This past Tuesday I returned to Monterey to photograph California Sea Otters and was joined by a few other photographers (semi-pro and professional). The last time out in the field photographing otters we witnessed rare behavior of California Sea Otters eating birds. This time we witnessed something so rare I doubt it will ever be repeated in my lifetime. Unfortunately for me I was 1/4 of a second too late in pressin
On my last Sea Otter photo tour I caught this Great Blue Heron landing in the slough with great late afternoon lighting. If I had to nit pick I only wish I caught more of a complete shadow of the birds head in its wing. Such compositional concerns are never a thought in the split second needed to capture such a photo and only surface when editing a photo. Ah the joys and pains of being your own worst enemy. [tags]Pho
It’s been a great year for photography, perhaps even better than last year, and as 2008 nears its end I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #5: Pike Place Market One thing I love about taking travel photos is the constant challenge to find a new perspective. While I got odd stares from pass
Photographed below is an Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) at Moss Landing. Birding isn’t my primary focus when it comes to photography, but the red eye of an Eared Grebe is a tough subject to pass up. The red eye of this bird is truly an eye catcher. Sorry I couldn’t resist the pun. Have a great weekend everyone. If you’re interested in capturing photos like this consider joining me on my Sea Otte
I can’t help but think nature is an exhibitionist and as a photographer that makes me a voyeur. This is particularly true when I think of the raw beauty of Point Lobos. The landscape, the trees, the rocks and the coastline beam, impossible to take your eyes off. Truly an inspirational location where you’ll find beauty right underfoot, if you can divert your attention from the larger magnificent scenery. C
In case you missed it this past week it was reported that the Brown Pelican is being taken off the Endangered Species List. Here in California you might not know they’re endangered, as they’re a relatively common sight flying along the coast. From what I’ve read their population is still of concern in some gulf states. While I’m happy to hear that a species has been making a comeback I’m
To most this will seem to be a rather ordinary photo, but for those familiar with the Farallon Islands you’ll find this photo amazing… and no this wasn’t the result of Photoshop wizardry. The Farallones are 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco and normally cannot be seen as they’re often concealed behind a shroud of fog. In addition when you do see them they’re specks on the horizon.
With a better understanding of My Journey with Photography Watermarks and how the Evolution of a Watermark has factored into my online marketing, I wanted to share how these efforts have translated in my reaching new audiences and generated new client opportunities. Effort and Reward of Watermarking No doubt many after reading my first to articles on the topic of photo watermarking are asking, “Why put yourself