Your Camera Takes Better Photos Than Mine

“Your camera takes better photos than mine.” Most photographers have probably heard that line before. I’m sure it’s one of the most common comments directed toward photographers, myself included. But what does that really mean? If insinuating that spending more money on a camera system would result in better photos then shouldn’t every photographer buy …

The Value of Time

When I was in my 20’s, I probably took time for granted more often than not. I wasn’t able to fully appreciate my time spent out in the field. I would run from location to location checking off a list of things I wanted to see or photograph for stock. I would leave the house …

Bodega Head

Since my first visit to the Sonoma Coast many years ago, I’ve felt that this was one of the most scenic stretches of coast in California. It’s much more accessible than Big Sur and every bit as stunning. It’s a bit of a drive to get there from San Francisco due to heavy traffic on …

Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking Trip

I had the pleasure in participating in and photographing the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip last week. It was six days of biking, camping, enjoying great company, lots of fresh food and exploring some quintessential Northern California locations. I have seriously never been so exhausted in my life! I have only biked …

Salt Point State Park

The cypress tree hanging on the ledge here reminded me of the the famous Lone Cypress Tree at 17 Mile Drive. I think the difference between the two highlights the main difference between the Monterey Bay area compared to the Sonoma Coast. Both have stunning scenery but one is heavily marketed to around the world …

Fort Ross

It had been about nine years since my last visit to the Sonoma Coast, and Fort Ross State Historic Park had been on my to-do list for a while now so I took advantage of the nice weather by visiting Fort Ross. I had driven by Fort Ross before but it was completely fogged in. …