Pops

What Ansel Adams was to nature photography is what Louis Armstrong was to jazz. I just finished reading, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, at the recommendation of a friend and I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in music. Louis Armstrong was a great man who overcame many hardships in …

Louis Armstrong Mural, Eureka

Louis Armstrong Mural on Parking Lot Wall, Eureka, California Eureka seems to have a lot of murals all over town. This mural of legendary jazz trumpeter and singer, Louis Armstrong really caught my eye because he was someone that I have a lot of respect for. I believe that this mural was probably done for …

Richard Sweasey Theatre, Eureka

Arkley Center For The Performing Arts in Richard Sweasey Theater Building, Eureka, California Carson Mansion is a beautiful Victorian mansion no doubt, but I think the architectural style of the Richard Sweasey Theatre is just as unique. When driving through Eureka on Highway 101, it really caught my attention. This building was built in 1919 …

Carson Mansion, Eureka

The Carson Mansion, Old Town Eureka, California Carson Mansion is arguably the most recognizable landmark on the North Coast. A Victorian-era mansion, it’s a private men’s club now so there are no tours offered. The nice thing about photographing Carson Mansion before dawn is that there are no other tourists out there. The lights are …

Crab Pots, Woodley Island Marina

Crab Pots and Fishing Nets at Woodley Island Marina, Eureka, California Though I’m a nature photographer at heart, I find one of the most zen-like photography moments to be wandering around fishing docks before dawn. There is just something really calm and soothing about them that I can’t explain. This is one of the reasons …

Logging Yard, Humboldt County

Nature Photographer, Richard Wong Standing Next to Large Stack of Logs, Eureka, California I was driving around an industrial area of Eureka scouting for interesting subjects to shoot the next morning. Many of the businesses in this area were logging companies and this one in particular caught my eye because the stack of logs spanned …