Murder, She Wrote

 Fans of the old CBS TV series, “Murder, She Wrote”, may recognize the Blair House in Mendocino, as the home of the main character played by Angela Lansbury. There are a lot of beautiful Victorian-era homes and buildings around Mendocino but the Blair House really stands out. This was our final stop before leaving Mendocino …

Mendocino Headlands State Park

 I scouted this location just before sunset the previous day when I decided that the best light would be at sunrise instead so I went elsewhere to photograph sunset (see the Mendocino Tide Pools post). The other benefit to waking early is that almost never anyone up and about at 5:30 a.m. so there is no …

Mendocino Tide Pools

 There are lots of tide pools along the Mendocino Coast and they are all full of marine life. I saw a school of fish in this tide pool earlier in the day so I decided to come back at sunset as well and see I could capture some incoming wave action. And I nearly did …

Mendocino

 To celebrate the sale of my home in Southern California, Samantha and I headed up to beautiful Mendocino for the weekend. We had never been there before and were pleasantly surprised by how quaint the town was. It seemed like everywhere you turned there was a 150-year old victorian building surrounded by a beautifully-landscaped garden. …

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

 The Point Cabrillo Light Station is by far the most beautiful lighthouse I have ever seen. Not only is it well-preserved the but the red roof is really eye-catching. I asked the ranger about the paint and she told me that they decided early on that the red paint would be it’s signature color to …

Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve

 Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve is another wilderness park that I’ve wanted to re-visit for the past eight or nine years since I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area. I went yesterday as there were storm clouds above, figuring that it would be a great opportunity to photograph the lush trees and foliage in …

Baylands Nature Preserve

 I had just purchased an Induro CT 214 tripod so my initial plans were to explore Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve or Windy Hill Open Space Preserve to take it out for a test but it was just too windy for me when I was up there… (no joke.) I made it about halfway up …

Choking in Fog

 The fog is so thick during the summer time on the Northern California coast, it’s almost as if you are choking in it. See more of my San Francisco Bay Area pictures.  

Bolinas Ridge

 My first publication credit was an article I wrote for Outdoor Photographer magazine nearly ten years ago, and one of the images used in the article was from a foggy winter sunset I photographed at Mount Tamalpais State Park. Given that was early on in my photography career, I’ve always had this nagging feeling that …

Monterey Cypress Tree Forest

 The first time I photographed Fitzgerald Marine Reserve was before social media and photo sharing became a regular part of people’s lives so if I wanted to find off-the-beaten-path places to photograph I had to consult a map, read guide books and just explore. I had no idea what Fitzgerald Marine Reserve was at the …