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 …

Unplug Your Life

I have a confession: I do not own a smartphone anymore. I work in front of a computer enough as is, both out of necessity to earn a living but also for fun.  The side effect of this is that it makes me value my real life even more so I don’t want to waste …

Solitude

With its fine white sand, Carmel Beach is a very popular destination. Rightfully so, but crowds are not exactly fun for a landscape photographer. Go at dawn and there are few people milling about save for early morning joggers and beach walkers. One European guy approached me curious as to what I was taking photos …

Point Lobos State Reserve Sunset

As pointed out in my previous blog posts, California State Parks Access Pass and Allan Memorial Grove, Point Lobos SR, the California State Parks system is in danger of being compromised from the proposed budget cuts. I could get by just fine without a city like L.A. but I cannot imagine living in a California …

Allan Memorial Grove, Point Lobos SR

On my recent trip to Monterey, I came to the realization that Point Lobos State Reserve has the most spectacular scenery along the entire California coast. In particular, I think the Allan Memorial Grove trail is really something special. Point Lobos can be a difficult place to photograph but when you walk around this place, …

Carmel 10-5-04

Some of my most memorable childhood experiences took place in the Monterey Bay area. Among the memories were the white sands of Carmel Beach, where my dad lost his wedding ring in 1992. It has never been found to our knowledge, nor replaced. Being in the area since I had spent the foggy, overcast morning …