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 …

Lovers Point

 Presented with the option of how to spend my birthday weekend, I told Samantha that I would like to spend the weekend in Monterey. She found us this great B&B in Pacific Grove located in the downtown area and just a few blocks from the ocean. The nice part of these late fall sunrises is …

Beautiful Charlevoix

 Charlevoix is the region across the Saint Lawrence River and north of Quebec City. I found the area to be quite beautiful and worth another future visit, when I can focus solely on my own photography. With so many trees, I’m sure this area is really stunning further into the fall season. See more of my Canada …

Tadoussac

 I’ve had a lifelong connection to Canada and Quebec had been a place I’d been wanting to visit for several years now so I had an opportunity to travel there last week via Backroads. We spent the first evening in Tadoussac which was a three-hour drive north of Quebec City. This was a very small town but …

Bodega Head

 Since my first visit to the Sonoma Coast many years ago, I’ve felt that this was one of the most scenic stretches of coast in California. It’s much more accessible than Big Sur and every bit as stunning. It’s a bit of a drive to get there from San Francisco due to heavy traffic on …