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. …

Crissy Field Marsh

 It is interesting to experience San Francisco when it is quiet, early in the morning because it is so much different from the experience during the day when it’s flooded with people (many of them tourists). On this morning, there was no one out and about when I made this image, then as the light …

The Scenes Within a Scene

 Photography is one of those things where it’s easy to learn the basics but you spend a lifetime developing your art. Easy would be pulling off a technically-sound image of an obvious composition. It’s the first thing you see as a photographer. The above image is something I probably would have done five years ago …

Bay Area Wild

 One of the books that inspired me to pursue the photography that I do was Galen Rowell’s, “Bay Area Wild“. As a lifelong Bay Area resident, Rowell created this Sierra Club book to highlight the wild areas within the Bay Area with a strong message of conservation. Having been exposed to this book early in …

Chasing the Light

 It seemed only fitting that I arrive to the only location in Point Reyes at sunset that wasn’t socked in with fog to encounter my friend, Gary Crabbe, leading his one-day panoramic photography workshop. Truthfully, I wasn’t surprised at all because we share a similar philosophy about photography; go where the light is and find …