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Perspective in an Overshared World

There is no right or wrong way to do life – there’s simply consequences for the choices we make throughout. Some consequences are easy to live with, but others – not so easy.

Digital Photography with an Eye to Prints

I promised Eric Coulthard I would tell him how to make his own panoramic wall prints, so I thought I’d share my printing secrets with the world. Arts & Crafts time on explor8ion.com folks!

A Gear Discussion – Going Light

Invest now in good, light gear for the future and you will be able to use the same equipment for many adventures while saving your body for even more trips in the future.

How many 11,000er’s are there?

While browsing the web I recently came across a four part series on the topic of the 11,000 foot (and higher) peaks in the Rockies which I thought were interesting enough to share here.

Welcome to a new Explor8ion!

Welcome to my new and hopefully somewhat improved website. The intent of this site is to combine the best of my photography and my trip reports.

Alone with the Night Sky – Astrophotography

I have a bit of a thing for meteors for some reason, and I’ve tried capturing photos of them before. The last time I made any real effort was a bit of a bust. I lugged camping gear to the top of Vent’s Ridge back in May of 2014 to attempt to capture a purported 1,000 meteors per hour from the rare Camelopardalid meteor shower.

Sisyphean Life Lessons

Buddha says that most of life’s suffering is caused by an endless cycle of human craving for impermanent things and states of being, which is dukkha – incapable of satisfying and painful. By trapping ourselves in this continuous state of craving things that don’t last, we are caught in an endless cycle of rebirth, dukkha and dying, or samsara. Only by attaining nirvana can we be liberated from this path of suffering.