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 …

Salt Point State Park

 The cypress tree hanging on the ledge here reminded me of the the famous Lone Cypress Tree at 17 Mile Drive. I think the difference between the two highlights the main difference between the Monterey Bay area compared to the Sonoma Coast. Both have stunning scenery but one is heavily marketed to around the world …

Fort Ross

 It had been about nine years since my last visit to the Sonoma Coast, and Fort Ross State Historic Park had been on my to-do list for a while now so I took advantage of the nice weather by visiting Fort Ross. I had driven by Fort Ross before but it was completely fogged in. …