Archive for the 'Outdoors' Category

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 […]

Walden is where you make it

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Pin It Picture: Moon setting over Boothe Lake, near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, Yosemite National Park, California I just returned from a 4-day solo backpacking trip into the Yosemite high country. It was a great personal goal, being the first time I’ve backpacked into the wilderness since my accident last year. When I arrived at […]

Movie Review: Earth

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Pin It This weekend, thanks to my mom, I got to spend part of a beautiful Spring Saturday afternoon in a dark movie theater, along with my wife & son, watching the new Disney Nature Film, EARTH. Narrated by James Earl Jones (Darth Vader to my son) the movie has the same tone that many […]

Mega-Whoops! Target off by more than two miles

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Pin It Picture: Tourist family photos being taken by mom while kids stand at the center of the Four Corners Monument, on the Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado borders. I just heard this on the news… It could only have happened in the days before GPS. Yes, I’ve been there. Yes, I now feel […]






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