Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Hawaiian Waves – Silent Lucidity in Fluidity

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Pin It Photo: Waves breaking at sunset along the Kailua-Kona shoreline, on the Big Island of Hawaii One of the all-time great instances of musical misdirection occurred back in 1990 when the heavy-metal rock group, Queensryche, released their ballad, Silent Lucidity. Once the song became a hit on the radio airwaves, people flocked to their […]

Trapped in a Hawaiian paradise – a photographer’s dilemma

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Sunset as seen from the Kona Magic Sands near White Sands Beach Park, Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii When people think about travel or nature photographers, often we think of someone zipping around from spot to spot, tripod slung over a shoulder as they chase the elusive next shot. Most of us do […]

Nature Photo Walk – Point Reyes workshop – June 20

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Sunset light illuminates the spray off a breaking wave along the coast at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California If you’re in the Bay Area and interested in learning how to improve your nature photography skills, or even just want to know how to take better pictures with your cell phone […]

Class Photos from my Beaches of Pt. Reyes Photo Workshop April 2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Pin It Picture: Photographer shooting at sunset along the Great Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California Last month I was delighted to once again teach a sold out Beaches of Point Reyes photo workshop. It was a great group of photographers to work with, and they produced an eclectic set of images highlighting […]

Northern California – Redwoods to Mount Shasta; New Archive Photos

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Redwood forest and fog, Redwood National and State Parks, Del Norte County, California I’m happy to present this mini-portfolio set of images from Northern California, which is part of a larger collection of photos that I’ve recently added to my searchable Image Archive Library. These pictures were all shot during the course […]

Volcanoes in the Grand Canyon

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Pin It Photo: Steep rugged cliffs above the Colorado River at sunset, Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona When you look at images of the Grand Canyon and you have any basic sense of geology, you think about eons of huge yet subtle geological forces at work, namely the continually erosive power of water slowly […]

Upcoming 2015 Photo Workshops at Point Reyes

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Pin It Photo: Photographers shooting the sunset over the headlands at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California I’ll be spending this weekend teaching another great photo workshop at the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore just north of San Francisco. I haven’t bothered mentioning this or promoting it lately since it sold out months ago […]

The irony of my last post; My Best Yosemite Shot Ever!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Pin It Picture: Morning clouds and fog fill Yosemite Valley at sunrise from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California For those of you who saw my last post, My Best Yosemite Shot Ever, you hopefully realized that posted on April 1st, it was indeed an April Fools joke. I was part of a group of […]

Yosemite Valley in Spring; A mini-portfolio at Behance

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Pin It Picture: Clouds on Half Dome at sunset from Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California I’ve recently processed a bunch of images from Yosemite Valley in spring. They are all images I shot over the course of several days while working on my last book project. Click here to see a select mini-portfolio of […]

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 […]






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