Calaveras Big Trees

 We left the Bay Area knowing that it was probably going to rain a little bit. My original plan was to camp somewhere along the Sonora Pass but I had no desire to camp at that high of an elevation during a storm so I decided on Calaveras Big Trees State Park. It was raining …

Rockefeller Forest

 Rockefeller Forest, located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, is significant for being the world’s largest remaining old-growth redwood forest. Visually it is an interesting place with two “Champion Trees” (one of them already collapsed) within a five minute walk of the parking area. The Giant Tree, pictured above, is a Champion Tree as it signifies …

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 …

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Camping

 Humboldt Redwoods State Park has some amazing campgrounds. I had never spent any time at Humboldt Redwoods before aside from driving part of the Avenue of the Giants a few years ago so it was quite the surprise to find such an amazing campground surrounded by the world’s tallest trees. We spent the weekend camping …

Fort Baker

Marin Farmer’s Market

 The Marin Farmer’s Market is one of the largest in California and takes place each Thursday and Sunday at the San Rafael Civic Center. I finally had a chance to go recently totally over-indulged in organic strawberries, tofu sushi rolls, a slab of pepper smoked salmon and a pint of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice. Never …

Earth Shadow

  The other night as I photographed the earth shadow from Mount Tamalpais State Park, it reminded me of the first time I had photographed it ten years ago in Arizona. It was a breathtaking experience. I’m not a meteorologist but I think earth shadow is a fairly common occurrence. The effect seems more pronounced …