Archive for the 'Spring' Category

The Rivers be Raging

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Water rushing over boulders in the Merced River (Detail), Yosemite National Park, California California’s long, cold, wet season has finally given way to the heat that typically accompanies late Spring and the start of Summer. With the sun now beating down relentlessly on the Sierra snowpack, ranked between 150 – 170% of […]

Classic California Hills in Color

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Sunset along the green hills of Bolinas Ridge in Spring, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, California Two things caused me to post this image today. First, I’ve been following a discussion about the ‘history’ of (over)saturated color landscape photography on David Leland Hyde’s weblog. The second factor is that I was […]

The perfect time to take a photo

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Pin It Picture: Oak trees, cows and green grass on hills over valley in spring at sunset, Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California When someone is looking at one of our photos, many photographers have heard the saying “Wow! You caught that at just the perfect moment.” Sometimes though, the perfect time to take […]

The Right Light

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Pin It Picture: Sunrise light on black, wrought-iron fence gate, Carneros region, Napa Valley, California In following with a discussion that was taking place on twitter, I responded with a quote: “A boring or ordinary subject in great light will always make a better photo than a great subject in boring or ordinary light.” One […]

Photo: Rugged hills near Santa Barbara

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Pin It Picture: Overlooking the rugged hills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, near Santa Barbara, California Now that I’ve uploaded images for my book project, I’m getting the chance to go back through some of the new material I created over this last year. One location that impressed me more than many was this view […]

Photo: California Spring Wildflowers

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Pin It Picture: Lupine and Owl’s clover bloom in spring oak tree woodlands in the Los Padres National Forest, California This was how my most recent trip started. I want to thank my good friend Michael Routh for bringing me to this location. If you want to see this great display for yourself, dial in […]

Photo: Spring on the Big Sur Coast

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Pin It Picture: Lupines at sunset on green grass hilltop along the Big Sur Coast, Monterey County, California This beautiful image belies the economic troubles happening several thousand feet below. In relation to my last post, “The Price of Your Passions“, this serene scene could be considered quite costly by some if you hadn’t planned […]

It’s like a peep-show around here; San Luis Obispo

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Pin It Picture: Oak trees in vineyard on a foggy spring morning, near Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California The sneak peeks at new galleries keep coming. This time I’d like to present San Luis Obispo County’s Wine Country Region. This is more coverage that had stemmed from my shoots while woking “working” on […]

Photo & Keywords: Rainbow over vineyard

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Pin It Picture: Rainbow during a spring rain storm over wine vineyard and oak tree, near Booneville, Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California For those of you familiar with the saying that rainbows herald the ending of a storm, this rainbow also signifies another type of closing. If you’ve been following this weblog, you know that […]

Photo: Light at the end of the Tunnel

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Pin It Picture: Storm light on Bridalveil Fall, from Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California See a much larger version of this image. This photo was taken this last spring from the most famous, most photographed vantage point in Yosemite Valley, called Tunnel View. The title is meaningful for me, because as of […]






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