Archive for the 'Outdoors' Category

Two of the best hikes in Yosemite; Part Two: The Summit of Half Dome via the Cables Route

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Picture: Hikers on the subdome just before the cables section of the route up Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – vly2-2744) New Photos added to my Image Archive Library from Yosemite National Park. I’m happy to announce I’ve added another set of […]

Two of the best hikes in Yosemite; Part One: Following the Tuolumne River

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Picture: Rainbow in LeConte Fall along the Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – tiga-2133) New Photos added to my Image Archive Library from Yosemite National Park. I’m happy to announce I’ve added another set of pictures to my searchable, online Image Archive […]

Something wrong in Shangri La – Using photos to communicate

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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 many beginning […]

Learning about Life and Photography by Jumping from a Plane

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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 some of […]

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes July11-13

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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 will be […]

How Landscape Photography Should Be

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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 been using […]

Point Reyes 3-Day Photo Workshop in November

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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 by the […]

Could you two move back a little further?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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 Park. Well, […]

Will the real Waterwheel Falls please stand up?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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 be an […]

Sunset at Alamere Falls

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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 a real […]






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