Sweeney Ridge

 My friend, Gary Crabbe, at his workshops and lectures often gives the advice to determine what you like about a scene then just focus on that and discard the rest (to paraphrase here). I believe that advice was handed down to him from his mentor, Galen Rowell. And it really does work. If there is …

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 …

Pacifica

A Day at the Ranch

 I’ve always felt that the buildings and trees at Pierce Point Ranch have character as they are extremely weathered. The foggy weather was an ideal complement in my opinion. So much of travel and landscape photography including my own uses the same color palette (sunrise / sunset colors) that I’ve learned to enjoy photographing in dreary …

The Eighth Wonder of the World

 Teddy Roosevelt once called Burney Falls, “the eighth wonder of the world”.  While there is some stiff competition for that title, Burney Falls didn’t disappoint. I’ve seen a number of waterfalls in my lifetime and Burney Falls is one of the best for sure. It’s not a large waterfall nor has a large volume of …