Nature’s Best

I interviewed for a job at a (wedding) photo lab not long after graduate school but realized within a few minutes that I wouldn’t be getting the job. I had brought in a couple of large framed prints (a fall foliage scene was one of the prints) for him to look at when he condescendingly …

Patience

As a nature photographer, I enjoy seeing my favorite local locations change from season to season, year to year. There is a group of several trees that I have been looking at in passing every fall for the past five years because they always produce the most vibrant foliage of any trees in town that …

Serendipity

Like all great things in life, each autumn allows for just a brief fleeting moment to capture foliage at it’s peak. You miss it then it’s gone forever. If you see a tree that you like, don’t be lazy. Drop everything and put yourself in place to work the scene until you feel that connection …

Southern California Rain

“Weather” is sort of a joke here in Southern California. It is generally either hot or warm year-round out here in the valley but the past week was a bit cooler from the 40’s and 50’s during the day. While cool, the at times heavy rainfall this weekend wasn’t cold enough to produce any new …

Nature Photography Multimedia Video

Nature Photography Multimedia Video Since giving the nature photography lecture at the Sierra Club in March, I had been looking for ways to get parts of my presentation online. It wasn’t until I picked up the Canon 5D Mark II recently that I was able to figure out how to put all of the pieces …

UFO’s

Lenticular Cloud Over Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California Lenticular clouds are a regular occurence in the Owens Valley due to the high elevation of the Sierra Nevada Mountains but they are not so common in the San Gabriel Valley. In certain instances lenticular clouds can even take the shape of a UFO. In fact there …

Hamilton House

Hamilton House, Antique Farming Equipment and Liquid Amber Tree in Fall Season / Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California All of the autumn leaves on the ground were on this tree the previous week. With more funding perhaps the Glendora Preservation Foundation might be able to open Centennial Heritage Park more than once per month… www.rwongphoto.com …

Liquid Amber

Fallen Liquid Amber Leaf Death can be a beautiful thing. Most of the leaves had fallen from the liquid amber trees at Glendora Centennial Heritage Park. The week before I looked over the chain link fence and noticed that the foliage was at peak color. I longed for an opportunity to photograph it but the …

Front Porch Picture

Hamilton House Front Porch in Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California A pretty straightforward composition but I felt a sense of comfort by looking at the Hamilton House. I guess I kind of long for the simpler things in life. I’m not much of a city person and gravitate more toward the low-key humble places. The …

Hamilton House – Glendora Centennial Heritage Park

Hamilton House Front Porch at Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California Earlier this month during my interview with Kristin Parisi she mentioned one of her favorite local places was the Centennial Heritage Park. I had never heard of the place since it is tucked in between the north side of the South Hills, a wash and …