Archive for the 'Moon' Category

My almost-got-away-with-it eclipse failure shot

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Picture: Super-Blood-Harvest Moon during a Lunar Eclipse next to wind turbine, Solano County, California (Sept. 27, 2015) It’s not often that you see photographers, especially professionals, show off their failures. When I teach in workshops, do private consultations or portfolio reviews, one of the things I always ask my students / clients is to see […]

To Be or Not To Be A Panorama

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Picture: Sunset light on clouds with full moon rising over Mono Lake from above Conway Summit, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California Question: Is there a definite point when something can or should be called a “Panorama” vs. a time when it shouldn’t? Is this image a Panorama? If it’s not a Panorama, what would you […]

Racing the Super-Moon’s Celestial Clock

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Picture: Super-Moon rising over Mount Diablo, as seen from Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California This last weekend was the “Super-Moon Rise.” This is when the moon is supposed to be 10-13% larger in the sky because the moon’s orbit brings it closest to the earth. Normally I don’t go chasing after these kind […]

A heavenly companion

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Picture: Waxing gibbous moon and companion. Yesterday evening I stepped outside our kitchen door, and what to my wandering eye should appear, but the moon hanging high in the sky. The light of a brilliant star shone nearby. Having taken an astronomy class back in college, I knew by the brightness of this heavenly companion […]

Dawn at Taft Point

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Picture: Moonset at dawn from Taft Point, with El Capitan in background, Yosemite National Park, California There’s something incredibly joyful about having a place like this all to yourself. First of all, it’s quiet. (Kind of like this blog over the last few weeks.) My friend and I drove to the trailhead on Glacier Point […]

For one brief moment

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Picture: “Balance this!” – Full moon setting over mountain ridge along the Sierra crest, near Tioga Pass, Eastern Sierra, California In photojournalism, the first thing you learn is “The Moment is Key.” The meaning of this is simple. If you don’t have an image that tells a story or reveals a peak moment in the […]

Photo: Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Picture: Owl perched on top of Cape Mendocino Lighthouse, and crescent moon in evening light, Shelter Cove, on the Lost Coast, Humboldt County, California This is my “light at the end of the tunnel” photo, in regards to my current book project. This weekend I uploaded my collection of images for the publisher to begin […]

Photo: December Moon and Bay Bridge

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Picture: Evening light and nearly full moon over the Oakland – San Francisco Bay Bridge, and San Francisco Bay, from the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California This week I gave a private workshop to clients working along the San Francisco Embarcadero. One great challenge of this workshop, was that for reasons we won’t discuss here, the […]

That was some big moon last night

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Picture: Waning Gibus Moon over rock pinnacle on the rim of Yosemite Valley in pre-dawn light, Yosemite National Park, California Tuesday nights are “Pool Nite” (as in billiards) for me. It’s my current form of therapy and stress relief, as well as one of the few other things I consider myself fairly decent at. Mind […]

Announcing some Keyword help

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Picture: Moonrise in evening over road through vineyards in the Carneros Region, Napa Valley Wine Country, Napa County, California I’d like to announce the start of a new promotional partnership. Regular readers will know that I have had ‘issues’ with keywording. Over the course of this last year, I began a vendor relationship with a […]

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