Walden

 “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Walden, Henry David Thoreau  

Favorite Photos from 2010

 Jim Goldstein has been running an annual Your Best Photos blog project for several years now, which I hadn’t participated in since I’m usually wary of coming across as self-congratulatory but I figured I’ll give the project a try this year for creative exercise. It was a very memorable year with trips to Yellowstone, San …

Photography Portfolios

 I’ve been thinking of different ways of presenting portfolios of my work online and have considered expensive out-of-the-box Flash solutions including Livebooks and APhotoFolio but for the time being I decided to try my own design because I am in escrow on my first home and need to conserve all the money I possibly can. …

Hudson River School of Art

 The mainstream L.A. news media makes such a big deal out of rain as if it is the end of the world. Even when a “storm” is forecast for .25 inches it is considered big-time news here. For landscape photographers that means time to hit the road in search of photos. Landscape photographers and artists …

Patience

 As a nature photographer, I enjoy seeing my favorite local locations change from season to season, year to year. There is a group of several trees that I have been looking at in passing every fall for the past five years because they always produce the most vibrant foliage of any trees in town that …

The Lone Cypress Tree

 With all of the California coast pictures I have posted on this travel photo blog over the past six years, I was surprised to find out that I hadn’t posted any photos of the most iconic California coastal landscape of them all. “Iconic landscapes” frequently get derided on photography forums for how commercialized they’ve become …

Solitude

 With its fine white sand, Carmel Beach is a very popular destination. Rightfully so, but crowds are not exactly fun for a landscape photographer. Go at dawn and there are few people milling about save for early morning joggers and beach walkers. One European guy approached me curious as to what I was taking photos …

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

 The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime …

Alaska Photo Galleries

 This was one of the final photos I took on the Alaska trip before driving back to the airport in Anchorage so that wraps up this series of Alaska photo blog posts. With that said, I would like to announce that I have now uploaded a gallery of Alaska pictures and grizzly bear pictures to …