardens does them justice, either. Much like everything at the château of Versailles, the gardens are all about excess. There are literally fountains and perfectly manicured lawns, […]
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 […]
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 […]