Discovering Iceland: End of the Trip & Drone Photos

Jason Lee and his family wrapped up their trip in Iceland travelling through Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Hellu, Laugarvatn, and Þingvallavatn before heading back to the capital for their flight home. During their last few days in the country, Jason and Natalie were able to witness the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, before flying back down south.  "We stumbled ...

Discovering Iceland: Ice Fields and Storms

Jason and his family continued their trip driving around the East Coast of Iceland and eventually down to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, staying along the Ring Road. The popular road brought them up close to Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. "It's pretty cool because when you're driving around you can see it from the road," Jason says. "The glacier is ...

Discovering Iceland: Farm Houses & Empty Roads

Jason Lee, his wife Natalie Lee, and their daughter continued their trip through Iceland, visiting Mývatn, Fardagafoss, Seyðisfjörður, and Höfn.  Their continued journey brought them upon more swimming pools, which the Lee's have described as being closer to mini water-parks. The pools are a huge part of Iceland's culture, Natalie says, with kid friendly sections and ...

Discovering Iceland: Waterfalls & Volcanoes

After an exciting stop in Denmark,  Jason and his family began their trek through Iceland arriving at Keflavik's airport. To get around Iceland they rented a camper style van and got on the road. "After a stop at a grocery store and brew-pub style restaurant in Reykjavik, we finally left the city and really began ...

Discovering Iceland: First Stop Denmark

Sky Pirate's Jason Lee and his family spent a couple of weeks this summer exploring the scenic country of Iceland. With camera and drone equipment in tow, Jason captured gorgeous images and footage from the trip. Over the next three weeks, we'll be sharing his photos along with stories from the excursion and a map ...

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 6 and 7

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 6: 4-29-15 Winaywayna/Cusco Machu Picchu arrival Back to Cusco Today we got up at 4:00 AM to head down to Machu Picchu. Before we started our final stage in the journey, we were able to see the sunrise at the closest ruins to Machu Picchu ...

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 5

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 5: 4-28-15 Pacaymayo/Winaywayna Third/Last Camp: Winay Wayna Ruins This morning we woke up to rain. Although the rain was a light drizzle, the storm didn’t stop for 6 hours straight, so we were bummed that we couldn’t see the view from some parts of the ...

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 3 and 4

The following blog post is written by Stephanie Durbin: Day 3: 4-26-15 First day of hike – Cusco/Wayllabamba Transfer from hotel to car First Camp: Huayllabamba This morning we woke up at 5:00 AM in preparation to start our journey on the Inca trail. We had to be ready for pickup between 5:30 and 6:00 ...

A Journey to Machu Picchu: Day 1 and 2

For the next two weeks on Monday and Wednesday we will be sharing incredible photos from Jason and his sister, Stephanie's, April trip to Peru accompanied by a blog post from Stephanie describing their experience on a 7 day trek to Machu Picchu.  The photos and blog posts will lead up to a post featuring ...

Chase Kennedy – Girl in the Garden

I shot the beautiful Chase Kennedy in the Leaning Pines Arboretum on Cal Poly's campus last weekend. I've been wanting to shoot in these gardens because they are very unique to our area. Most of the plants are exotic and from other continents so I though they would provide a captivating set. The center of ...
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