The Eighth Wonder of the World

 Teddy Roosevelt once called Burney Falls, “the eighth wonder of the world”.  While there is some stiff competition for that title, Burney Falls didn’t disappoint. I’ve seen a number of waterfalls in my lifetime and Burney Falls is one of the best for sure. It’s not a large waterfall nor has a large volume of …

Low-Hanging Fruit Photography

 As mentioned in the previous post, I recently visited Lake Tahoe for the first time. The obvious thing to do would be to post an Emerald Bay scenic photo with deep blue water but I’m not going to do that this time. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time enjoying the world-class view …

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 …