This past Sunday started off early. I was on the road with my friend at 3am to look for and photograph harbor seals. Getting to our destination, a coastal region north of Bodega Bay, well before sunrise we waited out first light only to find that there were no seals in sight. Disappointed we ended up traveling farther north to Salt Point State Park. There we found harbor seals, but not quite how we had hoped. Not wan
For those that enjoy great photography I wanted to pass on a link to a photo blog that I have been enjoying quite a bit as of late: Mystical Photography by Frederic Larson For those of you unfamiliar with Frederic Larson, a photographer I deeply admire, consider this your lucky day. Per his bio where this is most eliquantly detailed… he is best known for “intimate photos of nature – particularly of
This weekend I decided to take advantage of some limited free time to pursue some wildlife photography. In the process of sorting through some options as to what to photograph I lured a friend into going out with me. The prospect of photographing native birds and sea mammals lured her like a moth to the flame. Our first choice of subject was elusive, the harbor seal (see Part II later this week). We drove to a few sp
The clock is ticking on this years Mavericks surf competition. The time frame for the prestigious surf competition is between early January and the end of March. Only a couple storms have pass through northern California generating big enough surf for the event, but these swells did not align with favorable weather.Â With only a month remaining it leaves big wave surfing fans wondering if there will be a competition
I took this photo of the San Francisco skyline through the Golden Gate Bridge about two weeks ago on a semi-warm afternoon that turned to chilly evening. I was pretty please with how it came out. I think it might be one of the better San Francisco photos I’ve taken in sometime. I suppose that makes it a personal favorite of mine. After posting this on Flickr it would seem I’m not alone in liking this shot
It’s early but this is one of my favorite images taken this year. For me the lighting is what makes this shot. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge lit with the Transamerica Building in the background gives a three dimensional feel to an otherwise compressed scene. I thought this was pretty neat, but the next image in this sequence (to be posted soon) surpasses this in my opinion.
My long weekend began and ended the very same way… Blowing bubbles with my dogs. Apparently this is the sure fire way for me to forget my worries and have a good laugh. Seeing my German Shepherd, Zoe, and Jack Russel Terrier, Moe, chase, jump and bite at bubbles is nothing short of comical. Here are a couple images of Zoe in bubble attack mode…
I’m not a huge advocate of fast food, but when I take road trips I do gravitate towards In and Out Burger. It doesn’t seem like a road trip unless I stop off here for lunch. Going through some images from last year I rediscovered this gem. I stopped in Carson Valley, Nevada on my way to Lone Pine, California. As I finished my double-double a storm was passing through and this beautiful rainbow magically a