Big Sur Milky Way Photos

It had been months since I had traveled outside of the Bay Area due to the birth of my son, Tyler. Now that Tyler is more than two months old, we decided to test the waters by spending Labor Day weekend in the Monterey area. Following dinner on the first night, I went out to …

Waikiki Beach

Our stay at Waikiki Beach was a highlight of the Hawaii trip. Though Waikiki is arguably the busiest and most touristy area in Hawaii, the energy and vibe here was awesome. It’s definitely a different change of pace from the other parts of O’ahu and Maui that I visited. Watching sunsets over the beach is …

Double Good News

The past week has been a very eventful one for me to say the least. First off, I have the cover photo on the current VIA Magazine, July/August 2016 Oregon edition. VIA is AAA’s travel magazine for Northern California & Oregon members. One of the first photos I ever sold was to VIA more than …

Changes

I shot this photo recently in Yosemite National Park as I was wrapping up with a sunrise. Sunrise is my favorite time of day to photograph Yosemite Valley for several reasons. The most obvious is there are few people out and about at that hour but more importantly there is this persistent ground fog in …

The Value of Time

When I was in my 20’s, I probably took time for granted more often than not. I wasn’t able to fully appreciate my time spent out in the field. I would run from location to location checking off a list of things I wanted to see or photograph for stock. I would leave the house …

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tide Pools

My first visit to the tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve took place more than a decade ago when I was a grad school student. Though I have visited the park probably about ten times since, I hadn’t photographed the tide pool area in more than ten years due to access restrictions due to the …

Bean Hollow State Beach

I was originally planning to photograph another beach along the San Mateo Coast but my friend, Gary Crabbe, suggested we shoot Bean Hollow State Beach since I had never been there. This was one of the many gems found in his excellent book, Photographing California – Vol. 1: North – A Guide to the Natural …

Yosemite December Storm

Last month I went to Yosemite in order to try timing for a late fall snowstorm. I ended up catching the storm part of it while getting very wet in the process. These transitional seasons are most interesting to me as there is a wide variety of color contrasts that can be photographed. Also, having …