California’s coastline is hard to beat as a photographic subject. I’ve seen just about every mile of the California coastline from San Diego to the Oregon border and to this day one of my favorite areas is the coastline along Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey. What makes this stretch of coast so photogenic is the combination of surf, coastal rocks and rich kelp beds. Sunset on the Rocks – Monterey, Calif
One of the most exciting developments to occur this weekend was the landing of the Phoenix Mars Lander. Landing on the northern pole region of Mars, amazing photos were sent back detailing unusual, yet familiar looking polygonal shapes in the polar landscape. Upon seeing these photos I didn’t need to read a word on the NASA Phoenix Lander web site about what I was seeing. From my trip to the Arctic National Wil
Here in the US it’s a 3-day weekend, today being Memorial Day, and although I won’t be posting any new articles or photos I wanted to point those checking in to a few articles/podcasts I’ve written/taken part in recently. This hopefully will satiate your appetite for new content until I’m back online tomorrow. Podcasts PhotoNetCast Podcast Episode #4 – Keeping your photos safe with regul
Easily one of the three most recognizable landmarks in San Francisco, Coit Tower is often lit beautifully by artificial and natural lighting. At the right time of day you can use both of these lighting types to capture dramatic photographs of this commonly photographed subject. One thing I’m quite embarrassed about is the fact that I’ve yet to visit Coit Tower and enjoy the view from the top of the tower.
I’ve come across one web site and one article that was just too interesting to wait to pass on in a weekend speedlinks post. I’m certain that the readers of this blog will find these posts of interest. Enjoy! The World Press Photo Awards put up a web site with winning photographs and photographer interviews from 2008 and 2007. The photographs are incredible and the stories behind them make for a great lis
The past few weeks I’ve been researching additional means of lowering the carbon footprint of my home. Over the past year or more I’ve been working with my wife to adjust our lifestyle to make incremental changes. So far we’ve done a good job. To begin with we’ve been rather minimalist in our energy consumption. We use our gas heater maybe a few days a year at he most and minimize our consumpt
One thing over the years that I’ve learned is to never keep your eyes too far off into the distance when trying to get your next photo. While photographing seascapes in Monterey, California I was rock hopping and paused to see what exactly I was hopping over. I was pleasantly surprised to see sea anemones in a rather small tidal pool. With a nice overcast sky I took the opportunity to switch out my wide angle l
White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is one of the most beautiful locations in the southwestern United States. The lighting is like no where else that I’ve experienced. The iconic pastel hues that paint the landscape here have inspired artists for centuries. To say photographing this location was inspiring would be an understatement. The more I review photographs from this location the more I want to ret