Archive for the 'Outdoors' Category

Something wrong in Shangri La – Using photos to communicate

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Pin It Photo: The fresh green hills of Briones Regional Park in spring, looking toward Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California One of the things I always tell participants in my workshops, presentations, and especially when I’m doing professional image critiques or portfolio reviews, is something that is often lost or not truly recognized by […]

Learning about Life and Photography by Jumping from a Plane

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Tandem paragliders floating down past the moon, Tres Pinos, San Benito County, California What can you learn about life and photography by jumping out of an airplane? Last week I had an opportunity to jump out of a perfectly good airplane while flying at 13,000 feet over the Sacramento Valley. I hear […]

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes July11-13

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Photographer shooting the sunrise at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California For any photographers located in or around the San Francisco Bay Area, or traveling to the area, I’ll be teaching another 3-day photographic workshop at Point Reyes on July 11th through July 13th. The focus of this class […]

How Landscape Photography Should Be

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Pin It I feel the same sort of nervousness an actor feels before stepping out on stage in front of a live audience. I should know, ‘cuz I’ve been there, and these are the same butterflies. I’d like to present you with my very first video blog post. As I mention in the intro, I’ve […]

Point Reyes 3-Day Photo Workshop in November

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Cliffs of Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’m again leading a 3-day Photo Workshop, “Point Reyes – On Assignment” at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore on November 22-24, 2013. (The weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday.) Similar to the workshop I taught last spring, this workshop is sponsored […]

Could you two move back a little further?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Pin It Picture: Bull Elephant seal coming ashore at Año Nuevo State Park, near Santa Cruz, California “Could you two move back a little further?” – You might think the title of this blog post refers to the two seagulls standing in the way of this bull elephant seal coming ashore at Año Nuevo State […]

Will the real Waterwheel Falls please stand up?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Waterwheel Falls (?), Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California Just over a week ago I drove to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. I arrived at the Glen Aulin / Lembert Dome Trailhead parking area at about 9:15am. A bit more than an hour later, I hit the trail on what would […]

Sunset at Alamere Falls

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Sunset light on Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California This post celebrates the premier of the new weblog format. I’ve done my best to integrate the weblog design with my new web site design created by Don Giannatti. It’s rare that I’ll pat myself on the back. It was […]

Playful Photos and Life Lessons

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Pin It Picture: Temporary graffiti; self-portrait (kinda) after “leaving my mark” while snowshoeing with my family at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California “Any old fool can drop on their back in the snow and make a snow angel.” – Me. My family and I were enjoying a snowshoeing adventure this last weekend. At one […]

The joy of the catch

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Pin It Picture: Fisherman holding up a catch & release steelhead caught in the Sacramento River near the Sundial Bridge in evening light, Redding, California I love to go fishing. I don’t really care if I catch a fish or not; it’s the activity and relaxation that matters. Still, I love the joy and thrill […]

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