Double Good News

The past week has been a very eventful one for me to say the least. First off, I have the cover photo on the current VIA Magazine, July/August 2016 Oregon edition. VIA is AAA’s travel magazine for Northern California & Oregon members. One of the first photos I ever sold was to VIA more than …

Everything is a Blur

Life has been a bit of a blur as of late as I’m anxiously awaiting the birth of my son. His original due date was on Saturday but as I’m beginning to learn, life has it’s own schedule and there is not much I can do about it. I haven’t done any traveling in the …

Changes

I shot this photo recently in Yosemite National Park as I was wrapping up with a sunrise. Sunrise is my favorite time of day to photograph Yosemite Valley for several reasons. The most obvious is there are few people out and about at that hour but more importantly there is this persistent ground fog in …

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 …

The Forests of Marin County

I experienced an El Nino winter during my previous stint of living in the San Francisco Bay Area a decade ago which made the lush forests of Marin County an ideal photography subject. There was in-fact record levels of rainfall during that winter. In my previous two years of returning to the Bay Area however …

Yosemite December Storm

Last month I went to Yosemite in order to try timing for a late fall snowstorm. I ended up catching the storm part of it while getting very wet in the process. These transitional seasons are most interesting to me as there is a wide variety of color contrasts that can be photographed. Also, having …

Favorite Photos From 2015

Well it’s that time of year for Jim Goldstein’s annual “Your Best Photos” blog project again. This is a fun exercise in reviewing the past year and looking back at previous years to see how our work has evolved. In case you’re curious, here are my entries from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. In …

Big Trees

There is nothing quite like walking in a forest among giants. Giant sequoia trees are the largest living things on the planet by mass. The coast redwoods are taller and there are thicker trees but none have the combination of height and girth as giant sequoias. The biggest trees in the species are located in …

Baie-Saint-Paul

We spent two nights at Baie-Saint-Paul before returning to Quebec City. I loved this place. What a cute little town! Everything was within walking distance of our hotel. There were a lot of art galleries featuring Quebec artists in this small town. I visited most of the galleries and really had a good time doing …