Photo Spots Archive - Page 17

Lewis Falls

This location in Yellowstone is very least photographed unless you get into the park from South entrance. It is out of the way from Grand Loop road for people driving from other entrances to miss this spot.

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Lower Falls

This is one of the popular destinations to photograph the lower falls and its colorful rock formations. Best time to photograph is sunrise as you get the rainbow from the falls. Yellowstone has abundant wildlife, be careful of your surroundings if you are alone, always carry bear spray with you…

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden in Portland, OR is set in a beautiful park, adjacent to the Portland Rose Garden. Famous for a spectacular, and deceptively small Japanese maple tree, it actually has a lot more to offer. Get there at opening.

Cape Bretton Island

Cape Breton Island is on the east end of Nova Scotia. McMillans Cove is a small cove off of the much larger Bras d’Or Lake, a saltwater lake. A great place for quiet family vacations with lots of vacation rentals. A long drive for groceries, though. Cape Breton has a…

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

This is a truly unique wildlife photography experience. Where else can you see a troupe of Snow Monkeys hanging out in a hot springs, nestled in a beautiful snowy valley? The monkeys are very habituated to people, and you can get as close as want, but do be advised that…

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite is one of the original national parks, and is really the birthplace of modern landscape photography. It’s hard to take a bad landscape picture in the valley, but because it’s so popular it’s also hard to take a truly standout shot. Any season will yield good photos, but the…

Showa Kinen Park

This park used to be an Air Base, but now is one of the largest areas of open space in the Tokyo metro area. It features seasonal flowers and displays year round, as well as a small lake with paddle boats and a water park. The main photographic subjects are…

Arasaki Crane Reserve

Two species of cranes winter at this area: White-Naped Cranes, and Hooded Cranes, and they do so in very large numbers (13,000 plus), making for a very impressive and noisy scene. The rest of the year, this is just another rice field and not particularly photogenic, so plan on visiting…

Shirakawa Village

The main reason to visit this area is to see traditional Japanese agriculture, and the villagers are actually still farming using largely traditional methods. The huts in the villages are referred to as “gass-ho” and feature distinctive thatched roofs. The valley was almost completely cut off from the rest of…