A Typical Bay Area Summer Day

The San Francisco Bay Area obviously has world-class scenery but the one great equalizer here is the weather. The Bay Area has a reputation for being foggy all the time, which is partially justified. During the summer it looks like this almost every day. Some days worse than others. Yesterday, I got the worst of …

Vollmer Peak

I’ve visited Mount Tamalpais many times over the past ten years but I have never photographed the mountain itself until this week when I hiked to Vollmer Peak, which is the highest point in the Berkeley Hills. See more of my San Francisco Bay Area photos.

San Pablo Reservoir

Tilden Regional Park is definitely growing on me. The trails are great and seemingly go on for miles. Many of the people you encounter up there are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The light can be hit or miss depending on where the fog is but it definitely worked in my favor this time. …

Bay Area Wild

One of the books that inspired me to pursue the photography that I do was Galen Rowell’s, “Bay Area Wild“. As a lifelong Bay Area resident, Rowell created this Sierra Club book to highlight the wild areas within the Bay Area with a strong message of conservation. Having been exposed to this book early in …

Moving Back Up North

After eight long years away, I’m moving back up to the San Francisco Bay Area. When I previously lived up there, I was still a student so it will be interesting to experience life as an “adult” this time. I’ll be hopping back and forth between here and L.A. for a bit until I can …

UC Berkeley Tree-Sitters Part II

Photo: Female Tree-Sitter “Dumpster Muffin”, UC Berkeley, California In a recent blog post I discussed the UC Berkeley Tree-Sitters. Well last night, UC Berkeley moved in to remove the tree-sitters at the Memorial Oak Grove. Here is the story from the San Francisco Chronicle: UC removes tree-sitters’ gear before ruling Here is a YouTube video …

UC Berkeley Tree-Sitters

I was looking on the internet the other day to learn about the tree-sitters in Northern California when I saw one story about UC Berkeley. The university was planning to chop down the Memorial Grove of old oak trees in favor of a weight lifting facility for football players so a group of protesters climbed …