Bean Hollow State Beach

I was originally planning to photograph another beach along the San Mateo Coast but my friend, Gary Crabbe, suggested we shoot Bean Hollow State Beach since I had never been there. This was one of the many gems found in his excellent book, Photographing California – Vol. 1: North – A Guide to the Natural …

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge sort of reminds me of the Salton Sea. There has been so much man-made damage done to the bay that the shoreline is littered with giant concrete blocks. Prior to becoming a National Wildlife Refuge not too long ago this place for example was a commercial salt pond for …

Spring Snowstorm in Yosemite

I went to Yosemite this past weekend with my friend, John, in hopes of photographing Yosemite Valley in fresh snow. A 100% chance of rain was predicted for most of the day on Saturday with snow forecasted over the evening and morning hours. It didn’t quite work out that way as it didn’t rain at …

San Francisco’s Most Colorful Neighborhood

The Mission is a fascinating neighborhood unlike any other. You won’t find many tourists on family vacation here. If you want a taste of what San Francisco is really like then this is the place for you. San Francisco’s culture is a true melting pot because it is not that big of a city and …

Panoramic Point Reyes Photo Workshop: Gary Crabbe

My blog posting has been slow for a while due to the death of my dad, and my travel schedule over the past few weeks. I’m back in town now though and decided to participate in the Panoramic Point Reyes Photo Workshop this past Saturday which was taught by my friend, Gary Crabbe. I ran into …

Baker Beach

I took this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in February 2002, which was the same month that I learned what an F-stop was and how to spot meter. This was probably my first scenic landscape photography shoot since learning the basics of photography. Prior to this, I was just a someone who did point …

Rocky Mountain National Park

After the sunrise photo shoot in Boulder, I went up to Rocky Mountain National Park which is about an hour drive. Since it was early November (2006), it had already snowed so most of the park roads were closed but I was able to get to Bear Lake which was completely frozen over. This scene …