The Art of Trees II

I seem to be drawn to trees this year. While staying at The Madonna Inn recently in San Luis Obispo I debated where to photograph in the morning. The obvious spots such as Montana de Oro State Park and Morro Bay initially came to mind but then I remembered the nice little oaks forest in …

Big Sur Milky Way Photos

It had been months since I had traveled outside of the Bay Area due to the birth of my son, Tyler. Now that Tyler is more than two months old, we decided to test the waters by spending Labor Day weekend in the Monterey area. Following dinner on the first night, I went out to …

Lovers Point

Presented with the option of how to spend my birthday weekend, I told Samantha that I would like to spend the weekend in Monterey. She found us this great B&B in Pacific Grove located in the downtown area and just a few blocks from the ocean. The nice part of these late fall sunrises is …

Impressions of Morro Bay

Having visited Morro Bay for all of my life, and photographing Morro Rock multiple times, I don’t feel pressured to focus my attention on the iconic views though I certainly do photograph the rock when the opportunities lend themselves. As there was no visible sunrise on this recent foggy morning I spent as much time experimenting with other …

Pfeiffer Falls

The last Big Sur waterfall I photographed made it onto the cover of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine so I figured I’d try my luck on another one this time. While not as dramatic as McWay Falls, Pfeiffer Falls is beautiful in its’ own right. To get to Pfeiffer Falls, we had to hike up …

Bixby Creek Bridge

Bixby Creek Bridge Overlook is one of the most famous postcard scenes in the world and for good reason. I can’t imagine driving down Big Sur and not stopping here. I’ve always wanted to photograph a sunset here and tried to on this trip but the horizon was blocked up by clouds at sunset so …

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove is one of the most scenic towns on the California coast. Though I had been there a number of times in my life, I had never visited during the spring months until now. The entire coastline was lined with these purple flowers and carpeted with bright pink flowers. I definitely want to go …

What Type of Fish Are You?

Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium has always been one of my favorite things to do in Monterey. I find the open seas exhibits to be of particular interest because it’s so mysterious. While visiting the aquarium recently, I started thinking about how there always seems to be an odd fish or two that strays from …

Carmel Beach Moonset

I have photographed a lot of different things but one thing I’ve never photographed nor watched before was a full moon set. It was every bit as exciting as shooting a sunset. If this tree looks familiar to you, it’s because I photographed it during my last visit to Carmel. See more of my Monterey …