Honeymoon in Rome

As the blog post title gives it away, Samantha and I recently got married. More on that later after we get the pictures back. The day after our wedding we flew to Rome for our honeymoon and explored the city for eight days on foot. The camera stayed in the bag a large part of …

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 …

Favorite Photos From 2013

This is my 4th year of participating in Jim Goldstein’s Annual “Your Best Photos Blog Project” highlighting my favorite photos of the year. You can see my selections from 2012, 2011 and 2010. 2013 for me was the most exciting but also one of toughest years of my life. 2013 started off with me having …

Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking Trip

I had the pleasure in participating in and photographing the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip last week. It was six days of biking, camping, enjoying great company, lots of fresh food and exploring some quintessential Northern California locations. I have seriously never been so exhausted in my life! I have only biked …

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 …

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

  The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is one of the largest buddhist temples in the United States so I decided to stop by on the way home from Humboldt Redwoods. It’s located in a rural part of Northern California so it’s definitely off-the-beaten-path. The complex is full of monks, peacocks and of course, buddhas. …